While we still don't know who will be behind the drumkit on Black Sabbath, the legendary English band from Aston, Birmingham will embark on their farewell tour next year. Due to overwhelming demand, the road to The End just got longer. After adding some European dates to the trek, the heavy metallers have now added more dates to their North American tour. These shows will follow a mix of summer headlining and festival performances throughout Europe.
UK's Download Festival 2016 brought the big guns and announced their three big headliners for 2016. The triple-threat bill includes the headliners for next year's Download Festival: Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Rammstein. Rammstein will headline the Friday night. Black Sabbath will return to Donington to headline the Saturday night. Their appearance at Download Festival will form part of their worldwide The End tour, as they sign off their 50-year career. Iron Maiden will headline the Sunday night of Download Festival 2016. The British metal gods will headline Castle Donington for the sixth time on June 12th, 2016, and they'll be arriving at the festival site in true Maiden style.
After announcing the first dates of their farewell tour for North America, Australia and New Zealand, heavy metal legends Black Sabbath have finally announced European tour dates as well. Black Sabbath's farewell tour begins on January 20th, 2016 and it promises to surpass all previous tours with their most mesmerizing production ever. The Euro tour includes some festival appearances as well. See the shows scheduled so far below where the U.K. is still not included for now.
Stryper's cover version of the Black Sabbath classic "After Forever" can be streamed below. The song is featured on band's new album, Fallen, which will be released worldwide on Friday, October 16th via Frontiers Music Srl. While the heavy metallers have already shared a few new songs before, now they share a different side of the record.
Black Sabbath have surprised fans today by announcing their farewell tour. The end is near, my friend. Frontman Ozzy Osbourne had revealed last year that there would be a farewell tour and album from the legendary band. At least the tour part has now been confirmed. Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler will close the final chapter in the final volume of the incredible Black Sabbath story. The band's farewell tour begins on January 20th, 2016 and it promises to surpass all previous tours with their most mesmerizing production ever. See the dates announced so far!
It turns out Black Sabbath's Japanese "farewell" performance at this year's Ozzfest Japan has been canceled. Also, no explanation was given for this. However, festival attendees will still get Ozzy Osbourne, he will perform with his solo act plus some special friends. The Black Sabbath farewell show caused some confusion among fans and the media, unsure if the performance was their final show in Japan or the band's final show.
Black Sabbath will close out Ozzfest Japan in Makuhari Messe outside Tokyo in Japan on November 22nd. The announcement was made by Sharon Osbourne who calls it their "farewell." Last year, frontman Ozzy Osbourne said that the next Sabbath album, the follow-up to 2013's 13, would be their last with a tour to go with it. So far, no other dates have been announced and there's been no mention of the album being ready.
Black Sabbath's bassist Geezer Butler was put behind bars after he apparently got into a bar brawl in Death Valley, California on Tuesday night. The heavy metal legend was arrested on charges of misdemeanor assault, public intoxication and vandalism. The incident occurred at the Corkscrew Saloon in Death Valley National Park. According to a sheriff's report, an argument led to "an individual being struck" and a "broken window." Butler spent the night in jail and was subsequently released following a detox and citation.
Despite the hints that Black Sabbath's show at London's Hyde Park this last July could be their last, the heavy metal legends will be touring again, according to frontman Ozzy Osbourne. In a recent interview to Metal Hammer magazine, he confirms that the band will start working on a new album next year and then do one final tour.
Motörhead's guitarist Phil Campbell and his Phil Campbell's All Starr Band have shared online a cover of Black Sabbath's "Children Of The Grave". If you are curious to hear the result, check out the track below. Phil Campbell's All Starr Band is currently performing Motörhead classic songs and other rock covers of some of Phil's favourite bands but are also looking to record original material.
The 56th annual Grammy Awards happened last night in Los Angeles and the winners are known. Black Sabbath took home the award for "Best Metal Performance" for "God Is Dead?", from their comeback album 13. Anthrax, Dream Theater, Killswitch Engage and Volbeat were also nominated in that category.
More Black Sabbath shows! Following gigs in North and South America, Australia, Asia and now Europe (which kicks off on November 20th in Helsinki, Finland), Black Sabbath have announced additional shows in North America and Europe in 2014. The 2014 North American dates launch on March 31st at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York and will hit ten cities in Canada, including stops in Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary and Edmonton, before wrapping on April 26th at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California.
Black Sabbath's 2013 tour, which kicked off earlier this year in Australia, will now be seen by fans around the world via their forthcoming Live... Gathered In Their Masses live DVD (Vertigo/Republic). The British legends have also unveiled a performance clip of the song "Loner" featuring footage from the new DVD and behind the scenes material, and you can see the band in action right here.
Recently, Black Sabbath announced the release of a new DVD titled Live... Gathered In Their Masses and teased it a little bit. Today we get to know more details about it like the setlist and cover art of the release which will be available on November 26th in a variety of formats such as DVD, Blu-ray, CD, combos of those and a Deluxe Box. Besides that, you get to watch another teaser for the DVD below featuring an excerpt of the bonus material.
2013 is bound to be a big year for Black Sabbath fans. Not only did the band release a new album but they will also bring forth a new DVD, Live... Gathered In Their Masses. Those who didn't get the chance to see the band live will now be able to experience them via a new DVD out on Vertigo/Republic on November 26th. The teaser is already available below. Enjoy!