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!
British metal veterans Black Sabbath have posted online their brand new video for the single ''God Is Dead?'' which comes from the band's new album 13. It had been announced that it would only be released on June 17th, but there you go, it arrived earlier. You can enjoy the video below. It was directed by Peter Joseph (Zeitgeist). The long awaited 13 is released today in Europe and comes out in the US tomorrow.
Heavy metal legends Black Sabbath will mark the release of their new album 13 with a special live event the day of the album's release in the US (June 11th). Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler will participate in the Black Sabbath Town Hall via Google+ Hangout streamed live on YouTube and Google+ and broadcast live on Ozzy's Boneyard on SiriusXM at 7:00 p.m. ET. Ozzy and Geezer will appear from the live event at Angel Orensanz Foundation For Contemporary Art, with Tony Iommi beaming in from Birmingham, England, while 13 drummer Brad Wilk and Ozzy's son Jack Osbourne (who directed the clips to launch the album) will join live face-to-face via Google+ Hangout from Los Angeles.
Black Sabbath have announced new tour dates this time for Latin America in October as the band seems to want to take their new album 13 live to as much places as it can. Megadeth will join metal legends Black Sabbath as a special guest on their Latin America tour. Check out the dates below.
Black Sabbath had previously announced four North American dates and some people wondered if there would be more. The answer is yes as the British legends now announced another string of dates for this coming summer in support of their new album 13. Check the dates below. The tickets go on sale in May.
Black Sabbath have finally given fans a chance to listen to a brand new song from 13, their upcoming new album. The band uploaded the new single "God Is Dead?", the first to surface, on YouTube and you can now stream it below. The track is made available digitally today. However, you will have to wait until June 11th in the U.S. and June 10th in Europe to grab the album.