Black Sabbath have made a huge impact this year with the release of '13,' Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler's first album together in 35 years. The lead single, 'God is Dead?' was inspired by human atrocities such as the 9/11 attacks and suicide bombings by religious extremists. In a new interview with Ozzy and Geezer, it was revealed that 'God is Dead?' had the alternate title 'American Jihad.'
"I have never ever ever been able to attach myself to the word 'heavy metal' — it has no musical connotations,
The success Black Sabbath are currently experiencing after the release of '13' is pretty spectacular -- so spectacular in fact that fans worldwide are already begging for a follow-up album. Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne is excited about the band's future, even stating in a new interview that he hopes original drummer Bill Ward will return to the band if the time comes to create Black Sabbath's 20th studio album.
Sure, Black Sabbath are metal legends, but after 35 years since Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler recorded an album together, there was no telling how the band's new disc '13' would perform on the charts. But now the numbers are out and the album is a huge success, landing at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with an impressive 155,000 copies sold in the United States during its first week out.
The Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards were held in the U.K. last night (June 17) and we've got the full list of winners to share with you.
Black Sabbath are currently enjoying some of their career's greatest success. Along with gaining critical acclaim, the band's newest album, '13,' has debuted at No. 1 in the U.K. -- the first time Sabbath have achieved that distinction since 'Paranoid' was unleashed in 1970. Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne may remember that achievement, but during a recent interview, Ozzy shared that he legitimately does not remember the 1990s.
Coinciding with the release of ‘13’ this week (June 11), Black Sabbath are offering up a ton of extras for fans who patiently waited the 35 years it took original members Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler to release a new full-length album. In addition to the one-of-a-kind Town Hall they hosted in New York City on release day, they also just revealed the full music video companion to their appearance on the season finale of the TV show ‘CSI.’