Black Sabbath's upcoming album, '13,' is perhaps the most anticipated metal disc since Bruce Dickinson and Adrian Smith returned to Iron Maiden in 1999, entering the studio to create 'Brave New World.' Expectations for the new Sabbath release are understandably massive, and, in a new interview, singer Ozzy Osbourne calls the album "mind-blowing" and "better than my wildest dreams."
We're in the Quarterfinals of Loudwire's March Metal Madness 2013! Here in the Headbanger Region, we're down to our last two acts, and we have a hell of a match up this round. We're fairly certain that no matter this round's outcome, Ozzy Osbourne will be moving on to the Semifinals in the competition to name the greatest metal album ever.
Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath are getting ready for their return to the road in New Zealand and Australia this spring, followed by an expected North American trek in the summer. The band is making their first extended tour run since guitarist Tony Iommi was diagnosed with lymphoma and underwent chemotherapy last year, and Osbourne says his Sabbath bandmate is doing quite well.
After two hard-fought battles of iconic '80s albums in the Headbanger Region of March Metal Madness 2013, we've got two bands who have emerged victorious. The winner of this Round 2 battle will face the winner of Black Sabbath's 'Paranoid' vs. System of a Down's 'Toxicity' in the quarterfinals!
As members of some of rock's biggest acts, they've lived the "rockstar" lifestyle. Now this hard-hitting collective of rockers, who count stints with Judas Priest, Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, the Scorpions and Guns N' Roses on their resumes, will go under the moniker Rockstar for their upcoming tour of Russia.
Rob Zombie is set to have a monster year in 2013. The multi-talented artist will be releasing his latest film, 'The Lords of Salem,' on April 19, with the soundtrack for the movie dropping on April 16. Additionally, Zombie's fifth solo album, 'Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor,' will become available on April 23, and amidst all the excitement, Zombie recently decided to tell a fascinating story about smoking crack with heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne and late R&B star Rick James.
After weeks of continuous media scrutiny, there is now a new pope as Buenos Aires Cardinal Jorge Bergogolio has taken the title, going under the moniker Pope Francis I.
The next Round 1 matchup in the Headbanger Region of March Metal Madness 2013 consists of two '80s albums that caused metalheads to double-take upon hearing them for the first time, and the classic tracks showcased within the discs are still mainstays on many fan's personal playlists. Does either have the merit to be voted the best metal album ever?