Anno Domini 1989 – 1995 Review

The time has finally come.  After all this time (we’ve been waiting since 2009-ish), the Tony Martin era IRS albums are back in print!  On 31 May, this is released to the world! Up until today (22 May) I’ve been under an embargo not talk about it, but this morning that was lifted, so here […]

Anno Domini 1989 – 1995

This is it!  The moment we’ve been waiting for since 2009.  The famed Tony Martin box set has been announced.  Entitled “Anno Domini 1989 – 1995”, it encompasses the studio output of the Tony Martin I.R.S. era.  Eternal Idol is not in this set, as it’s on another label (Warner/Rhino in US, Vertigo elsewhere).  A […]

Ozzy Osbourne 1974 Interview

From The Tapes Archive podcast comes a rarity I’d certainly never heard  before.  It’s a restored interview with Ozzy Osbourne from 1974.  You can visit the landing page on their own site here.  About the interview: This 1974 Ozzy Osbourne interview has never been heard until now. It’s the earliest known long-form audio interview with […]

Hand of Doom 1970 – 1978 (Picture Disc Boxed Set)

If you’re into picture disc vinyl, then Rhino Records has a set for you.  It’s “Hand of Doom 1970 – 1978 (Picture Disc Boxed Set)”.  It comprises the first eight Black Sabbath albums in a box set, but what’s unique here is that they are all picture discs.

Born Again Release Date

UPDATE: That was quick.  The UK date has been sorted.  It’s 12 Sep 1983, as proven by Kerrang Issue #50.  Now to find the US date. UPDATE 2: Now I’ve discovered that 12 Sep was the intended date, but delayed – how much?  Not sure. The search goes on. As anyone who knows me knows […]

Holy Diver Super Deluxe CD

Got news in the last couple of days that there will be a “Super Deluxe CD” release for Dio’s Holy Diver album, which will turn 40 f’in years old next year.  While the album still stands up damn well in its original form, I’ll be curious to hear the extras and remixes and whatnot.  Below […]

Master of Reality Documentary

Remember a few months ago when I posted about a fan made Sabotage documentary?  That was Alan Berry from The Tapes Archive who was behind that, and now he’s back with a new episode – this one about the “Master of Reality” album.

Sabotage – The Documentary

Today, The Tapes Archive released a 30-minute documentary on Black Sabbath’s classic album, Sabotage. Sabotage is the sixth studio album by metal pioneers Black Sabbath, released in July 1975. It was recorded in the midst of litigation with their former manager Patrick Meehan. The stress that resulted from the band’s ongoing legal woes infiltrated the […]

Technical Ecstasy Super Deluxe Details

Announced this morning (formally) is the next in the Deluxe Edition Series – “Technical Ecstasy”.  I’m here to bring all the details as to what is on the set.  Check it out:

Born Again Master Tapes Found?

BIG NEWS! It appears the multi-track master tapes for Born Again have been found!! #KeepItWarmRat