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

Sabotage Super Deluxe Edition

BLACK SABBATH EXPANDS SABOTAGE  Super Deluxe Edition Of The Band’s Sixth Album Features Newly Remastered Original Plus A Complete Live Show Recorded During 1975 Tour Both 4-CD And 4-LP + 7-Inch Versions Will Be Available From BMG On June 11.

2021 Heaven & Hell / Mob Rules Thoughts

Well, late last week I got the new 2021 CD versions of the Heaven and Hell and Mob Rules albums in.  And this week I received the vinyl copies, so I decided to get some thoughts down as to these new releases, what’s on them, and whether it’s worth it to pick them up.

Volume 4 Super Deluxe Edition

Following up from lat year’s Super Deluxe Edition of Paranoid, is a Super Deluxe edition of Volume 4.  I’ve had the vinyl version of this in my hands for a few weeks now, and I wanted to get some words down about it.  First off, if you’re on my site, you know Black Sabbath, and […]

Tony Martin Interview 1994

I was fortunate enough to see the Cross Purposes tour live twice.  Once in Philadelphia on 18 Feb 1994, and again in Dallas on 8 Mar 1994.  Both were excellent, and had one of the best setlists I’d seen in any live Sabbath show ever.  The Philadelphia show was technically at a venue called the […]

Heaven & Hell – Mob Rules Deluxe Editions

This morning it was announced that the Heaven & Hell and Mob Rules albums are being re-released in March in new “Deluxe Editions”.  This is both CD & vinyl.   I’ve asked a few questions ahead of time, so I’ll have a few comments here based on things  that I asked.  Also is the press […]

RIP Martin Birch

We lost Martin Birch today.  I haven’t seen why, but it’s a massive blow.  The complete list of albums he was either producer or engineer on is astoundingly spectacular. With Black Sabbath, he produced the first two Dio era albums, “Heaven And Hell”, and “Mob Rules”.  He was there for the creation of my onramp […]