Happy 30th, Holy Diver!

Today (March 25th) is the 30th anniversary (in the United States anyway) of the original release of the first, and arguably the best Dio album, “Holy Diver”.    Man, thirty years, eh?  I know time is the enemy that marches on, never stopping, never ceasing, but when you reach milestones like that about things from […]

Snakecharmer Review

I live in the United States, and given my age, I was a “musical child of the 80’s”.  I was 15 in 1980, and music of that era is what dominated my rock listening style.   Like a lot of Americans, I was introduced to Whitesnake through the Slide it In album, and that crystallized […]

An Angel is Missing – A Dio Career Retrospective

If you’ve been following me for awhile (and especially on Twitter), you’ll know I like to post playlists.  Given my overall music collection is so gigantic, I generally have a playlist for every band I like.  I’ve posted several of them to twitter.  However, this afternoon when I was thinking about Ronnie James Dio, I […]

Behind the Scenes of “The Shining” Video Shoot

A very interesting piece of video cropped up today in my inbox, I wanted to share it immediately. As you might remember, 1987 was a very turbulent year in the band’s history. The album that came out that year (The Eternal Idol) turned out to be a quite solid release, despite it’s gestational nightmare. In […]

Biohazard’s After Forever

Back in 1971, Black Sabbath released their third album, Master of Reality.  On that album is one of the more unusual songs in the band’s entire recorded catalogue, that being “After Forever”.  After Forever is interesting, because in all the songs that Sabbath has recorded, it’s the only released one that has lyrics that are […]

Welcome to the New Site!

Welcome to the new version of the Black Sabbath Online website.  This has been a long time coming.  For a couple of reasons. The old site has been here a long time.  It’s served me and the community well, but it was launched in January of 2000, and given this is January 2012, TWELVE years […]

About Henry

If you’re a Black Sabbath fan, especially a long time one, you’ve seen Henry a bunch of times.  Thing is, most people didn’t know he’s called Henry.  He’s something akin to Iron Maiden’s “Eddie”, although Henry has never come out on stage live.  :)   Henry is of course the “flying devil” or “flying angel” […]

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