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.

Geezer Butler’s Book

Geezer’s Book is out today!  Have you got a copy?  Details below if you haven’t. Yesterday evening, I found a link for Geezer Butler’s long awaited discography on Amazon US. The book is to be titled “Into the Void: From Birth to Black Sabbath – And Beyond”.  The release date is 6 Jun 2023 (in […]

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Ozzy is Done Touring

Well, the time has come.  Looks like Ozzy’s health issues are too much for him, and he’s announced he’s done with concerts.  Given his health issues the last few years, and covid, Parkinsons and all that…   He’s canceled all pending concert dates, issuing the following statement.  I’ve seen Ozzy a ton of times both […]

New Bill Ward – Mon Dieu

Last night, Bill Ward quietly released a new track on Youtube called “Mon Dieu”.  I have no info about why this exists, whether it’s from a forthcoming album, or just a rogue individual track he wanted to release.  In the meantime, enjoy the new track!

Ronnie Romero Covers Sabbath

Ronnie Romero, the vocalist most recently known for his work with Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow as well as the Michael Schenker Group announced a new album called “Raised on Heavy Radio”.  This is a covers album, and the lead single/instant grat track is a cover of “The Shining” from the Black Sabbath album “The Eternal Idol”.

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 […]