This picture was taken live during a Seventh Star show in Liverpool, England


  • Real Name: Raymond A. Gillen
  • Birthdate: May 12, 1959 (some reports put it at 1961)
  • Birthplace: Cliffside Park, NJ USA
  • Died: December 1, 1993 (AIDS related complications)
  • Band Position: Lead Vocals
  • Started in Band: March 1986
  • Left Band: Summer 1987
  • Album Appearances: The Eternal Idol (his version wasn’t released until 2010)
  • Other Bands: Rondinello, Badlands, Sun Red Sun, Blue Murder, Phonemona II, Harlette



  1. Ray Gillen was born May 12,1959. Just an FYi

  2. Danny Mullins says

    Ray had a killer voice, especially good for Black Sabbath. Too short a career, he has definitely been missed…

  3. What a lost! a gifted singer, a personal favourite, Badlans was so damn cool

  4. I mean BADLANDS, jajaja… RIP Ray

  5. mark sniders says

    The Holy Grail for me, would be the release of Ray and Sabbath VIDEO of the Hammersmith Odeon show!!!

  6. Björn Hellberg says

    The songs with him on vocals, released posthumously on Sabbath re-issues (the live show during the Seventh Star tour, and the tracks for The Eternal Idol), showcase his immense talents as a vocalist. I really would’ve liked to hear more of him with Sabbath.

    I also love the songs he did with Phenomena II, and it’s a real shame that he was taken from us so early!

  7. Toan Bueme says

    I had the pleasure of seeing Ray Twice. Once with Badlands ( I was goin crazy and he pointed right at me screaming ” HIGH WIRE”!!!!!!! ) and again with Sabbath. Both shows were unforgetable. I got some bootleg Sh*t too. Ray vocals were just amazing! Love the story about being drunk and pissing on a cop car. A legend again, has left us too soon! R.I.P. Ray

  8. Lo de Ray Gillen fue grandioso, una gran lástima que no hayan sacado el disco con su voz, aunque la tarea de Tony Martin también fue increíble luego. Según mi parecer fue le mejor de su generación, los trabajos con Badlans y SunReSun, o el disco “Wardance” con Riondinelli son excelentes! R.I.P. RAY!!! FOR EVER!!!

  9. hkruschev says

    I was friends with Ray ..Great Person! ..I miss him

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