- Ronnie James Dio - Vocals
- Tony Iommi - Guitar
- Geezer Butler - Bass
- Vinny Appice - Drums
- Scott Warren - Keyboards
- The Mob Rules
- Children Of The Sea
- Sign Of The Southern Cross
- Vinny Solo
- Computer God
- Falling Off The Edge Of The World
- Shadow Of The Wind
- Tony Solo (Intro to Die Young)
- Die Young
- Heaven And Hell
- Neon Knights
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from Gábor Szüdi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
date Jul 5, 2007 5:11 AM
subject concert review-Budapest
As a 25-year Budapest-borne average Hungarian yesterday's concert was my first chance to see Black Sabbath live. (Yes, this was Sabbath! Everyone was shouting "Sabbath, Sabbath!" so why the Heaven and Hell moniker? Beats me...) I could have seen them with Ozzy 10 years earlier but I was still living an innocent enough childhood back then and didn't know such a great band exists. But now I do. And boy am I glad for that.
This was one of the greatest concerts I ever attended to. The band played perfectly tight as if they had been playing together for a very long time! Dio's voice was frighteningly perfect, Vinny's drum solo was exceptionally cool and Geezer and Tony played like hell!!
The weather wasn't very nice to us because after weeks of endless sunshine yesterday afternoon it started pouring. So most people were waiting under the roof next to beer bar while Wisdom, a Hungarian metal band was playing as an opening act.
But fortunately just before 8 p.m. it stopped raining (Wisdom played a cover version of Eye of the Tiger) and Ronnie James Dio soon appeared singing Mob Rules! The set list was A-okay! They included every great song from their previous 3 albums and added a new one, "Shadow of the wind" which sounded sinisterly beautiful. Dio seemed to enjoy himself very much. He was smiling, going regularly to the front rows, chanting and telling us how they liked Budapest during their 2-day long stay.
For me the highlights of the night were "Children of the Sea", "Falling off the Edge of the World" and the 20-minutes long "Heaven and Hell" at the end of the concert. But I cannot name any song that didn't sound awesome! My only complain is that they didn't include "Lonely is the Word". It'd have been the perfect closing for the night, I adore that song! My brother with whom I went to Petofi Hall missed "Country Girl" very much but otherwise we walked away absolutely satisfied. So did the other 5,000 spectators among whom there were teenagers and elderly couples, too.
Sabbath rules!! I hope they make an album together after this tour (even under the Heaven and Hell name) and come to Budapest soon! One time wasn't enough for this fan!
from Sztrikinácz Róbert <email@example.com>
date Aug 8, 2007 7:01 AM
subject Gig Review
Well, July the 4th...the highly
anticipated day of the Hungarian Heaven and Hell gig. I got to the
capitol by bus, and a guy I know from a forum was waiting for me there.
We got there quite early so we checked out the place, then went to have
a beer. After that a few guys (and a girl) I know were already at the
place, but it began to rain...needless to say, everyone of us was
totally wet and cold. Due to the rain the whole gate-opening was delayed
for about 45 minutes, so we stood there in the rain and waited, and
waited...Finally when they opened the gates we instantly occupied the
first row. Soon after that the opening band started to play. They were a
relatively new Hungarian heavy metal band, kinda Iron Maiden-like. They
played for about 40 minutes, but they didn't have too much succes cause
most of us were waiting for Sabbath and most of us were annoyed because
of the rain. But the weather did them well, they looked cool playing in
the wind and rain, it was like like a concept video.
Right before Sabbath started to play the rain started to stop and when
the first notes of E5150 sounded from the speakers the rain had totally
After E5150 Vinny , Geezer and Tony came on stage. Everyone went mad, I
couldn't believe that I can finally see them, then the white SG started
to roar Mob Rules, and Ronnie ran on stage. They played phenomenally
although it was a bit loud IMO. There have been 3 drunk jerks who were
pushing everyone, but apart from that it was a great show. Ronnie sang
his heart out in Children of the Sea, and after that I ruled again. It's
one of my favourite songs from Dehumanizer, and it was a pleasure to
hear it. Ronnie told us that they have been at Budapest for 2 days...if
I had known...
The Sign of the Southern Cross was extremely good, and they have stopped
right before 'I can't accept it anymore', and I waited for Heaven and
Hell's bass riff as it's on Live Evil, but Dio sang the line on his own,
and the song continued. Ronnie seemed to be having a really good time,
he enjoyed the show very much he came as close to us as it was possible
many times (there was a gap between the crowd and the stage, where
official photographers stood). Tony was the usual, Geezer played like a
monster but he didn't look really enthusiastic, maybe he was tired, I
I was never a big fan of Voodoo, but tonight this song rocked, it was
the longer version, same as on Live Evil. Vinnie's drum solo was good, I
enjoyed it, especially the part when he stood up and played with his
back to us. Computer God was the killer of the night, that song is one
of the heaviest Sabbath songs. I thought the show cannot be better. Boy,
I was wrong, cause there came Falling off the Edge of the World, my
favourte Mob Rules song, and Shadow of the Wind.
Tony played a really cool guitar solo before Die Young, and then the
mighty Heaven and Hell came. We sang, we showed horns, and everything
that was possible, it was insane. Tony's solo was really good, and after
he finished the improvisation he played the album-solo too, which is
strange cause usually after the first licks of it he starts to
improvise. Then Ronnie came back on stage: "There's a little light shape
looking down at me". Then every light went off only a reflector was on
above him. "Then a big black shape looks up at me". Then red lights
lighted Ronnie from under, it was soo cool, so mean, unfortunately by
the time my camera came to life and I could take a pic that part was
finished. Then the fast part was again madness, and they bowed, and went
After a few minutes of cheering they came back, and I was totally
surprised: a black SG was hanging in Tony's neck, with mini humbuckers.
I thought he found the John Birch at his attic or such, but then I saw
that it has a Jaydee pickup at the bridge and the Jaydee logo at the
headstock with Tony's signature instead of the Tony Iommi text on the
OldBoy. I think it was a totally new copy of the OldBoy made by Jaydee.
Then they played Neon Knights as an encore. The song was fantastic,
Ronnie still had his voice to sing it properly. Then they bowed again,
and Tony threw picks into the audience. I instantly laid on the barrier
which was between the stage and the crowd, cause a few picks stuck
there, and our bass player held me at the ankles, so I was floating
between the crowd and the stage (between Heaven and Hell), and was able
to get a pick for him, for girl-friend, and for myself.
After the gig we went to the back door to wait the band. I brought my
pickguard and all the Dio-years discs' booklets. Unfortunately the band
was put into a car and they were driven away, so there were no photos or
anything after the gig, but they were waving at us from the car, Tony
showed his thumb, and that's it...
That's the most ridiculous in this kind of security: I could have
brought in an A-bomb to the gig, nobody checked my bag or anything, and
the security guys were saving them from about 20 people, who wanted to
take a photo with them and get some stuffs signed. All this would have
taken them about 10 minutes...I was disappointed...
Another chap from the company, met them next day at their hotel, and he
said that after Tony signed his Mob Rules booklet a guy told him that
"Tony has to go now" and pushed him into a car...I can't understand this
kinda stuff at all.
Apart from the end and the 3 drunk guys it was the gig of my life, I
cannot think of anything that can be better than this gig. I got the
pick of Iommi, and took a lot of great photos. So, I'm very happy that I
have been there, even if I couldn't meet Tony. Well...next time, Mr.
Iommi, next time...