Black Sabbath: The Reunion of a Seminal Heavy Metal Band

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Everybody knows the riffs from Black Sabbath's "Iron Man" and "Paranoid." They may seem timid by today's standards but in 1970, when the songs were released, they displayed the most ferocious sound in all the music world. Black Sabbath inspired legions of metal and hard rock musicians in the coming years. The good news for metal fans is that the original line-up of Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward, and Tony Iommi will get back together for a new album in 2012. This will be the first time that the band has recorded together since 1978's "Never Say Die!"

With more on this unlikely reunion is Hank Shteamer, associate music editor at Time Out New York.
 
Black Sabbath - Paranoid 

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