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Black Sabbath are often cited as pioneers of heavy metal music. The band had multiple line-up changes, with Iommi being the only constant member throughout its history. They distinguished themselves through occult themes with horror-inspired lyrics and tuned-down guitars.
Their Deceiver - The Beat Farmers - Van Go album, Black Sabbathwas released the following month. Though it received N.i.b. - Black Sabbath - History Of Rock negative critical response, the album was a commercial success, leading to a follow-up record, Paranoidlater in The band's popularity grew, and by 's Sabbath Bloody Sabbathcritics were starting to respond favourably.
Osbourne's regular use of drugs and alcohol led to his firing in He was replaced by former Rainbow vocalist Ronnie James Dio. Following two albums with Dio, Black Sabbath endured many personnel changes in the s and s that included vocalists Ian GillanGlenn HughesRay Gillen and Tony Martinas well as several drummers and bassists. The original line-up reunited with Osbourne in and released a live album Reunion.
Black Sabbath's final studio album and nineteenth overall, 13features all of the original members except Ward. During their farewell tourthe band played their final concert in their home city of Birmingham on 4 February They have sold over 70 million records worldwide.
Following the break-up of their previous band Mythology inguitarist Tony Iommi and drummer Bill Ward sought to form a heavy blues rock band in AstonBirmingham. After shortening the name to Polka Tulk, the band again changed their name to Earth which Osbourne hated  and continued as a four-piece without Phillips and Clarke. Rather than asking them to leave, they Old Man River - Pat Kelly - The Man And His Hits decided to break up and then quietly reformed the band as a four-piece.
Simpson had recently started a new club named Henry's Blueshouse at The Crown Hotel in Birmingham and offered to let Earth play there after they agreed to waive the usual support band fee in return for free t-shirts.
When I came back from Tull, I came back with a new attitude altogether. They taught me that to get on, you got to work for it. While playing shows in England inthe band discovered they were being mistaken for another English group named Earth. They decided to change their name again.
A cinema across the street from the band's rehearsal room was showing the horror film Black Sabbath starring Boris Karloff and directed by Mario Bava. While watching people line up to see the film, Take Care Of Yourself - Level 42 / Denovo - Take Care Of Yourself / Buon Umore noted that it was "strange that people spend so much money to see scary movies".
Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford has called the track "probably the most evil song ever written". Later releases were handled by Philips' newly formed progressive rock label, Vertigo Records. Iommi recalls recording live: "We thought 'We have two days to do it and one of the days is mixing.
Ozzy was singing at the same time, we just put him in a separate booth and off we went. We never had a second run of most of the stuff. Following its U. Recordsthe album reached number 23 on the Billboardwhere it remained for over a year.
Lester Bangs dismissed it in a Rolling Stone review as "discordant jams with bass and guitar reeling like velocitised speedfreaks all over each other's musical perimeters, yet never quite finding N.i.b. - Black Sabbath - History Of Rock . The band returned to the studio in Junejust four months after Black Sabbath was released.
The new album was initially set to be named War Pigs after the song " War Pigs ", which was critical of the Vietnam War ; however, Warner changed the title N.i.b. - Black Sabbath - History Of Rock the album to Paranoid. The album's lead-off single, " Paranoid ", was written in the studio at the last minute.
Ward explains: "We didn't have enough songs for the album, and Tony just played the [Paranoid] guitar lick and that was it. It took twenty, twenty-five minutes from top to bottom.
The U. Black Sabbath subsequently toured the United States for the first time and played their first U. Although the single failed to reach the top 40, "Iron Man" remains one of Black Sabbath's most popular songs, as well as the band's highest charting U.
In Februaryafter a one-off performance at the Myponga Pop Festival in Australia,  Black Sabbath returned to the studio to begin work on their third album. Following the chart success of Paranoidthe band were afforded more studio time, along with a "briefcase full of cash" to buy drugs.
It got to the stage where you come up with ideas and forget them, because you were just so out of it. N.i.b. - Black Sabbath - History Of Rock completed in Aprilin July the band released Master of Realityjust six months after the U. The album reached the top ten in N.i.b. - Black Sabbath - History Of Rock U. The only criterion is excitement, and Black Sabbath's got it".
Following the Master of Reality world tour inSabbath N.i.b. - Black Sabbath - History Of Rock its first break in three years. As Ward explained: "The band started to become very fatigued and very tired. We'd been on the road non-stop, year in and year out, constantly touring and recording.
I think Master of Reality was kind of like the end of an era, the first three albums, and we decided to take our time with the next album. In Junethe band reconvened in Los Angeles to begin work on their next album at the Record Plant. The Black Root - Funerary Call - The Black Root more time in the studio, the album saw the band experimenting with N.i.b.
- Black Sabbath - History Of Rock textures, such as strings, piano, orchestration and multi-part songs. Struggling to record the song "Cornucopia" after "sitting in the middle of the room, just doing drugs",  Ward was nearly fired.
It was like 'Well, just go home, you're not being of any use right now. Our then-manager insisted on producing it, so he could claim production costs. The album was originally titled Snowblind after the song of the same name, which deals with cocaine abuse. The record company changed the title at the last minute to Black Sabbath Vol. Ward observed, "There was no Volume 1, 2 or 3, so it's a pretty Freak Of Nature - Schleprock - Learning To Fall title really".
Following an extensive tour of the U. Following the Volume 4 world tour, Black Sabbath returned to Los Angeles to begin work on their next release. Pleased with the Volume 4 album, the band sought to recreate the recording atmosphere, and returned to the Record Plant studio in Los Angeles. With new musical innovations of the era, the band were surprised to find that the room they had used previously at the Record Plant was replaced by a "giant synthesiser".
The band rented a house in Bel Air and began writing in the summer ofbut in part because of substance issues and fatigue, they were unable to complete any songs. I just couldn't think of anything.
And if I didn't come up with anything, nobody would do anything. After a month in Los Angeles with no results, the band opted to return to England. Recorded at Morgan Studios in London by Mike Butcher and building off the stylistic changes introduced on Volume 4new songs incorporated synthesisers, strings, and complex arrangements. Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman was brought in as a session player, appearing on " Sabbra Cadabra ". In NovemberBlack Sabbath began to receive positive reviews in the mainstream press after the release of Sabbath Bloody Sabbathwith Gordon Fletcher of Rolling Stone calling the album "an extraordinarily gripping affair", and "nothing Caldeirão Dos Mitos - Elba Ramalho - Capim Do Vale than a complete success.
The band began a world tour in Januarywhich culminated at the California Jam festival in Ontario, Californiaon 6 April In the same year, the band shifted management, signing with notorious English manager Don Arden.
The move caused a contractual dispute with Black Sabbath's former management, and while on stage in the U. Black Sabbath began work on their sixth album in Februaryagain in England at Morgan Studios in Willesdenthis time with a decisive vision to differ the sound from Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath.
We took a look at ourselves, and we wanted to do a rock album — Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath wasn't a rock album, really. As with its precursor, the album initially saw favourable reviews, with Rolling Stone stating " Sabotage is not only Black Sabbath's best record since Paranoidit might be their best ever",  although later reviewers such as AllMusic noted that "the magical chemistry Various - Max Mix 2 (El Segundo Megamix Español) made such albums as Paranoid and Volume 4 so special was beginning to disintegrate".
Sabotage reached the top 20 in both Intercosmic - H. Tical - Modulations U. In Decemberthe band's record companies released a greatest hits album without input from the band, titled We Sold Our Soul for Rock 'n' Roll. The album charted throughouteventually selling two million copies in the U. To expand their sound, the band added keyboard player Gerald Woodroffewho also had appeared to a lesser extent on Sabotage.
During the recording of Technical EcstasyOsbourne admits that he began losing interest in Black Sabbath and began to consider the possibility of working with other musicians. Technical Ecstasy failed to reach the top 50 in the U. In latewhile in rehearsal for their next album, and just days before the band was set to enter the studio, Osbourne abruptly quit the band.
Iommi called vocalist Dave Walkera longtime friend of the band, who had previously been a member of Fleetwood Mac and Savoy Brown N.i.b. - Black Sabbath - History Of Rock , and informed him that Osbourne had left the band.
If any recordings of this version of the band other than the "Look! As the new band were in rehearsals in JanuaryOsbourne had a change of heart and rejoined Black Sabbath.
We went into the studio with basically no songs. We'd write in the morning so we could rehearse and record at night. It was so difficult, like a conveyor belt, because you couldn't get time to reflect on stuff. Is this working properly?
We'd go down to the sessions, and have to pack up because we were too stoned, we'd have to stop. Nobody could get anything right, we were all over the place, everybody's playing a different thing. We'd go back and sleep it off, and try again the next day. Press response was unfavourable and did not improve over time with Eduardo Rivadavia of AllMusic stating two decades after its N.i.b. - Black Sabbath - History Of Rock that the album's "unfocused songs perfectly reflected the band's tense personnel problems and drug abuse.
It took nearly 20 years for the album to be certified Gold in the U. Touring in support of Never Say Die! Reviewers called Black Sabbath's performance "tired and uninspired", a stark contrast to the Adagio-Allegro Moderato Poco Adaggio - Saint-Saëns* / Poulenc* - Marie-Claire Alain - Symphonie Avec performance of Van Halen, who were touring the world for the first time.
The final show of the tour, and Osbourne's last appearance with the band until later reunions was in Albuquerque, New Mexico on 11 December. Following the tour, Black Sabbath returned to Los Angeles and again rented a house in Bel Air, where they spent nearly a year working on new material for the next album. The entire band were abusing both alcohol and other drugs, but Iommi says Osbourne "was on a totally different level altogether".
Iommi believed the only options available were to fire Osbourne or break the band up completely.
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