Geezer Butler Confirms That “Slapback” Is A Previously Unreleased Black Sabbath Song

As previously reported, Gary Rees, the stepson of late Black Sabbath keyboardist Geoff Nicholls, recently shared what was believed to be a previously unreleased track, titled “Slapback,” from Black Sabbath’s Ronnie James Dio-era. Now, during an interview on SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk,” Geezer Butler confirmed that the song was recorded by the band:

“Yeah, that was one of the songs that we did before I left. It’s probably the reason I did leave [Laughs]. It was just one of those songs that didn’t make the grade.”

He also added the following when asked if he played bass on the track:

“Yeah, that was right before I left. It was just a one-off thing. We just jammed it and didn’t think anything more of it. It didn’t really work.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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