Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, Magnetic Eye Records‘ Black Sabbath “Vol. 4 Redux“ tribute album will now be accompanied by a “Best Of Black Sabbath Redux” tribute album. According to The PRP, the effort will feature Summoner, Elephant Tree, Ironweed, Earthless, Owl, Rwake, Mooner, Year Of The Cobra, Leather Lung, Brume, Caustic Casanova, and Dead Witches. It will also include a collaboration between CKY‘s Chad I Ginsburg and Jess Margera and Fireball Ministry‘s James Rota and Scott Reeder as well.
During the Randy Rhoads tribute show at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, CA last night (March 19), Black Sabbath legend Bill Ward took the stage to perform “Children Of The Grave” with James LoMenzo (ex-Megadeth, etc.), Ira Black (I Am Morbid, etc.), and Dewey Bragg (Kill Devil Hill, etc.). This was the first time the drummer has played the track live in 13 years.
Magnetic Eye Records have launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new tribute to Black Sabbath’s “Vol. 4.“ The compilation, which is titled “Vol. 4 Redux,” will feature covers recorded by Matt Pike (High On Fire, Sleep), The Obsessed, Zakk Sabbath, Thou, etc. An April 2020 release is expected.
01. Thou – “Wheels Of Confusion / The Straightener”
02. The Obsessed – “Tomorrow’s Dream”
03. High Reeper – “Changes”
04. Matt Pike – “Fx”
05. Spirit Adrift – “Supernaut”
06. Bongzilla – “Snowblind”
07. Whores – “Cornucopia”
08. Tony Reed – “Laguna Sunrise”
09. Haunt – “St – Vitus Dance”
10. Zakk Sabbath – “Under The Sun / Every Day Comes And Goes“
Black Sabbath were honored with a special bench in Birmingham, England yesterday (February 9). Tony Iommi was present for the event, which was organized by the Westside Business Improvement District. The bench is handmade with stainless steel and it was forged by Gateway Steel Fabrications. It also features pictures of all four original members with the phrase “Geezer. Ozzy. Tony. Bill. Made in Birmingham 1968.” Furthermore, Bill Ward also received a star on the city’s Walk Of Stars, making him the final one of the four to get one. All four stars, plus an additional star for the band itself, will be realigned in front of the bench in the shape of a cross.
What a fantastic day today at the Black Sabbath Bench unveiling. It was so nice to see the wonderful turnout of fans from all over the world…Thank you all so much for coming and supporting this fabulous event…really great!!
As previously reported, Ozzy Osbourne has been hospitalized due to complications related to the flu. His son Jack has since offered a brief update saying his father is “doing much better.” In related news, Osbourne’s Black Sabbath bandmate Tony Iommi has also wished the singer a “speedy recovery.” You can see both their posts below:
During Foo Fighters’ special “Super Saturday Night” show in Atlanta, GA last night (February 2), the band were joined onstage by a number of guests including Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, etc.), Roger Taylor (Queen), Zac Brown and Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction). You can see footage of the group performing Black Sabbath‘s “War Pigs“ with Morello and Brown, Jane’s Addiction‘s “Mountain Song“ with Farrell, Morello, and Brown, and Queen/David Bowie’s “Under Pressure“ with Taylor below:
Candlemass have premiered a new video for their song “Astorolus – The Great Octopus.” This track features Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) and it will appear on the band’s new album “The Door To Doom“ (out February 22).
Bassist Leif Edling commented:
“Here’s the video for ‘Astorolus‘. Monsters and Gods come in different shapes. The eternal wheel of birth and death portrayed in a cool video and great song. Talking about gods, the master himself, Tony Iommi is playing the solo here (part 1+2 out of 3). Immense feeling, wonderful tome, so much presence!
Just incredible! Hats off to him for helping us out. A dream coming true! Looking forward to play it live on the tour with Ghost. We’re rehearsing it right now. New stuff and the old classics. Can’t wait to go out on this tour. Johan is back singing, “The Door to Doom” is getting brilliant reviews, the band is in great form… Will be a blast!”