Ozzy Osbourne Announces Cryptobatz NFT Collection

Ozzy Osbourne has announced his own NFT collection called Cryptobatz. The set will consist of 9,666 digital bats that are all unique.

According to Rolling Stone, the pieces will be unveiled in January and they “will give collectors a unique opportunity to birth an additional NFT; activating a feature that will allow their purchase to ‘bite’ and mutate with another NFT from their digital wallet.” Those MutantBatz “will subsequently allow owners to combine the attributes of two separate projects.” Osbourne himself commented:

“I’ve been trying to get in on the NFT action for a while so when I asked Sharon for a Bored Ape for Christmas after several failed attempts of buying my own, and she said no, I decided to create my own. CryptoBatz is a fucking mental project for NFT collectors and fans. The design pays tribute to one of my most iconic onstage moments and is a chance to acquire a rare piece of art history. I love it!”

Pre-orders are currently available through the CryptoBatz discord channel. Those that partake will be allowed to mint up to three bats per digital wallet when public minting opens in February.

Furthermore, Osbourne will also be launching AncientBatz, which will essentially serve as a treasure hunt for CryptoBatz holders. It will feature a number of virtual bats that have been hidden around the world. These special AncientBats will be able to bite up to 100 times.

Tony Iommi Releases New Song And Fragrance “Scent Of The Dark”, Confirms He Wrote A Song On Ozzy Osbourne’s New Album

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has released a new song titled “Scent Of The Dark.“ The track, which features guitarist Sergio Momo, bassist Jimmy Crutchley, drummer Ash Sheehan, celloist Rebecca Rose, and violinist Julianne Bourne, can be found below. Notably, Iommi has also teamed up with Xerjoff and Sergio Momo for a new “Scent Of The Dark” fragrance as well.

Iommi told Rolling Stone the following about the new song:

“I’ve recorded a lot of riffs and tracks [in recent years] with Mike Exeter. And with this one, I couldn’t imagine who would sing on it; it just seemed ideal to put it down as an instrumental. I’ve had the main part for a while, and I just added some new parts to it. Then I added these other gloomier riffs to make it blend in with this perfume idea. I really liked the idea of using some violins and cellos and stuff, and so we did on this track.”

On another note, Iommi also confirmed that he wrote a new song for his Black Sabbath bandmate Ozzy Osbourne:

“As you’ve probably read, I worked with Ozzy for his album. I wrote the whole track and played on it and played the solo on it. It’s horrible, really. … No. I’m joking. No, it’s good. It’s really good. And I like what Ozzy sang on it. I think he did a really good job. And I think they had Chad [Smith] play drums on it. I’ve left it in their hands now.”

Ozzy Osbourne & Judas Priest Postpone European/UK Tour To 2023

Ozzy Osbourne’s European/UK tour with Judas Priest has been postponed once again. The trek is now set for 2023.

2023 Tour Dates:

05/03 Helsinki, FIN – Hartwall Arena
05/05 Stockholm, SWE – Friends Arena
05/07 Dortmund, GER – Westfalenhalle
05/10 Madrid, SPA – WiZink Center
05/12 Bologna, ITA – Unipol Arena
05/14 Munich, GER – Olympiahalle
05/17 Budapest, HUN – Budapest Arena
05/19 Prague, CZE – O2 Arena
05/21 Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion
05/24 Hamburg, GER – Barclaycard Arena
05/26 Mannheim, GER – SAP Arena
05/28 Berlin, GER – Mercedes-Benz Arena
05/31 Nottingham, UK – Motorpoint Arena
06/02 Newcastle, UK – Utilita Arena
06/04 Glasgow, UK – Ovo Hydro
06/07 Manchester, UK – AO Arena
06/10 Dublin, IRE – 3 Arena
06/12 London, UK – O2 Arena
06/14 Birmingham, UK- Resorts World Arena

Osbourne commented:

“Due to the ongoing uncertainty with full capacity events and travel logistics in much of Europe, we have come to the difficult decision to postpone my 2022 tour to 2023. Original tickets remain valid for the new dates. I want to thank all of you and Judas Priest for your continued patience and support.”

Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To Late Journalist Malcolm Dome

Heavy metal journalist Malcolm Dome has sadly passed away at the age of 66. A number of musicians have since taken to social media to honor the writer and some of their tributes can be found below:

Ozzy Osbourne (Black Sabbath):

Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath):

Lars Ulrich (Metallica):

Iron Maiden:

Doro:

Metal Allegiance:

Phil Campbell (Motörhead):

Saxon:

Dino Cazares (Fear Factory):

Michael Amott (Arch Enemy):

Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater):

Mille Petrozza (Kreator):

Gary Holt (Exodus):

Zakk Wylde Reportedly Contributed To Every Song Ozzy Osbourne’s New Album

It looks like guitarist Zakk Wylde will now be featured on all of the songs on Ozzy Osbourne’s new album. The frontman’s social media manager confirmed the news while responding to a question from the “Diary Of The Madmen – The Ultimate Ozzy Osbourne Podcast“:

“Yes Zakk plays on the entire new record. He was home from tour this time unlike when I did Ordinary Man.”

Watch Ozzy Osbourne & Lemmy Kilmister Reunite In Animated “Hellraiser” Music Video

Ozzy Osbourne and the late Lemmy Kilmister have reunited in a new animated video for “Hellraiser.” The version of the track featured in the video is a mashup of Osbourne’s 1991 recording of the song and Motörhead’s 1992 recording of the song. That special duet appears on the 30th anniversary of Osbourne’s “No More Tears.“ It can also be pre-ordered on 10″ vinyl (out December 3). Osbourne commented:

“I’m so glad we were able to honor my dear friend Lemmy with this duet and now the video. We immortalized him with a clip of the two of us being together, hanging out and getting into some trouble as we so often did.”

Ozzy Osbourne To Digitally Release 40th Anniversary Edition Of “Diary Of A Madman”, Announces New Collaboration With Dogtown Skateboards

Ozzy Osbourne will be digitally releasing a 40th anniversary edition of “Diary Of A Madman” on November 5. The effort will come with the original eight tracks, along with some live versions of “Believer” and “Flying High Again.”

“Diary Of A Madman” 40th Anniversary Track Listing:

01. “Over The Mountain”
02. “Flying High Again”
03. “You Can’t Kill Rock And Roll”
04. “Believer”
05. “Little Dolls”
06. “Tonight”
07. “S.A.T.O.”
08. “Diary Of A Madman”
09. “Believer” (live)
10. “Flying High Again” (live)

In other news, Osbourne has also teamed up with Dogtown Skateboards for a new merch line. The following was said about that collaboration:

“The OZZY X DOGTOWN collection comes as an homage to OZZY’s music being the soundtrack to skateboarding for more than 40 years. The collaboration features skateboard decks and clothing with art by @SeanCliver on 200 limited-edition custom paint “Midnight Fade” skateboard decks with a silver metal flake dusting designed by @JimRedDogMuir, manufactured by Paul Schmitt at PS Stix, and hand silk screened by Chicken at Screaming Squeegees on the iconic 80’s @DogtownSkate Stonefish shape. In addition, look for a limited run of T-shirts and pullover hoodies with the OZZY X DOGTOWN graphic to also be released. All items are available this Friday (October 29) at 12:00 Noon (PT). DogtownSkateboards.com and Ozzy.com

Ozzy And Sharon Osbourne Biopic Lands At Sony Pictures And Polygram Entertainment

According to Variety, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne will be teaming up with Sony Pictures and Polygram Entertainment for their new biopic. The film, which is being scripted by Lee Hall, will focus on the couple’s lengthy relationship.

Sharon commented:

“Our relationship at times was often wild, insane and dangerous but it was our undying love that kept us together. We’re thrilled to partner with Sony Pictures and Polygram to bring our story to the screen.”

Sharon, Jack, and Aimée Osbourne will produce the movie through Osbourne Media. Michele Anthony and David Blackman will also be involved via Polygram Entertainment, while Andrea Giannetti be involved via Sony.

Variety also noted that the biopic is expected to feature music from Black Sabbath and Ozzy’s solo career.

Ozzy Osbourne Digitally Releases 20th Anniversary Edition Of “Down To Earth”

Ozzy Osbourne has digitally released a 20th anniversary expanded edition of “Down To Earth.” This version of the effort features three bonus tracks including: “No Place For Angels,“ an acoustic rendition of “Dreamer,” and the single version of “Gets Me Through“.

“Down To Earth” 20th Anniversary Track Listing:

01. “Gets Me Through”
02. “Facing Hell”
03. “Dreamer”
04. “No Easy Way Out”
05. “That I Never Had”
06. “You Know… (Pt. 1)”
07. “Junkie”
08. “Running Out Of Time”
09. “Black Illusion”
10. “Alive”
11. “Can You Hear Them?”
12. “No Place For Angels”
13. “Dreamer” (Acoustic Version)
14. “Gets Me Through” (Single Version)