Old Black Sabbath News
Tony Iommi recorded 8 demo tracks for his solo record together with Glenn Hughes (bass & vocals), Dave Holland (drums) and Don Airey (keyboards). Also Geoff Nicholls was involved in three of the eight tracks. Recordings will not start before the beginning of 1997!
Tony Martin out or not? This seems to be the hottest question for Black Sabbath fans since the re-union plans from 1992/93. The management of Black Sabbath told us: It does not look if Tony Martin will be on the next Black Sabbath album due to his solo plans but that does not mean that it is impossible! Make up your own mind!
Re-mastered also on vinyl available? If we believe a list of upcoming records done by various record labels then we will have the album "Black Sabbath" available on vinyl again. Of course like the CDs remastered but also including a bonus-7"!
Important! Important! Important!
Black Sabbath News received directly from Tony Iommi can be found on Pete Scott's homepage! Don't miss it!
No real news?, that seems to be the only thing which can be said. Tony Iommi still works on his solo-album which is very very important for him. Until this one is finished, Black Sabbath are "on holidays". In February Tony Iommi will be on the NAM show in California, USA to give autographs on the Laney corner!
Still in work but coming to you in the next one or two weeks: the best LP Discographie of Black Sabbath vinyl ever made! Watch out for it!
Readers of the homepage of Pete Scott should mark that the address has changed. New address can be found at the end of this page!
Dispite all rumours James Hetfield will not sing on the upcoming Tony Iommi solo record. As the management told us we can say that all news about singers for Tony Iommis album are just rumours! Tony Iommi is now in America writing more songs together with Bob Marlet. Due to that fact he will not be at Frankfurt music fair this year in Germany. It is also not true that Black Sabbath have signed with Hollywood Records!
Please mark that the Ronnie James Dio concert in Bremen, Germany has been moved from 1st to 2nd March!
Another nice CD has been added to the "Bootleg Archive". Due to the fact that I have now a scanning machine I can do from time to time now some specials scans for people who need a certain Sabbath image on disc. If interested then just send me an e-mail!
The "Services/For Sale" page has been updated. Just have a look. In the near future you can also get there info on how to order Ronnie James Dio photos. Watch out! Also a new bootled CD can be seen on the "Bootleg Archive"!
Fans of the Black Sabbath Mark I line up should start praying now. So we might have a concert of the four on the Ozz-Festival 1997!
I added two more things for sale at the service page and also some info on our Black Sabbath Fan Club T-Shirt. Also there is a new list of the Cover Versions out now. Just click on it! At the week-end I will place another bootleg CD at the Bootleg Archieve. As soon as I have more info on the new Black Sabbath Bootleg CDs "Miami 80" (double CD) and "The Complete Ray Gillen Years" I will put out a new version of the bootleg list!
From now on it is official! Black Sabbath will play with the line up Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Ozzy Osbourne, Faith No More drummer at the "Ozz Fest 1997" gigs (end of May until middle of July) the last half hour of each concert!
As I have promised I added another bootleg CD to the bootleg archieve. Also some new links have been put onto the link page. (Thanks to Joe Siegler for creating a special link to this page from his page!!!) I added also the missing tourdates from Tapio's Dio Pages.
Black Sabbath (Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler, Mike Bordin) are rehearsing now for the gigs on the "Ozz Fest". They have NOT done any songwriting. First gig will be on May 25th in Florida!
I have added "Smoke On The Water" (double CD) to the Bootleg Archive. Also I did create a couple of new Sabbath links at the link page. Everybody who has his own Black Sabbath Page should have a look at the new Black Sabbath Ring site!
Latest news from Sabbath's Management: Black Sabbath with Ozzy Osbourne will definitely only play on the Ozzfest. Means gigs in Europe will NOT happen.
So far they are no real news. I have put another CD to the Bootleg Archieve. Also the Link Page and the "For Sale" list got a new version!
Lyrics to "Paranoid" are available now. Don't miss it!!! Also did I add and fix some links on the link page!
The Dio tour dates have been updated with the missing ones from Tapios pages. Also from now on information on the Tony Martin bootleg CD "And Friends" is available in the bootleg archive.
Lyrics to "Master of Reality" are available at the archive.
Lyrics to "Vol 4" are available at the Lyric Archive. Also I put there a small text by the authors about why doing this new transcription of Black Sabbath lyrics.
Ozzy's label "Ozz Records" is releasing their first album on May 12th, 1997 "the Ozz-fest - LIVE": Tracklist: Coal Chamber - Loco, Cellophane - Ride Thy Neighbor, Earth Crisis - Broken Foundation, Powerman 5000 - Organized, Neurosis - Locust Star, Fear Factory - Replica, Biohazard - These Eyes, Sepultura - Attitude, Slayer - Angel Of Death, Ozzy Osbourne - Perry Mason (tracks recorded on the 25th/26th October 1996 in Phoenix/San Bernardino).
Against all previous announcements chances increase that Black Sabbath will play during "Ozzfest" in London, UK the 30th August 1997. More details follow in the next couple of weeks!
No news is good news - this is the only thing which can be said so far about Black Sabbaht this week. Sit down and wait! Lyrics to "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" are available now at the archive!
Due to latest phone call with Sabbath's management it is not sure wether Sabbath will play with the "Ozzfest" in London nor if they really will do a Black Sabbath live album. So as usual we only can relax and wait. The bootleg discography has been updated with info on "The Legend In The Hell". So check out version 1.98. The archiv now includes info on "Death Called '89" too!
Due to KERRANG! Ozzy Osbourne is planning to record a live-album of the Black Sabbath shows during the "Ozzfest". This one should be released throughout his own label "Ozzrecords". The bootleg archive includes now another great CD: "Wicked Sabbath". Also I did change some things on Tony Martins "And Friends" bootleg CD after I received some information by Tony Martin.
Due to my latest call with Black Sabbath's management it is official now that the "Ozzfest" with Black Sabbath in London, UK will not happen. Even some record shops in the UK started selling tickets. Now in the archive available is info on the bootleg CD "Iron Men" (USA 1994).
For the latest news concerning the live-album for the "Ozzfest 1996" Please click here!. There you will find the most important parts from a fax the fan club received directly from Ozzy's promotion company here in Germany. Additional from now on this site offers you the "Black Sabbath Lyrics Archive" where you can find the maybe best versions of Black Sabbath lyrics to all their albums. For more information - on specially the guys who did this outstanding work - have a look yourself a little bit down on this page!
News from Geezer Butler! His new album "Remote Control" should be released in May. Tracks so far are: "Has To Be", "Area Code 51", "Randall & Hopkirk", "Northern Wisdom", "Man In A Suitcase", "Trinity Road", "Justified", "Among The Cypermen", "Unspeakable Elvis", "Zodiac", "Dept S" and "The Mysterons"!
Joe Siegler forwarded me the following text: "Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath will perform a rescheduled concert on July 1st at Polaris Amphitheatre. Tickets originally purchased for the June 17 OzzFest will be honored for the new date. Ticket stubs from the OzzFest must be presented at the gate for admittance into the venue. A limited number of lawn tickets will be available for the rescheduled date and are on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets. Parking will be free for the evening."
Please click here to get the tour dates of the "Ozz Fest" with Black Sabbath. So far we have no confirmation by Black Sabbath's management. Sorry for only doing little updates in the last week but holidays are over and I have now a hell lot of work to do!
Please click here to get the tour dates of "OZZfest 1997" as I did receive them from Sabbath's management. Please mark: These dates are not confirmed so far!!!
Texts for "Sabotage" and "Technical Ecstasy" can be found now in the Lyric Archiv. Also lyrics for "Paranoid" have been corrected!
New in the lyric archive: texts for the album "Heaven And Hell". The .wav-file with Geezer's new track "Number 5" will be removed from this page this week-end due to limited space available. So hurry up with downloading if you are interested!
I did update a little the Sale List on the Service Page. Also I do had to remove the .wav-file with Geezer's new track "Number 5" due to limited disk space. If still are people there who don't have it: just e-mail me and with enough interest I will put it on the page for another week in the near future!
A couple of "For Sale" items have been added to the Services/For Sale list. Additionally also two new links can be found at the Link Page! The plannings for the have started. Please e-mail us on which Saturdays in August or September you are able to come!!!
Nothing new to tell from Black Sabbath. I am sorry. But I do promise to phone Sabbath's management this week and try to find out what is going on now. In the Lyric Archiv you can find now "Mob Rules" and "Cloak And Dagger" as also as a couple of corrections on "Black Sabbath". Not to forget to mention that the transcription of "Cloak And Dagger" was done by Tony Martin.
Due to my latest call with Sabbath's management they are no news to tell. Only things are that at the moment it is talked about that Sabbath might do another tour with the current "Re-Union" line up after the "Ozzfest" gigs in the USA are finished. These dates also might bring the band to Europe. Definitely it only can be said that Sabbath are not recording a live album or a live video during the current gigs! If that will happen then only during the second tour. This tour will take - when it is should really happen - before the end of this year. In the lyric arciv the page for "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" has been re-edited!
Lyrics for "Seventh Star" and b-side-version of "Time Machine" and "Letters From Earth" are now available from the archive. As Black Sabbath's management being on holidays I don't have anything new to report!
For the first time ever on a Sabbath page complete transcription for the famous "Live At Plumpton" (Berlin 1970) are available now. Enjoy and also have a look at "Time Machine (Wayne's World Version)" for small corrections. Nothing new from Sabbath so far!
I started working on the link page. So far all broken links have been removed and a couple of new ones have been added. Frightining to see how over 20 pages disappeared in only three months. Please note the new fax number of the fan club in the head of this page!
We got now the definite date for the Black Sabbath Fan Club Meeting! The whole thing
will take place on 20th September 1997 at the Rockfabrik Halford ,
Berlin, Germany, starting 2.00 pm! Invited are: members of the Black Sabbath Fan Clubs Deutschland
and Black Sabbath Fan Club UK, readers of 'Thanks God It's Sabbath/ Sabbath Stone' and the Black
Sabbath Mailing List as well as members of the Purple Family and both Dio Fan Clubs.
Everyone can feel free to bring as much friends, relatives etc. with as he likes to do!
Black Sabbath finished the "Ozzfest" for now! Ozzy Osbourne is now on holidays, Geezer Butler is busy with the release of his second solo-record and Tony Iommi is coming back to England this week to re-start work on his solo-album. No more news so far! Little changes have been done to the bootleg list and an update of the Cover Version List has been installed!
New in the bootleg archive: "Miami 80" - the latest bootleg CD from Japan. Nothing has changed for the Sabbath gigs: they will happen!
Last week I met Tony Iommi in Birmingham, UK. Due to him chances are very good that Black Sabbath
will play one or two shows in December in the NEC, Birmingham, UK. The great thing is the line up:
Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Ozzy Osbourne and Bill Ward!!!! But so far nothing can be really announced!
On 21st Juli 1997 the new Geezer Butler Solo-album "Geezer - Black Science" will be released. Tracklist: Man In A Suitcase, Box Of Six, Mysterons, Justified, Department S, Area Code 51, Has To Be, Number 5, Among The Cyberman, Unspeakable Elvis, Xodiak, Northern Wisdom, Trinity Road. Please find .wav-file here of a new track. Quality low in order to save space.! Geezer - "Number 5" (1.1 Mbyte, not available anymore) Additionally you can find also now "Never Say Die!" lyrics in the text archiv and also a small correction on "Killing Yourself To Die" Bootleg - thanks for telling me so!
Ozzy Osbourne is going to release his first, worlwide "Best of" album on the 3rd of November.
The interesting thing is the track list: two so far unreleased Black Sabbath tracks from 1970
should be included!
Tony Iommi is back in America recording tracks with Bob Marlet for his solo-record.
Black Sabbath will start rehearsing in November for the two shows in December. After the rehearsals
the final word about Bill Ward playing with them or not will be said. So far everybody seems to be
really positive about it.
Ronnie James Dio is back on the road. Latest tour dates taken directly from Vinny Appice's official homepage can be found at the bottom of this page!
The "For Sale" list on the service page has been updated, some really interesting pieces for
collectors are available now!
From now on you can check out lyrics to the album "Headless Cross" in the Lyric Archive.
Now it is official! Black Sabbath are doing two shows at 4th/5th December 1997 in Birmingham's NEC! The line up is: Tony Iommi, Bill Ward, Geezer Butler and Ozzy Osbourne. Tickets are on sale now and going fast!
The Black Sabbath Bootleg Album Discography has been re-done in many parts, lots of work
for me (as usual). About everything that is new can be read in the introductory of the bootleg
list. Version 2.0 can easily be downloaded at the bottom of this Black Sabbath page. For any
kinds of corrections, ads etc. I would be really thankful!
Geezer Butler's last studio album "Black Science" has been released these days in Japan
with the bonus track "Beach Skeleton"!
Finally info on the new Japanese bootleg CD "Parisian Bitch" has been added to the Bootleg Archive. I hope to be able to put more back issues of the Mailing List online next week or so!
From Black Sabbath nothing really new to tell you now. German music TV "Viva" has
aired a 30 minute special on Black Sabbath's NEC shows on their metal show "Metalla".
30 min interview, live stuff and clips. Everybody who wants to have a copy should send me A.S.A.P
a video plus money for shipping back. Please remember: I only have European PAL system!
Finally it will happen this week, Black Sabbath are going to play two concerts in Birmingham,
UK. As I was told by Sabbath's management, Bill Ward will be with them on stage. Additionally
they will also record a live album (no video!!!) on the two shows!
To all visitors/readers and Sabbath fans out there: A happy new year and a lot of Black Sabbath
music in 1998!!!
A lot of things have been done on this site during the holidays. I did install "Clickable
Images" on the sites of the bootleg and lyric archive. That was something I always
wanted to try with and I am quite happy with the result (smile).
Black Sabbath - as hopefully known - has given two shows last week in Birmingham, UK. Both
can only be described as excellent! Also both shows have been recorded and will be released as a
live album in the middle of 1998. There will be definitely no live-video. The band is going to
play more shows (on festivals) next year in the complete Mark I line up. Ozzy Osbourne
is going tour Australia in the beginning of 1998!
On this Black Sabbath Fan Club page I did some small changes on the layout in order to get the
complete-impression of the page in a more compact direction. I do not think that I will go any
further as I do not want to ruin the individual character of the site.
Nothing new to report from Black Sabbath. At the Rockfabrik Halford (Storkower
Str. 123, Halle 38, 10407 Berlin, Germany, tel: +49 (0)30 4211787) is playing on the 6th
February 1998 Mr. Crowley, a Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne coverband from Germany!
Just for the fact that you have not noticed it: the homepage of the Black Sabbath Fan Club
Deutschland is celebrating its first year jubileum! Cool! :)
Nothing really new to report from Black Sabbath. The whole world is waiting for the
upcoming live album which hopefully will be released in the middle of this year. Rumours are
that the live shows of Sabbath in Europe will take place one on a festival in England and one
on a festival in Germany.
Nothing new to report from Black Sabbath. I did install another one hundred backissues of the Black Sabbath Mailing List.
Pete Scott did receive various news from Black Sabbath's management. Just have a look at his
Black Sabbath Fan Club page!
Nothing new to report from Black Sabbath so far. I only receive tons of e-mails from
people who believe to know where Black Sabbath will play in June this year. So come on everybody:
so far absolutely nothing is for sure!
As most of you will already know: Tony Iommi is now in Los Angeles to work on the upcoming
Black Sabbath Live Album and his own studio album.
Readers of the Black Sabbath Mailing List will already know it: they are some news from Black
Sabbath out! The band is going to release the live-album recorded on the two shows at
Birmingham's NEC on the 4th/5th December 1997. Together with that Sabbath will do two concerts
at festivals in Europe plus a headlining-tour in America. Further record releases
are not planned so far! But they are thinking about a studio-album but us usual nothing
definitely can be said!
I am going to try to phone Sabbath's management this week. Hopefully then we know
something more about Sabbath playing live this June in Europe.
At the moment it looks like Black Sabbath will do all their European gigs in June. But
so far there is only one date in England made for sure. Everything else is nothing more than
pure speculation! The live-album is going to be released somewhere around october/september
So far only a little people (300 of 1600) have subscribed again in the Black Sabbath Mailing
List! So come on people, everybody who wants to be a reader should send us the important
I phoned Sabbath's management last week and it really looks like the two concerts in
(Roskilde) and Schweden are going to
happen. But as usual it is impossible to say 100% "Yes it will happen!". Tickets for the concert
in England (Keen Bowl West) are on sale now!
Joe Siegler made it again: the names of the readers of the Black Sabbath Mailing List
has been erased! So everybody has to subscribe again! Anyone who feels pointed at, please write
firstname.lastname@example.org with "subscribe" in the content of the mail! People
who like to try the other way can simply
Nothing new to report this week. I will try to phone the management of Black Sabbath in
order to get info about the current situation.
Today lots of important things are to mention. The dates of the European Black Sabbath Tour
with the original line-up can be found at
Ozzy's Homepage. So far they have not been confirmed by Sabbath's management but I am
going to fax them the entire list this week!
The people beyond the readers of this site who got a modern browser will have marked it suddenly:
so far the site have been working without errors on around 15 different Windows-browser. If someone
has somewhere a problem please send me the necessary
This week I was not able to convince Black Sabbath's management to do a indepht talk
with me. But hopefully I have more luck next week or so!!!
Last week I finally were successful and had a chat with the management of Black Sabbath.
But there is not so much new stuff to mention. The band is going to rehearse for the shows around
the next days. Tony Iommi has not done so much work for his solo record the last weeks.
Now the final big update concerning tickets for Black Sabbath shows this summer in
Europe: for info on Ozzy's already done shows at "Rock im Park/am Ring (Germany)"
clicke here or click here, stuff
about the canceled "Wels Rock Festival" is forwarded to you via: +43 1 5445440,
concerning "Ozzfest/Milton Keynes Bow" in England
clicke here or phone via tel.-no. +31 455416666, that's it so far. Unfortunately they are
no official statements about the date of the concert in Prague next week, tour posters in the
city itself stating the 9th June 1998 as the correct date - due to eye-witness report!
As most of you will already know: Cozy Powell died in a car crash last week in England -
R.I.P. More details can be found at the Cozy Powell Homepage.
Lots of things did happen during the last week! The sad news is that Bill Ward suffered
a mild heartattack and is currently in a hospital. So he definitely will not be able to play
the European Black Sabbath shows. As a replacement for that gigs well-known drummer
Vinny Appice helps Black Sabbath out. For the latest news on what happened to Bill see the news
page at the Bill Ward homepage!
Due to a phone call with Sabbath's management last week I can forward the following news:
the concert in Prague is definitely taking place on the 9th June 1998 (tuesday) and not
on monday!!! The two new Black Sabbath tracks "Selling My Soul" and "Psychoman"
are currently under heavy re-mix processes - the usual thing today! Due to eye witness reports
Black Sabbath are playing the following tracks on their European dates: War Pigs, Behind
The Wall Of Sleep, N.I.B., Fairies Wear Boots, Electric Funeral, Sweet Leaf, Spiral Architect,
Into The Void, Snowblind, Lord Of This World, Black Sabbath, Iron Man, Children Of The Grave,
Paranoid and sometimes also Sabbath Bloody Sabbath!
Next week I hopefully will have a meeting with Tony Iommi in Belgium at the Metal Meeting
Festival there. Just for the fact that someone has got questions for his idol
he can send them to me via
e-mail and I will see what I can do!
Today I have to admit: nothing really new happened on this site! I am now having lots of trouble
with tough examinations at the university (one is done, two more are following this week) and as
I usual do not find time for anything. Only back issues of the Mailing List have been updated!
Last week on tuesday I did saw Black Sabbath live in Prague - amazing! The band did play
the following songs: Intro (mix of various studio cuts like in Birmingham), War Pigs,
N.I.B., Fairies Wear Boots, Snowblind (including keyboards by Geoff Nicholls), Into The Void,
Spiral Architect (including back vocals and keyboards by Geoff Nicholls), Lord Of This World,
Sweet Leaf (dedicated to Pantera), Electric Funeral, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, Black Sabbath,
Iron Man, Embryo, Children Of The Grave, encore: Paranoid.
Finally Ronnie James Dio is again "on the road" in Europe!!! So far the following
dates are on sale at ticket shops: 26.09.98 Hannover - Capitol (G), 30.09.98 Berlin - Arena (G),
08.10.98 Bonn - Biskuithalle (G). Due to Tapio
Keihänen the band will play around 15 gigs in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Let's
pray! Prices so far are around 40,- DM!
At the Lyric Archive I finally did install texts for the album "Forbidden".
So now lyrics for all Black Sabbath studio records released so far can be get at there.
For the future more lyrics like live stuff is planned.
Black Sabbath did finish their European tour last sunday on the "Graspop
Metal Meeting" in Belgium. The band did nearly play the same set as they did in Prague -
only "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" had been taken off the program.
All together the concert was not that exciting as the show in Prague two weeks ago - but that's
just my impression.
After around ten months I finally took the time and updated the Link Page so it is as new
now. I invested a lot of time and work but I think it was worth the whole thing. But as usual
have a look for yourself, the page is now called The Black Sabbath Link Page.
Finally! After a long long period of waiting the Tony Iommi site is
online now. Everybody who still has not visited it should do it as soon as possible!!!
In opposite to my thoughts posted here last week: they were still some Black Sabbath links
missing at the Link Page. They have been added now to the big list. Again and again it
is interesting how many nice, good, informative sites do exists on the net which you only can
find by more or less good luck!
There is a high quality, official, exciting site in the net dedicated solely to the "Ozzfest
1998" including lots of photos and other stuff, just
click here. You won't regret it!
As you can see on the new pictures on this side: "Children Of The Sabbath Volume XV"
has been released. People, who want a copy of the German fanzine can send in 5,- DM cash
or in stamps (means here two IRC) to the fan clubs address. Also please mail me on which saturday
in November you might be able to come to the third fan club meeting in Berlin, Germany.
Nothing new to report from the almighty Black Sabbath. I did install texts for the album "Cross Purposes-Live" at the Lyric Archive. People who are interested to involve themselves in the Black Sabbath FAQ 2.0 should click here!
The new live-album by Black Sabbath finally should be called "Reunion" and is
going to be released at october 17th, 1998 - that's at least what I have been told by the
management when I called them last week. The band itself now is on promo-tour throughout Europe,
dates in the public (signing etc.) have not been planed. Those exciting things will only be
done in America, where the band is going to be after the trip in Europe. The album will be
published by the label Epic Records.
Last week I had exciting e-mails at my internet postbox, some advertisement-guru of Sony did wrote to me!
Attached to the e-mail I did received a nice banner concerning the soon to be released Black
Sabbath Live Album, it is now placed in the head of this site. The corresponding link connected
with that image seems only to work after/starting with october 20th, 1998.
Good news for all Tony Martin fans out there in the world! As we have heard from first hand sources the project with the Italian guitar player Aldio Giuntini is really going to be released somewhere around this summer. I had the chance for a short listen into an advance-tape and the album is really going to be a killer! But not enough, in August there will be a second realease - an album recorded together with Don Airey! Well, that's good news, isn't it?
will take place on november 14th, 1998 at the "Rockfabrik Halford" in Berlin,
Germany starting at 5 o'clock pm. For a small map just click here!
Invited is anyone who calls himself a Sabbath Fan!
Important changes concerning the 3. Black Sabbath Fan Club meeting! Due to the
managing incompetence of the people from the "Rockfabrik Halford" the meeting will
now take place at the bar "Schulterstube"!
Just click on the name to get a small map for the place there! The complete address is:
Schulterstube, Wiesbadener Str.78, 12161 Berlin, Germany, Tel: +49 (0)30 821 62 94!
The official Ronnie James Dio Homepage - which is been under heavy re-constructions this
time - did finally release the complete list of dates of DIO's upcoming European Tour.
According to that I did update the link in the head of the fan club's site.
If you like to have preview of the upcoming new Black Sabbath Songs "Psycho Man"
and "Selling My Soul" then do yourself a favor and click
The 3rd Black Sabbath Fan Club meeting took place last week-end in Berlin. 25 die-hard
fans did praise the Sabbath for something like eight hours and also had a big number of drinks -
a "Sad!" to everyone who could not come. Maybe the next fan club meeting will happen
in only half a year near Essen (Germany) - Wolfgang Hacke said ok to try to organise something
Nothing new to report from Black Sabbath this week. I did try to reach the management
but did not succeed as the people there were in oversea. Will try it again this week.
After a little part of eternity has gone by I finally put the latest issue of the Black Sabbath Cover Version List online. A big number of new tracks has beend added to the file - just have a look yourself. If someone here knows a song which does not show up on the table of songs than as usual: please E-MAIL!
After all the promises during the last weeks I finally did it: MP3 files of the Black Sabbath bootleg
"Chicago '83" can be downloaded via the Bootleg Archive and of course listened to. The sequences
at each file are around 10 seconds long and each file itself is something around 70 kb big. It would be quite nice
to get some feedback from YOU, just to make sure that the complete action together with all the necessary
work which had to be done is something you want to have! Just an e-mail
with a short comment send to me!
Tony Martin Update: the album with the Italian guitar player Aldio Giuntini is going to
be released around the end of november 1998. At this moment it looks like the project will
develope into a real band which actually would be quite interesting! Concerning album number
two: so far there is no record deal available - means release date not scheduled so far. Beside
that the ex-Black Sabbath singer is working on a re-release of his first solo-record "Back
Where I Belong" with (hopefully) increased tracklist.
Some of you might have noticed that www.iommi.com is not always reachable since a couple of days. The reason
behind this are some technicals problems basically due to software vs. server conflicts and stuff like that. So the
site is not closed or dissappeared, it will be completely functional again in the next couple of days. I will try to
keep you all up-to-date!
Sad news today! Ronnie James Dio canceled the promised interview last wednesday. Even everything was planed and got the ok, Ronnie prefered staying at his hotel. All reporters there waited for nothing, including myself. Looks like Mr. Dio thinks he does not need the support of his most loyal fans anymore. As a small gift instead of the interview I put some live-shots online, taken in Berlin's "Columbia-Halle" on September 30th, 1998, simply click on: photo 1, photo 2, photo 3! Again "Sorry!" to everyone who send me some questions!
After nearly ten months I finally found the time and put the lastest version of the Black Sabbath Bootleg Album
Discgraphy online. At lot of stuff has been added during 1998 as lots of boots from Japan appeared, just have a
"Sorry!" for the very late update of the site but as usual I am heavy busy with tons of stuff these
days, frustrating! At the Bootleg Archive you can find now information on the double CD "Zakkman Cometh"
including MP3-files of each Black Sabbath song! So as I say as usual: get it and enjoy it!
News from Tony Martin. Now it looks like the man himself finally found two record deals (Italy and France)
for his upcoming project "The Cage" with nobody else than Don Airey! More offers seem to follow
so we can expect now that this album is going to be release months before the long awaited Giuntini-Project. Besides
that the man with great voice is trying to work out a re-release of his debut "Back Where I Belong" which
is difficult due to the copyright situation.
Last week I received another expensive bootleg from Japan - "Symptom Of The Paranoid". Complete information including MP3-files can be found in the Bootleg-Archive! Specially a short sequence of "Junior's Eyes" with Dave Walker on vocals!
After a long long period I finally reached the management of Black Sabbath. Unfortunately they are not so many new things to tell at all. The band is completely busy with the tour in America which mainly means that Tony Iommi has no time to invest in recordings or plans concerning his solo-record. Lots of things are talked at the moment about the time after the current US dates but nothing is there which is definite at the moment! The re-scheduled tourdates at the moment are: 18th Philadelphia, 19th Pittsburgh, 21st Denver, 23rd Salt Lake City. There might be also a concert for Buffulo but that's not for sure. Reunion went platinum in America!
Only little new stuff to report this week. The files from site to the bootleg "Miami 80" have been moved to an different
server, anyone who likes to get the MP3-Files again has to reload the complete site via the Bootleg Archive
page. All people who are looking for issue #871 of the Black Sabbath Mailing List can download it directly via
click here which saves a lot of time compared to getting
the complete archive!
Sorry, but last week I did not found the time to do the usual update of the site. The end of the current university
period was full of work for me, unfortunately. Even with that long time you had to wait there is actually nothing
new to report. As most of you will already know the final leg of the current Black Sabbath has been delayed
for an unknown period of time due to an illness of singer Ozzy Osbourne. The official Black Sabbath site from Sony
can now be reached also via the URL: www.BlackSabbath.com (keep care for
the correct spelling). The backissues-files are now back up-to-date, a lot of kilobytes have been written in the
last two weeks!
The bootleg-makers in Japan finally released another new deluxe item in the Black Sabbath bootleg sector: "Black Sabbath - Angel And Demon"! Definitely a real diamond for collectors, it includes until today unknown soundboard recordings of the concert in Tokyo 1980 (different to the well-known radioshow!!!). More info about that CD can be get at the Bootleg Archive including the necessary MP3-files. For me definitely a better live-album than the official "Reunion"!
The story with the MP3-stuff goes on, this week I finished finally "Burning The Cross" with the new stuff. The files etc. as usually can be found in the Bootleg Archive. If I work straight ahead as I want to I might finish the mp3-files until the end of this year. But when I look at the big amount of work which that means: I really doubt that ...
This week I uploaded an up-to-date version of the "Cover Version Liste"! There has been a lot of stuff coming in via the Black Sabbath Mailing List in the the last months - but still we are all waiting a long time now for the tribute sampler by the internet fans ... anybody here has some news about it?
Strange to know that during Eastern even in the almighty Internet everyone disappears or goes silent ... anyway or anysoon! New at this Black Sabbath site this week: MP3-files for the Black Sabbath Bootleg "War Pigs", as usual available at the Bootleg Archive!
The Black Sabbath Online Interview from 25th October 1998 is now availabe for everbody who missed it back in those days of last year, you can get it from LiveConvert via http://www.LiveConcerts.com in RealVideo. So don't wait, get it now! Besides that nothing new to report. I did not reach Sabbath's management last week but I expect that with exception of the current tour in America nothing new should have happened. I am working now hard on a graphical high-quality version of this site but this will take until the end of March or so. Hopefully next week I will have some more MP3-files ready to put online!
From now on people can get their information about Tony Martins activities with his project "The Cage"
directly via the address www.homecage.com. There you can
find besides the cover artwork also soundfiles and band shots. Unfortunately for his second band with the
Italian guitar player Aldio Giuntini a site like that is not available.
The latest news concerning Black Sabbath and tbeir plans for "Ozzfest 1999" can be found at the
official site by Sony Records - www.BlackSabbath.com.
Good news for all the fans of Tony Martin! I did receive an e-mail by Aldo Giuntini last week. The Italian guitar player is full of energy and enthusiasm - his new album "Project Vol. II" with Tony Martin on vocals is going to be released around next month or so! In order to make this happen Aldo did found his own label called: "GIUNTINI RECORDS"! There the above mentionend record will be available via the distributor "99th Floor". Additionally to that it is planned to set up his own internet site at the upcoming URL: www.giuntini.com. So the future could not look better!
After some months of programming and alltogether something over 200 hours of working I am finally finished: the
new graphical version of the site of the Black Sabbath Fan Club Deutschland is finally online. The page can be
reached via the URL www.black-sabbath.de!
Important! Aldo Giuntini's own label is going to be called "Giuntini Records" in order to avoid misunderstandings
with already existing record companies!
The tourdates have been updated with a couple of details which I received during the last week. I will try to gain more informationen via Sabbath's management.
The european tour dates have been brought up-to-date. The upcoming new Black Sabbath video "Reunion" should have been in the shops since somewhere in last week. Due to the lastest rumours its release has been postponed to the 7th june 1999!
At the head of this site you can find now a list of so far known tourdates for the upcoming "Black Sabbath's Tour Europe 1999". As soon as I receive new information I will update the list. In Germany prices for a ticket are located around 80,- DM (= 40,- Euro). Unfortunately I still do not have confirmation for the the dates so please check them at your ticket dealer before planning your trips. Support act is said to be the "Stone Temple Pilots".
Last week I finally did reach the management of Black Sabbath. The result is that I can announce that all
the tourdates posted on this site so far are correct and complete. This means that there will be no concerts in
Italy, France and Eastern Europe nor will there be shows outside Europe/the USA!
After a long long time I have updated the list of Black Sabbath Cover Versions. I did include all the info
about the new tribute sampler "Hell Rules", lately released in America. Just have a look!
At the Black Sabbath Lyric Archive they are some minor corrections for the records "Black Sabbath" and "Sabotage"! The new homevideo by Black Sabbath - "The Last Supper" has been released officially at least in America!
Sorry, but during July weeks the current semester at university comes to an end where usually I am completely
covered with work. Due to that I am more or less late with answering my e-mails and updating this site. SonicNet
send me an e-mail and with some requests, due to that I put a
Link on this site. This one leads directly to
their official Black Sabbath-Sites. There everyone can find some news, also audioclips, other websites and
some lot more. Check it out!
The bad news of the last week have now been confirmed officially: the final Black Sabbath Tour Europe
1999 has been postponed up to december 1999, unfortunately. Instead of the shows in Europe Black Sabbath
have extend their current US-tour. The new concerts in America are announced with dates at the official site by
Sony Records (link in the head of this page).
Finally! Even it is not official we still can have a listen to it: the Tony Iommi/Glenn Hughes demos from 1996,
released as a bootleg CD in Japan under the name of "Eighth Star"! Really a couple of brilliant songs,
which hopefully will be released officially in the near future - no matter if it is only under the banner of
Glenn Hughes! Information and some MP3-sequences are waiting at the bootleg archive for you!
Well, this time I have been silent for a couple of weeks now. With now being back online, the latest news put in
a nutshell: the Black Sabbath tourdates have been definitely moved to october this year, some are already
know so far (eg 21st/22nd december, Birmingham and Ticket
World etc.)! As soon as I have definite information I will put the new list of tourdates online!
After nearly five months I finally took the time to put a new version of the Black Sabbath Bootleg Album Discography online. Version 2.03 includes now around 170 different printing and is nearly 100 kb big. For additional information, corrections etc. I am always thankful! Please mail to the usual address.
The dates for the upcoming Black Sabbath Tour Europe are finally online, including a couple of telephone
numbers for ordering tickets (please see head of this site)!
This week I did receive a facsimile from the bureau of Tony Iommi. According to that fax I did update the Black Sabbath Tourdates Europe 1999. As usual I can not give any garanties that the gigs really will happen. Due to the various issues of the Black Sabbath Mailing List until now for most of the concerts above tickets have been already sold. This can be taken more or less as an inofficial confirmation!
The list of Black Sabbath Cover Versions has been brought up-to-date now! Unfortunately my Linux distributiom
erased some of my windows partitions due to a false parameter I set, which actually was not that funny as it might
sound now! Therefore some of my backuped e-mails are lost, beyond them might be one or two with additional cover
versions for the list. So please anyone who has send details in during the last two months: please re-send them!!!
The same goes for the guy who send me the "Seventh Star Demos feat. Jeff Fenholt"! We did remaster the
tape so far but still do not know who is the singer. Please mail us again!
After a long long period of time I finally had an indepth talk with the Management of Black Sabbath!!!
The following I was told last week: the band will do their last tour this year, which will start in Amercia and bring
them to Europe and Germany too! After the final show the current lineup of Black Sabbath will NOT split up, all four
will do their solo-records, long-awaited! Afterwards the band will come together again and do something, anything,
besides playing live. So in 2000 we will not have a new lineup.
Ronnie James Dio is going to do a tour together with Manowar and Motörhead through Scandinavia. The
complete tour dates can be found at www.ronniejamesdio.com!
A new Black Sabbath Bootleg has been released in Japan lately: "Feign Death Sabbath", contains
recordings from the "Born Again"-Tour of 1983, namely Montreal (Canada) and Offenbach (Germany). This
boots quite expensive (as it is a double-CD) and has a really bad sound. So be careful before buying!!!
As some of you might have noticed: downloading of Back Issues of the Black Sabbath Mailing List didn't work anymore. After some testings here and there and with the help of Andreas Schwertner everything is back in shape now!
Last week I did have an long and indepth phonetalk with the management of Tony Iommi. The most important
news are: the Tony Iommi solo album is planned for release around march 2000. The recordings with Glenn Hughes
(released as bootleg under the name of "Eighth Star") will definitely not be released under the banner
of Mister Tony Iommi.
Black Sabbath Tour Europe 1999
5th december, Astoria, London, UK, 8th december, Oberhausen, Arena, Germany, 10th december, Ahoy, Rotterdam, Holland, 12th december, Helsinki, Icehall, Finland, 14th december, Globen, Stockholm, Sweden, 16th december, Stuttgart, Schleyerhalle, Germany, 17th december, Zenith, Munich, Germany, 19th december, Leipzig, Messehalle 1, Germany, 21st december, NEC, Birmingham, UK, 22nd december, NEC, Birmingham, UK, support act: Godsmack (Germany only?)
At the Black Sabbath Bootleg Album Archive you can find now MP3-tracks for the bootleg-CD "Killing
Yourself To Die"! As usual: download and enjoy!
ozzydirect.com have been so kind to point me at one of their competitions. If you click on the following picture you will get the chance to win a fly and concert ticket to Black Sabbath show at the 22nd december in Birmingham, UK. So: take the chance and good luck!
At the Bootleg Archive I also re-did now the site for the CD "Eternal Shining". Included is the new layout plus of course the MP3-tracks. So as usual: just have a look yourself!
Black Sababth started their Euorpean tour last week in England. As often said and announced: this tour
will mark their final live dates for ever (???). The track list has been re-arranged a little. Now the band does
play "Tomorrow's Dream" while "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" has been droped. Reviews by fans from
shows in Germany have been all very very positive!
Just returned from the Black Sabbath concerts in Munich and Leipzig, both of them were really really exciting. The Set List: Intro (short Best Of...)/War Pigs/N.I.B. with Bassintro/Fairies Wear Boots/After Forever/Electric Funeral/Sweet Leaf/Solo Iommi (same as before "Die Young" 1992)/Snowblind/Into The Void/Dirty Woman/Tomorrow's Dream (not played in Leipzig!!!)/Black Sabbath/Iron Man/Embryo/Children Of The Grave/encore: Paranoid !
I hope that all readers of this Black Sabbath site made it good into the year 2000 without facing any of those
funny Y2K-problems. If one of you faced a problem, please send me an email. I really would love to know
what could have happen :)
As you can read on www.black-sabbath.com Joe Siegler has some software-related problems which is the reason of the delay of the current issue #947 of the Black Sabbath Mailing List. Everybody who can not wait to read it can get this issue via Joe's site or by downloading the Back Issues at this site.
At the Black Sabbath Bootleg Archive you can find from now on MP3-tracks for the Black Sabbath Bootleg CD "Europe 1993" (Monsters Of Rock, Italy, 1992). As usual: have a look yourself and take a listen! For the next week or so I do plan an update of the Black Sabbath Bootleg Discography.
Black Sabbath did their so-called "Final Concerts" last week's wednesday and thursday in Birmingham,
England in front of over 10.000 people. Everybody who read their interview in the current issue of Kerrang! and
also did saw Ozzy while saying the words "last shows ever" might also have thought about that final does
not mean necessary final, or whatever.
Just right at this time I seem to be in good shape: this week you can find an update at the Black Sabbath Bootleg Archive for the CD "Beast In Heaven" with completely re-done layout and of course with the MP3-Tracks for a short listening. Just have a look yourself and write me a comment if you like!
After a long long time of thinking I finally closed today the links concerning the information "How Do I Become Member In The Black Sabbath Fan Club Deutschland?". The last two years showed dramatically that during my studies I do not have enough time to keep care for the fan club as it should be. Due to that situation I will not make new membership entrance possible until things change. Fans who are waiting since months and who have send in money should contact me. So I can send them the money back!
After something like over five months I finally brought the Black Sabbath Bootleg Album Discography up-to-date. With the exception of two copies all CDRs have been droped of the list, sorry, but those days they are too many out to put them into that specific real-bootleg list. In Birmingham 1999 I did met a real hardcore-collector. With the help of that guy I really hope to push the list another big step forward. But that's for the future. Version 2.04 is now online.
At the Bootleg Archive you can find this week an update for the CD "Turn To Glenn" - the
only real Black Sabbath bootleg featuring Glenn Hughes on vocals. Unfortunately the sound quality is not that great
- but take a listen yourself via the MP3-tracks.
This week I did have an phonecall with the management of Tony Iommi. The release of Tony's long-awaited solo album will be around march 2000 but it looks more like this date will be rescheduled towards middle 2000 or so. At this moment people are working on the possibility that Ozzy Osbourne will also sing on one track. The website www.iommi.com has been overtaken by a company. The page should re-open soon their doors. At this moment it is planned that the design/content of the site will stay the same but an ecommerce section will be added where merchandising etc. can be bought.
The news have been spread: the new album by Ronnie James Dio with the nice-sounding name "Magica"
will be in stores around 20. March 2000. More details can be found at the website of Ronnies new record label
www.spitfirerecords.com where everybody also can have a listen to
the brandnew track "Fever Dreams". More breaking news can be found at Dio's official website
At the Black Sabbath Bootleg Archive you will find a complete new site for the CD "Ozzy Rules Budapest"
(1999). Including MP3-tracks and all the other stuff.
After a long long time I finally did an update of the page Services/For Sale List which was necessary.
Specially the list of records for sale was pretty damned old. Just have a look inside, maybe something there is
interesting for you.
Tony Iommi fans listen up: the very rare bootleg CD "Tony Iommi - Eighth Star" has been re-released,
called like a second edition (500 copies). The CDs containing actually the same stuff, only on the backcover the
text "Limited Edition 500 Copies" has been replaced by "Second Edition". The final 35 copies in
Europe can be bought at Record Heaven via www.recordheaven.net
- you should hurry up!
At the Bootleg Archive you can find a completely new page for the CD "One For The Nose"! This boot contains very exciting recordings from the "Never Say Die"-tour 1978, but better take a listen for yourself to the MP3-tracks!!!
Im Bootleg Archive habe ich diese Woche die Seite zur CD "Parisian Bitch" (Paris 1983) überarbeitet. Neben dem stabileren Layout gibt es natürlich auch wieder die MP3-Testsequenzen. Hört sie Euch einfach mal an!
At the Bootleg Archive the page for the CD "Parisian Bitch" (Paris, France 1983) has been re-done now. Besides the improved layout as usually you can find the MP3-tracks there. Just take a listen!
Ronnie James Dio's new album "Magica" entered the German album TOP 100 hitlist at number #34. Compared to his previous records like "Strange Highways" which only reached number #90 and "Angry Machines" which was not mentioned in the TOP 100 at all quite a good "break even". If anybody knows here more chart ratings, please mail them to me! At the official site of Ronnie James Dio you can find now the updated tourdates including Europe!
At the Bootleg Archiv you can find now MP3-tracks of the Black Sabbath Bootleg CD "Born In Hell"
(Worchester, USA, 1983). As usual: just download them :)
At the Black Sabbath Bootleg Archive I updated this week the page for the CD "Tony Martin - And
Friends" (Germany, 1992). Besides a couple of corrections and the new layout you can find the well-known
As they have been lots of talkings about in the Mailing List during the last weeks, I specially concentrated this week on re-doing the page for the Black Sabbath bootleg CD "Return To 1969" (Germany, 1970). With the MP3-tracks you now can take a listen to many of the alternative lyrics - for example also the third verse of "Black Sabbath"!
News this week in the bootleg archive: an update for the page of the CD "Wicked Sabbath" (USA, 1971) including all the usual stuff.
Next week via the Edel company the new Black Sabbath Best Of "The Best Of Black Sabbath" is going
to be released. For everyone who can't wait to see it: with just a click here
you can have a look at the cover, online!
The Black Sabbath Contest (see above) is still going. So to everybody who still has not entered the contest:
EMAIL with the answer to me!
The Black Sabbath Contest (see above) is the last week going. So to everybody who still has not entered the contest:
EMAIL with the answer to me!
I got my copy of NIB II last week, a promotional one. The cover says release date is 05/06/2000! The track list:
Sweet Leaf (Godsmack)/Hole In The Sky (Machine Head)/Behind The Wall (Static X)/Never Say Die (Megadeth)/Snowblind
(System Of A Down)/Electric Funeral (Pantera)/N.I.B. (Primus)/Hand Of Doom (Slayer)/Under The Sun (Soulfly)/Sabra
Cadabra (HED)/Into The Void (Monster Magnet)/This Means War (Busta Rhymes with Ozzy) . I personally do not like
it to much, to modern you can say. I prefer NIB I!
Nothing really new to report this week. Bill Ward and Tony Iommi are going to release their
solo-records "Beyond Astin" and "Iommi" around the time august-september this year,
The Black Sabbath Contest is over now! Many thanx to all the people who took part and specially thanx to
the record company for forwarding us the Black Sabbath 7"'s and the sixpacks beer. The winner will be contacted
separately but not announced here!
www.iommi.com is online again - the old version so far!
Via the Napster Community I found two songs from the forthcoming Tony Iommi solo album as MP3 files. One is "Time Is Mine" with Phil Anselmo on vocals and "In Flame" featuring Ian Astbury. The first one is quite tough, a mix of Iommi and Pantera. "In Flame" is more different, with nice keyboards here and there and quite unusual!
Last week I had a nice phonecall with the management of Tony Iommi. The long-awaited solo-record is now
planned for release together with the start of the "Ozzfest" around middle this year via the label
by family Osbourne "Divine". They are no touring plans due to the enormous number of guest musicians
appearing on the album but various promo-events will happen. Before the release of the album www.iommi.com
will re-open its gates. A slightly changed layout together with new details and merchandising offers can be seen.
Plans at the moment are that very quick (less than one year) a follow-up for the upcoming album will be done, with
whom Tony Iommi will go on tour.
Divine Recordings is going to be doing a premeire of Tony Iommi's solo album "Iommi" leading up to the october 17th release date at www.divinerecordings.com and www.iommi.com. This will start next week, probably tuesday or wednesday. It is planned to feature a song (streaming) every five or six days with a write-up of each track, photos, etc. So keep your eyes open!!!!!
Now it looks like the big promotion on www.iommi.com will start a little bit later than supposed, sadly enough! Luckily the recordings with Glenn Hughes are now available as bootlegs in various versions, so: a) Eighth Star (Grand Cross) - 500 copies, Japan, sold out!, b) Eighth Star (Grand Cross) - second edition, Japan, sold out!, c) Eighth Star (blue frontcover, photo of Tony Iommi live), Italy, cheaper, d) Eighth Star (Grand Cross reissue) - looks like an cheap Italian re-print. So there still should be CDs around on your next record fairs!
Finally the details for the solo-record of Tony Iommi - simply titled Iommi - are available. Anything interesting (tracklisting, muscians, date etc) can be found at the news page of his label Divine Recordings, just click here!
There is nothing new to report at this moment. Ozzy Osbourne finally will do a song on the upcoming solo album by Tony Iommi. I was promised lately a couple of posters and CDs from Divine Recordings. I hopefully can give away those presents with a contest parallel with the release of "Iommi"!
The pages from Tony Iommi (www.iommi.com and www.tonyiommi.com) finally have been updated
now by ARTISTDirect, after long time of waiting. From today on you can listen there online to some more tracks
from the solo-album by Tony Iommi, tracks with Skin and Ian Astbury on vocals.
Via www.divinerecordings.com you can get a MP3-file about the new solo-album from Tony Iommi. There you
firstly can have a listen to some short music sequences which reflect quite good the first impression of that album!
After nearly over half a year I finally made an update to the Black Sabbath Cover Version List, lots of
new stuff was to mention. Now we have something like 8 (!!!) tribute-sampler floating around and enough cover
versions to fill dozens mores. But check it yourself and if I missed something: email me!
This week finally the first solo-album by Tony Iommi is going to be released. So everyone should enter his
record shop this week ASAP! Due to www.divinerecordings.com a track by Tony Iommi also will appear on the
sampler related to the second part of the movie "Blairwitch Project"! At www.soundbreak.com an
online interview with Tony Iommi is available.
The complete solo-album by Tony Iommi is now officially available for pre-listening via the websites by
Kerbango. If you do not find the link on their main page then go
to the search mask and simply insert "Iommi".
Due to enormous promotonial happenings for the release of Tony Iommi'a new record you can get access to couple of nice things via the internet, first example is an ecard, which can be found at the pages of www.divinerecordings.com. Additionally to that quite nice interviews can be read at VH1 and METALBLITZ !
At the Black Sabbath Lyrics Archive you can find complete textlisting for Seventh Star Demos feat. Jeff Fenholt!!!
Divine Recordings have been so kind and forwarded me three Tony Iommi posters - signed by the man himself - in order to give them away via a contest. So everybody who likes to take part should send me an email (for example via clicking the image above) including the names of three guest singers which appear on Tony's current album.
The Tony Iommi Contest is still going and will last until the end of this year. So everybody still can enter if he likes to!
The Tony Iommi contest is closed now - so please stop mailing. The winners will be contacted within the
next couple of days. A new and interesting interview with Tony Iommi can be found at the pages of www.launch.com !
Some interesting concert poster by Black Sabbath are available via the following links: poster 1, poster 2, poster 3, poster 4, poster 5! Also there is a new and very cool Ozzy Osbourne site online OzzyWorld.com where a lot of merchandising can be bought. Finally a nice new rock page with links and news: Medazzarock.
At the Bootleg Archive I re-did a page - long long ago since the last time. It is: "Ray Rules" (London, UK, 1986 plus interviews). Besides the better layout I included as usually some MP3 tracks. Hopefully I will have finished the bootleg archive by the end of this year.
This week I started updating the Black Sabbath Cover Version list but haven't finished it so far. So the rest of the tracks will be added next week or so!
One of those modern internet-lawyers who are specialised in making trouble towards webmaster put somehow pressure on one of my providers concerning the MP3-tracks at www.black-sabbath.de - and from a certain point of view he succeeded. I had to move various files to different places which ended in a lot of work. If anyone still finds a broken link - please mail it to me!
Ronnie James Dio is working on "Hearn'n'Aid II" which supports the "Children Of The
Night" organisation. Guests so far are: George Lynch, Bruce Dickinson, Ian Gillan und Rob Halford.
Due to an email I received from Ozzy Osbourne's management Black Sabbath are going to headline this years Ozzfest in America. No words so far if some gigs outside America - especially Europe - will happen. For the mainstage so far confirmed are: Black Sabbath, Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, Papa Roach, Linkin Park, Disturbed ! Additionally to that Ozzy is busy with doing his new record. More information about that can be found in the Internet via: SonicNet .
At the Black Sabbath Bootleg Album Archive I did another update: the page for the CD "Sabbath Day's Journey" has been redone including MP3-tracks. Just have a listen! Joe Siegler completely re-did the layout of his Black Sabbath page - www.black-sabbath.com - it's online now. Definitely a must-have-seen!
This week I bought a new Black Sabbath Vinyl Bootleg Album at ebay which actually has not been mentioned in our discography so far - called "Black Sabbath Riot Milwaukee 1980". This recording could have been exciting if not a couple of drunken fans trashed the show, unfortunately. The LP does not contain a single bit of Black Sabbath music - just a little bit industrial rubbish. No Sabbath fans needs to buy this one!
There is a new Black Sabbath bootleg out on vinyl: "Live In Paris 20/12/70" ! As the title suggests it contains the famous TV recordings from 1970. Excelltent soundquality, the bootleg itself got a plain black cover with a big sticker, LP with white label. I paid around 40,- DM for it!
A couple of details about the new Black Sabbath album can be found via the pages of sonicnet.com. The first record by Misha Calvin with Tony Martin should have been re-released these days, including around six bonus tracks. Did anybody so far bought it?
Via the free services offered by Yahoo! some freaks started a second Black Sabbath Mailing List. Of course it is often for everyone. The request form for joining can be found in the Links section of this page.
Geezer Butler will be available on monday, 9pm EDT/6pm PDT via the URL http://chat1.starwave.com/ for chat - answering
questions. Questions can be send in before that time via the email: email@example.com . As it looks like now a lot of things are going to happen on www.Ozzfest.com - an email by their admin announced TV sequences and stuff like that. Finally it looks like
really a Black Sabbath video game called "Black Skies" is prepared.
Due to an English ticket-dealer (Internet) Black Sabbath are going to do the Ozzfest 2001 in Milton Keynes Bowl (near London) on the 26th (saturday) May 2001. Supports acts are so far: Slipknot, Tool and Papa Roach plus more. Tickets can be ordered: here !
Black Sabbath will play 22nd May at the Birmingham Academy, UK their warmup-gig for this tour. Tickets
for this historical concert event can bet get via Way Ahead Tickets.
At Bill Wards homepage www.billward.com you can find a couple of news about his upcoming new solo-album and a new section "Diary"! The new Glenn Hughes CD contains the song "Gone" which is well-known by collectors from the demos with Tony Iommi - "Eighth Star". The record should be available in Germany together with a bonus-Cd which includes a live-version of "No Stranger To Love". The problems with my web-provider SNAFU seem to be solved now finally.
This week at the Black Sabbath Bootleg Album Archive I did an update for the page of the CD "Welcome To The Electric Funeral" - MP3-tracks and better layout!
Everybody who wants to have a listen to Black Sabbath's new track "Scary Dreams" should go to
www.ozzyhead.com and look there in the section Sound Vault where a MP3-file of a live recording is available.
Tons of news from the Bootleg zone can be reported this week. I did receive from Japan last friday: "Megalomaniac Architect" (double CD, 74/76) and "Star Of India" containing the demo sessions for the "Seventh Star"-album, Jeff Fenholt on vocals. The latter can be get this week at www.ebay.com ! Also released in Japan within the last months: "Evil Mob" (CD, 82), "Sabbath Finally" (CD, 99), "The Madman Years" (CD, 71/78) and "Martin Years" (Doppel-CD, 90). All of them are silver CDs, no CDRs at all! Except the latter one I do have them all or will get them soon. As soon as all CDs arrived I can do another big update for the Black Sabbath Bootleg List. All kind of comments and suggestions are welcome!
The last couple of weeks have been very quite for www.black-sabbath.de - I had lots of work to do! But besides all that stuff: we are moving forwards with big steps towards visitor 100.000 ! Due to the latest rumours a lot around/with Tony Martin will happen this year: new albums with Rondinelli, Nicholls and Dario Mollo (the new CAGE album) are prepared as well as the re-release of Misha Calvin!
Tony Iommi did record together with Ozzy Osbourne and the rap band called Wu Tan Clan a new song, released on the upcoming sampler "Loud Roud"! The record can be ordered for example via the pages from Amazon.com There is also a new competition out, this time signed CDs can be won. All info available via: click here !
As it looks now Black Sabbath are going to record and release a new album before the end of this year. That's
the big talk at the moment in the net. Produced by Rick Rubin and with the original lineup plus Geoff Nicholls.
Black Sabbath did a new song called "Scary Dream" during their warmup-gig for this tour on 22nd may at the Birmingham Academy, UK. The crowd there went nuts, must be a good track! Besides the usual live stuff the band also played "Cornucopia" und "Under The Sun" ! The new Black Sabbath album is planned for release mid 2002 - so far! Ozzy's next solo-record should come out 16th october.
The german Black Sabbath Cover Band "Sabotage" is on tour now - in Germany. Tourdates etc. can be found via HERE !
Again new Black Sabbath bootlegs have been released in Japan lately: "Shockwave Over Texas" (CD, Abilene, Texas, USA, october 1978) and "Fresno 1978" (double CD, USA 1978). The official label Divine Recordings seems to recognize that too: around october this year a Black Sabbath album with live recordings from the 1975 "Sabotage" tour will be released, more details here .
Epic Records send me a kind email to remind that the new Ozzfest sampler will be released very
soon. If you click on the banner below you will be guided to the official website. And always remember: "HELL HAS A SOUNDTRACK and it's been laid down for eternity. OZZFEST 2001: THE SECOND MILLENIUM IN STORES TUESDAY, AUGUST 14." Additionally to that you can find here an ecard downloadable,
where also information on the new Ozzy Osbourne album can be found.
After over a whole year I finally released it: the new version of the Black Sabbath Bootleg Album Discography is online now - with more than 200 different LPs and CDs listed. A big amount of CDs has been released in Japan during the last eighteen months - most of them can be found in the new discography. In various mailing list I have posted additional information which one can also find here !
Due to a newsletter from Ozzy's record company EpicRecords the first single from the madman's new record is released now to the radio stations, titled: "Gets Me Through". The upcoming record will be called "Down To Earth", produced by Tim Palmer, recorded with: Zakk Wylde (guitar), Robert Trujillo (bass) and Michael Bordin (drums). The new album will be in stores on 16th october 2001, the video for the single (recorded lately in LA) will be aired on MTV from 16th september on!
The forthcoming Black Sabbath live-album "Live 1975" is said to been delayed due to problems with the distributor. If some among you still fight within the browser war: Netscape 6.1 has finally been released - a modern, stable browser with everything you might need for the web.
For all among you who can not wait: via the URL http://www.getozzynow.com/ everybody can have a preview of Ozzy's upcoming record Down To Earth. All I can hope now is that the next album by Black Sabbath will have some more power and glory.
This page including the domain is going to change the provider this week. Due to that it can happen for short periods that the site is not reachable. Do not worry, next week everything will be working as usual!
I finally bought the re-issue of Misha Calvin's album "Evolution" with Tony Martin on vocals.
Besides the well-known tracks from the very first release this reprint includes all the Tony Martin tracks in
a very rough demoversion as well as a previously unreleased song called "Keep In Touch", also with
Tony Martin on vocals. Highly recommended to every fan.
At this moment I do have a couple of Black Sabbath Vinyl Bootlegs for sale - if you are interested please email me for a list!
This website www.black-sabbath.de celebrates its fifth birthday this month. To all the nearly 120.000 visitors who made this site what it is today I like to say a big "Thank You!".
Moving the domain www.black-sabbath.de to a new provider does not seem to cause any problems. I had to fix
some broken links and also re-upload some missings files, that's it! If anybody finds here or there some errors
please send me an Email !
Ozzy Osbourne has been forced by doctors to postpone ten dates on the current "Merry Mayhem" US tour due to a stress fracture in his leg. For more details see www.ozzy.com.
Exciting hot news for all fans of Ronnie JamesDIO. Due to German metal magazin Rock Hard little big man will release a new album around february 2002!!!
The december has been a quiet month for www.black-sabbath.de. Reasons for that are quite a lot of work
which is going on with the Black Sabbath discographies. They will be prepared for an internet release. All the
best wishes for 2002 to all the Black Sabbath fans out there!
It is now around five years ago since Steven Rosen published his Black Sabbath biography called "Under Wheels Of Confusion". At this moment he is sitting at his desk, re-doing the book for a scheduled re-release. If someone has suggestions or any other kind of help - I can forward it to Steven Rosen, just email me. The new book will be in stores around the beginning of 2002!
More details concerning the new Cage II-album with Tony Martin on vocals: the recordings are finished now and are in the mixing process, in Italy. Tracklist: Terra Toria, Overload, Amore Silenzioso, Life Love, Wind Of Change, Balance Of Power, Theatre of Dreams, What a Strange Thing Love Is, Guardian Angel, Poison Roses, plus a cover version of Led Zeppelin's "Dazed and Confused".
All the information about the sitcom "The Osbournes" by Ozzy's family including a nice preview-video can be found via the homepage of MTV - just click. From the databases of www.rockdetector.com a new Ozzy Osbourne chronic has been written by Garry Sharpe-Young which will be published in may via Cherry Red Publishing.
Glenn Hughes together with Joe Lynn Turner are going to release a new album on march 18th via MTM music.
All the news and details about this can be found at www.mtm-music.de .
Tony Martin is working on the new albums by "The Cage" and "Rondinelli" - a letter
by Tony Martin with detailed information can be found at the news page of www.black-sabbath.com.
Mihkel Raud from "Beg The Bug Records" was so kind and forwarded us four Rondellus CDs "Sabbatum" in order to give them away to the winners of a competition. So what you have to do to enter this contest: click on the Sabbatum-banner above which will lead you to their website. There look for the sentence "They took 12 Black Sabbath classics and turned them into something ..."! And now you just have to send me the complete sentence via Email ! That's it - good luck.
Everybody should be careful with buying via the online-catalog from http://www.cdlive.com.pa - our current information is that their whole offer is only CDR. As soon as anybody makes further experiences with this website please let me know!
The tracklisting for the upcoming Dio album "Killing The Dragon"
(due out May 21st through Spitfire Records): Killing The Dragon, Along Came A Spider, Scream, Better In The Dark, Rock And Roll, Push, Guilty, Throwaway Children, Before The Fall and Cold Feet. A US tour beginning on June 1st in
Las Vegas is planned.
The latest photo showing Tony Martin with his current band "The Bailey Brothers" can be found,
together with the latest news and tourdates, at www.baileybrothers.co.uk!
All the details about the new The Cage album with Tony Martin on vocals is available on the page of Dario Mollo, release date is the 22nd may 2002. As most of you will already know, Ozzy Osbourne did re-release his very first two solo records, namely "Blizzard Of Oz" amd "Diary Of A Madman". With doing that he replaced all stuff recorded by Bob Daisley and Lee Kerslake. Their opinion about this behaviour can be found now online at the homepage of Bob Daisley. The German Black Sabbath cover band Sabotage is on tour now in Germany - locations and dates can be found at their site.
The Osbournes can now be seen in Germany - and I expect in whole of Europe - as well, air dates are each: wednesday at 10.30 am, tuesday at 7.00 pm and sunday at 10.00 pm (CET)! If one believes the latest numbers from the industry Ozzy has sold so far in his life 70 million records. In order to add a couple of more millions to that there will be a soundtrack for "The Osbournes", produced by Jack Osbourne, Kelly Osbourne is going to sing, e.g. a cover of Madonna's classic "Papa Don't Preach". Additionally to that there will be released a "LIVE AT BUDOKAN"-album from Ozzy soon. I have found a couple of news concerning "The Osbournes" - just to make it easy I have put them all here as textfile. A couple of very nice live coverversions from Black Sabbath songs can be found here.
A couple of details about Ozzy Osbourne visiting the White House last week can be found on the pages of the Washington Post. The guitar player who did a tour 1992 in Germany together with Tony Martin, Cozy Powell and Neil Murray under the banner of "Cozy Powell's Hammer" - Mario Parga - did release his own website lately. Besides all the other projects (Cage, Rondinelli ...) Tony Martin is working together with Geoff Nicholls on a soundtrack. No details are said at the moment. The Sabbatum contest ends with 20th april 2002!
The Sabbatum contest is over now, the winners will be contacted within this week. Going to be released during the next days is the new album Cage 2 with Tony Martin on vocals - first copies have been seen now on Ebay. Have a look at www.ozzynet.com to find all the news about Ozzy Osbourne and his upcoming live album, things about The Osbournes and so on.
A complete list of the planned tour dates for the Ozzfest 2002 in Europe has been published by Metal Hammer
- click here. Not all of the dates have been confirmed so far!
Recent news from Ozzy Osbourne: "THE OSBOURNE FAMILY ALBUM" is going to be released finally on the 11th june - more details at osbournesalbum.com . After that - on the 25th june - the new live CD/DVD/VHS "Live at the Budokan" is released together with the re-issues of "Bark At The Moon", "No Rest For The Wicked" and "Ozzmosis".
Within the next couple of weeks another Ozzy Osbourne biography will be released in England. I did receive a couple of details and put them here online as PDF file. Additionally I did found a new Lee Kerslake interview on the web. Check out the pages of CDconnection.com where a lot of different Black Sabbath CDs can be ordered.
The new album by Dio finally should have reached any record shop by now! As one can read in the current
issue of german metal megazine Rock Hard Dio says the the next album after Killing The Dragon
will continue the Magica story - Magica 2 & 3. On the official page for Ronnie James Dio
one can find the latest US tourdates.
The new live-album by Ozzy Osbourne called "Live At Budokan" has been released now. All the info which one can imagine including preview tracks and a small video-clip are available at the official page via www.ozzy.com/budokan.
Ronnie James Dio did for his first single "Push" from his brand new album "Killing The Dragon" an exciting video shot. Parts of that can be found as MOV file plus additionally stuff from Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society etc. on the pages of the US label Spitfire.
Ronnie James Dio did launch his world tour lately - the complete tour dates can be found on his official website www.ronniejamesdio.com. Detailed information about which of his shows in Germany will be done with or without Deep Purple can be found on the pages of www.mano.de, tickets for the shows in Germany can be ordered online here www.mano.de/tickets.
By the end of this summer it really looks like a Black Sabbath live double CD will be released, including various unreleased recordings from around 1975. For more details and pre-order links have a look at the pages of Joe Siegler. Additionally to that the legendary video "Black'n'Blue is going to be released on DVD - all the details can be found here. Also at the pages OnStage at the site of Spitfire Record the new video by Dio called "Push" is available as RealAudio. Last but not least at the sites of MSN you can find updates of Sharon Osbournes fight against the cancer.
At the moment I do not have the time to do an update of the Black Sabbath Bootleg Album Discography. So
here are the latest things in a nutshell. The last three releases from Japan are "Sabotaged On Route 666" (CD), "The Last Sacrament" (double CD) and "Ultimate Rarities Vol 1" (CD). A list of all the
Japanese CDRs which do appear on ebay can be found here.
The new Black Sabbath live album "Past Lives" seems to be available now - first copies can be get
and seen at the pages of ebay.com. Additionally to that a couple of new Black Sabbath tribute samplers have been released: "Hail To The Stonehenge Gods", "Bhangra, Bloody Bhangra" and "The String Quartet Tribute To Black Sabbath"!
Lately I bought via ebay.com a Japan release of Black Sabbath's album "The Eternal Idol", released within the "Vertigo Classics" serie. Scans of cover and label are online now! Label and cover reminded me of a "Seventh Star" release which had been sold here in Germany widely some years ago and which surely is a "Japan fake" (due to cover reproduction quality etc), but look at the images of cover and label. So it does look like this "Vertigo Classics" serie really does exist - which was new to us. So the questions is: does anyone know more about this serie? Are they anymore releases known? Is there a real "Seventh Star" release out by "Vertigo Classics"? Please email !
Rockdetector are going to release a new Black Sabbath biography early 2003. Included with that book should be a new Black Sabbath Tribute Sampler! Now they are looking for bands who can deliver radical new cover versions. All details necessary can be found in the offical press release.
Another Black Sabbath tribute sampler has been released lately- Hand Of Doom (order it for 12,- USD via the link). An interesting point are some people behind this project: Melissa Auf Der Maur (Hole/Smashing Pumpkins), Nick Oliveri (Queens of the Stone Age), Guy Stevens and more.
I finally took the time to start working on an update for the Black Sabbath Bootleg Album Discography. After I did receive a quite huge set of CDs from Japan I can add the last missing details hopefully soon. So far I finished an update of list for semi-official Japan-CDRs - which means CDRs released with an professionell printed booklet.
I hope everybody made it good into the new year without any troubles during the holidays! In December the new version of Tony Iommi's homepage iommi.com has been released. In my eyes the new site is frustrating: the content stayed more or less the same which means most of the stuff is terribly old. The main thing is that the old design has been replaced by a (weaker) new one. On the pages of musikwoche.de all the details about the start of the second season of "The Osbournes" in Germany can be found.
On the homepage of the photograph Jorgen Angel one can find some really nice Black Sabbath and Ozzy solo photos - just click: www.angel.dk .
During a short stay in Great Britian at the beginning of august 2002 I had the opportunity to visit the manger of
Tony Iommi. There it had been confirmed again that Phil Anselmo from Pantera is going to sing on the
next solo-album. Recordings should start around january 2003. Tony spend the last weeks in his new studio together
with Bob Marlette where they did collect ideas for new songs. Work is in progress now also with a possible
re-launch of www.iommi.com.
Aldo Giuntini has started working lately on his upcoming album which is going to be called "Project III"! Fortunately on vocals he will use again Tony Martin! The whole recording sessions should be finished by the end of this year. After a long break I updated now the back issues of the Black Sabbath Mailing List.
Tony Martin next big thing will be to release an album with the band Empire. With him in this band are also: Neil Murray (bass), Rolf Munkes (guitar), Gerald Kloos (drums), Don Airey (keyboards)! The release is planned so far for early 2003 - via Lion Music. So far the following titles can be named: Perfect Singularity, Back in the Light, Big World Little Man, One in a Million, Comin' Home, Did You Ever Love Me, Pay Back Time, You, Teenage Deadhead, Wherever You Go !
The following CDs by Dio have been re-released in Japan as 24bit remastered: DREAM EVIL (9432429), HOLY DIVER (943212), LAST IN LINE (943222) and SACRED HEART (943232) - all on Vertigo. Also the concert on 13th december 2002 at the Roseland Ballroom, New York, USA will be recorded and should be released around April 2003 via Eagle Vision on DVD.
Within the last couple of months absolute nothing happened on www.black-sabbath.de ! The reasons are quite easy to explain: I spend two months out of town working. Now I am back in Berlin and the first thing I did is finishing the new version of the Black Sabbath Bootleg Album Discography. As it is over a year ago since the last update happend you can imagine yourself that a lot of new things and changes were done. Within the next weeks I am going to do a major clean up of the page.
The magazin Guitar World is searching for exciting questions. Those will be used for an interview with Tony Iommi. Anyone with good ideas can email everything to firstname.lastname@example.org ! More information about Guitar World and the interview can be found online via www.guitarworld.com. Additionally it is also possible to win something!
Finally I received last week my copy of the 4CD box "Reincarnation" and I can only advice each Sabbath collector out there: buy it! Besides a couple of more or less non-sense it contains real demos for the Black Sabbath album "Dehumanizer" - with Cozy Powell on drums and Ronnie James Dio on vocals. Structure of the songs, lyrics, nearly everything sounds rewritten, additionally the box comes with so-called Geezer Butler demos including an unknown singer plus the complete album "Forbidden" in a very rough mix - this way sounding it should have been released!
Via the URL www.black-sabbath.de/temp/trailer.avi one can find a short trailer (MP4 compressed, 20 MB, Media Player 9) which shows some sequences from a possible release of the Live Evil video. Does anybody know anything further about these recordings?
This page www.black-sabbath.de was more or less dead for quite a while. Reasons are
quite easy to explain: the activities on this page rise and fall with the amount of time
which I can invest in it. Time was a rare thing for me in the last couple of months. But
now it looks like the big things are done and I started to remove old news;
bringing the page uptodate.
From my point of view it is not useful to re-list all the news from the past - most of them are already well-known. So please find here a couple of small details from the last times which I found to be very interesting:
A couple of new items from the bootleg market appeared lately: Headless in Vienna (doCD, Austria 1989), Class Of 1992 (doCD, Boston 1992), Welcome To The Electric Funeral (CD, London 1978, russian re-release), From The Darkness (CD, Paris 1970, russisian re-release). As soon as I receive all those new CDs an update of will Bootleg Album Discography will be published.
As it looks like now after the US-release of the compilation "Symptom Of The Universe" the whole Black Sabbath back catalogue up to 1987 is going to
be re-released in America as remastered CDs. First output is called "Black Box"
and contains all the albums with Ozzy plus a DVD with the Beat-Club recordings. Price will be approx. 100 USD!
Since the canceled recording session with Phil Anselmo there have not been anymore news about the solo album of Tony Iommi. Therefore I phoned the mangement in England last week. Unfortunately there is still nothing new to report - Tony is still searching for a singer, Phil Anselmo definitely is not available due to his other projects. Here I like to mention again the forum at www.iommi.com. All the comments there from the fans are read by Tony and the management and definitely can have an influence!!!
Like every half year I have uploaded this week the newest version of the Black Sabbath bootleg album discography. Since the last update around 14 new bootlegs have been added plus a couple of corrections and things like that. Therefore the whole file is now over 140 kb big. Everyone with corrections etc: please send an email to me!
Just have a look at the Tony Iommi message board where you
can find a nice giveaway contest. A diehard fan might find some of the questions there a bit strange but on the other hand one
does not have to take everything too serious.
These days finally the 1995 Black Sabbath live video "Cross Purposes - Live" (at that time published as a
box set: the video together with a CD containing the soundtrack) is going to be re-released on DVD. More details about this and
the possibility of pre-ordering can be found at the pages of amazon.com .
Via Bill Wards official webpage billward.com one can buy now his new single Straws in a very strictly limited and signed edition! Zakk Wylde will enter the studios this months finally to record a new album of his own band Black Label Society. And last but not least via the following link one can have some pre-listenings for the upcoming M3 Whitesnake live tribute album!
Unbelieveable news this week: Ozzy Osbourne will appear together with his daughter Kelly this saturday, 6th december 2003, at German TV show "Wetten dass ...???" - probably they will sing "Changes" together.
Details about the new Black Sabbath book "How Black Was Our Sabbath (a view from the crew)" by David Tangye and Graham Wright can be found via the following URL www.blacksabbath.co.uk !
Another new Black Sabbath book is going to be released within the next days: "Black Sabbath - Never Say Die" by Gary Sharpe-Young (Rockdetector). All the information for ordering and one sample chapter can be found here.
On the 17th and 18th april 2004 in Utrecht (Netherlands) takes place the worlds biggest Record Fair! Currently some of Europeans greatest Black Sabbath collectors set up a meeting there. This actually could be the chance to make a real small but international Black Sabbath Fan Meeting? So I would suggest one can meet after the record fair on saturday! Everyone who is interested can drop me an email so we can find a suitable date and meeting point.
During the last couple of months it has been extremely silent on www.black-sabbath.de because I was loaded with other work. Hopefully within the next time I will be more able to focus on the page and at least keep the news section up-to-date! I think there have been enough (tons of) news about Ozzy's accident and recovery and Tony Iommi message board now is a perfect source to get latest (Sabbath) news! Unfortunately nobody seem to have noticed that Vinny Appice is back (on tour) with The Lizards which are co-headlined by Vanilla Fudge where no-one else than his brother Carmine Appice plays the drums. The latest dates for the tour in Germany are: March 23, 2004 - Downtown Blues Club - Hamburg, March 25, 2004 - Quasimodo - Berlin, March 26, 2004 - Gewerkschaftshaus - Erfurt, March 27, 2004 - Blues Garage - Hannover, March 28, 2004 - Frankfurter Hof - Mainz, March 30, 2004 - Backstage - Munich !
Dio is going to enter the studio in april in order to record the follow-up to "Killing The Dragon". More details - also concerning the "Sacred Heart" DVD - can be found via www.ronniejamesdio.com. Besides WholeLottaMetal it is said that Tony Martin will also tour with M3 during the middle of this year in Eastern Europe. Tracklist and more details for the upcoming Black Label Society album can be found at sdmfworldwide.com !
At the beginning it were only rumours but now it became official: Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi are negotiating how the almighty Black Sabbath can be a part of this years Ozzfest! No decisions have been made so far but hopefully we will have the definite information during this month! For additional information please see article1, article2 .
A new interesting interview with Bill Ward has been posted on the pages of classicrockrevisited.com! Currently I am working on the next update of the bootleg album discography and still I am searching for details about the following (new) releases: 1st - Rat Salad LP, does someone got a release where the bandname is printed in red and the LP title in white/silver on the front cover? 2nd - Megalomaniac Architect doCD, who knows more about the release which only contains recordings from the UK show (none from the USA)?
If one tends to believe the latest news spread around than Tony Iommi is making serious progress with his second solo album. If everything goes well and no new tour or whatever happens than it could be that the latter is released somewhere in 2005. More details can be found via blabbermouth.net.
Finally released is the Black Sabbath book "How Black Was Our Sabbath (a view from the crew)" by David Tangye and Graham Wright. All the details including an order formular can
be found via the following URL www.blacksabbath.co.uk !
Like every half year I did an update of the Black Sabbath Bootleg Album Discography - this time around ten new albums have been added. Mainly we have now new releases on CD from Russia but
also a new deluxe bootleg picture LP (the first one since the Apocalypse bootleg from 1987) appeared plus of course a couple of new (expensive) boots from Japan.
Finally it is official - Black Sabbath are going to play on this years Ozzfest 2004 as headliner, more informations about that including ticket order links can be found at ozzfest.com and vh1.com. Up to now people are waiting for the final decision if Bill Ward will be on drums or not - the latest news concerning that can be found via billward.com.
Will Bill Ward be part of the Ozzfest 2004 or not? The battle rages on ... ! After Bill send a positive message to Sharon Osbourne we are all hoping the best. Some internet detectives remarked already that the Sabbath photo at ozzfest.com is now showing all four original band members. If you like you can think about or straight forward sign one of the countless online petitions!
Tony Martin will play to concerts in Italy as singer of the band Twin Dragons - in detail: on the 26th June in Udine, Biker Festival and 28th June in Rome, Centrale del Tennis! A complete tour for the rest of Europe is being prepared.
See tonymartin.net where Tony gives a long and detailed statement about his late departure from M3. In Japan a new Cozy Powell tribute sampler has been released: Soul Bound Dedicated to Cozy Powell (COZY MURAKAMI PROJECT) including a complete new version of the TYR song "The Law Maker"! Tony Iommi and Ozzy Osbouenw did a very interesting interview for the Rolling Stone magazin, partly available online here !
Finally it all worked out - Bill Ward is going to play together with Black Sabbath on Ozzfest 2004, a couple of more details can be found here: VH1.com, billward.com. Additionally a nice 20 minutes interview (video stream) with Tony Iommi can be found here.
The keyboarder for Black Sabbath during the upcoming Ozzfest 2004 concerts will be Adam Wakeman instead of Geoff Nicholls for unknown reasons, see also adamwakeman.com. Ronnie James Dio has delayed the release of this new album "Master Of The Moon" down to september
this year (Europe: SPV label, America: Sanctuary label)! So far confirmed song titles are: The Man Who Would Be King, Living A Lie, The End of the World.
All of Europe and America are dying from the heat and have a break! Black Sabbath are touring very successful as headliner of this years Ozzfest in America. A very good and indepth review can be found at www.sabbathlive.com. The new Dio album "Master Of The Moon" is going to be released these days in Europw and America! Fans who enjoyed "Killing The Dragon" will have their fun with the new album! All the others I only can promise some more headaches - unfortunately.
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