- Black Sabbath LP
- Paranoid LP
- Master of Reality LP
Black Sabbath on Vinyl
About the Band: Early Formations
In 1968 musicians, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward formed a band in effort to escape the factory work life in Birmingham, England. Inspired by a horror films and dark magic, the group took was influenced by the ominous, evil, and macabre.
The Band’s Legacy
Often hailed as the pioneers of heavy metal music, Black Sabbath’s hair-raising riffs, howling vocals, and beating bass chords helped define the genre that would inspire rock bands such as, Metallica, Alice in Chains, and countless others.
“Thematically, most of heavy metal’s great lyrical obsessions are not only here, they’re all crammed onto side one.” - AllMusic.com on Black Sabbath
”…great slabs of down-tuned guitar and doomy caterwauling: - The Guardian on Master of Reality
“About as understated as a navvie’s 14-pound hammer, it sold bucketloads, drawing in yet more fans attracted to the no-frills pounding of proto-metal.” - BBC Music on Paranoid
Good to Know
- Double 180-gram vinyl records
- Digitally remastered and expanded editions
- Black Sabbath tracklist
- Paranoid tracklist
- Master of Reality tracklist
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