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Black Sabbath #2 (general) #2 (Heavy Metal)

country: United Kingdom

Black Sabbath are an English rock band, formed in Birmingham in 1968, by guitarist and main songwriter Tony Iommi, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler, singer Ozzy Osbourne, and drummer Bill Ward. The band have since experienced multiple line-up changes, with guitarist Iommi being the only constant presence in the band through the years. Originally formed in 1968 as a blues rock band, the group soon adopted the Black Sabbath moniker and began incorporating occult themes with horror-inspired lyrics and tuned-down guitars. Despite an association with these two themes, Black Sabbath also composed songs dealing with social instability, political corruption, the dangers of drug abuse and apocalyptic prophecies of the horrors of war.

Black Sabbath are often cited as pioneers of heavy metal music. The band helped define the genre with releases such as Black Sabbath (1970), Paranoid (1970) and Master of Reality (1971). They were ranked by MTV as the "Greatest Metal Band" of all time, and placed second in VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock" list. Rolling Stone magazine ranked them number 85 in their "100 Greatest Artists of All Time". They have sold over 70 million records worldwide. Black Sabbath were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. They have also won two Grammy Awards for Best Metal Performance.

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Albums

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Songs

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Member's Concerts

Members who attended the concerts of this band. see complete list

  • #1

    Marcos Paulo Nascimento

    41 years old, male, Brazil
    3 concerts
  • #2

    Celso Alves de Freitas Junior

    30 years old, male, Brazil
    1 concerts
  • #3

    Kyp1968

    48 years old, male, Cyprus
    1 concerts
  • #4

    Lucas Erthal

    23 years old, male, Brazil
    1 concerts
  • #5

    Metaleiro

    39 years old, male, Brazil
    1 concerts
  • #6

    Vitor Deicide

    21 years old, male, Brazil
    1 concerts

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