Articles tagged “Black Sabbath”

How Birmingham Shaped Black Sabbath and Heavy Metal

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Right from the outset, Birmingham, England’s own Black Sabbath proved themselves to be a very special musical entity. While various groups had started laying down the foundations for hard rock and metal on both sides of the Atlantic, Sabbath are considered to be the first true heavy metal band, and their self-titled debut from 1970 […]

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The Black Sabbath Vinyl Collection, A Heavy Metal Trophy Worth Every Cent

One of the heaviest bands in rock and roll history deserves a weighty tribute, and The Black Sabbath Vinyl Collection 1970-1978 delivers in every respect. A massive box set stuffed with nine LPs, a 7-inch and assorted goodies, this beauty from Rhino Records collects Sabbath’s first eight Warner Bros. studio albums, up to the point […]

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