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Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath
Formed: 1969 in Birmingham, England
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Genre: Pop/Rock
Group Members: Ian Gillan, Ozzy Osbourne, Glenn Hughes, Don Airey, Vinny Appice, Bev Bevan, Geezer Butler, Terry Chimes, Laurence Cottle, Bob Daisley, ...See All
Biography: Black Sabbath have been so influential in the development of heavy metal rock music as to be a defining force in the style. The group took the blues-rock sound of late-'60s acts like Cream, Blue Cheer, and Vanilla Fudge to its logical conclusion, slowing the tempo, accentuating the bass, and emphasizing ...Read full biography
Paranoid
Released: 1970
Label: Universal Distribution
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Paranoid was not only Black Sabbath's most popular record (it was a number one smash in the U.K., and "Paranoid" and "Iron Man" both scraped the U.S. charts despite virtually nonexistent radio play), it ...Read full review
Master of Reality
Released: 1971
Label: Universal Distribution
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After perfecting the formula for their lumbering heavy metal on Paranoid, Black Sabbath continued bludgeoning their audience into sweet, willing oblivion with Master of Reality and its seemingly endless ...Read full review