Black Sabbath

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Black Sabbath are an English rock band, formed in Birmingham in 1968, by guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler, singer Ozzy Osbourne, and drummer Bill Ward. The band has since experienced multiple line-up changes, with Tony Iommi the only constant presence in the band through the years. Originally formed in 1968 as a heavy blues rock band named Earth, the band began incorporating occult themes with horror-inspired lyrics and tuned-down guitars. Despite an association with occult and horror 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.

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Filmography

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Selected Black Sabbath film and TV show credits.

Soundtrack Credits

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2012
Elementary (TV Show)
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2011
Metal Evolution (TV Show)
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2011
On Track with SEAT
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2010
Cheeseburger (Short Film)
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2009
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2008
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2008
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2008
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2007
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2006
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series (TV Show)
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2005
Supernatural (TV Show)
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2004
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2000
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2000
Wings of the Crow
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2000
Gilmore Girls (TV Show)
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2000
Solitude
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1999
Futurama (TV Show)
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1998
That '70s Show (TV Show)
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1998
Heart By-Pass (TV Show)
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1993
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1993
WWF Raw (TV Show)
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1992
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1987
Rage (TV Show)
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1986
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1981
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1974
Countdown (TV Show)
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1964
Top of the Pops (TV Show)
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Magazine Covers

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Magazine issues featuring Black Sabbath on the cover.
  • Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler - Metal&Hammer Magazine Cover [Poland] (January 2014)
  • Geezer Butler, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi - Revolver Magazine Cover [United States] (January 2014)
  • Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi - Revolver Magazine Cover [United States] (December 2013)
  • Black Sabbath - Rolling Stone Magazine Cover [Brazil] (July 2013)
  • Black Sabbath - Billboard Magazine Cover [Brazil] (July 2013)
  • Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler - Sweden Rock Magazine Cover [Sweden] (June 2013)

Albums

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List of albums by Black Sabbath, including album cover photos.

Songs

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List of top 10 songs by Black Sabbath.
Song TitleYear Released *Song Rank
Paranoid 1970 150
Iron Man 1971 405
WAR PIGS 1971 1,011
Children of The Grave 1991 1,835
Planet Caravan 1987 1,930
Black Sabbath 1970 2,100
God Is Dead? 2013 -
Sweet Leaf 1986 2,324
The Wizard 1970 2,212
Electric Funeral 1987 2,341
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

Music Videos

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List of music videos for all major Black Sabbath songs.

Band Members

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List of Black Sabbath group members, including current and former members.




Other NamesThe Polka Tulk Blues Band
Earth
Group MembersTony Iommi Geezer Butler Ozzy Osbourne
Former MembersSee: List of Black Sabbath band members
GenreHeavy metal
Genre LinksHard Rock, Pop/Rock
OriginAston, Birmingham, England
Year(s) Active1968–2006, 2011–present
Music StyleHeavy Metal, British Metal, Album Rock
Music MoodBleak, Bitter, Angst-Ridden, Nihilistic, Gloomy, Ominous, Cold, Hostile, Angry, Eerie, Visceral, Tense/Anxious, Malevolent, Wintry, Paranoid, Menacing, Somber, Messy, Dramatic, Brooding, Druggy
LabelsVertigo
Warner Bros.
I.R.S.
Sanctuary
Official Websiteblacksabbath.com
Associated ActsHeaven & Hell
Mythology
Rainbow
Dio

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