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KNAC coming back to the airwaves

Posted by Metal Dude on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 4:01 PM (PST)

After more than 20 years of anticipation and recent reports of Ted Pritchard (best known by the nicknames Thrasher and Thrashpie) mentioning the possibility of returning to the radio industry, a spokesperson has revealed that the long-defunct legendary radio station KNAC Pure Rock will return to terrestrial radio in Los Angeles, California later this year.

The spokesperson, who declined to reveal his name, said, “I know many fans have been waiting over 20 years for this. I know I have. It’s about time we give a younger generation of metal fans what they deserve”. Although the spokesperson said that it’s unlikely the revamped KNAC will return to its original frequency 105.5-FM, it will “definitely be an all-metal and hard rock radio station just like the old KNAC”, playing music from classic bands like Black Sabbath to Metallica to White Zombie to today’s music like Ghost and Steel Panther. For more info and updates on the upcoming return of KNAC-FM, go here.

KNAC signed off before 2PM on February 15th, 1995, ending it with Metallica’s “Fade to Black”, and it was replaced by the Spanish-language format KBUE (Que Buena). KNAC was resurrected in 1998 as the internet radio station KNAC.com, which still exists to this day.

UPDATE: This was an April Fool’s joke. We owe those (including KNAC fans) who have been waiting for years for the return of KNAC as an FM station our sincere apology.

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Black Sabbath Featuring Tony Iommi’s ‘Seventh Star’ turns 30!

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 7:19 PM (PST)

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Thirty years ago, Black Sabbath as a band, an idea, and as a consistent part of heavy metal was all but gone. Starting with Heaven and Hell, the first Black Sabbath album without the original line-up, the band started to go through many odd years. Mob Rules saw the band down to half of the original members. Born Again was most of the band back together, with Ian Gillian on vocals instead of Ozzy or Ronnie.

But by time Seventh Star came out Black Sabbath was down to one original member, Tony Iommi. It stayed that way until Geezer came back in for 1992’s Dehumanizer. The band closed out with 1995’s Forbidden being down to just Iommi, again. Geezer and Iommi in the 18 year gap, played a lot of concerts with Black Sabbath, but no new music was recorded. Then starting in 2007 they worked with Ronnie James Dio and Vinny Appice in Heaven and Hell to record Live from Radio City Music HallThe Devil You Know and Neon Nights: 30 Years of Heaven & Hell.

You can read more of this 30th anniversary retrospect here.

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Black Sabbath’s first singer announces band’s final album, tour

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 8:36 AM (PST)

logo_Large_32723Ozzy Osbourne, the first of numerous great vocalists who contributed to the legendary band Black Sabbath whose name I have as a tat on my wrist, announced yesterday that the band will do one more album and tour. While I hope Bill Ward can complete the full circle and be on it, things haven’t been boding well lately. I hope Sabbath can really give the fans what they want. I love Ozzy but there have been numerous people important to the band over the years who don’t seem to get as much due as they should.

Personally, I liked the 13 album. Ozzy killed it and the songs were really good, but let’s all  hope the mix can be a bit less clean for the final record.

Check out the press conference BELOW.

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Black Sabbath has announced a “new” singer after Ozzy Osbourne announced his departure from the legendary metal band today.

“He’s [Ozzy] 66 years old, and years of being on the road have just taken their toll. He wants to focus on family and gardening now, which has been a secret passion of his for a long time.” replied Sharon Osbourne, his wife of 32 years.

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has announced former Sabbath singer, Tony Martin as his replacement. “Tony is, by far, the most capable singer I’ve ever worked with. He was able to sing the songs of every era of the band. It will be great working with him again. Geezer [Butler, Black Sabbath bassist] and Nick [Menza, newly announced drummer- since Megadeth dropped the ball on that one again] are looking forward to it as well.”

Tony Martin issued a statement saying “This is something the fans have demanded for years now. It’s been a long time, but it finally feels right.”

This isn’t the first time Ozzy has left Sabbath. In 1977, Ozzy was fired from the group and was replaced by Dave Walker of Fleetwood Mac. Ozzy was brought back a short time later, only to be replaced by Ronnie James Dio. Ozzy reunited with Sabbath a few more times over the years, only to be replaced by Dio each time until now.

“The company no longer makes the sticks they used to jam up his ass to keep him propped upright on stage, so he has decided to step down as Sabbath’s frontman so the most dynamic vocalist of the band could return,” commented bassist Geezer Butler.

Dust off that Headless Cross, bitches.

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“One more album, and a final tour” Ozzy speaks on Black Sabbath

Posted by longhairedpoet on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 10:15 AM (PST)

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The world’s greatest metal band may be preparing to call it quits for the final time.

Ozzy spoke to Rolling Stone Magazine about the Black Sabbath‘s future.

“We’re going to do one more album, and a final tour.”

It doesn’t sound as if they’ll start writing the album until early 2015, however.

One thing is for certain, Ozzy is fired up and ready to go!

“Once the dust settled after the last tour we started discussing the idea – because we were getting asked about it all the time – I said to Sharon, ‘What’s going on? Because if there’s no more Sabbath I want to get on with my own thing again,’ and she came back and said ‘Let me look into it.'”

Osbourne went as far as to say that he’d ‘Fly to the fucking moon’ to make this next album happen.

You can read the whole article from Rolling Stone here.

Check out the ‘Memoirs of a Madman’ trailer here.

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Black SabbathPretty soon, it’s going to be a year since Black Sabbath released their comeback album 13. In an interview at this year’s edition of the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden, which took place yesterday, frontman Ozzy Osbourne was asked about the band’s future, in which he replied:

“We haven’t really discussed it. It is possible there’s gonna be another album. But we haven’t really sat down and decided what we’re gonna do yet. We just wanna finish this tour and then we’ll see.”

You can watch the interview below.

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Best and Worst of 2013: A year in review and a ‘Best Albums Of’ list

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 2:05 PM (PST)

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What a year it’s been for the music world, and specifically for the heavy metal world. From the drop of 13 from an Ozzy-led Black Sabbath, to the death of Jeff Hanneman (may he rest in peace) to the arrests and trials of Randy Blythe and Tim Lambesis, it’s been an exciting first year for me here at Metal Riot as I’ve had the chance to interview members of A Pale Horse Named Death, White Wizzard, Secrets of the Sky, Impending Doom and In The Company of Serpents and review such powerful albums as Death Will Reign, To Sail Black Waters, The Hundredth Name, Skull, ReEvolution and Hydra and I could not think of a better way to close out the year than to let you all know what albums I thought were the best of 2013!

Check out my top ten albums of 2013 as well as my year-in-review here.

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Black Sabbath announces US tour dates

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 6:44 AM (PST)

Black Sabbath logoLegendary heavy metal band Black Sabbath have announced a handful of US tour dates in support of their upcoming album 13. The album is set for release via Vertigo and Republic Records in the US on June 11, 2013.

You can see the tour dates here.

13, which is actually Sabbath’s nineteenth studio album, is the first album since the 1978 album Never Say Die! to feature original singer Ozzy Osbourne and the first Sabbath album since 1995’s Forbidden.

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Black Sabbath detail new album

Posted by Metal Dude on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 6:38 AM (PST)

black sabbath 13Yes, it’s finally happening – Black Sabbath will release their new album 13 on June 11th, and the heavy metal icons have revealed the record’s artwork and official track listing, which can be viewed here.

13, which was recorded primarily in Los Angeles with producer Rick Rubin, will not only be the first album under the Black Sabbath name since since 1995’s Forbidden, but it will be their first with Ozzy Osbourne on vocals since 1978′s Never Say Die.

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Black Sabbath to release new album, ’13’ on June 11

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 11:44 AM (PST)

BlackSabbath005 Metal masters Black Sabbath have finally dropped the release date for their newest album. The album, 13, is expected to drop on June 11.

Black Sabbath is also expected to start their world tour with a series of dates kicking off next month in New Zealand, Australia and Japan.

You can find the second studio update here.

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Black Sabbath name new album, reveal session drummer

Posted by Metal Dude on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 8:11 AM (PST)

Black Sabbath have set 13 as the title of their long-awaited new album, which is expected to arrive in June. They have also revealed who played drums on the record instead of Bill Ward, who decided not participate in the reunion: Brad Wilk from Rage Against the Machine.

13, which was recorded primarily in Los Angeles with producer Rick Rubin, will not only be the first album under the Black Sabbath name since since 1995’s Forbidden, but it will be their first with Ozzy Osbourne on vocals since 1978’s Never Say Die.

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Heavy metallers David Draiman (Disturbed) and Geno Lenardo (formerly of Filter) have teamed up for a new project called Device. Their debut album will have guest stars such as Geezer Butler, Serj Tankian, Tom Morello and more. The full length is expected to drop on April 9th from Warner Bros. Records and will have more of an industrial metal feel.

The touring line-up of Device will be rounded out by Will Hunt (drums – Evanescence) and Virus (lead guitar – Dope).

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Ozzy Osbourne records vocals on new Black Sabbath album

Posted by Metal Dude on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 7:27 PM (PST)

Heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne spent part of his 64th birthday yesterday recording vocals on the long-awaited new Black Sabbath record, which will be their first release with him in more than 30 years. A photo of Ozzy in the studio laying down tracks on the new record can be seen here.

The new Sabbath album doesn’t have a release date, but it’s supposed to be out next year. Not only will it be the first album under the Black Sabbath name since 1995’s Forbidden, but it’s also their first with Ozzy on vocals since 1978’s Never Say Die.

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Details on new Black Sabbath album surface

Posted by Metal Dude on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 7:53 PM (PST)

An article on Metal Injection is reporting that SiriusXM Liquid Metal DJ Jose Mangin visited Black Sabbath in the studio where they are now recording their anticipated new record, which, as many of you know, will feature Ozzy Osbourne on vocals for the first time in 35 years. The article itself states:

“The band is currently in the studio recording vocals with Rick Rubin. There are 15 songs that have been written, and according to Geezer Butler, 12 of them will make the record, most likely with the additional three serving as bonus tracks for different special editions.

Apparently, guitarist Tony Iommi completed all 15 guitar tracks during the band’s sessions in England earlier this year, and judging by the way most bands record, that would mean drums are done as well. Ozzy and Geezer are working to complete the tracks in five song increments, with the first five being worked on currently.

Ozzy is tracking vocals, with bassist Geezer Butler writing all the lyrics. One song title has been confirmed and it’s “God Is Dead.”

As for guitarist Tony Iommi, Ozzy mentioned that he spoke to Iommi recently and he is in good sprits and recovery is coming along very well from his cancer scare earlier this year.”

The new Sabbath album doesn’t have a release date, but it’s supposed to be out next year. Not only will it be the first album under the Black Sabbath name since 1995’s Forbidden, but it’s also their first with Ozzy on vocals since 1978’s Never Say Die. We recently listed the new Sabbath album as #1 in our “Top 20 Most Anticipated Metal Albums of 2013” list.

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Metal Riot Exclusive: Top 20 Most Anticipated Metal Albums of 2013

Posted by Metal Dude on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 8:10 PM (PST)

Even with an amazing year of releases behind us, it’s hard not to wonder what metal would be like in 2013. The promise of a new Black Sabbath album is moving along great, Tool have been promising a new album for many years, and the chances of new albums from Guns N’ Roses and AC/DC appear to be positive — well, your guess is as good as ours, but we think it’ll happen!

Because 2012 ends in two months, I have decided to create a list called Top 20 Most Anticipated Metal Albums of 2013. Who would you like to see release new music in 2013? The results are right here. If you don’t see anything listed, let us know by leaving a comment.

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