Black Sabbath

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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 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.

Osbourne's regular abuse of alcohol and other drugs led to his dismissal from the band in 1979. He was replaced by former Rainbow vocalist Ronnie James Dio. Following two albums with Dio, Black Sabbath endured countless personnel changes in the 1980s and 1990s that included vocalists Ian Gillan, Glenn Hughes, Ray Gillen and Tony Martin, as well as several drummers and bassists. In 1992, Iommi and Butler rejoined Dio and drummer Vinny Appice to record Dehumanizer. The original line-up reunited with Osbourne in 1997 and released a live album Reunion. Black Sabbath's 19th studio album, 13, which features all of the original members but Ward, was released in June 2013.

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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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1970 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath 4.55 25
1970 Paranoid Black Sabbath 4.9 28
1971 Master of Reality Black Sabbath 4.75 27
1972 Vol 4 Black Sabbath 4.2 19
1973 Sabbath Bloody Sabbath Black Sabbath 4.5 19
1975 Sabotage Black Sabbath 4.25 17
1976 Technical Ecstasy Black Sabbath 3.65 13
1978 Never Say Die! Black Sabbath 3.65 16
1980 Heaven and Hell Black Sabbath 4.4 16
1981 Mob Rules Black Sabbath 4.35 12
1983 Born Again Black Sabbath 3.65 12
1986 Seventh Star Black Sabbath feat. Tony Iommi 3 9
1987 The Eternal Idol Black Sabbath 3 11
1989 Headless Cross Black Sabbath 3.35 6
1990 Tyr Black Sabbath 4 7
1992 Dehumanizer Black Sabbath 3 5
1994 Cross Purposes Black Sabbath 3 3
1995 Forbidden Black Sabbath 2.5 3
2013 13 Black Sabbath 3.6 17

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1975 We Sold Our Soul for Rock 'n' Roll Black Sabbath 5 8
1976 The Original Black Sabbath 1
1977 Greatest Hits Black Sabbath 5
1985 The Sabbath Collection Black Sabbath 5 3
1987 Paranoid / Black Sabbath Black Sabbath 1
1989 Blackest Sabbath Black Sabbath 2
1989 Backtrackin’ Black Sabbath 2
1991 The Ozzy Osbourne Years Black Sabbath 4 2
1991 The Black Sabbath Story Black Sabbath 1
1992 Forever Black Sabbath 1
1992 Iron Man Black Sabbath 1
1993 Between Heaven & Hell: The Best of Black Sabbath Black Sabbath 1
1994 Iron Man Black Sabbath 1
1995 The Best of Ozzy Osbourne Years Black Sabbath 1
1995 Between Heaven and Hell Black Sabbath 1
1996 Ozzy Osbourne: Best Tracks Black Sabbath 1
1996 The Sabbath Stones Black Sabbath 1
1996 Under Wheels of Confusion: 1970–87 Black Sabbath 1
1996 Greatest Hits Black Sabbath 1
1997 Rock Giants Black Sabbath 1
1999 The Collection Black Sabbath 1
2000 The Best of Black Sabbath Black Sabbath 8
2000 The Singles (1970–1978) Black Sabbath 1
2001 The Complete 70’s Replica CD Collection: 1970–1978 Black Sabbath 1
2001 Rock Champions Black Sabbath 1
2002 Symptom of the Universe: 1970–1978 Black Sabbath 1
2004 Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970–1978) Black Sabbath 2
2006 Greatest Hits 1970–1978 Black Sabbath 1
2007 The Dio Years Black Sabbath 7
2008 The Rules of Hell Black Sabbath 5 2
2009 Greatest Hits Black Sabbath 1
2010 Cross Box Black Sabbath 1
2012 Iron Man: The Best of Black Sabbath Black Sabbath 1
Forever Black Sabbath 1
Greatest Hits Black Sabbath 1
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath / Black Sabbath Black Sabbath 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1980 Live at Last Black Sabbath 5
1983 Live Evil Black Sabbath 7
1995 Cross Purposes Live Black Sabbath 2
1998 Reunion Black Sabbath 4 5
1999 The Last Supper Black Sabbath 1
2002 Past Lives Black Sabbath 4 5
2007 Live at Hammersmith Odeon Black Sabbath 1
2013 Live... Gathered in Their Masses Black Sabbath 4

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1970 Evil Woman / Wicked World Black Sabbath 3
1970 Paranoid Black Sabbath 2
1971 Sweet Leaf Black Sabbath 1
1981 Turn Up the Night Black Sabbath 1
1989 Devil and Daughter Black Sabbath 1
1989 Headless Cross Black Sabbath 1
1990 Feels Good to Me Black Sabbath 1
1992 TV Crimes Black Sabbath 6
1998 Psycho Man Black Sabbath 2
2013 God Is Dead? Black Sabbath 1

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2016 The End Black Sabbath 1

Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 Black Mass Black Sabbath 1

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