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Black Sabbath were an English rock band, formed in Birmingham in 1968, by guitarist and main songwriter Tony Iommi, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler, drummer Bill Ward and singer Ozzy Osbourne. 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). The band had multiple line-up changes, with Iommi being the only constant member throughout its history.

Formed in 1968 as the Polka Tulk Blues Band, a blues rock band, the group went through line up changes, renamed themselves as Earth, broke up and reformed. By 1969, they had named themselves Black Sabbath after the film Black Sabbath starring Boris Karloff, and began incorporating occult themes with horror-inspired lyrics and tuned-down guitars. The band's first show as Black Sabbath took place on 30 August 1969, in Workington. Signing to Philips Records in November 1969, they released their first single, "Evil Woman" in January 1970. Their debut album, Black Sabbath, was released on Friday the 13th, February 1970, on Philips' newly formed progressive rock label, Vertigo Records. Though receiving a negative critical response, the album was a commercial success and reached number 8 in the UK Albums Chart, so the band returned to the studios to quickly record the follow up, Paranoid, which was also released in 1970. The band's popularity grew, and by 1973's Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, critics were starting to respond favourably.

Osbourne's regular use 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 many 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 1991, Iommi and Butler rejoined Dio and drummer Vinny Appice to record Dehumanizer (1992). The original line-up reunited with Osbourne in 1997 and released a live album Reunion. Black Sabbath's final studio album and nineteenth overall, 13 (2013), features all of the original members but Ward, who left the band prior to the recording sessions due to a contract dispute. A year after embarking on a farewell tour, the band played their final concert in their home city of Birmingham on 4 February 2017, after which they broke up. Iommi has stated that he has not ruled out the possibility of new material or one-off shows under the Black Sabbath name.

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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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 We Will Rock You Various Artists 5 1
1997 Party Alarm: Hits - heißer als die Polizei erlaubt Various Artists 1
1997 Classic Rock Anthems Various Artists 1
1997 18 Rock Hard Hits, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1997 The Ozzman Cometh Ozzy Osbourne 3 9
1997 De Pre Historie 1970, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1997 Eighteen Rock Hard Hits Vol. 1 Various Artists 1
1997 The Hard Rock Collection Various Artists 1
1997 Tijdloze honderd, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
1997 Triple M Unleashed Again Various Artists 1
1997 Zoo Magazine CD Sampler 11 Various Artists 1
1998 Chronicles: 70's Rock Classics Various Artists 1
1998 The All Time Greatest Rock Songs of the 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s, Vol 2 Various Artists 2
1998 The Best Rock Anthems in the World… Ever! Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1998 The All Time Greatest Rock Songs, Volume 1 Various Artists 3
1998 Fetenhits: Rock Classics Various Artists 1
1998 Best of the 70’s Various Artists 1
1998 Classic Rock: 1970-1974 Various Artists 1
1998 Freewheelin’ Various Artists 1
1998 Legends Various Artists 1
1998 Pure Rock 1971 Various Artists 1
1998 Rage: The Songs Most Chosen by Rage Guest Programmers Various Artists 1
1998 The Love Generation Various Artists 2 1
1998 The Rock Box (K-tel Entertainment (UK) Ltd release) Various Artists 1
1999 Rock Anthems Various Artists 1
1999 No Boundaries: A Benefit for the Kosovar Refugees Various Artists 8
1999 Rock the World Various Artists 1
1999 Superhits of Rock 1965-79 Various Artists 1
1999 Sounds of the 70’s Various Artists 1
1999 Birthday Rock Various Artists 1
1999 Der Kommissar Various Artists 1
1999 Greatest Hits of the Millennium: 70's, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1999 Hot Rock Various Artists 1
1999 Rock That Party Various Artists 1
2000 The Best Pub Jukebox in the World… Ever! Various Artists 1
2000 Tales From the Crypt: Monsters of Metal Various Artists 1
2000 Legendary Harley-Davidson Road Songs Various Artists 2
2000 A 2001 Rock Odyssey Various Artists 1
2000 Best of Rock Various Artists 1
2000 Classic Rock: Guitar Legends Various Artists 1
2000 Doubleshot: Metal Various Artists 2
2000 Great Metal Covers Various Artists 1
2000 Hard Rock Essentials Various Artists 1
2000 Songs for the Aussie Bloke Various Artists 1
2001 Top of the Pops 2: 70s Rock Various Artists 1
2001 Metal Various Artists 1
2001 Rock Box Various Artists 2
2001 Ozzfest 2001: The Second Millennium Various Artists 2
2001 You Will Be Rocked Various Artists 1
2001 Absolute Rock Classics Various Artists 1
2001 20 Heavy Fra Kassen Various Artists 1
2001 Rock Ballads Forever Various Artists 1
2001 Rock Classics, Volume 5 Various Artists 1
2001 The Best Beer Drinking Songs in the World... Ever! Volume 3 Various Artists 1
2001 Ultimate Metal Classics, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2002 Rock Der Rykker Various Artists 1
2002 Classic Axe Various Artists 1
2002 The Best Air Guitar Album in the World... Ever! Various Artists 3
2002 Absolute Rock Classics 2 Various Artists 1
2002 Elite: 80's Various Artists 1
2002 100% Rock, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2002 Born To Be Wild Various Artists 1
2002 Britannia Infernus - A History of British Occult and Black Metal Various Artists 1
2002 Burner Various Artists 1
2002 Humo Presenteert: Luchtgitaar! Various Artists 1
2002 Lords of Chaos: The History of Occult Music Various Artists 1
2002 Monsters of the Millennium 3 Various Artists 1
2002 Rock Monsters Various Artists 2
2002 The Best of 70’ Rock Edition, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2002 The Ultimate Rock Collection Various Artists 1
2002 Twogether Années 70 Various Artists 1
2003 Heavy Metal Masters Various Artists 1
2003 Stand Up and Shout: The Dio Anthology Dio 4 2
2003 Dark Side of the 80s Various Artists 1
2003 The Very Best of Drive Time: 40 Driving Classics and Feel Good Anthems Various Artists 1
2003 Heavy Metal Master II Various Artists 1
2003 Kerrang! Hometaping, Volume 3: Come Out and Play Various Artists 1
2003 Skate to Hell: The Extreme Skaterock Collection Various Artists 1
2003 Born to Be Wild Various Artists 1
2003 Absolute Rock Classics 3 Various Artists 1
2003 Permission to Rock Various Artists 1
2003 Classic Cuts Presents: 70’s Night: The Definitive DJ Collection: A to B Various Artists 1
2003 No. 1 Hits of the 70s Various Artists 1
2003 Ozzfest 2003 Summer Sampler Various Artists 1
2003 Simply the Best Guitar Album Various Artists 1
2004 The Best Heavy Metal Album in the World... Ever! Various Artists 2.5 1
2004 Greatest Guitar Anthems Various Artists 2
2004 Life:Styles: Kenny Dope Various Artists 1
2004 Super 70’s Rock Various Artists 1
2004 Rock Ballads Various Artists 1
2004 The Rock Box: 54 Classic Rock Anthems Various Artists 1
2004 We Rock: Greatest Hits Dio 1
2004 The Very Best of School Disco.com Various Artists 1
2004 Greatest Hits of Rock Various Artists 1
2004 100 Hits Hard Rock Various Artists 1
2004 100 Hits Love Story Various Artists 1
2004 100 Hits Paint It Black Various Artists 1
2004 Floor Fillers: Rock Classics Various Artists 1
2004 Hard 'n Heavy: Ballads Various Artists 1
2004 L’Odyssée du Rock Various Artists 1

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