BLACK SABBATH – some thoughts and reflections on the past, present, and future leading up to 13.

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     I have been a Black Sabbath fan since the moment I heard “Planet Caravan” when I was 6 years old. Since then I have felt like I was with them from high to low. Listening to Sabbath has taken my mind to different planes of existence and back, floating away on the guitar licks of Tony Iommi, my heart beating in time to the drumming of Bill Ward, the dark and monstrous basslines of Geezer Butler, finally, the madcap lunacy of the voice of Ozzy Osbourne. From the self titled Black Sabbath to Never Say Die!, Sabbath was there for me. And then things changed.

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     1979- Ozzy and Sabbath had parted ways!!!! Say it wasn’t so!!! What was going to happen now? I so wanted to hate Heaven And Hell, but I couldn’t. I was familiar with Ronnie James Dio from his prior work but didn’t think he could replace our beloved Ozzy, but it worked. Then Bill Ward was gone as well and Vinny Appice was in. This marked the start of many lineup changes to come. The Mob Rules was released and was a truly amazing piece of work.

     Well, as we all know, Ozzy launched a stellar solo career and Sabbath released several more records with varying lineups. There were several reunions but no full blown release with the classic lineup until now (well sort of).

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     Enter 13 – The long standing rumors were true,  Black Sabbath: Ozzy, Tony, Geezer, and Bill were going to record a new record!!! Then, amidst great controversy, Bill Ward was no longer part of the project. Brad Wilk from Rage Against The Machine/Audioslave was to fill in behind the kit. I will withhold my personal feelings on the matter. I heard that one of my favorite producers of all time, Rick Rubin, was working with Sabbath on this. It is my opinion that pretty much anything Rick works on is amazing (note that I said pretty much and not everything).  I am hopeful that 13 will return us to the storytelling, journeys of Sabbath past…. we can dream….

it’s loud, it’s dirty, it’s ROCK N’ ROLL

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Releases First Album in 13 Years — Details Announced for New Album ‘13’ and Upcoming ‘Slam City Tour’ U.S. Tour Dates

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Releases First Album in 13 Years — Details Announced for New Album ‘13’ and Upcoming ‘Slam City Tour’ U.S. Tour Dates

New Music Video for ‘Cyco Style’ — Live on YouTube Now

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The time has come. On March 26, 2013, legendary punk/thrash icons SUICIDAL TENDENCIES will release their first new music in over 13 years. The band’s upcoming full-length, entitled 13, will be released via Suicidal Records. Produced by Mike Muir and Paul Northfield (RushDream TheaterQueensrÿcheOzzy Osbourne, Hole, Marilyn Manson, Infectious Grooves), the release of 13 marks the 30th anniversary of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES.

Track listing:

1.      Shake it Out

2.      Smash It! (feat. Larry Linkogle and Jimmy Fitzpatrick of the Metal Mulisha)

3.      This Ain’t a Celebration

4.      God Only Knows…Who I Am

5.      Make Your Stand!

6.      Who’s Afraid?

7.      Show Some Love…Tear It Down (feat. Pro skaters Danny Way, Tony Trujillo, Steve and Alex Olson, Vincent Alvarez, Elijah Berle and Jim “Red Dog” Muir)

8.      Cyco Style

9.      Slam City

10.  Till My Last Breath

11.  Living the Fight

12.  Life…(Can’t Live With It, Can’t Live Without It)

13.  This World

Mike Muir states, “First, thank you for all the people that have patiently waited for this record. Now I will shut up and let the music do the talking.”

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In conjunction with the release of 13SUICIDAL TENDENCIES will head out on a full U.S. tour, dubbed the ‘Slam City Tour’. The tour features support from various champions of hardcore music both young and old. Support will range from NYC hardcore heroes MADBALLand SICK OF IT ALL to Houston greats D.R.I. The tour will include a stop at this year’s New England Metal and Hardcore Festival in Worcester, MA on April 21st. See below for all currently confirmed tour dates.

 

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES @ SXSW (Not open to the public, invite only)

3/15 Austin, TX @ Virgin 608 House – Outdoor Stage (W/ ST. LUCIA, ZABRA KATZ, JMSN, WATCH THE ENEMY, LE1F, TJ KONG, ROBERT DELONG)

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and INFECTIOUS GROOVES Cyco Family Weekend

4/5 INFECTIOUS GROOVES @ GARDEN TOKYO

4/6 SUICIDAL TENDENCIES @ GARDEN TOKYO

 

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Slam City Tour Dates with Various Support:

4/11 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom (W/ MADBALL, WAKING THE DEAD)

4/12 Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory (W/ MADBALL, WAKING THE DEAD)

4/13 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue (W/ WAKING THE DEAD, TBA)

4/14 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall (W/ MADBALL, WAKING THE DEAD)

4/16 Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights (W/ DRI, WAKING THE DEAD)

4/17 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues (W/ DRI, WAKING THE DEAD)

4/19 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory (W/ SICK OF IT ALL, DRI, WAKING THE DEAD)

4/20 New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater (W/ SICK OF IT ALL, DRI, WAKING THE DEAD)

4/21 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (New England Metal and Hardcore Festival)

4/23 Patchogue, NY @ The Emporium (W/ DRI, WAKING THE DEAD, THIS IS HELL)

4/24 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage (W/ SICK OF IT ALL, DRI, WAKING THE DEAD)

4/26 Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend (W/ DRI, WAKING THE DEAD)

4/27 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (W/ DRI, WAKING THE DEAD)

4/28 Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm (W/ DRI, WAKING THE DEAD)

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Tour Dates with SICK OF IT ALL, WAKING THE DEAD:

4/30 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre

5/02 Miami, FL @ Grand Central

5/03 Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live

5/06 Houston, TX @ House of Blues

5/07 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater

5/09 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

5/10 Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee

5/11 Pomona, CA @ The Fox Theater

5/12 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES is:

Mike Muir – lead vocals

Dean Pleasants – lead guitar

Nico Santora – rhythm guitar

Steve Bruner – bass

Eric Moore – drums

For more information on SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, please visit these websites:

www.facebook.com/suicidaltendencies

www.myspace.com/suicidaltendencies

www.twitter.com/OFFICIALSTIG

www.suicidaltendencies.com