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Black Sabbath To Hold Press Conference On National Metal Day

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With the latest imaginary holiday — National Metal Day (11/11/11) — right around the corner, the recently reunited members of Black Sabbath have decided to celebrate the occasion with a “special announcement.”

In the world of metal, there are few announcements bigger than Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Bill Ward, and Geezer Butler reforming Sabbath. This Friday’s National Metal Day, taking place 11/11/11 — as in the infamous Spinal Tap bit about “turning it up to 11″, will be the backdrop for a special announcement from the original metal band — now with it’s original members.

Ozzy and the rest of the crew will also commemorate the 41st anniversary of their Los Angeles debut, as they return to the site of that gig — the Sunset Strip’s Whiskey A Go-Go. The legendary rock nightclub will serve as the venue for the press conference that will be emceed by Henry Rollins.

There has been no word as to what exactly they are announcing, but most likely it is a tour and possibly a new album (fingers crossed). The last time the original members toured together was 1999, their last studio recordings were the songs ‘Psycho Man’ and ‘Selling My Soul’ from the otherwise live album ‘Reunion.’ Though Sabbath entered the studio with Rick Rubin to record an album in 2001, none of the material was finished before the band parted ways again — their last album together was 1978’s ‘Never Say Die!’

Black Sabbath – ‘Psycho Man’

Black Sabbath – ‘Selling My Soul’


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