Pioneers of heavy metal, the mighty Black Sabbath remain an unmistakable presence on the rock ‘n’ roll landscape. Whilst the release of their eponymous debut introduced the band to the world, it was with their second album Paranoid that Sabbath redefined the style and sound of a genre, and made one of the greatest rock records ever produced in the process. But following Ozzy Osbourne’s sacking in 1979, the group lost their momentum, while Ozzy as a solo artist became one of the world’s biggest stars.
Now with three original members – including the bat muncher himself - back recording together and planning a world tour, the group have come full circle as they illustrate to many of the new upstarts exactly what it means to be a rock band.
Black Sabbath – The Lowdown is a two-disc set that charts the amazing journey that first begun with four young residents of Aston in Birmingham, creating a legacy that to this day, continues to grow. By way of an audio-biography, disc one chronicles the highs and the lows of Sabbath’s long and illustrious career, whilst disc two features a selection of interviews from across the years with their iconic lead singer Ozzy Osbourne. Together, they provide a fascinating insight into life in one of the world’s most legendary bands.