Thursday, March 26, 2009

News: New music from Black Sabb... um, I mean Heaven and Hell

Heaven and Hell, featuring Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice, (that's the second incarnation of Black Sabbath to us old geezers) have posted the new tune "Bible Black" from the upcoming album "The Devil You Know" on their official MySpace page. The record is set for release on April 28.

My first impression is that this song is much better than either of the two songs the band recorded for "The Dio Years" greatest hits collection a while back. "Bible Black" has much more of the feel of something from "Heaven and Hell" or "Mob Rules" than either of those songs.

It builds slowly with some dark, clean guitar work from Iommi. Dio's voice is in fine form here, as good as its ever sounded really. From there, it launches into a big, heavy riff and becomes a slab of a metal beast with all the groove and grace you expect from this version of Black Sabb ... um, I mean Heaven and Hell.

It's really good stuff. Check it out for yourself at

Preorder "The Devil You Know" now.

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