Welcome to my page dedicated to the original heavy metal band, Black
Sure, it is true that the the term "heavy metal" was first coined in the
Steppenwolf song "Born to be Wild", and some go as far to say that a band called
"Blue Cheer" was the first heavy metal band. Well, that's partially true. But,
listen to today's metal, and then listen to the very first Black Sabbath album. There it
is... The "crunch" of the guitar, the "umph"... The sound Beavis and
Butthead make when they're pretending to play a song... Whatever you want to call it, the
sound is most definitly there, in 1970!
Some call them devil worshippers, but die-hard fans know otherwise. Heck, a lot of
Sabbath's lyrics are closer to being Christian rock than anything else!
There are several types of Black Sabbath fans. Some only like the albums they did with
Ozzy. Dio loyalists despise any other Sabbath than the albums done with Ronnie James Dio
(Dio is rumoured to have a severe dislike of Ozzy Osbourne). There are some fans of all
Sabbath material. With all the different lead singers Sabbath has had over the years, it
makes for a very diverse fan base.
The basic purpose of this site is to say nothing more than "Hey,
I'm a Sabbath fan!", and to direct you to the bigger, better Sabbath sites on the
Links to other Black Sabbath resources
Black Sabbath Homepage -A great
site by Joe Siegler of Apogee software.
Tabulature -Wanna learn how to play those songs EXACT?
The Headless Cross Fanzine -A
fanzine dedicated to-who else?
Joe Karavis' Black
Stacy J. Dunkle