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The Black Sabbath Era Has Come to an End

One of the greatest heavy metal bands is hanging it up for good this time.

After an incredible 49 years, Black Sabbath has officially called it quits. The band – featuring frontman Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler, and drummer Bill Ward – returned to their hometown of Birmingham, England on Saturday, February 4th for what they’d promised would be their last ever show.

On Tuesday, the metal icons made their breakup official by posting a visual obituary on Facebook with the hashtag #TheEnd, CoS reports.

Sabbath surprised us all with their absolutely astounding 13, their 2013 album that proved the band was as relevant as ever; even at their old age, Sabbath could still rock with the best of them. Their legacy is one of legend, continuing what The Beatles had started with their doom and gloom track “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” off their 1969 album Abbey Road. Sabbath went on to inspire all of modern rock from Pantera to Type O Negative and even Disturbed (just to name a few). They are, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the most important bands to have ever existed.



  • Alanmac

    I’m a metalhead since ’81 but I never cared much for Sabbath’s music other than maybe a handful of songs. They were DEFINITELY one of the biggest influences of any metal bands back then and even today tho without a doubt. Hope they get some well deserved rest.

    • Ocelot006 .

      I can’t wrap my mind around someone calling themselves a metal head and not caring for Sabbath.

  • Ocelot006 .

    It’s odd one should sadden by a band hanging it all up after they’ve already done it before. I think I’ll live considering they already weren’t together they majority of my life anyhow.

    I didn’t see Black Sabbath live with Ozzy but I did see Ozzy solo and Heaven & Hell so it about evens out.

  • Flu-Like Symptoms

    It’s weird as I reflect back on my adolescence. I was always an OZZY RULES and screw everyone else kinda guy. Now that I’m a bit older (gasp) and listen to classic Sabbath on a more regular basis, I only hear some guy wailing along to the brilliance of Tony Iommi.

    A truly iconic band in not only metal but in music, period. They earned the right to ride off into the sunset with no regrets and nothing more to prove a long, long time ago. Glad we got some extra time with them and even some new material beforehand. Thanks for everything.

    • Creepshow

      I’m grateful that I shared my farewell concert with them last August.

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