In 1968, Black Sabbath was formed by Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and Bill Ward. The quartet created a fierce sound that was beyond anything that had been heard before. Throughout the 1970s, the band produced an array of metal classics that set the standard for heavy music and inspired countless generations of fans.

Comprising some of Black Sabbath’s most powerful albums ever produced, Hand Of Doom features the Complete Original Black Sabbath 1970-1978 collection on picture disc for the first time. The highly collectible set contains the band’s self-titled debut (1970), as well as the multi-platinum Paranoid (1970), the platinum albums Master Of Reality (1971), Vol. 4 (1972), and Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1973), the gold-certified Sabotage (1975), alongside Technical Ecstasy (1976) and Never Say Die! (1978).

Hand Of Doom 1970 – 1978 will be available August 18th for $249.98 and is limited to 4,000 copies in North America only. The set is exclusive to the Rhino and Warner Music Canada stores. Pre-orders are available now here.

The boxed set includes each album’s artwork printed on Side A. The self-titled debut, Vol. 4, Technical Ecstasy, and Sabbath Bloody Sabbath feature the original back album artwork on Side B. Paranoid, Master of Reality, and Sabotage features an album-era photo of the band. The collection also includes a large color poster of the band taken in Los Angeles during the summer of 1972 whilst the band were recording Vol. 4.

Hand Of Doom 1970 – 1978 comprises a range of Black Sabbath’s most iconic albums throughout the decade. Starting with their self-titled debut LP in the 1970s, which boasted hits like Black Sabbath and N.I.B. This was followed by the breakthrough album Paranoid in 1971, which featured the popular songs War Pigs and Iron Man. Fans were then treated to Master Of Reality, Vol. 4, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, Sabotage, Technical Ecstasy, and Never Say Die! – all of which are included in this comprehensive collection. Some of the standout tracks from these albums include Snowblind, Supernaut, Symptom Of The Universe, and Hole In The Sky.

Black Sabbath: The Vinyl Collection 1970-1978:

Album Listing:

Black Sabbath (1970)

Paranoid (1971)

Master Of Reality (1971)

Vol 4 (1972)

Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1974)

Sabotage (1975)

Technical Ecstasy (1976)

Never Say Die! (1978)

4 Responses

  1. They are trying but really not succeeding with these strange deluxe versions and versions of versions. The new Live Evil is exciting but not what they are asking for it. The super deluxe versions are way overpriced with not much to offer. A short live concert with maybe 2 songs from that album. Most fans do not want this crap. They want full length concerts for a reasonable price!

  2. I think picture discs are cool, but their sound quality is poor. As much as I love picture discs, $250 is too expensive for something i would never open to fully enjoy.

    Vol. 4 is my favorite Ozzy era Sabbath album.

  3. I used to buy picture discs all the time and have a boatload of them, but I never buy them for listening purposes. I haven’t bought any in years though. About the only ones I want now are the King Diamond/Mercyful Fate discs I’m missing to complete my collection. I have 17 combined between the two bands all framed hanging on my wall. Still have a quite a few left to pick up before I’m done. At this rate I think I’m done with it as is.

    So all that said, I won’t be buying this box set. If Sabbath has a weakness it’s their album covers. There’s only about half I’d actually want hanging on my wall, so I’ll just stick with the few I have already on vinyl and my cds.

    1. Not the first time on picture disc. All 8 albums were released on picture disc back in the ’90s early 2000s by Earmark. They weren’t in a box, released individually and if I remember right artwork was front & back original album jacket on all 8. Not a bad price though, I believe I paid around $25 a piece back in the 90s.

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