Black Sabbath 1 After forming Black Sabbath in 1969, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Terry “Geezer” Butler, and Bill Ward went on to record one of the most influential canons of music in the history of rock and roll.

Warner Bros./Rhino brings together the original quartet’s groundbreaking eight-album run for Black Sabbath: The Complete Studio Albums (1970-1978). The hard-hitting, eight-disc boxed set will be available on April 15 for a suggested list price of $64.98.

Presented in a clamshell box, the set contains all of the studio albums Black Sabbath recorded for Warner Bros. Records during the 1970’s, including its iconic, eponymous debut (1970), the multi-platinum landmark Paranoid (1970), the platinum albums Master Of Reality (1971), Vol. 4 (1972), and Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1973), as well as the gold albums Sabotage (1975), Technical Ecstasy (1976), and Never Say Die! (1978).

The past few months have been busy ones for Black Sabbath. Following hugely successful shows in North and South America, Australia, Asia and Europe, the band won its second Grammy® Award when the song God Is Dead? picked up the trophy for Best Metal Performance.

The group will kick off another North American tour on March 31st with a show at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. In the weeks that follow, the trek will hit ten cities in Canada, including stops in Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary and Edmonton, before it wraps on April 26th at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA. These dates are part of the band’s final shows of its 2013-14 world tour in support of its first studio album in 35 years, 13. A resounding success, the album entered the charts at #1 in 13 countries (including their first #1 in the U.S.). Another run of European festivals and headlining shows will follow this summer.

First formed in Birmingham, England, Black Sabbath’s doom-laden sound pioneered a new kind of heavy rock music, a sound that would later influence hundreds of other bands. Many consider Black Sabbath to be the godfathers of heavy metal, but Sabbath was capable of surprising its fans with songs that showed other facets of their skills besides darkness and monstrous decibels. Decades after their initial impact, guitarists are still stunned by Tony Iommi’s jaw-dropping riffs, Geezer Butler’s swooping bass lines, and Bill Ward’s thunderous drums. And, of course, in Ozzy Osbourne the band has one of the most magnetic and unpredictable front men ever in rock, with a maniacal voice like few others before or since.

Black Sabbath: The Complete Studio Albums (1970-1978) album listing:

Black Sabbath (1970)
Paranoid (1970)
Master Of Reality (1971)
Vol. 4 (1972)
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1973)
Sabotage (1975)
Technical Ecstasy (1976)
Never Say Die! (1978)


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  • Brian Hutcheson on

    SABBATH is my all time favorite band,especially the OZZY years.I have all those albums but they don’t play as well because of scratches.Love to have the Box Set but can’t afford right now.But when I do get it,I will be sure to take care of my favorite band.BLACK SABBATH ,P.S.LOVE the new album 13.Just wish Bill could have been on drums because he’s my favorite drummer and was the reason I picked up the drum sticks at 16.Im 40 now and still jammin to SABBATH,one of my favorite albums is Tecnical Ecstacy.Very underrated album.Keep rockin OZZY ,Toni,Geezer,and Bill.God Bless you guys for the great music.HOPE YOU BEAT THE CANCER TONI because my nephew has cancer and only 16.About time for another OZZY album.Truly,THANK YOU ALL plus love That Metal Show Eddie.METAL FOR LIFE,Brian.

  • bill ward fan on

    Another Boxed set!!! Bring out some rare music from that era.

  • Black Sabbath Purist on

    These 8 albums are all you need. Its alright to dabble in The Post Ozzy Era.
    But like Ozzy Has said many times. “the should have chosen another Name, Because its not the same Band” It is Too powerful of a Name to lend to other singers and players. There can only be one.

  • Jordan on

    Definately Should Release The Tony Martin Era Albums in Deluxe Format, as the TM Era has some fantastic Music and the Man himself deserves to be acknowledged as he Spent nearly 7-10 Years as the Frontman of Black Sabbath. “The Eternal Idol” was Reissued in Deluxe Format with the Bonus Disc being the Ray Gillen Version. To Black Sabbath Fans (Of All Era’s) will say that “Headless Cross” & “TYR” are Black Sabbath Classic’s and should be remembered (I Agree) and we as Fans deserve to have them Reissued in Deluxe Format and have the Extra’s. I want the Deluxe Editions to update my Old TM Era CD’s (Yes I have all Sabbath’s Albums and the TM Era is Hard to get hold of them, but I managed to get them Brand NEW for £10 Each so for people looking Keep it up)

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