Ozzy Osbourne says that the song Black Sabbath is “the scariest song ever written.”

The singer adds without that song, he wouldn’t have been given his famous nickname.

He tells NME, “When we started gigging way back when, as soon as we started playing this song’s opening chords, young girls in the audience would f–king freak out. They thought we were Satan’s f–king friends or something.

That’s when the whole Prince Of Darkness s–t started. When people get excited about Halloween coming around each year, all I think is, ‘Well, we used to have Halloween every f–king night.’”

Black Sabbath are gearing up for the next leg of their The End tour, which gets underway in November.

Ozzy previously said that when Sabbath’s career comes to a close, he has no plans to retire and will record his first solo album since 2010’s Scream.

additional source: Classic Rock via teasrock.com

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  1. The first time I heard it, I was about 10 years old, and my friend busted out his older brothers record, and it was quite scary. I had seen scary movies, but never had heard a scary song before that one. I have to agree with Ozzy on this one. They did a great job of creating a scary, unnerving mood, especially with that intro, and I’ll always remember the first time I heard it.

  2. They open with the song on The End tour, and it’s odd, because usually shows start with an uptempo number. Hearing the song in 1970 I immediately know I’d be a Sabbath lifer.

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