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On Episode 24 of the Rock and Metal Profs Matt and Court examine the band that started it all -- BLACK SABBATH! In the late-1960s
John "Ossie" Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Bill Ward and Terence "Geezer" Butler created an entirely new sound and genre of music! It was a sound forged in the crucible of tragedy and steel factories -- Heavy Metal was born due to a confluence of events that no one could have predicted. Today, fans of rock and metal acknowledge that without Black Sabbath the musical landscape would look very different (and not nearly as cool). Down-tuned guitars, doom and gloom lyrics, sinister themes, rituals and incantations, war and social unrest, drugs and experimentation, the supernatural and the afterlife -- Sabbath tread where few band dared, and did so unapologetically. They did it first, and few bands have done it better. "What is this, that stands before me?" It's Sabbath in the 70s!!!