Black Sabbath members return with Heaven and Hell

Guess what everyone? Black Sabbath is back! Well, sort of.

On Tuesday, Heaven and Hell, a band made up of the members of the 1980-82 and 1990-92 incarnation of Sabbath, released The Devil You Know. As points out, the 10-track effort is either the first album by Heaven and Hell or the third studio set from the third lineup of Black Sabbath.

Now that we have all that cleared up, let’s move on to the specifics.

Heaven and Hell is original Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi and bass player Terry “Geezer” Butler, with lead singer Ronnie James Dio and drummer Vinnie Appice. Upon getting back together in 2006 to record tracks for the greatest “hits” album Black Sabbath: The Dio Years, the foursome took on the name Heaven and Hell, which of course is the name of Sabbath’s 1980 effort.

Fast forward three years and a world tour later and Heaven and Hell have finally dished out its first album of original material under the banner Heaven and Hell – the first of what looks to be a slew of recorded material. Per Iommi via Billboard:

“There were loads of ideas…We’ve got enough to make another album if we wanted. We probably wouldn’t use that stuff again, but we had more than enough” for “The Devil You Know.” Iommi says the remaining material are “ideas — a verse or a riff, lots of bits, really.”

But before a new album is even discussed, the band must first embark on yet another world tour, set to begin next week – thus far, dates include stops in South America and Europe.

Sure beats what Ozzy is doing these days…

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The Devil You Know Tracklist:
01. Atom and Evil
02. Fear
03. Bible Black
04. Double the Pain
05. Rock and Roll Angel
06. The Turn of the Screw
07. Eating the Cannibals
08. Follow the Tears
09. Neverwhere
10. Breaking into Heaven

Heaven and Hell 2009 Tour Dates:
05/05 – Bogota, CO @ Coliseo Cubierto El Campín
05/07 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Luna Park
05/08 – Santiago, CL @ Movistar Arena
05/10 – Belo Horizonte, BR @ Chevrolet Hall
05/13 – Brasilia, BR @ Ginásio Nilson Nelson
05/15 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Credicard Hall
05/16 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Credicard Hall
05/17 – Rio de Janiero, BR @ Citibank Hall Rio
05/30 – Moscow, RU @ B1 Maximum
05/31 – Moscow, RU @ B1 Maximum
06/01 – St. Petersburg, RU @ New Arena
06/02 – Helsinki, FI @ Icehall
06/04 – Oslo, NO @ Spektrum
06/06 – Solvesborg, SE @ Sweden Rock Festival
06/08 – Giessen, DE @ Hessenhallen
06/09 – Berlin, DE @ Zitadelle
06/10 – Bamburg, DE @ Jakoarena
06/13 – Bergum, NL @ Waldrock Festival
06/14 – Karlsruhe, DE @ Europhalle
06/16 – Bonn, DE @ Museumsplatz
06/17 – Zurich, CH @ Spirit of Rock – Volkshaus
06/19 – Clisson, FR @ Hellfest
06/21 – Zaragoza, ES @ Metalway Festival
06/26 – Dessel, BE @ Graspop Festival
06/27 – Milan, IT @ Gods of Metal
07/30 – Wacken, DE @ Open Air Festival


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