Happy 40th Birthday Heavy Metal!
by: Frank Godla
ShareOn February 13, 1970, the Birmingham quartet known as Black Sabbath released their self titled debut LP to the world. Fourty years ago today Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler & Bill Ward began a music revolution that would breath new life into the world's bastard social scene of the time. It came to be known as heavy metal.
It was an LP unlike the world had ever seen, filled with dark lyrics, satanic depictions, and a message beyond the love & drug songs of their time. Unbeknownst to the band, the uproar of this release would spawn one of the most recognizable genre's of music in the world. Whether you like Black Sabbath or not, or care to debate the time line of rock-to-metal's existence, the foundation of uncompromising darkness laid by these four English blokes is the very reason we're on this site today. So pour a shot, raise those metal horns high, and salute… because today is Metal's Birthday!