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  • Geezer Butler and Deadland Ritual Release Debut Track

    Geezer Butler and Deadland Ritual Release Debut Track

    Geezer Butler recently announced his new band, Deadland Ritual, featuring guitarist Steve Stevens, drummer Matt Sorum, and vocalist Franky Perez. Now, we get to hear the bassist’s first new music since Black Sabbath’s final tour in 2016. The band released their first song, “Down In Flames”, which was produced by Greg Fidelman (Black Sabbath, Metallica).... »

  • Geezer Butler Announces New Band

    Geezer Butler Announces New Band

    Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler helped to bid farewell to the legendary metal band during their last tour, aptly called “The End.” We’ve been eager to know what he’s been up to, especially since he told Rolling Stone he had over a hundred riffs ready to go. Now we have a clue. Butler announced a... »

  • 2017 Reader Favorites – #7: Geezer Butler

    2017 Reader Favorites – #7: Geezer Butler

    Geezer Butler made the news with some new gear: an Ashdown signature head and a Dunlop signature Cry Baby Wah. Both stories generated a lot of visits. We also featured an isolated track of “Sweet Leaf”, which was another major hit. 1. Geezer Butler Reveals New Ashdown Engineering Signature Head of Doom Amplifier Geezer Butler... »

  • Black Sabbath’s Final Concert Documented in “The End”

    Black Sabbath’s Final Concert Documented in “The End”

    Black Sabbath ended their career on a high note in Birmingham earlier this year in a tour they aptly called The End. Now the band’s final concert – featuring original members Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, and Geezer Butler – is available to fans who couldn’t be there. Available in DVD, CD, and vinyl formats, the... »

  • Geezer Butler Reveals New Ashdown Engineering Signature Head of Doom Amplifier

    Geezer Butler Reveals New Ashdown Engineering Signature Head of Doom Amplifier

    Geezer Butler shocked fans this weekend when he shared the news of his new signature amp from Ashdown. The Black Sabbath legend posted a promo shot of his new Head of Doom while writing, “This amp is the closest I have found to emulate the old school sound I had in the 70s with its... »

  • Dunlop Unveils Geezer Butler Cry Baby Wah

    Dunlop Unveils Geezer Butler Cry Baby Wah

    Black Sabbath may have played their final tour this year, but Geezer Butler‘s tone will continue to inspire generations of bassists. Now Dunlop has introduced the Geezer Butler Cry Baby Wah, which is the company’s first ever signature Cry Baby Bass Wah. The pedal is designed to complement the legend’s tone with “massive low end... »

  • Black Sabbath: Sweet Leaf (Geezer Butler’s Isolated Bass)

    Black Sabbath: Sweet Leaf (Geezer Butler’s Isolated Bass)

    Today is bass legend Geezer Butler’s birthday, and we’re celebrating with a killer isolated bass track from one of my favorite Black Sabbath songs: “Sweet Leaf.” It’s the opening track from 1971 album, Master of Reality, and besides being a heavy song, it’s a great example of Butler’s style. He lays down the riffs with... »

  • Black Sabbath Albums Reissued on Color Vinyl

    Black Sabbath Albums Reissued on Color Vinyl

    If black vinyl albums just aren’t your thing as a Black Sabbath fan, you now have the option of buying limited-edition 180-gram color vinyl versions of the band’s first eight albums. The albums not only feature one of metal’s most influential bassists, Geezer Butler, who also penned most of the band’s lyrics at the time,... »

  • Four Black Sabbath Albums Released in Deluxe Editions

    Four Black Sabbath Albums Released in Deluxe Editions

    Deluxe editions of Black Sabbath’s first three studio albums – Black Sabbath, Paranoid and Master of Reality – have been released, coinciding with the groundbreaking metal band’s final tour. Each edition features the 2012 remaster of its respective original album, available on CD for the first time, and a disc of outtakes previously unreleased in... »

  • Black Sabbath Announces “The End” Farewell Tour

    Black Sabbath Announces “The End” Farewell Tour

    One of the greatest metal bands of all time will finally come to an end next year. Black Sabbath have announced “The End Tour”, a worldwide farewell tour that they say will be their final performances ever. The band, which reformed with its original members in 2011, is also rumored to release their 20th and... »