Black Sabbath, formed in Birmingham, England in 1968, is an iconic heavy metal band that laid the foundation for the entire genre.
In 1968, while under the name Earth, the band faced a conflict with another group using the same name. As a result, they decided to change their name; inspired by a 1963 horror film titled "Black Sabbath".
With the name change, Black Sabbath started incorporating darker, heavier sounds into their music, which led to the creation of the distinct heavy metal style that would become their trademark.
The band released their debut self-titled album in 1970 giving birth to heavy metal as a genre; however, it was their second album 'Paranoid', released in the same year catapulted them into mainstream success.
With its sludgy guitar tones and contemplative lyrics, their third album 'Master of Reality' laid the groundwork for other sub-genres of metal music such as doom, sludge and stoner metal.
Join us this Saturday (August 26th) at our Mahim store for a #BlackSabbath listening session from 4 PM to 6 PM.
Also, starting at 11 AM, we're hosting #ADayAtTheRecordStore; Music on vinyl, great coffee and a chance to catch up with fellow vinylheads from the city! Don't miss 🤘