Wednesday, March 26, 2014

VIDEO: Black Sabbath bassist talks recording and touring gear

Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler is featured in a new interview with EMG TV about recording the band's latest album, "13", and the gear he's using on their current world tour.

Butler worked with EMG to create his own signature line of bass pickups, which help him maintain the classic bottom end sound he’s enjoyed throughout Sabbath’s legendary career.

Geezer and Black Sabbath return to live action with a series of North American shows starting March 31 in New York.

On April 15, the band will release “The Complete Studio Albums (1970-1978)”, an 8-disc box set featuring their 1970s catalog.

The package was released on iTunes in January, and a variation of the set (which also included DVDs) was first issued in 2004.

The box set contains all of the studio albums Black Sabbath recorded for Warner Bros. Records during the 1970s, including its iconic, eponymous debut (1970), the multi-platinum landmark "Paranoid" (1970), the platinum albums "Master Of Reality" (1971), "Vol. 4" (1972), and "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" (1973), as well as the gold albums "Sabotage" (1975), "Technical Ecstasy" (1976), and "Never Say Die!" (1978).

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