Sunday, June 14, 2015

Black Sabbath to remix Forbidden for 20th anniversary reissue

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has revealed that he will remix the band’s 1995 album, “Forbidden”, for its upcoming 20th anniversary reissue.

“I really like the album but I was never happy with the overall sound,” says Iommi, “so I’m going to re-mix it before it comes out again. Can’t say when, too much going on right now.”

Issued in June of 1995, the group’s 18th studio album was the final Sabbath project to feature Tony Martin on vocals alongside Iommi and a lineup that featured bassist Neil Murray, keyboardist Geoff Nichols and drummer Cozy Powell.

“Forbidden” also represents Sabbath’s last album before three-quarters of the original group reunited for 2013’s “13.”

Iommi and Black Sabbath were recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2015 Ivor Novello Awards in London.

The band are reissuing their vintage 1970s albums on heavyweight 180g vinyl in three stages, starting June 22 with their self-titled 1970 debut, along with “Paranoid” and 1971’s “Master Of Reality.”

Three more albums will be available on June 29, including 1972’s “Vol. 4”, 1973’s “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath” and 1975’s “Sabotage.”

The series wraps up on July 13 with 1976’s “Technical Ecstasy” and 1978’s “Never Say Die!”

Black Sabbath plan to launch their farewell world tour in 2016.

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