Thursday, July 6, 2023

Black Sabbath to release Hand Of Doom picture disc box set

Black Sabbath will release a limited edition 8-LP picture disc box set, “Hand Of Doom 1970-1978”, on August 18.

The package delivers the pioneering metal band’s studio albums from the era, including their self-titled debut (1970), as well as the multi-platinum “Paranoid” (1970), the platinum albums “Master Of Reality” (1971), “Vol. 4” (1972), and “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath” (1973), the gold-certified “Sabotage” (1975), alongside “Technical Ecstasy” (1976) and “Never Say Die!” (1978).

The boxed set includes each album’s artwork printed on Side A. The self-titled debut, “Vol. 4”, “Technical Ecstasy”, and “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath” feature the original back album artwork on Side B. “Paranoid”, “Master of Reality”, and “Sabotage” features an album-era photo of the band.

The collection also includes a large color poster of the group taken in Los Angeles during the summer of 1972 while they were recording “Vol. 4.”

“Hand Of Doom 1970-1978” will be limited to 4,000 copies and is an exclusive to the Rhino Records and Warner Music Canada stores.

Formed in Birmingham in 1968, Black Sabbath went on to sell more than 70 million albums worldwide; they were inducted into the UK Music Hall Of Fame in 2005 and the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2006.

The group wrapped up a farewell tour in their hometown in February of 2017; their final performance is featured on the live package “The End.”

Get your copy of bassist Geezer Butler’s new memoir, “Into The Void”, here.

Black Sabbath
“Hand Of Doom 1970-1978”

Limited edition 8-LP picture disc box set
Release date: August 18

(1970) Black Sabbath
(1971) Paranoid
(1971) Master Of Reality
(1972) Vol. 4
(1974) Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
(1975) Sabotage
(1976) Technical Ecstasy
(1978) Never Say Die!

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