Universal Music India Ltd.
Release date
21 Sep 2009
Running length
8 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Hole in the Sky 4:45 169,245
2 Don't Start (Too Late) 0:49 119,755
3 Symptom of the Universe 4:52 157,272
4 Megalomania 9:54 77,729
5 The Thrill of It All 5:56 39,588
6 Supertzar 3:44 77,970
7 Am I Going Insane (Radio) 4:19 105,638
8 The Writ 8:45 68,496

About this album

Black Sabbath began work on their sixth album in February 1975, again in England at Morgan Studios in Willesden, London. They had a decisive vision to differ the sound from their previous album Sabbath Bloody Sabbath. Guitarist Tony Iommi, who produced the album, said that “We could’ve continued and gone on and on, getting more technical, using orchestras and everything else which we didn’t particularly want to. We took a look at ourselves, and we wanted to do a rock album - Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath wasn’t a rock album, really.”

Over the years, singer Ozzy Osbourne has often complained in interviews that this album marked the beginning of what he described as Tony Iommi’s studio production obsession. Sabotage took considerably longer to record and produce than each of their preceding albums, making it the most costly Black Sabbath album to that point. In comparison, the band’s first album, Black Sabbath (1970), took only 12 hours to record at a cost of a few hundred pounds.

The album is a mix of heavy, powerful songs such as “Hole in the Sky” and “Symptom of the Universe”, and softer experimental songs such as “Supertzar” and “Am I Going Insane (Radio)”, which are similar to the band’s previous album. The title of the latter caused some confusion due to the “(Radio)” part, which led people to believe the song was a radio cut or radio version. However, this is the only version of the song. The term “radio-rental” is rhyming slang for “mental”.

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  • wotan343

    the first shudderings of thrash

    Yesterday 9:44pm Reply
  • Doppz

    The album cover is so terrible

    29 Sep 1:25am Reply
  • Lowbacca


    6 Aug 1:47pm Reply
  • Trygdebeistet

    Bill Wards red pantyhose on the album cover has always fascinated me. The whole cover just screams 70's.

    11 Jun 10:26am Reply
  • GraveOzz

    I like it more and more.

    1 Jun 12:38am Reply
  • GB-1993

    Way better than the previous Sabbath Bloody Sabbath [6]

    8 May 2:32pm Reply
  • Luccas_Fernande

    The fury that has this album, which can be seen Ozzy on vocals in songs like "Holes In The Sky" and "Symptom Of The Universe", is directly linked to Patrick Meehan, who was the band's manager until 1975.

    2 May 8:52pm Reply
  • Xombi69

    Best Black Sabbath album with Ozzy!

    18 Mar 1:43pm Reply
  • SabbraCaddabra

    Quite simply the Greatest Album Ever !!!

    16 Feb 8:35am Reply
  • rOnieAirhead

    best ozzy vocals ever.

    6 Feb 1:18pm Reply
  • drlarrymitchell

    No matter what else I might listen to, there is no getting away escaping...Sabotage.

    21 Jan 11:14pm Reply
  • Hetfield55

    Ozzy in his best performance since the beginning of his career. he wouldn't get much better. great underrated album.

    12 Jan 2:26pm Reply
  • OzzyVentura

    One of my very firsts LP's ! -Gents and Ladies there is no commercial music here !

    6 Dec 2013 Reply
  • FIL1994

    My third favourite Sabbath album (#1 being Master of Reality and #2 Paranoid).

    12 Jun 2013 Reply
  • rOnieAirhead

    Fucking masterpiece!

    4 Jun 2013 Reply
  • SergioFuhr

    A quien le guste Black Sabbath y crea que este álbum es malo, es un imbécil y espero que se muera de la forma mas dolorosa posible.

    13 May 2013 Reply
  • guilherme-m


    6 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Runoflife

    Great album, has very progressive sound.

    18 Jan 2013 Reply
  • dark_wisdom

    best ozzy's vocal performance.

    13 Sep 2012 Reply
  • NeltharionThes

    The last song is amazing.

    11 Jul 2012 Reply
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