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Heaven & Hell

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There are at least two groups with this name.

1. A group composed of current and former members of Black Sabbath.
2. An electronic group from Contraseña Records who have released the Alive & Kicking (Single).

Heaven and Hell were a music collaboration featuring current Black Sabbath members Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler along with former members Ronnie James Dio (RIP) and Vinny Appice. Founding member Iommi decided to name the group Heaven and Hell as the original lineup of Black Sabbath (featuring Butler, Iommi, Bill Ward and Ozzy Osbourne) is still active but on hiatus. Ward was originally part of the Heaven and Hell line-up, but it was announced on the fan-run Black Sabbath website that he was standing aside for Appice.

The possibility of a reunion of the lineup which created the Black Sabbath album Heaven and Hell in 1980 was first announced on the Spanish site Rafabasa on September 28, 2006; however with Appice in place of Ward the line-up is now that which recorded the 1981 album Mob Rules. Dio had previously announced that he and Iommi had written a new track for a proposed Black Sabbath box set consisting of music from the two periods in which he was present in the band. This set, Black Sabbath: The Dio Years, is a single-CD release featuring three new tracks, ‘Shadow Of The Wind’, ‘The Devil Cried’ and ‘Ear In The Wall’.

The reunion was officially confirmed by an announcement on Tony Iommi’s official website.

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  • bag-o-balls

    so glad I got to see the legend in action. will never be another quite the same. best voice ever

    22 Apr 10:02pm Reply
  • metalkillthekin

    great album.

    6 Mar 8:01pm Reply
  • kogut12

    Ten sam klimat co Black Sabbath.Polecam fanom.

    9 Feb 10:01pm Reply
  • kogut12

    Od lat słucham Sabbatów,i nie mogę się powstrzymać.ozdrawiam fanów.

    26 Jan 8:04pm Reply
  • Autistic_Cucoo

    Gods fuck cunt and piss, "The Devil you know" was the best Sabbath album since fuck and it's such a crying shame that gods like Dio have to go so soon. "13" wasn't bad, but if Ronnie had lived then Heaven & Hell would have fucking bulldozed over it so hard that sober Ozzy would have felt his arsehole tingling back in '69.

    11 Jan 12:28am Reply
  • Metality

    I disagree too, though I don't much care for Ozzy-era Sabbath beyond Vol 4. I probably like The Devil You Know more than I like 13, however. Such a fucking shame there wasn't time for more...

    28 Aug 2014 Reply
  • JackdeRipper168

    "I think Dio era Sabbath is vastly superior to Ozzy era Sabbath" No, just no...

    22 Jul 2014 Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Śląska dla fanów Heaven & Hell

    9 Jul 2014 Reply
  • DonMatt447

    I think Dio era Sabbath is vastly superior to Ozzy era Sabbath (4).

    4 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Schivittez

    I think Dio era Sabbath is vastly superior to Ozzy era Sabbath (3).

    16 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Idiots-Rule

    I think Dio-Sabbath/Heaven & Hell did a better comeback album than Ozzy-Sabbath did with 13 (although I like it). I think "The Devil You Know" is a great album, very good stuff!

    14 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Alexandros888

    I think Dio era Sabbath is vastly superior to Ozzy era Sabbath (2)

    10 Feb 2014 Reply
  • businessera

    Not bad.

    16 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Audnance

    I think Dio era Sabbath is vastly superior to Ozzy era Sabbath >.>

    29 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Praematurus

    You never know, it could be like with Jimi Hendrix and 2pac who got one septillion post-mortem albums released.

    4 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Tuberkulloosi

    " when are they releasing a new album " lol

    16 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Noxbi

    But who has rights to H&H name, Tony, Geezer and (now) Wendy?

    11 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Steambull

    This was such a great thing... we were so lucky to get this project from the last years of Dio's life. I like how they only played Dio's Sabbath songs (from H&H, Mob Rules and Dehumanizer) before they made The Devil You Know. It's great how Dehumanizer was well featured in their setlists, which gave that album some fresh attention. It really is overlooked. I think that Heaven & Hell was the best thing that could have happened at the time to Dio and the Sabbath members. On and on, Heaven and Hell!

    8 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Smekermann

    when are they releasing a new album

    16 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Metality

    I suppose there's essentially no difference, apart from a full original album. But, officially, NOT the same band. This was sort of a reunion of that lineup, a revival if you will, playing that old material under another name (disconnected from Ozzy) as well as making new stuff -- which, sadly, only amounted to that one record before Dio passed away. Neon Nights: 30 Years of Heaven & Hell was a live album comprised of the stuff they made & played together as Black Sabbath, which I guess is why you'll find those Sabbath songs in this tracklist. Whatever the case, to sum up: Heaven & Hell is Dio-era Black Sabbath reincarnated as a new band. Let's not go crazy with the tagging even if it is the same entity in spirit.

    5 Aug 2013 Reply
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