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Black Sabbath's Russian triumph

 

For the first time in rock history, the Original Black Sabbath line up toured Russia, playing triumphant complete sold out gigs in Moscow's Olympic Stadium and Ice Palace in St. Petersburg 31 May and 3 June 2014. Below is an enthusiastic article from a Russian newspaper:

After series of successful concerts in North and South America, Australia and Asia, monsters of rock Black Sabbath has announced the European leg of the tour.

The concert in Moscow on 1 June 2014, at Olympic stadium was one of the most important shows of the world tour 2013-2014 in support of the band's last studio album, recorded by original line up for the first time in 35 years. The album "13" is literally "blew up" the charts of radio stations in thirteen countries of the world, including the United States.

For over three decades, rock/metal fans worldwide were waiting for original Sabbath reunion, but few people could have foreseen such a glorious return, with a new album and concert tour. 

The new album includes compositions, such as "God is dead?" , "End of the Beginning" and "Lоner" that have already become hits. There is no doubt that with the new album legendary rockers from Birmingham have established their strong leadership position in the world of hard and heavy, and justified their status as fathers - creators of heavy metal. Black Sabbath sold over 70 million copies of records around the world. 

Legendary vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, bassist Terry Geezer Butler and Sabbath's primary composer Guitar Superstar Tony Iommi, started the world tour 2013 on 20 April. European tour leg coincides with the release of DVD and Blu-ray "Black Sabbath: Live ... Gаthered in their masses". Record was made on 29 April and 1 May 2013 in Melbourne and includes the first concert version songs from the album "13", as well as the band's classic hits. 

A couple of years ago it was observed that rock group from Moscow Command BAG and British heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath are linked by a mysterious ties. And in our physical world this mystique came out with a real fact: Command BAG was honoured to open Black Sabbath's Moscow gig at Olympic stadium . Command BAG were selected to their role as a warm up band by Black Sabbath's severe management.

Check out the photographs from the band's press conference in Moscow on our Facebook page TONY IOMMI Fan-Tastic


6 June 2014

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