The career of Black Sabbath has truly been a Crazy Train. Not only did the metal pioneers lay the foundations for the three decades of heavy metal that followed them, but they influenced a generation with their original blend of hard hitting rock and roll. After 19 records and more than 45 years on the run, the legendary metal act is stepping off their throne. The band's latest promo for Ozzfest Japan 2015 reveals that Sabbath's last show will take place on the second night of Ozzfest November 22nd, with co-headliner Korn celebrating their 20th anniversary. As far as front-man Ozzy Osbourne is concerned this is just the end of this chapter of his musical career. The Prince of Darkness announced, “I am going to continue to do my solo stuff, but I can’t do the two at the same time. This Memoirs of a Madman package is to let everybody know that I haven’t abandoned my solo career … I’m doing one more Black Sabbath tour, one more Black Sabbath album, and then we’re disbanding the name, I believe. And then after that, I’ll be doing my solo stuff.” We will keep you updated as this story develops.
And the wait is over... Heavy Montreal has just released their 2015 summer line up, and it is a force to be reckoned with. Fans who attend the legendary weekend music fest will be treated to acts like Slipknot, Faith No More, Korn, Lamb of God, Bullet For My Valentine, Mastodon, Asking Alexandria, Motionless in White, and many many more. The festival takes place August 7th through August 9th, and you do not want to miss out. To pick up your tickets head over to this link, see you in the pit.
Slipknot and Korn started the new year with a bang by unleashing the European leg of their joint Prepare for Hell Tour. And fans who found themselves at the Wembley Arena date this weekend got more than they bargained for when the legendary nu-metalers teamed up for an epic cover of the Beastie Boys' 'Sabotage.'
Crowd-shot footage of the collaboration can be seen to the right, as members of Slipknot joined Korn on stage to pay homage to a true rock classic. After Slipknot wraps up the final dates for this tour, they will have a short break before playing the American hard rock festivals throughout April and May. For more information on the Prepare for Hell Tour click here.