Repurposing Purposes. Black Sabbath’s “Cross Purposes”.

In 1994 Black Sabbath had become my favourite band to listen to. My tape collection was building up with the older albums. Some were special-order that I had to wait on. Columbia House did not carry many of the classic records beyond the first few Ozzy Osbourne records. When Cross Purposes was release, it was […]

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Black Sabbath, The Tony Martin Era.

It is a chapter of heavy metal that is misunderstood musically. It started in the mid 1980’s when Tony Iommi was still working to continue his platform for his masterful riff compositions. Vocalist Tony Martin joined the Sabbath camp during the process for recording The Eternal Idol. Ray Gillen had already recorded vocal tracks and […]