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Black Sabbath
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Alternative Name The Polka Tulk Blues Band
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Group Members Tony Iommi
Geezer Butler
Ozzy Osbourne
Past Group Members See: List of Black Sabbath band members
Music Genre (Text) Heavy metal
Music Genre Hard Rock
Pop/Rock
Origin Aston, Birmingham, England
Year(s) Active 1968–2006, 2011–present
Record Label Vertigo/Mercury/Virgin EMI/Universal
Warner Bros.
IRS
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Official Websites blacksabbath.com
Associated Acts Heaven & Hell
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Black Sabbath are an English rock band, formed in Birmingham in 1968, by guitarist and main songwriter Tony Iommi, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler, singer Ozzy Osbourne, and drummer Bill Ward. The band have since experienced multiple line-up changes, with guitarist Iommi being the only constant presence in the band through the years. Originally formed as a blues rock band, the group soon adopted the Black Sabbath moniker and began incorporating occult themes with horror-inspired lyrics and tuned-down guitars. Despite an association with these two themes, Black Sabbath also composed songs dealing with social instability, political corruption, the dangers of drug abuse and apocalyptic prophecies of the horrors of war.

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Filmography

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1999 Black Sabbath: Time Machine -
2017 Kong: Skull Island -
2016 Suicide Squad -
2016 The Angry Birds Movie -
2016 Vinyl -
2015 The Wolfpack -
2015 Bloodline -
2015 Good Girls Revolt -
2015 Drugaí Marú II -
2014 300: Rise of an Empire -
2014 Fargo -

Songs

518 Songs »
RankTitleYear*
1 Paranoid 1970
2 Iron Man 1970
3 WAR PIGS 1970
4 Planet Caravan 1970
5 Electric Funeral 1970
6 Children of The Grave 1971
7 Black Sabbath 1981
8 Sweet Leaf 1971
9 Sabbath Bloody Sabbath 1973
10 N.I.B. 1981
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

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