GOOD NEWS FOR SABBATH FANS
We’re just a few weeks away from the release of the 21st century’s first Sabbath album, The Devil You Know, which, kind of miraculously, will actually feature a line-up people give two shits about. Seriously, if you’d told me ten years ago there’d be a new Sabbath album in 2009, I would have shrugged and wondered who Iommi recruited this go-round. But, no, it’s Dio-Sabbath, it’s really coming out, and it’s going to be kick-ass.
So. 2 things:
- You can hear fifteen second samples from the entire album here. It sounds so good I just a small aneurysm.
- Ronnie James Dio is hopping on the book club bandwagon and, according to Classic Rock Magazine (“The Magazine for Old People”), writing his autobiography. According to Dio, the book will “not be centred [sic] around myself so much as me telling my life story through the stories of those around me… You have to have a focal point, and I guess that had to be me.” Normally I’d make fun of the diminutive Dio for being falsely modest, but true Napoleon complexes don’t allow for false modesty so he scores points there, plus did I mention an awesome new Sabbath album is coming out? In any case, I imagine Dio has enough good stories to tell that this book could potentially be a whopper.
Black Sabbath’s Heaven & Hell’s The Devil You Know drops April 28.