Bill Ward Announces New Band, Day of Errors


Last year, ex-Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward let slip that he was working on a new band, which is good news given that he apparently turned down the last-ever Sabbath show. If the dude’s not doing Sabbath, he’s gotta do something.

Now, Ward has revealed his new band, a three-piece named Day of Errors (…huh). The drummer made the following announcement:

“In the desire to have my drumming spirit continue to live, I’m pleased to say that I’ve helped to create a new three-piece band called “Day of Errors,” accompanied by two guest musicians playing keyboards and percussion.

We play loud, hard, with overtures of gut-kicking heavy, heavy parts.

Day of Errors lineup is:
Joe Amodea – Guitar/Vocals
Nick Diltz – Bass/Lead Vocals
Bill Ward – Drums/Vocals

Guest Musicians:
Walter Earl – Percussion
Aron Ward – Kybd

More information will follow.”

Huh! First of all, it’s interesting that Ward got All Hail The Yeti’s Nick Diltz on bass. That’s a cool and relatively recent band, and as such a  solidly open-minded choice for a dude who played drums in the first real metal band.

But wait–Walter Earl, former drummer for Jerry Cantrell’s solo tour, is a guest musician…on drums? Isn’t…isn’t this Bill Ward’s band? And he’s a drummer, right? So is he just going to, what, sit out a couple of tracks and let Walter Earl handle it? Doesn’t that sort of prove Ozzy right?

Then again, maybe this means Bill will take this chance to be an “alternate percussionist”, like Shawn Crahan from Slipknot. Isn’t that what you want to see–Bill Ward crouched on a keg suspended fifty feet in the air, beating it with a wrench like a crazed primate?

Anyway, we’ll let you know when Day of Errors release some music, which will sound like Sabbath with a little Ghost thrown in.

[via The PRP]

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