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Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

Posted on Dec.25, 2023, under Bill Ward

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Hand of Doom 1970 – 1978 Box Set

Posted on Jul.06, 2023, under Black Sabbath


HAND OF DOOM 1970 – 1978

Collectible Picture Disc Debut Of 8-LP Boxed Set

Limited & Numbered To 4,000 Copies Available August 18


Exclusive To North America

LOS ANGELES – In 1968, Black Sabbath was formed by Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and Bill Ward. The quartet created a fierce sound that was beyond anything that had been heard before. Throughout the 1970s, the band produced an array of metal classics that set the standard for heavy music and inspired countless generations of fans.

Comprising some of Black Sabbath’s most powerful albums ever produced, HAND OF DOOM features the Complete Original Black Sabbath 1970-1978 collection on picture disc for the first time. The highly collectible set contains the band’s self-titled debut (1970), as well as the multi-platinum Paranoid (1970), the platinum albums Master Of Reality (1971), Vol. 4 (1972), and Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1973), the gold-certified Sabotage (1975), alongside Technical Ecstasy (1976) and Never Say Die! (1978).

HAND OF DOOM 1970 – 1978 will be available August 18 for $249.98 and is limited to 4,000 copies in North America only. The set is exclusive to the Rhino and Warner Music Canada stores. Pre-orders are available now HERE.

The boxed set includes each album’s artwork printed on Side A. The self-titled debut, Vol. 4, Technical Ecstasy, and Sabbath Bloody Sabbath feature the original back album artwork on Side B. Paranoid, Master of Reality, and Sabotage features an album-era photo of the band. The collection also includes a large color poster of the band taken in Los Angeles during the summer of 1972 whilst the band were recording Vol. 4.

HAND OF DOOM 1970 – 1978 comprises a range of Black Sabbath’s most iconic albums throughout the decade. Starting with their self-titled debut LP in the 1970s, which boasted hits like “Black Sabbath” and “N.I.B.” This was followed by the breakthrough album Paranoid in 1971, which featured the popular songs “War Pigs” and “Iron Man.” Fans were then treated to Master Of Reality, Vol. 4, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, Sabotage, Technical Ecstasy, and Never Say Die! – all of which are included in this comprehensive collection. Some of the standout tracks from these albums include “Snowblind,” “Supernaut,” “Symptom Of The Universe,” and “Hole In The Sky.”

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Birthday Thanks

Posted on May.09, 2023, under Bill Ward

Many thanks to all those who sent their birthday wishes this year. It’s lovingly appreciated. 75 years, never dreamed I’d see it. Today I am with consequences of reaching my birthday, old bones groaning, too many meds, for this and that, and the other, but what a journey.

Thank the universal spirit for music, humour, laughter and love, what would we do without those things.

I’m awake with the overcast sky, and the crows, already busy looking for food. It’s amazing how good tea tastes. I light my candles everyday, burn incense and speak in humble thanks, the other birds will be showing up soon to chatter for a while.

Much love to every one of you out there, my heart is filled, no uncertainty is emboldened enough to alter the love we embrace each day.

Rock forever and ever,
Bill Ward

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Mon Dieu

Posted on Dec.21, 2022, under Bill Ward

New Song. Mon Dieu.

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This Little Angel

Posted on Sep.08, 2022, under Bill Ward

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Posted on May.08, 2022, under Bill Ward

Salutations to the energy, incredibility, insanity, wonderful and creativeness of you all who sent me birthday greetings. May 5 th was an overwhelming, busy, reflective, and teary and uplifting day, so many Happy Birthdays, thank you, it was fantastic.

74 years old, man yesterday spinned me around, lot of memories some of them melancholy, some of them fantastic, like when I was a kid leaving school to go to and practice at the parochial hall next to Slade Road School, Carlisle, Hamburg, Henry’s Blues House B’Ham, first time leaving for America, arriving in N.Y., first time in L.A., Hollywood, crazy times. I got lots of nice messages from fellow musicians, family members and old and dear friends, I got some t-shirts, one with a huge moon and silhouette of a 747 flying towards me, a book of stories about the Lake District, I went to bed done for. In gratitude for such a huge embrace, to everyone thank you so much.

Rock forever and ever and ever.
Be good to yourselves,
Bill Ward

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Taylor Hawkins

Posted on Mar.26, 2022, under Bill Ward

Our sincere condolences to the Hawkins Family, friends, fans, and fellow musicians.

A tragic loss, a brilliant musical drummer, with powerful percussive interpretations, not to be forgotten.

Thank you, Taylor, for the many vocals, you are a truly inspiring musician.

Bill Ward and Family

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The Whistle Blew

Posted on Feb.17, 2022, under Bill Ward

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The Glory of Imperfection

Posted on Jan.23, 2022, under Bill Ward

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RIP Graeme Edge

Posted on Nov.12, 2021, under Bill Ward

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