Black Sabbath, aka Heaven And Hell, Recording New Album


June 17, 2008

Heaven and Hell, the Black Sabbath you have when you aren’t having Black Sabbath, is recording a new album.

Heaven and Hell is the Ronnie James Dio edition of Black Sabbath, following the departure of Ozzy Osbourne in 1980.

The line-up regrouped last year and recorded three songs for the compilation ‘Black Sabbath: The Dio Years’, but when they wanted to tour, Sharon Osbourne, beholder of all legal things Sabbath, refused to allow them to use the Black Sabbath name.

Heaven and Hell was used, as it was the name of Black Sabbath’s first album with Dio.

The new album will be the first ever full-length album as Heaven and Hell. It will be released through Rhino in early 2009.

In the meantime, next month, Rhino will release the Black Sabbath boxed set ‘The Rules of Hell’. It will feature the three Dio Black Sabbath albums ‘Heaven and Hell’, ‘Mob Rules’ and ‘Dehumanizer’ as well as their 1982 live album ‘Live Evil’.

Black Sabbath ‘The Rules of Hell’ will be released on July 22.

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