While it has been over 48 years since Black Sabbath formed in Birmingham, England, it only took one night in Toronto to remind fans why they are pioneers of heavy metal and rock and roll.
From their humble beginnings in 1968, to selling out the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, original band members Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, and Geezer Butler have barely lost their stride. Even with recent health issues for Ozzy and Tony, the band was ramped up and ready to melt some faces with their classic sound. On their current tour, The End, Black Sabbath has taken it back to their roots, by performing head bangers like, “War Pigs”, “Iron Man”, and “Snowblind”. While the band’s movements have become a bit tight, it has only allowed for their musicianship to be even tighter. Ozzy was leading some rousing choruses, Geezer was keeping the rhythm up, and Tony is still delivering face melting guitar solos.
While this tour marks The End for Black Sabbath, their music will live on through its fans, and its influence on modern rock and metal music.
Photos by Ross Halfin