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Black Sabbath members return with Heaven and Hell

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    Guess what everyone? Black Sabbath is back! Well, sort of.

    On Tuesday, Heaven and Hell, a band made up of the members of the 1980-82 and 1990-92 incarnation of Sabbath, released The Devil You Know. As Billboard.com points out, the 10-track effort is either the first album by Heaven and Hell or the third studio set from the third lineup of Black Sabbath.

    Now that we have all that cleared up, let’s move on to the specifics.

    Heaven and Hell is original Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi and bass player Terry “Geezer” Butler, with lead singer Ronnie James Dio and drummer Vinnie Appice. Upon getting back together in 2006 to record tracks for the greatest “hits” album Black Sabbath: The Dio Years, the foursome took on the name Heaven and Hell, which of course is the name of Sabbath’s 1980 effort.

    Fast forward three years and a world tour later and Heaven and Hell have finally dished out its first album of original material under the banner Heaven and Hell – the first of what looks to be a slew of recorded material. Per Iommi via Billboard:

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    “There were loads of ideas…We’ve got enough to make another album if we wanted. We probably wouldn’t use that stuff again, but we had more than enough” for “The Devil You Know.” Iommi says the remaining material are “ideas — a verse or a riff, lots of bits, really.”

    But before a new album is even discussed, the band must first embark on yet another world tour, set to begin next week – thus far, dates include stops in South America and Europe.

    Sure beats what Ozzy is doing these days…

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    The Devil You Know Tracklist:
    01. Atom and Evil
    02. Fear
    03. Bible Black
    04. Double the Pain
    05. Rock and Roll Angel
    06. The Turn of the Screw
    07. Eating the Cannibals
    08. Follow the Tears
    09. Neverwhere
    10. Breaking into Heaven

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    Heaven and Hell 2009 Tour Dates:
    05/05 – Bogota, CO @ Coliseo Cubierto El Campín
    05/07 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Luna Park
    05/08 – Santiago, CL @ Movistar Arena
    05/10 – Belo Horizonte, BR @ Chevrolet Hall
    05/13 – Brasilia, BR @ Ginásio Nilson Nelson
    05/15 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Credicard Hall
    05/16 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Credicard Hall
    05/17 – Rio de Janiero, BR @ Citibank Hall Rio
    05/30 – Moscow, RU @ B1 Maximum
    05/31 – Moscow, RU @ B1 Maximum
    06/01 – St. Petersburg, RU @ New Arena
    06/02 – Helsinki, FI @ Icehall
    06/04 – Oslo, NO @ Spektrum
    06/06 – Solvesborg, SE @ Sweden Rock Festival
    06/08 – Giessen, DE @ Hessenhallen
    06/09 – Berlin, DE @ Zitadelle
    06/10 – Bamburg, DE @ Jakoarena
    06/13 – Bergum, NL @ Waldrock Festival
    06/14 – Karlsruhe, DE @ Europhalle
    06/16 – Bonn, DE @ Museumsplatz
    06/17 – Zurich, CH @ Spirit of Rock – Volkshaus
    06/19 – Clisson, FR @ Hellfest
    06/21 – Zaragoza, ES @ Metalway Festival
    06/26 – Dessel, BE @ Graspop Festival
    06/27 – Milan, IT @ Gods of Metal
    07/30 – Wacken, DE @ Open Air Festival

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