Thursday, November 26, 2015
Geezer Butler Behind Call For No More Black Sabbath Albums
We unfortunately got the news not that long ago that Black Sabbath will not be putting out one final album as we had all hoped and thought they might. It has come to light though from an interview with guitarist Tony Iommi with Q Magazine (via Blabbermouth) that he was not the reason for this, rather it was bassist and lyricist Geezer Butler.
“Geezer didn’t particularly want to do another album. Then again, after you’ve just had a No. 1 album (2013's reunion release 13), where do you go from there?”
The band only released 11 of 16 tracks that they recorded during the sessions. On the subject of possibly releasing them, Iommi says:
“We may still put something out from that. We don’t know yet.”
On January 20th Black Sabbath is embarking on one final world tour before they throw in the towel and call it a day for good. This is due to Iommi having lymphoma and needing blood tests every six week as well as having to be hospitalized from time to time for back problems.
Personally I think it is kind of a shame that they aren't doing one more album. If Iommi has more songs in the tank then they should by all means record and release them. The guy is pretty darn creative and practically invented heavy metal himself. I would love to see something a little more creative and original than what was on 13 because to me it sounded like they were trying too hard to rip off their old songs in the worst ways. There were some good tracks on it, but it could have been better.