Black Sabbath’s Japan Show Will Be Their Last

Black Sabbath

I told you fuckers. The other day, Sharon Osbourne said that Black Sabbath’s appearance at Ozzfest Japan this fall will be the band’s “farewell” gig. Some of you questioned whether she meant that would be the band’s last show in Japan or last show ever. I insisted it would be their last show ever. I […]

Guest Column: Three Bands You May Not Know But Should By Wicked Inquisition’s Nate Towle

Wicked Inquisition

By now, you should know the drill. We’ve been having musicians from across metal’s grand spectrum pen brief guest columns for us on a number of engaging topics: must-read books, must-see films, and bands you may not know but absolutely should. Today’s column comes from Nate Towle, the guitarist and vocalist for Wicked Inquisition. Blood […]

Black Sabbath’s “Farewell” Show Happening At Ozzfest Japan

Black Sabbath

Sharon Osbourne is telling the world that Black Sabbath will play its “farewell” show this November as part of Ozzfest Japan. The “farewell” show will take place November 22, the second and final day of Ozzfest Japan at Makuhari Messe, outside Tokyo. Korn will also be on the bill. Sharon, who organized the event, says […]

Voivod, Amebix Members Launch Tau Cross

The cover of the band's debut

A trailer has hit the web from a new band called Tau Cross. The group features Amebix vocalist and bassist Rob “The Baron” Miller and Voivod’s drummer Michel “Away” Langevin. The trailer follows at the end of this post. All I’ll say is, I like this band’s sound. For reals. Tau Cross further features Misery […]

Black Sabbath’s Iommi Issues Appeal To Indonesian President

Tony Iommi

If you don’t respect Tony Iommi, I don’t want to know you. The man wrote every fucking riff in metal, and now, he’s written a letter of appeal to the metal-loving president of Indonesia, Joko Widodo. The Black Sabbath guitarist is hoping Widodo will reconsider the planned execution of two Australians, convicted in 2006 for […]

Stone Sour Releasing New EP


I know they’re not metal, and that their music is shit, but it’s been a slow news day, shithawk. Stone Sour will release a new covers EP called Meanwhile In Burbank… in April. The five-song effort includes covers of Kiss, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Metallica and Alice In Chains tunes. The album will be out […]

Under The Radar: The Socks

The Socks

I hope you like heavy psychedelic music as much as we do here at GunShy Assassin. Featured in this installment of Under the Radar is a band that seriously rivals the greats. If the Socks were around in the early ‘70s, we’d be listing their name along with Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Pentagram, and Wishbone […]

Black Sabbath’s Brawling Bassist Thanks Fans

Geezer's busted

Geezer Butler has issued an online “Thank you” to his fans for all of their support following his much-publicized arrest. The Black Sabbath bassist was nabbed by the po-po this week for throwing down in a bar out in California. Butler’s arrest followed an altercation at the Corkscrew Saloon on the Furnace Creek Ranch in […]

Geezer Butler Arrested After Fight In Death Valley

Geezer's busted

Black Sabbath’s bassist Geezer Butler was arrested last night in California. The arrest stemmed from an altercation at the Corkscrew Saloon on the Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley. The 65-year-old musician was booked at the Inyo County Jail under his full name Terence Michael Butler. He was charged with misdemeanor assault, public intoxication and […]

Dio Musical, Other Events Happening


Believe it or not, someone has decided to write a musical about Ronnie James Dio, the legendary man who left this mortal coil all too soon. But first, there’s some events upcoming from the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, founded in memory of the late Rainbow and Black Sabbath singer. A […]