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originally posted by: eisegesis
Spill the beans.
By the way, I have a question for you. Who carries out the penalties if a high level mason is caught breaking his obligations?
originally posted by: Reverbs
a reply to: jokei
I disagree. Evanescence is powerful music.
Musical taste is a personal thing. But mediocre? I think you're confused.
We can just say I can't listen to the music in your signature.. And it all sounds like the same song starting in a different spot. repetitive and dark, and meaningless.
A wolf with letters on his forehead?
I find that music to be similar to demons in that it's this blocking of flow.. This Digital staccato mixed with the only lyrics i've heard so far "shake your tatas, shake your tatas, shake your tatas, shake your tatas."
The reason they wore crosses was because of an unusual and terrifying experience one of them had while in possession of an occult book.
Superstitious if not religious fellow, Tony took to wearing a heavy cross around his neck to protect him from such negative energies. The charm was but one example of Iommi’s growing belief in the paranormal; he discusses how they’d often see ghosts while recording in old mansions and castles. The guitarist claims he even had an out-of-body experience, with his detached soul wafting skyward, tethered to his body only by means of a silver umbilicus.
Tony Iommi’s Book as Heavy as His Hits
Sabbath have always been associated with the sinister, but they became not so much proponents as harbingers of doom after Butler had a vision of the devil in his late teens.
"It was a black shape," he says, "with horns and everything. I freaked out. That's when we started warning against satanism."
Black Sabbath: 'We used to have coc aine flown in by private plane'
Oh and there original name was far from devilish! It was Earth (iirc).
While playing shows in England in 1969, the band discovered they were being mistaken for another English group named Earth. They decided to change their name again. A cinema across the street from the band's rehearsal room was showing the 1963 horror film Black Sabbath starring Boris Karloff and directed by Mario Bava. While watching people line up to see the film, Butler noted that it was "strange that people spend so much money to see scary movies." Following that, Osbourne and Butler wrote the lyrics for a song called "Black Sabbath", which was inspired by the work of horror and adventure-story writer Dennis Wheatley, along with a vision that Butler had of a black silhouetted figure standing at the foot of his bed. Making use of the musical tritone, also known as "the Devil's Interval", the song's ominous sound and dark lyrics pushed the band in a darker direction, a stark contrast to the popular music of the late 1960s, which was dominated by flower power, folk music, and hippie culture. Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford has called the track "probably the most evil song ever written". Inspired by the new sound, the band changed their name to Black Sabbath in August 1969, and made the decision to focus on writing similar material, in an attempt to create the musical equivalent of horror films.
3. The Polka Tulk Blues Band Final name: Black Sabbath Black Sabbath is pretty much the most perfect name for the world's first heavy-metal band, but it didn't come to them immediately. When Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward first came together in 1968 they were doing blues rock numbers under the name the Polka Tulk Blues Band, though one day early on Iommi told Osbourne it was terrible. "Every time I hear it, all I can picture is you, with your trousers around your ankles, taking a ____ dump," he said. "It's crap." His big idea was to rebrand themselves as Earth, though they soon discovered they weren't the only English band with that name. Butler eventually saved the day when he saw a crowd of people lined up to see the Boris Karloff film Black Sabbath and convinced his bandmates to try it out.
The Polka Tulk Blues Band
originally posted by: WakeUpBeer
a reply to: hounddoghowlie
Interesting. I could have sworn it was Iommi that related the anecdote about Geezer's experience being the reason they started wearing crosses. Thought it was in a dvd I used to have. Seems I am incorrect though. Or maybe they have given different accounts throughout the years?
Ah.. I am ashamed but I had forgotten Earth was indeed, not their first name.
As for Dio..
Well I made those comments because I just dislike Dio!
But as you say, the others saw fit to have him, and it is their band after all.
ETA: Just watched the Black Sabbath portion of that dvd (The Last Supper) and there was no mention of the crosses.
Thank you for the corrections.
I will now go bite the heads off six hundred and sixty-six bats, as penance.