The Crossroads of Sabbath

Fri 19th October 2012
This is an archive item from Supersonic 2012


*NOW FULLY BOOKED – SORRY NO PLACES LEFT*
A 90 MINUTE WALKING TOUR IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF BLACK SABBATH 1948 – 1970

PERRY BARR, WITTON, ASTON & NEWTOWN

Join us for a special Black Sabbath themed walking tour, in the birthplace of Heavy Metal. Along the way you will be walking in the footsteps of Tony, Bill, Ozzy and Geezer and learning about the environment they grew up in and how they formed to be one of the most important bands in music history.

Sign up for a free, guided tour of Black Sabbath’s early environment by music historian Rob Horrocks.

About Rob:

“I was never a metal-er at school. Around the age of 14 (1986) when musical identity lines were drawn I was into punk and new wave. I would argue endlessly with my metal head friends over the merits of 1000 note a minute guitar solos, poodle hair and spandex versus the emotional rawness, honesty and relative poppy simplicity of the stuff that John Peel played. I was increasingly out numbered  – Iron Maiden went straight in at number one and Echo & The Bunnymen split up. The outcome of those endless discussions is that I got to know how the whole metal scene fits together. I know my Venom from my Poison.

20 years later I came to an appreciation of Black Sabbath through a band I was working with. Einstellung love Sabbath and many of their colossal riffs are dropped tuned.  Soon I too came to appreciate Ozzy era Black Sabbath. That’s an understatement. I have grown to love those first albums.

I read Record Collector magazine, The Quietus blog and occasionally The Sunday Times.”

This special event will take place on Saturday 20th October and is free to all Supersonic weekend ticket holders, but booking is essential. To do so, email admin@capsule.org.uk with ‘Crossroads of Sabbath’ as the subject title.

You can learn more about the birthplace of Heavy Metal via our Home of Metal project