Heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath end their short Brazilian tour with a show at the sambódromo's Apoteose on 13 October, a fitting date since their new studio album, 13, was released earlier this year, lead singer Ozzy Osborne’s first reunion with the band since 1978. The current toring line-up includes the one and only Osborne, guitarist Tony lommi, bass player and lyricist Geezer Butter and touring drummer Tommy Clufetos.
One of the most influential heavy metal groups of all time, Black Sabbath have sold over 70 million albums since first forming in Birmingham, England back in 1968. The original group introduced the heavier style of rock through their eponymous debut album released, appropriately, on Friday 13th February, 1970 with their love of the occult clear for all to see and a key influence on the rise of the heavy metal subculture of the 1970s. Osbourne may not be quite the stage presence that he once was, but the Rick Rubin-produced 13 went to number one in the US and the UK, showing that the appetite for the band's sound remains strong for thousands of heavy metal fans.
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