Almost five decades ago, the toll of a bell and rolling thunder marked the conception of an ear splittingly monolithic riff. In that moment, Black Sabbath and the sound of Heavy Metal were forged. The band embarked on what Ozzy describes as “the most incredible adventure you could think of”, a journey that would go on to define a genre.
The End, released on November 17, captured the final destination of that adventure – an unforgettable farewell show at the Genting Arena in Black Sabbath’s hometown of Birmingham. Filmed February 4, 2017, The End captures the legendary line-up celebrating their storied career, marking the closure of a monumental chapter in rock history. Pre-orders are open now.
With a hit packed set list including Iron Man, Paranoid, War Pigs and many more, the high production values, visual effects and pyrotechnics wowed fans, as the band delivered the most emotionally charged show of their lives. “Because it was Birmingham, it was a special night for us,” said Tony. “It was great to look out and know that all these people have come to see us. What a great feeling. There’s nothing like it”.
All visual formats feature special bonus material of the band playing a selection of their favorite songs not played on tour. These intimate live sessions at Angelic Studios were recorded in the days after their final live performance, and mark the band’s final studio recordings. Geezer said, “It will never be ‘The End’ for me. I’ll always be a part of Sabbath, and Sabbath will always be a part of me”.
Following last month’s world premiere of a companion documentary film in over 1,700 cinemas around the world, Eagle Vision released the full live show of The End on November 17 on DVD+CD, Blu-ray+CD, double CD, triple 180gm vinyl and a limited deluxe collector’s edition. A limited number of exclusive merchandise bundles are also available at PledgeMusic.
The End captures a once-in-a-career performance, an essential snapshot of musical history and a fitting farewell to true innovators and original heavy metal icons, Black Sabbath.
About Eagle Vision
EAGLE VISION is the world’s largest producer and distributor of music programming for cinema, TV, DVD and Digital Media. Eagle produces quality HD programs, both concerts and documentaries, directly alongside artists including Black Sabbath, Madonna, Mumford & Sons, OneRepublic, Paul McCartney, Katy Perry, The Rolling Stones, Fall Out Boy, Ellie Goulding and Imagine Dragons. Eagle is a multiple Grammy® Award winner and has received numerous multi-platinum sales awards around the world. Eagle Vision is a division of Eagle Rock Entertainment (a Universal Music Group company), and is headquartered in London, UK.
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