Friday, November 26

Tag: Black Sabbath

Hollywood Stars Who Starred in Bands
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Hollywood Stars Who Starred in Bands

Alongside music, Hollywood is another outlet that helps people with their personal wellbeing. A great album uplifts the spirits and can make you feel better in yourself, and a good film can do the same. Often, a movie with a great soundtrack hits two birds with one stone and stands out from the crowd. Thanks to great music, films such as The Crow and even chick-flick Dirty Dancing were elevated to popularity beyond their cinematic qualities. Sometimes, musicians cross over into films, too. Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne appeared in the 2000 release Little Nicky, as well as Austin Powers: Goldmember. Gwen Stefani (Aviator), Cher (Moonstruck) and David Bowie (Labyrinth) have all swapped the recording studio for the film studio, with moderate success. That gives their fans somethi...
(Mental Health Conversation) Conner & Hannah of SPIRIT BREAKER
Behind The Yearbook, Crane Level Heaviness

(Mental Health Conversation) Conner & Hannah of SPIRIT BREAKER

Contributor's Note:  On August 13th, Michigan metalcore band Spirit Breaker unleashed "Cura Nata" onto the world.  The album evokes human nature and human emotion, along with bone crushing riffs mixed with ambiance undertones.  If you're fans of bands like Northlane, August Burns Red, and Architects, then Spirit Breaker is for you.  Guitarist Conner Clair and bassist Hannah Boissonneault of Spirit Breaker sat down with Madness To Creation to discuss "Cura Nata", mental health, and so much more.  Fans can find Spirit Breaker on Facebook, Instagram and Big Cartel. Madness To Creation:  Solid State Records!  Congrats my friends in Spirit Breaker.  How did that deal come about and give me a list of your top five favorite all time Solid State albums! Conner Clair:  Thank you so much! It w...
(Mental Health Conversations):  AMERICA PART TWO
Behind The Yearbook, MTC Gets Punked

(Mental Health Conversations): AMERICA PART TWO

Editor's Note:  New Jersey socially conscious, mental health conscious trio America Part Two recently released their music video for "Welcome To The Times", which follows up with previously released singles "I Don't Wanna" and "Glaciers."  The aforementioned singles take on hatred, racism and those that are just creeps towards women head on with their emotionally charged lyrics and powerful arrangements.  Case in point, the single "I Don't Wanna" talks about when a woman says no, she means no and that's the end of the discussion.  In this mental health conversation with Madness To Creation, America Part Two members Alex Fabio(vocals/guitars), Fred Rainville(vocals/bass) and Sam Weingarten on drums discusses education, dealing with loss of a grandfather and their music.  Fans can find Ameri...
(Album Review):  “Black Sabbath Vol. 4 Super Deluxe Reissue” by BLACK SABBATH
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(Album Review): “Black Sabbath Vol. 4 Super Deluxe Reissue” by BLACK SABBATH

Black Sabbath unleashed the group’s fourth album in two years in 1972 with Vol 4. Stacked with classic tracks like “Supernaut,” “Changes,” and “Snowblind,” the record harnessed the group’s surging popularity to reach the Top 10 on the Albums Chart in the U.K. and the Top 20 on the Billboard 200 in the U.S., on its path to being certified platinum by the RIAA.  The innovators of heavy metal revisit Vol 4 on a new collection that includes a newly remastered version of the original album along with a trove of 20 unreleased studio and live recordings. VOL 4: SUPER DELUXE EDITION will be available on February 12 as a 4-CD set and a 5-LP set pressed on 180-gram vinyl, Both versions come with extensive booklets featuring liner notes with quotes from the era from all four band members, rare pho...
(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 211):  David Black of SEDUCE
Metal Mania, The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz

(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 211): David Black of SEDUCE

Contributor's Note:  David Black of Detroit hard rock band SEDUCE converses with The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz via FAB Radio International.  David discusses the role that Seduce played in the hair-metal documentary "Decline of the Western Civilization: The Metal Years".  Seduce re-released "Too Much Ain't Enough", which features the bonus track "Homicide" on special limited edition purple vinyl.  They discuss how expensive it is to live in California, hence why Seduce continues to call Detroit, Michigan home.  Seduce composes of Mark Andrews on bass/vocals, David Black on guitars and Chuck Burns on drums.  David discusses how Black Sabbath played a huge influence on his guitar playing and Seduce getting to open for Black Sabbath in Detroit and meeting Geezer Butler an...
February 12th:  BLACK SABBATH Vol. 4 Revisited:  Super Deluxe Edition
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February 12th: BLACK SABBATH Vol. 4 Revisited: Super Deluxe Edition

Black Sabbath unleashed the group’s fourth album in two years in 1972 with Vol 4. Stacked with classic tracks like “Supernaut,” “Changes,” and “Snowblind,” the record harnessed the group’s surging popularity to reach the Top 10 on the Albums Chart in the U.K. and the Top 20 on the Billboard 200 in the U.S., on its path to being certified platinum by the RIAA. The innovators of heavy metal revisit Vol 4 on a new collection that includes a newly remastered version of the original album along with a trove of 20 unreleased studio and live recordings. VOL 4: SUPER DELUXE EDITION will be available on February 12 as a 4-CD set and a 5-LP set pressed on 180-gram vinyl, Both versions come with extensive booklets featuring liner notes with quotes from the era from all four band members, rare photos...
(Mental Health Fireside Chats)  COVID-19 & The Music Industry
Pedagogy: Education Weekly

(Mental Health Fireside Chats) COVID-19 & The Music Industry

Editor's Note:  Please welcome Mike out of Liverpool, England to Madness To Creation.  He's going to cover the darker side of music and help with video content!  I am elated to have him on board with Madness To Creation.  Here he is discussing his take with the Covid-19 pandemic and the music industry.  Here is Mike below! Now, there are many that say I’m not qualified to write a piece on this, beyond being a generally angry Northern gobshite, but, as someone who loves music, live music in particular, I feel I have a right to an opinion.   It’s no secret by now that this pandemic is having horrific impacts on the lives of almost everyone. That is an unfortunate given. But, particularly in the UK, there does seem to be a sector that is being hit harder than most; the arts. Whe...
(Album Review):  “50th Anniversary of Paranoid” by BLACK SABBATH
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(Album Review): “50th Anniversary of Paranoid” by BLACK SABBATH

PRE-ORDER THE ‘PARANOID: SUPER DELUXE EDITION’ HERE:   Widely regarded as innovators of the musical genre which came to be known as Heavy Metal, legendary Birmingham-bred Black Sabbath celebrate the 50th anniversary in 2020 of their multi-million selling album Paranoid with a 5-LP/4CD edition released on October 9th, featuring the vinyl debut of two 1970 concerts.   PARANOID:  SUPER DELUXE EDITION includes the original album, in addition to a rare 1974 Quad Mix of the album folded down to stereo, plus two concerts from 1970, from Montreux and Brussels, that are pressed on vinyl for the first time. The five-LP set comes with a hardbound book with extensive liner notes featuring interviews with all four band members, rare photos, and memorabilia, a poster, as well as a replica of...
AXS TV “Docs That Rock” Continues with ALICE COOPER, BLACK SABBATH & LENNY KRAVITZ This November
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AXS TV “Docs That Rock” Continues with ALICE COOPER, BLACK SABBATH & LENNY KRAVITZ This November

AXS TV’s popular “Docs That Rock” block continues with three more acclaimed artist profiles, beginning Wednesday, November 4 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. Packed with candid sit-downs, classic performances, and rarely seen footage, “Docs That Rock” puts the spotlight on a different groundbreaking music-themed documentary each week, taking viewers beyond the stage and into the stories of some of music’s most influential artists.   The block is back in action on November 4 with a glimpse into the twisted mind of the man behind the makeup in the 2014 feature Super Duper Alice Cooper. Boasting a dynamic blend of archive footage, animation, and rock opera theatrics, the film tells the sordid tale of one of metal’s true masterminds—capturing the transformation of preacher’s son Vincent Furnie...