New 8-disc Sabbath vinyl boxset announced


A new Black Sabbath vinyl box set is likely to be at the top of many Christmas lists this year. Hand of Doom features eight of the band’s classic albums, released from 1970 to 1978, on picture disc vinyl. Limited to just 3,000 copies, Hand of Doom arrives on December 1 exclusively in UK, EU and all territories outside North America via BMG.

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The band were formed in 1968 by Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward. The Brummie quartet created a fierce sound that was beyond anything that had been heard before. Throughout the 1970s, the band produced an array of metal classics that set the standard for heavy music and inspired countless generations of fans.

Comprising some of Sabbath’s most powerful albums ever produced, Hand Of Doom features the Complete Original Black Sabbath 1970-1978 collection on picture disc for the first time. The highly collectible set contains the band’s self-titled debut (1970), as well as the multi-platinum Paranoid (1970), the platinum albums Master Of Reality (1971),Vol 4 (1972), and Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1973), the gold-certified Sabotage (1975), alongside Technical Ecstasy (1976) and Never Say Die! (1978).

Hand Of Doom 1970 – 1978 includes each album’s artwork printed on Side A. The self-titled debut, Vol 4, Technical Ecstasy and Sabbath Bloody Sabbath feature the original back album artwork on Side B. Paranoid, Master Of Reality and Sabotage features an album-era photo of the band.

The collection also includes a large colour poster of the band taken in Los Angeles during the summer of 1972 while the band was recording Vol 4.

Hand Of Doom 1970 – 1978 comprises a range of the band’s most iconic albums throughout the decade, starting with their self-titled debut LP in the 1970s, which boasted hits like ‘Black Sabbath’ and ‘N.I.B.’ This was followed by the breakthrough album Paranoid in 1971, which featured the classic songs ‘War Pigs’ and ‘Iron Man’.