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7th September 2017

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Interview: Mark Taylor

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Black Sabbath seem to be more active than ever since they played the final gig of 'The End' tour in their home town of Birmingham back in February.

Sabbath are about to release 'The End Of The End', a documentary movie of the last gig of what was billed as the tour that would bring down the curtain on the Heavy Metal pioneers near fifty year career.

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It's an outstanding film that really captures the essence of the founding fathers of Heavy Metal and is interspersed with backstage footage and private moments that give a unique insight into the lives of these great Metal icons.

'The Ten Year War' boxset launch has also been keeping Tony Iommi as busy as ever since 'The End' tour came to a close and here, the Godfather of Metal talks about how he felt about that final gig and what it meant to him, as well as elaborating on many aspects of his and Sabbath's outstanding career.

MetalTalk currently have two Black Sabbath competitions running, one to win 'The Ten Year War' vinyl box set which you can enter right here and another to win tickets to see 'The End Of The End' movie which you can enter right here.

Entry is free and you are most welcome to enter both competitions.

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MetalTalk were at Sabbath's final gig in Birmingham on February 4th and you can see what it was like to witness this very special occasion right here.

Here's the official trailer for 'The End Of The End' which is showing in cinemas across the UK for one day only on 28th September. Cinema listings and tickets are available at



Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.


As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:

Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.


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