Tonight is an EASTER SABBATH edition of BLOW IT OUT YOUR OZ!
“Crucify” is the sixth track off of SCREAM, Ozzy’s eleventh and last studio album released in June of 2010. The album was recorded at Ozzy’s home studio “The Bunker” in Los Angeles, California and produced by himself and Kevin Churko, who had previously worked on BLACK RAIN in 2007. The album was commercially successful, reaching number 4 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart and number 12 on the UK Albums Chart. It was to be originally
titled SOUL SUCKA, but thankfully Ozzy came to his senses and changed it last minute. It is the first Ozzy album to feature guitarist Gus G, who replaced long-term guitarist Zakk Wylde.
“God Is Dead?” is the second song on 13, the nineteenth and final studio album by Black Sabbath. It was the first single from the album, and the first with Ozzy Osbourne since 1998’s “Psycho Man” and “Selling My Soul” from the REUNION album. Both the song title and the figure on the single’s cover, are a reference to Friedrich Nietzsche, a German philosopher who was famous for saying that “God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers?” The track “God Is Dead?” reached No. 6 on the UK Rock Charts. The music video for the song was directed by Peter Joseph, who is best known for his Zeitgeist film series. The song was featured in the second promo for the sixth season of Sons of Anarchy on FX. The song won the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance on January 26, 2014. This was Black Sabbath’s first Grammy Award in 14 years. (As if we care about the damn Grammy’s)