In an attempt to escape the mundanity of factory life, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward took to create Black Sabbath to celebrate and relish in the doom and gloom of the current state of affairs in the late 60s. With their aggressive innovation, Black Sabbath went on to not only define the metal genre, they continued to reinvent it throughout their career.
Between the distinctly different but equally influential vocals of Ozzy Osbourne and replacement singer, Ronnie James Dio, the incredible guitar-work of Tony Iommi and the lyrical intensity of Geezer Butler, Sabbath's influential career has stretched over nearly 50 years of rock history.
Here are 12 bands that they inspired, and wouldn't exist without Black Sabbath.
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