Black Sabbath is a hard rock band led by Ozzy Osbourne whose style mingled in the dark arts. They are considered to be the first "doom metal" band. Osbourne left in 1980 and was replaced by Ronnie James Dio, changing their style from gothic to power metal. Their N.I.B. has yet to be revealed what it stands for. War Pigs is a protest song. The Wizard is about their drug dealer at the time. Sweet Leaf begins with a loop of guitarist Toni Iommi choking on a joint. Their song Black Sabbath is one of only a few instances where the song title is the same as the album title and band name. Several albums have gone at least gold. Paranoid has gone four times platinum. Live album Reunion went platinum. Compilation We Sold Our Soul For Rock and Roll went double platinum. Several hit singles. Iron Man is about a man who goes back in time to prevent the apocalypse, only to cause the very end of the world he sought to prevent.
War Pigs/Luke's Wall
Paranoid was remixed fro automobile racing video game Forza Motorsport.
Black Sabbath is referenced in Homestar Ruiner for the Wii, a game based on popular internet cartoon Homestar Runner.