Black Sabbath Featured In A California Theme Park

    October 5, 2013
    Tobias Roth
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Black Sabbath was recently featured in an attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood. Ozzy Osbourne, as he is known for his horrific and disturbing antics, has finally got himself featured in a Halloween themed exhibit at Universal Studios. The attraction is based on the band’s newly released album titled “13,” which was released in June. This marks the 19th album released by the band.

Black Sabbath released their self-titled debut album in 1970 and gained a large amount of popularity in the 70’s and 80’s, becoming one of the historic bands of the genre, with hit songs such as “Iron Man” and “Paranoid.” Ozzy has always been known for his theatrical and shocking antics, and I think we all remember, or at least remember hearing about that time when he bit a bat on stage, right? While on a behind the scenes tour of the attraction, he spotted a bloody mannequin corpse and promptly decided to lean down and act like he was drinking the blood from the decapitated body with his tongue, according to San Jose Mercury News.

This marks the first time for Osbourne and Sabbath’s songs to be turned into a maze. It comes at a time when organizers of Halloween attractions turned to new theatrical and technological innovations in the hopes of diminishing their competition. Ozzy is very excited about the exhibit and said “It adds another dimension to what we do, which is incredible because we’ve been doing it for 45 years.” The band also is preparing to release a live DVD of concert material that was recorded earlier this year in Melburne, Australia. The trailer for the film was just released and it will be titled Gathered In The Masses, due for a November release.

This marks the first time since Halloween Horror Nights, the horror themed part of the park, has included video effects in a maze. In the exhibit, a room inspired by their song “Electric Funeral,” there are monitors made to look like windows, which broadcast explosive 3-D visuals in tandem with a wind machine.

This year, Black Sabbath is also able to celebrate their first No. 1 album in America. While Ozzy has been on tour with Black Sabbath in South America, his son Jack also took the time to post a picture of his granddaughter, Pearl Osbourne, who was dressed up just like him for the Halloween season.

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  • jerry

    A reminder to all Christians: 1 Thessalonians 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.

    • larry

      It is all theatrics…I am a christian and have been an Ozzy fan since the early 80’s. Dont judge you self righteous twit

      • Rich

        Really… “just theatric?” …. I guess what ever helps you sleep at night. Because whether it’s just coincedence or not some of the stuff they do mimics the rituals and practices of real life satanic cults. Yeah but i get it… there just “entertaining”

        • Aaron Ververs

          Why are you so knowledgeable about ‘real life satanic cults’, Rich? One of your hobbies?

          You can ask me about fishing, that’s my hobby & interest.

          • Rich

            oh you havent heard?? … they have these things now called books. Ignorance is not always bliss

        • darren

          Christians have been killing people in the name of God for thousands of years. Last I checked that’s in violation of the ten commandments.

          • Rich

            Men who kill in the name of christianity are not christian but politicizers of religion to further their selfish cause. You want to scrutinize christianity then look at the life of Christ himself.

    • Rhonda

      Another famous bible quote: Judge not lest ye be judged!! If you listened at tall to his music you would see he is searching for answers like so many people out there. If back in the 80’s the preachers would have talked with him and tried to reach him instead of judging and condemning him his life might have had a very different outcome!! “Chirstians” who constantly judge make the rest of us look bad!! John 13:35-by this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have LOVE one for another. Jesus did not condemn anyone while He was here on earth, he showed the sinners love and compassion and forgiveness!! Who are you, as a chirstian to do any less???

      • Patrick

        Larry, are you not judging when you call someone a self-righteous twit? Rhonda to add some context to your quote here is the actual KJV version of Matt 7:1-5 –

        “Do not judge so that you will not be judged. “For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you. “Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? “Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and behold, the log is in your own eye? “You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.

        So it would seem that the measure that you use to judge is key to the entire admonition.

        Also, according to the Webster’s Dictionary, to judge means “to discern, to distinguish, to form an opinion, to compare facts or ideas, and perceive their agreement or disagreement, and thus to distinguish truth from falsehood.”

        Now check out what Jesus said in Matt 23:25-36 which I believe refutes your position that Jesus did not condemn anyone while he was here on earth: “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside they are full of robbery and self-indulgence. You blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and of the dish, so that the outside of it may become clean also. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside they are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness. So you, too, outwardly appear righteous to men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the righteous,and say, ‘If we had been living in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partners with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.’
        “So you testify against yourselves, that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets.
        “Fill up, then, the measure of the guilt of your fathers.
        “You serpents, you brood of vipers, how will you escape the sentence of hell?
        “Therefore, behold, I am sending you prophets and wise men and scribes; some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues, and dpersecute from city to city, so that upon you may fall the guilt of all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar.
        “Truly I say to you, all these things will come upon this generation….”

        It appears the Jesus was judging and gave us his assessment of what was going on as far as the truth behind the Scribes and Pharisees actions as well as a sentencing for their guilt.

        This would seem to strengthen the secondary argument involved in this that we should not take a phrase from the Bible, lift it out of context, and try to make it support our argument or position.

        Jesus showed sinners love, compassion and forgiveness but he never left them in their sin and never endorsed their sinful actions.

        • darren

          That is a well said and well thought out response. Unfortunately, none of us is Jesus and being sinners by nature are predisposed to misjudge. Personally, I’m not sure I believe in God. That being said, I also believe what we call the Bible is incomplete. It’s compilation of many books. Many stories were left out. The decisions were made by a small group of people as to what went in and what was left out. The old testament was just a “how to” and history book with some “moral of the story is”, all controlled by a vengeful god. Jesus was a revolutionary, something I admire him for. He changed the way people, at least those who follow that faith, thought of God and how they should treat one another. The Bible is also full of contradictions, for example, “eye for an eye” & ‘turn the other cheek’. Before your start copying the Bible, I’m just paraphrasing.
          I may be wrong, I couldn’t find it myself, but there is no mention of satan, the devil, lucifer, etc. in the old testament. He doesn’t exsist till the new testament. Hell itself was created by man. Therefore any “satanic ritual” is theatrical, since satan does not exist. Now,if you want to talk about sacrificing, the bible is full of it. You want to talk about killing, let us not forget about the crusades, the inquisition, and a little thing call The Witches Hammer to name a few. All because of self-righteous people in positions of power. How many mass murders were commit by satanic rituals?
          I’m not anti-christian! I’m just saying when people get so caught up in their own beliefs, they forget that everyone has the right to ‘their’ own beliefs. Do unto others…. Peace it’s still a good idea!!!!

    • Aaron Ververs

      Christians = Hypocrites

      • Patrick

        Not judging are you?

    • Harry Groinalarea

      calm down, jer

  • http://att.net mike

    The real gods of metal. There isn’t a band on the planet that hasn’t been influenced by Sabbath one way or another. Even One Direction. That may be hard to believe, but it is absolutely true. Congrats to Ozzy, Sharon and Jack on Pearl the newbie! Love ya forever, guys!

  • Bill Reeves

    For your information – – The Band Black Sabbath at first did not
    know what to call their Band, but one of the members seen a Boris
    Karloff movie called “Black Sabbath” and the rest is History; and
    this should end the myth of them being Evil; and a lot of their songs
    are about the Bible’s Revelation. It is good to see them get the
    proper recognition. Mean B.R. . . .

  • John Houlgate

    There Should be a roller coaster ride for Blue Oyster Cult’s “Hot Rails to Hell.”

  • Aaron Ververs

    Question: What do Rock Bands and Amusement Parks have in common?

    Answer: Nothing.

    They use ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ to sell KFC, f’chrissakes.

  • karyn brooks

    The people in this video didn’t seem scared at all. I would hope that was because someone was videotaping it and the producers didn’t want to give the frights away. If that wasn’t the case…I wouldn’t waste my money!! By the way…love Ozzy and Black Sabbath!!

  • https://sites.google.com/site/drakeenterpri/ Virgil

    Ozzy Osbourne bit a bat on stage. Ozzy has always been known for his theatrical and shocking antics. A lot of people like that. Ozzy does it all for the money.

    • Harry Groinalarea