"The Devil You Know," April 28 on Rhino
01. Atom & Evil
03. Bible Black LISTEN MP3
04. Double the Pain
05. Rock & Roll Angel
06. The Turn of the Screw
07. Eating the Cannibals
08. Follow the Tears
10. Breaking into Heaven
Here is the original art and some commentary from the artist--not the copyright date. This was not commissioned specifically for the album:
Name: Per Øyvind Haagensen
Country: United Kingdom
here's my first take on a painting of the evil one himself: Satan, in all his unholy glory, or at least one side of it.
I wanted the painting to have energy and a sense of mystery to it, almost a religious feel, and some symbolism (which I won't go into.. I'll leave that to your interpretation =).
Painted in Photoshop (with a wacom) over the period of a week. I sketched some very basic studies for the poses with pencil on paper which I scanned in, just to have something to start with (I find it easier to work from something other than a digital blank canvas). Mostly round brush and the chalk brush, but also some custom brushes for the smaller textures. Final image is about 7000 pixels in height.
Hope the image is to your liking =)
C&C + questions are very much welcome.
Heaven And Hell is coming close to completing their first album under the Heaven And Hell moniker and has revealed some details on the record. The album will be released around March/April 2009 and will feature ten songs. Some song titles set to appear on the as-yet-untitled album include, "Bible Black," "Neverwhere," "Double Pain," "Atom + Evil" and "Rock N' Roll Jesus." More details are expected to be released soon.
Heaven And Hell drummer Vinny Appice has posted the following message online:
"Well the new Heaven And Hell album is going very well with almost 3/4 of the songs recorded. It sounds amazing and it's very heavy. The untitled CD will be released sometime in March-April 2009 (via Rhino Records)." The band are currently recording the new album at Rockfield Studios in Wales and plan to release it early next year.
Heaven And Hell bassist Geezer Butler has posted the following message online:
"Just to add to my previous statement, and to clarify, the basic tracks for the new Heaven And Hell album have been laid down, and I can report it has been a pleasurable experience writing and recording with Ronnie, Tony and Vinny. We hope to have the album finished, mixed and ready to go in the next couple of months."
SABBATH/HEAVEN AND HELL guitarist Tony Iommi has issued the following update:
"I have been so busy working on the new (Heaven And Hell) album!!! It's all going very well I'm pleased to say! We are hoping for the album to be released some time in March/April. Just to let everyone know I appreciate all your messages, comments and all your support."
The group's first LP since Sabbath's Dehumanizer (1992) is
being recorded at Rockfield studios in Wales, U.K. (where Dehumanizer was also
"It sounds great," Ronnie James Dio said of the self-produced set which he co-wrote with Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler during sessions in Los Angeles and England. "It's a real cross-section of everything we've done, from Heaven and Hell through Mob Rules and Dehumanizer. I think there's a lot of Dehumanizer in it, but a lot of other things, too, a real good blend of what this band has represented."
Two years ago, Dio, Iommi, Butler and Appice reunited to record a trio of new songs for Rhino's Black Sabbath: The Dio Years before launching a highly anticipated and greatly acclaimed world tour under their new moniker Heaven And Hell. Revitalized by the reunion, the lineup is back in the studio now recording the first-ever full-length studio album from Heaven And Hell. To whet the fans' appetites for the new album, Heaven And Hell returned to the road this past summer for a short stint on the Metal Masters Tour, a month-long North American trek with JUDAS PRIEST, MOTÖRHEAD, and TESTAMENT.
Regarding the band's decision to continue to operate as Heaven And Hell rather than Black Sabbath, Iommi told Billboard.com earlier this year, "It really is Black Sabbath, whatever we do. We just choose to go out as Heaven And Hell so everyone knows what they're getting [and] so people won't expect to hear 'Iron Man' and all those songs. We've done them for so many years, it's nice to do just all the stuff with did with Ronnie again."
HEAVEN AND HELL are currently on a European tour that is slated to run until November 18th. One of the most anticipated shows on the tour will include a special performance at the historic Wembley Arena in London tomorrow (November 10th).
During the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour Awards Ceremony held at the Landmark Hotel in London, England, on November 5th, Heaven And Hell received best comeback of the year, and a special award was given to Heaven And Hell guitarist Tony Iommi as Metal Guru of the year.
For over twenty-five years, Vinny Appice has been known as one of the most respected and sought after drummers in hard rock today. Vinny has performed with such legendary bands as DIO and BLACK SABBATH. In this very special Heaven and Hell European Tour interview, Appice gives BW&BK an update of the highlights of the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour Awards, the upcoming Wembley Arena show, Heaven And Hell's recent US Gold Award for selling in excess of over 50,000 copies of the Heaven and Hell - Live At Radio City Music Hall DVD.
Deb Rao: Congratulations on Heaven and Hell's Classic Rock Roll Of Honor
Award for best comeback of the year. The Award Ceremony took place at the
Landmark Hotel in London, England on November 5th. What did it mean to you, as
a member of Heaven And Hell to receive this Historic award?
Appice: "Well it's cool to receive any award and it’s always nice to know people are listening."
Rao: What were some of the highlights that transpired at the Classic Rock
Roll Of Honour Awards?
Appice: "It is like a big party. I haven't seen a lot of these friends in years so that was very cool. It definitely was a whose who of rock. This was a room full of musical legends. The highlight I would say was seeing Tony Iommi, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page hanging out together and having a laugh!"
Rao: I understand that Tony Iommi also received an award for Metal Guru?
Appice: "Yes, he is the Metal Guru, good choice."
Rao: Heaven and Hell is currently on tour in the UK. How is the tour going
so far? How does it feel to be performing in Europe with Black Sabbath's
historic roots in the area?
Appice: "The tour is going well. I really enjoy playing the UK being there are so many roots of rock here. So many things I listened to as a kid growing up came from here. It's always been special, playing there."
Rao: Heaven and Hell will be performing at London's Wembley Arena on
November 10th. Are you looking forward to this historic event?
Appice: "No…kidding. I can't believe they let me in there. Of course, I am. This is a legendary place with so many famous artists performing there over the years. Yes, can't wait."
Rao: How do European metal audiences compare with American audiences?
Appice: "They have accents and use different currency and they have better beer."
Rao: The U.S. Heaven and Hell tour recently wrapped up with Alice Cooper
and Queensryche. What were some of the highlights of this tour? All three
bands are legendary. What was it like to be on such am amazing bill?
Appice: "It was great to have them on the show and it made it an evening of great music and just a fantastic show. It was like 3 headliners on one bill. Too many highlights for this interview but it was fun going to the movies to see Halloween with ALICE COOPER."
Rao: At Heaven and Hell's show in Los Angeles, the band also received
onstage a Gold Award for Live At Radio City Music Hall. Where the DVD has sold
in excess more than 50,000 copies. What was it like to receive this award?
Appice: "It didn't come with a nail to hang on the wall! Very cool to know that many people bought it and are watching you this very minute. My thanks go out to Rhino Records who worked their butt off and all the fans that supported us and made this be successful."
Rao: Heaven and Hell recently performed at four shows in Japan, and one
show in Singapore. What did you most enjoy about visiting Japan?
Appice: "It's not the food. I can't use chopsticks either so I would say it was the fans, they rocked! The bullet train is pretty cool too."
Rao: The response of the return of Heaven and Hell has been overwhelming.
Are there any plans to record a new album in 2008? The demand is certainly
Appice: "Yes, new album coming in 2008."
Rao: What are your touring plans after the UK Heaven and Hell wraps up on
Appice: "Chill out a bit and then continue working with my band 3 LEGGED DOGG."
Rao: Any plans to go into the studio with your other project Three Legged
Appice: "Yes in 08, we plan to record a new CD for a new label."
Rao: Vinny, what has your most memorable moment been in 2007?
Appice: "It's just been a very special and memorable year altogether. I will remember it as the year we returned together better than ever and had a great time playing together and seeing all the greatest fans in the world again!"
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