Into the Void (Black Sabbath song)

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"Into the Void"
Song by Black Sabbath
from the album Master of Reality
Released21 July 1971 (1971-07-21)
Recorded Record Plant, Los Angeles, California
Genre
Length6:11
Label Vertigo (UK)
Warner Bros. (US)
Songwriter(s) Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward
Producer(s) Rodger Bain

"Into the Void" is a song by British heavy metal band Black Sabbath, released in 1971 on their album Master of Reality . An early version of "Into the Void" called "Spanish Sid" was released on the deluxe edition of Master of Reality. It is written in the key of C# minor.

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Black Sabbath British heavy metal band

Black Sabbath were an English rock band, formed in Birmingham in 1968, by guitarist and main songwriter Tony Iommi, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler, drummer Bill Ward, and singer Ozzy Osbourne. Black Sabbath are often cited as pioneers of heavy metal music. The band helped define the genre with releases such as Black Sabbath (1970), Paranoid (1970), and Master of Reality (1971). The band had multiple line-up changes, with Iommi being the only constant member throughout its history.

<i>Master of Reality</i> 1971 studio album by Black Sabbath

Master of Reality is the third studio album by English rock band Black Sabbath, released on 21 July 1971. It is widely regarded as the foundation of doom metal, stoner rock, and sludge metal. It was certified double platinum after having sold over 2 million copies. Master of Reality was Black Sabbath's first and only top 10 album in the US until 13, forty-two years later.

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Various artists have covered the song, including Soundgarden, Kyuss, Monster Magnet, Melvins, Sleep, Dr. Know, Cavity, Exhorder, Lumsk, Dimmi Argus [1] [2] and Orange Goblin. [ citation needed ]

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In Soundgarden's version, the original lyrics are replaced by words of protest by Chief Seattle, which fit the metre of the song. [3] At the 35th Annual Grammy Awards, the appropriately renamed "Into the Void (Sealth)" received a nomination for Best Metal Performance. [4]

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"Into the Void"
Single by Kyuss
from the album Into the Void
A-side "Into the Void"
B-side "Fatso Forgotso"
ReleasedSeptember 6, 1996
Recorded Rancho De La Luna, Joshua Tree, California
Length8:00
Label Man's Ruin Records
Songwriter(s) Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward
Kyuss singles chronology
"Shine!"
(1996)
"Into the Void"
(1996)

Influence

"Into the Void" has been listed as a favourite song by some of heavy metal's most notable performers. James Hetfield from Metallica lists "Into the Void" as his favourite Black Sabbath track. [5] Eddie Van Halen has listed the song's main riff as one of his all-time favourites. [6]

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