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 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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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 ]

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]

"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)

Trivia

"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]

References

  1. "Review: DIMMI ARGUS "Bad Dream" (2013)". MetalShock Finland. Retrieved 2014-12-12.
  2. "Encyclopaedia Metallum: DIMMI ARGUS "Bad Dream" (2013)". Metal Archives. Retrieved 2014-12-12.
  3. "Soundgarden". Guitar for the Practicing Musician. December 1992.
  4. "35th Grammy Awards - 1993". Rockonthenet.com. Retrieved 2008-02-20.
  5. Hetfield, James (March 2010). "30 on 30". Guitar World . Vol. 31 (No. 3).
  6. Payne, Chris (November 12, 2015). "Watch Eddie Van Halen Pick His All-Time Favorite Guitar Riffs". Billboard.com. Retrieved May 18, 2017.