Black Sabbath




Back at the top of the album charts with their new album ‘13’, pioneers of metal Black Sabbath prove that they definitely still have it, and not for a second did they lose it either. Well, perhaps Ozzy lost it a few times but that was all part of the show.

At Monnow we have a special place in our hearts for the Brummy boys and over our 40 year history, each one of our owners has had a visit from them at some point. Now we’re used to frequent visitors, lots of clients recording morethan one album with us coming back again and again over the years. However, perhaps none so much as Black Sabbath; they’ve recorded, resided, rehearsed, reunited and written at Monnow.

We’re dedicating our entire blog this July to Sabbath and their members, from Tony Iommi’s album most recently in 2004, all the way back to their rehearsals at Monnow in 1977. It’s less of a reoccurring visit and more of a residency. We’d like to think of Black Sabbath as most definitely ‘Made In Monnow’.

In honour of their latest album, out now, let’s have a look back at Ozzy and the gang at Monnow Valley over the years! Join us for a series of blog entries and plenty of music over the next few weeks…