Black Sabbath debuted ‘Loner’ at their second Melbourne show last night (May 1, 2013). It was the 4th new song from the upcoming ‘13’ album to make the setlist on their current Australian and New Zealand tour.
So far on the tour Black Sabbath have previewed ‘End of the Beginning’, ‘God Is Dead?’ and ‘Methademic’ as well as last night’s ‘Loner’ from the album due June 7 on the band’s original record label Vertigo, through Universal.
Black Sabbath, featuring Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler back with original singer Ozzy Osbourne, have stunned early fans with sound in synch with their beginnings.
Ozzy’s maniac glare, Tony’s venomous guitar and Geezer’s thunderous bass brings the origins of what fans liked about Black Sabbath in the early 70s into 2013. It makes for a rare moment to see one of the greatest British metal bands of all-time, the band who rivalled only Led Zeppelin in its day.
Ozzy’s solo band drummer Tommy Clufetos adds new life to the live gig. Sabbath even gave him his own spotlight drum solo during the show. Clufetos also did time with Rob Zombie before joining Ozzy’s band.
The Black Sabbath setlist from Rod Laver Arena for May 1, 2013 was:
War Pigs (from Paranoid, 1970)
Into the Void (from Master of Reality, 1971)
Under the Sun (from Black Sabbath Vol 4, 1972)
Snowblind (from Black Sabbath Vol 4, 1972)
Loner (from 13, 2013)
Black Sabbath (from Black Sabbath, 1970)
Behind the Wall of Sleep (from Black Sabbath, 1970)
(Ended with Geezer Butler bass solo)
N.I.B. (from Black Sabbath, 1970)
End of the Beginning (from 13 bonus track, 2013)
Fairies Wear Boots (from Paranoid, 1970)
Symptom of the Universe (from Sabotage, 1975)
Tommy Clufetos drum solo
Iron Man (from Paranoid, 1970)
God Is Dead? (from 13, 2013)
Dirty Women (from Technical Ecstasy, 1976)
Children of the Grave (from Master of Reality, 1971)
Paranoid (with Sabbath Bloody Sabbath intro) (from Paranoid, 1970)
Remaining Black Sabbath dates for Live Nation are:
May 4, Perth, Perth Arena
May 7, Adelaide, Entertainment Centre
“13″ track listing:
01. End Of The Beginning (8:05)
02. God Is Dead? (8:52)
03. Loner (4:59)
04. Zeitgeist (4:37)
05. Age Of Reason (7:01)
06. Live Forever (4:46)
07. Damaged Soul (7:51)
08. Dear Father (7:20)
Deluxe-edition bonus tracks:
09. Methademic (5:57)
10. Peace Of Mind (3:40)
11. Pariah (5:34)