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Into the Void: From Birth to Black Sabbath – and Beyond

By Geezer Butler

A Rough Trade Book of the Year

The much-anticipated first book from Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler

With over 70 million records sold, heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath are one of the most influential bands of all time. From the very beginning, Geezer Butler was at the heart of their success. He named the group, provided the bass behind their distinctive sound and wrote the lyrics that resonated so powerfully with fans around the world.

At long last, Geezer is ready to tell his side of the Sabbath story, from early days as a scrappy blues quartet through to the many lineup changes, the record-breaking tours and the international hell-raising with Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Bill Ward.

Featuring Geezer’s candid reflections on his working-class childhood in Luftwaffe-battered Birmingham, his almost-life as an accountant and his fascination with horror, religion and the occult, Into the Void reveals the softer side of the heavy metal legend, while holding nothing back.

Like Geezer’s bass lines and the story of Black Sabbath themselves, Into the Void is original, dramatic and one hell of a ride.

Format: Trade Paperback
Release Date: 08 Jun 2023, 06 Jun 2023 (Export Date)
Pages: 288
ISBN: 978-0-00-847647-2
Price: £16.99, €None
Founding member Geezer Butler is the longtime bassist and primary lyricist for the groundbreaking heavy-metal band Black Sabbath. He has also released music with his solo band, GZR, and the supergroups Heaven & Hell and Deadland Ritual. He splits his time between the USA and UK.

”'An epic odyssey of one of rock’s unlikeliest stars” - MOJO

”'A droll account of life at the frontline of heavy metal-havoc” - FT Weekend, Summer Reading Picks

”'An entertaining memoir about decibels and debauchery on the road with Sabbath” - Financial Times

”'A gritty autobiography” - Daily Express