Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler from BLACK SABBATH, the celebrated, multi-platinum rock band that pioneered the heavy metal genre with their dark and doom-laden sounds, fused with lyrical themes of the occult, addiction, war and nuclear apocalypse, will be immortalized in an all-original, terrifying 3D maze, “Black Sabbath: 13 3D” at Universal Studios Hollywood‘s premier Halloween Horror Nights event, beginning September 20, 2013.
Newly released “behind-the-screams” backstage footage for “Black Sabbath: 13 3D” can be seen below.
The new maze, based on the darkest lyrics from BLACK SABBATH‘s biggest hit songs and the only attraction at the horror event to incorporate 3D video, will also include scenes inspired by the legendary band’s recently released Billboard #1 album, “13”. A nightmarish landscape of doom will engulf guests as they enter “Black Sabbath: 13 3D” and traverse through horrifying graveyards, disturbing madhouses and bone-chilling battlefields.
“We were all really excited when Universal Studios Hollywood approached us about doing a 3D ‘Halloween Horror Nights‘ maze based on our music,” said BLACK SABBATH’s Ozzy Osbourne. “I’ve seen the drawings of what it will look like when it’s finished and it looks amazing. I can’t wait to walk through it on opening night in September.”
Guests will come face to face with a heart-stopping Lucifer and his bride, blood-soaked dead bodies and bubbling pools of “radioactive water” while songs inspired by “Luke’s Wall”, “Iron Man”, “Paranoid”, “War Pigs”, “Electric Funeral” and — of course — “Black Sabbath” violently penetrate the confines of the maze at high volume.
“Very few bands can claim to have defined a genre of music but BLACK SABBATH’s remarkable influence in the evolution of heavy metal will go down in history,” said John Murdy, creative director for Universal Studios Hollywood. “Tony Iommi’s dark, iconic riffs, Ozzy Osbourne’s haunting vocals and Geezer Butler’s foreboding lyrics provide the perfect soundtrack for ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ and endless inspiration for our new haunted attraction ‘Black Sabbath 13 3D’.”
“Halloween Horror Nights” 2013 at Universal Studios Hollywood brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in the living, breathing, three-dimensional world of the most notorious and terrifying creatures and features a slate of unrivaled film production quality mazes, terror-filled Scare Zones and a fully re-imagined “Terror Tram” experience, uniquely themed to today’s most definitive horror properties. This year’s haunted attractions will include “The Walking Dead: No Safe Haven”, based on AMC’s Golden Globe-nominated, Emmy Award-winning show, and “Evil Dead: Book of the Dead”, inspired by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s chilling remake of the cult classic.
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Envision Radio Networks’ “Hangar 19″ recently welcomed another heavy metal legend into the Hangar, SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR lead vocalist Corey Taylor. In his two-part interview with host Cutter, Taylorspoke about his recent robbery, how he handles his anger and his new book.
While in Europe on tour, Taylor had $36,000 worth of music gear stolen from him by a friend he left in charge while he was away. Taylor toldCutter that, although he and his wife have gotten about 98% of the stolen items back, he is still dealing with the situation. “There are a handful of things that are still missing,” he said. “We are slowly but surely trying to get the stuff back. It sucks. You know, you think you trust somebody and then you turn around and they’re sliding the knife out of your back.”
Faced with a betrayal of this proportion, Taylor said he has learned to channel his anger and become a more positive person.
“15 years ago I was really much closer to the guy in SLIPKNOT than I am [to] the guy today, obviously,” he explained. “I mean, I had a lot of anger issues, had a lot of deep-seated, like, crazy issues that, luckily, because of the things that I have been able to do with SLIPKNOT and some of the stuff I have been able to do with STONE SOUR and whatnot, I’ve been able to kind of let go of and channel into to more positive aspects of my life. Today I am a lot closer to just kind of being a family man.”