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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According to Variety, METALLICA’s upcoming IMAX 3D movie, “Metallica Through The Never”, will be shopped and screened at this year’s Cannesfilm festival, the world’s most important cinema showcase, by Nigel Sinclair and Guy East’s international sales company Exclusive Media.
“After wading through multiple international distribution options for our film, we are excited to be partnering up with the folks at Exclusive Media, who we feel understand METALLICA and understand our film better than anyone else,” METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich said in a statement. “Throw in the cherry-on-top, launching our international sales with a couple of screenings at the film market during a little up-and-coming film festival in Cannes, and it feels like we’re off to a pretty rockin’ start.”
Christofer Johnsson of Swedish progressive/experimental metallersTHERION has released the following statement:
“Today the sad news reached me that Johanna Mårlöv passed away.Johanna was singing in the live choir for THERION during the’Lemuria’/’Sirius B’ era and travelled with the band and did shows in over 25 countries. She had been struggling bravely with her cancer for a number of years, but lost the battle in the end.
“My thoughts are with her family at this difficult time.
“She will be remembered as one of the happiest and most positive persons I’ve ever met and it was a privilege to have met and get to know her.”
Added former THERION bassist Johan Niemann: “Sometimes, reality hits you like a ton of bricks, and you realize that things like money, fame, career doesn’t mean shit. Today, the world lost a truly amazing human being, so gentle and never a negative word spoken about anyone. I’m lucky to have known her.