Metal giants bow out in Birmingham...
Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath played their final show in Birmingham last night (February 5th).

The band are widely credited with laying down the blueprint for heavy metal, with their down-tuned riffs containing near volcanic levels of inspiration.

Deciding to bow out, Black Sabbath arranged a final hometown show in Birmingham as a means of saying farewell to fans.

Supporters travelled from all over the world to the NEC Arena, and were met with a nostalgia-tinged set that largely drew on those first five albums.

Ending with ‘Paranoid’ - the band’s first breakout success – the final song was streamed live on Facebook.

So, here it is: this is the way Black Sabbath ends, not with a whimper but a bang.

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