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Black Sabbath's "God is Dead" Explained

by Jon Bloggin' Rogo

Black Sabbath have just released their new record, "13." Produced by Rick Rubin, the project is the first by the band with Ozzy Osbourne since 1978's "Never Say Die."

Guitarist Tony Iommi and Bassist Geezer Butler recently explained the meaning behind the album's controversially named lead track, "God Is Dead?"

"Ozzy came out with the title," explained Geezer, the group's lyricist. "I was going 'you can't sing that.' He wanted to keep it in, so I wrote the rest of the words around that. It's about a religious fanatic, somebody that's been told that God is dead and he wants to prove that God is alive and well. That's what the song is about."