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“It’s a very dark, heavy record,” says Vinny of his latest release. Building one doomladen riff upon the next, the album proves that Iommi, Dio, Geezer and Vinny have lost none of their dark power.
“This album was written with Ronnie, Tony, Geezer and a drum machine. It was easier to control that way. We wrote a lot of it at Ronnie’s house. Ronnie went to England to write with Tony at his house but I didn’t go, so it was a drum machine keeping the tempo.
“I would take those songs to my studio. I have a little electronic set here that works well for experimenting with different parts that way. It’s funny with the drum machine because you hear all these heavy riffs and Ronnie singing over it, and there’s this drum machine. It sounds like Ringo playing with Black Sabbath.”
“As soon as I brought it to my place and put these electronic drums down, they have a decent sound, it’s not great, but you could tell the songs came alive. It was the last missing link. ‘Oh, that’s us now! Cool!’”