CLASSIC ALBUMS REVISITED: Black Sabbath’s Genre Defining Debut Turns 50

Black Sabbath in 1970, photo by Warner Brothers Records

On the sleeve: a grainy picture of a woman dressed in black. A stagnant pond. A creepy looking mill house. 

And two words. Black Sabbath

On the record: Rain. Thunder. A tolling bell. Those three notes. That voice.

And just like that, in February of 1970 – appropriately enough on the 13th – the face of music was changed forever.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Karyn Crisis’ Gospel of the Witches – Covenant


What is a witch? What is her purpose? And more importantly, what makes her a witch? These
are the very questions Karyn Crisis (Crisis) has spent many years trying to answer during her spiritual journey and work as a psychic medium. Blessed with the gift of clairvoyance, Karyn, has always felt connected to the spiritual world. But it was when while working in Tuscany; she first saw the appearance of Aradia, an ancient witch who had taught her about healing, the witches of Tuscany, and the medicine women throughout rural Italy. It was at that moment that Karyn learned about her past life and lineage as a healer and began her journey to uncover the truth about Italy’s witches. It was also the moment that inspired Karyn to get back into music and form Gospel of the Witches. Today, they share that journey with us on their sophomore album, Covenant (Aural Music).
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Video: One Eyed Doll – Afflicted

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Avant-garde rock duo One-Eyed Doll has released a new video for their track ‘Afflicted’. You can see the track at this link or below:

‘Afflicted’ comes off of Witches, released this past March from Standby Records. Witches is a concept album focusing on the the infamous Salem Witch Trials of 1692. The ‘Afflicted’ video was shot on location in Salem and Danvers, MA where some of the activities surrounding the trials took place. One Eyed Doll is also embarking on a fall “Halloween Tour” and the dates can be seen below.

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One Eyed Doll “Halloween Tour” dates:
Sep 18: Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
Sep 19: Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
Sep 22: Stage 112 – Missoula, MT
Sep 23: Pub Station – Billings, MT
Sep 25: Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
Sep 26: Vintage Villains – Danville, IL
Sep 29: The Token Lounge – Detroit, MI
Sep 30: Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
Oct 01: Velvet Underground – Toronto, ON, CAN
Oct 02: Mavericks – Ottawa, ON, Canada
Oct 03: Trickshots Clifton Park, NY
Oct 04: The Studio @ Webster Hall – New York, NY
Oct 07: Thompson House – Newport, KY
Oct 08: Cheers Pub – South Bend, IN
Oct 09: Expo Five – Louisville, KY
Oct 10: Firebird – St. Louis, MO
Oct 11: Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO
Oct 14: Southport Hall – New Orleans, LA
Oct 16: The Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX
Oct 17: Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX
Oct 18: Scout Bar – Houston, TX
Oct 22: Jake’s Backroom – Lubbock, TX
Oct 23: The Vanguard – Tulsa, OK
Oct 24: Aftershock – Kansas City, KS
Oct 25: The Elbow Room – Wichita, KS
Oct 27: Sunshine Studios – Colorado Springs, CO
Oct 28: Moe’s – Denver, CO
Oct 29: Area 51 – Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 30: The Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV
Oct 31: Club Red – Phoenix, AZ

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