#38 – DINOSAUR ROCK GUITAR ALCHEMY – Tony Iommi

This is a deep dive into the Dinosaur Rock Guitar Alchemy Profile of Tony Iommi, best known for being the guitar player in legendary rock band Black Sabbath.

#38 - DINOSAUR ROCK GUITAR ALCHEMY - Tony Iommi

Famous for black clothes and silver crosses. Carrying on. While other Sabbath members came and went over the years, Tony remained the constant. And oh, yeah — how about inventing Heavy Metal? Sure, some bands were playing loud, heavy music before Sabbath, but they were blues-based or psychedelic. It was Tony Iommi who found and embraced the dark, eerie music and riffs that would launch a whole new musical genre. Where bands like Zeppelin, for example, balanced heavy music with other styles, Sabbath made heavy their main thing. Whether you choose to call him the Father, the Grandfather, the Godfather of Heavy Metal, or all three — whatever — Tony’s it!

Read the full Guitar Alchemy Profile here on dinosaurrockguitar.com.

Listen to other Dinosaur Rock Guitar episodes here.

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Contents

00:00:00 – The inventor of metal
00:08:38 – Doom/stoner metal
00:36:40 – Lead style
00:39:08 – Tone – guitars, amps & effects
00:55:47 – Guitar playing technique
01:31:52 – Discography – Black Sabbath
01:40:07 – Discography – Paranoid
01:46:05 – Discography – Master of reality
01:54:34 – Discography – Vol. 4
02:04:32 – Discography – Sabbath bloody sabbath
02:10:32 – Discography – Sabotage
02:15:00 – Discography – Technical Extacy
02:17:33 – Discography – Never say Die!
02:19:39 – Discography – Heaven & Hell
02:35:49 – Discography – The Mob Rules
02:40:05 – Discography – Born Again
02:57:49 – Discography – 7th Star
03:06:56 – Discography – Eternal Idol
03:09:19 – Discography – Headless Cross
03:12:50 – Discography – Tyr
03:14:01 – Discography – Dehumanizer
03:21:58 – Discography – Cross purposes
03:22:25 – Discography – Forbidden
03:23:33 – Discography – 1996 DEP Sessions/8th star
03:34:11 – Discography – Fused
03:36:53 – Discography – Iommi
03:46:23 – Discography – Heaven & Hell
03:57:14 – Discography – Live albums & 13
03:59:14 – Closing thoughts

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Recording details

Recorded using the RODE RodeCaster Pro and Rode ProCaster microphone on 16 May 2021. Rotterdam, The Netherlands & New York, NY.

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