Black Sabbath, one of the very first satanic bands in the history of music.

Black Sabbath is one of the best bands known today playing heavy metal and scary rock music.

They manage every time to give their fans epic music despite the challenges facing them as a band like the death of one of their keyboardists.

They have been in the industry for more than five decades and sold around 70 million albums around the world.

They have earned their position as the godfathers of heavy metal,and they have their share of secrets in their performing history.

The group was formerly called Earth,but they changed their name to avoid confusion with another British group that had the same name.

The band was formed by main songwriter and guitarist Tony Iommi, drummer Bill Ward, singer Ozzy Osbourne and bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler.

Here are some of the scary facts you need to know about this band.

Ozzy Osbourne is the key figure of Black Sabbath

1. Their Name is from a Horror Movie

In 1969, the group changed their name from Earth to Black Sabbath.

Their new name was taken from a 1963 horror movie Black Sabbath starring Boris Karloff.

They had also considered other names like The Polka Tulk Blues Band and Blues Band Margarine. What a selection of names!

Black Sabbath once owned the rarest original copy of  the Cryptic Book of Magic

2. The Cryptic Book of Black Magic

Their scary music writing started when Ozzy Osbourne gave Geezer Butler a cryptic book of black magic.

Butler was a Catholic,but he was dabbling in the occult and moving away from Catholicism.

One night, Butler had a vision of demonic presence in his room,and when he woke up to look for the book, it was gone.

Ozzy Osbourne had demonic hauntings while touring with Black Sabbath

3. Demonic Visions

Geez, Butler had the vision where he felt a demonic presence in his room.

After waking up, the book of black magic given to him by Ozzy had disappeared.

This was scary enough to turn him back to his dear Catholicism.

During a live performance Ozzy Osbourne bit off a bat's head for a publicity stunt.

4. Animal Abuse to a Scary Level

Ozzy is one possessed human being. He once bit off a bird’s head in 1981.

In a large cartoon illustration, he is hidden below the decapitated bird.

One year later, he bit off the head of a bat in lowa. Disgusting for a human being to do!

Ozzy Osbourne sets Bill Ward beard on fire.

5. The Band Set a Band Member on Fire

Though it was a prank gone wrong, this was such a scary experience.

Bill Ward’s beard experienced the Black Sabbath in it’s totality.

The band set it on fire which resulted in third-degree burns for him.

The sticks man would then refuse to join the band’s reunion. Wonder why?

Black Sabbath band members were regarded as satan worshippers

6. Interested Satanists

A group of Satanists were interested in the band and approached them to perform at one of their celebrations “Night of Satan” .

What could have interested the Satanists so much in the group if they had no bits of Satanism in them?

Black Sabbath members were placed under the hex by Salem witches

7. Placed Under a Hex

The band was approached by a group of Satanists in their early days and asked to perform their “Night of Satan” celebrations at Stonehenge.

The group however refused and they were told they were placed in a hex.

Ozzy requested his dad to make aluminum crosses for them and wore them round the clock for protection.

Black Sabbath was haunted by a grim reaper ghost

8. Taunted by Ghosts

When they rented out Clearwell Castle in The Forest of Dean in England, they were shocked and had to leave in the end as they were terrified.

Lommi said he was walking down the corridor with Ozzy when they saw a figure in a black cloak.

They followed the figure to the armory,and it disappeared into thin air.

Black Sabbath members are called immortal because of their longevity

9. Immortal Black Sabbath

All the band members are still alive!

They have a history of chemical recreation,and that’s an accomplishment. Or is it?

Black Sabbath had a close relationship with witches

10. They Brought Witches to Their Shows

Tony Iommi confessed to bringing witches at their shows together with Geezer.

They once got back to their hotel and found them in a row in black cloaks sitting on the floor and chanting.

Ozzy Osbourne has many satanic spells cast on him

11. Stalked by Satanists

Around the 1970s freaks with black robes and white makeup started showing up at Black Sabbath concerts.

The freaks wanted the band to come along with them at the black masses at Highgate Cemetery in London.

Black Sabbath wanted to perform a ritual sacrifice in one of their 70s concerts

12. Offered Extra Fare for Human Sacrifices

Black Sabbath promoters learned the occult habits of the band,and they started offering them additional fare for the band to bring along human sacrifices to their show.

One German promoter asked them if they needed one-way air tickets for a sacrificial on stage sacrificial victim.

God is dead is Black Sabbaths latest and last single till date

13. God is Dead?

This is one of the band’s songs,and it’s shocking how they can write such a song when they believe in God.

A lot of other songs by the band depict Satanism.

Tony Iommi became a devout Catholic in his latter years

14. They believe in God

When asked,Tony  Iommi said the band believes in god but also that the Devil exists in all of us.

Black Sabbath created huge ruckus while filming Born Again

15. They Blew Up Part of a Billionaire’s Private Lake

It happened during the production of one of their song’s video “Born Again”.

They killed a lot of the billionaire’s fish,and he wasn’t happy about it.