Testament: Eric Peterson On Smoking Weed With Black Sabbath
We recently visited Nuclear Blast HQ to be the first to hear the new Testament record Dark Roots Of Earth
! To celebrate the arrival of our immense 172-page Black Sabbath tribute
, we thought we’d find out what Eric Peterson’s favourite Black Sabbath tracks are…
“Black Sabbath are one of my favourite bands of all time. It’s so hard to pick a favourite track… I guess Into The Void is my favourite because it kicks into this high gear and then has all these crazy time changes, it’s where the elements of thrash metal started. I also love Heaven And Hell because they really invented themselves and made it work. You can’t forget about Symptom Of The Universe either! You can sing all their riffs, that’s how amazing they are. Can you imagine a world without Black Sabbath? We’d still be psychedelic, groovy and far out man! They got rid of all the peace people, haha!
We just finished doing shows with Iron Maiden on the Fear Of The Dark tour and then got invited to do some shows with Black Sabbath on their Dehumanizer tour. We got to do something like 15 shows in the UK, I didn’t even know you could play that many shows in the UK which was amazing. Black Sabbath were so cool, on the first night we walked around backstage and bumped into Geezer and Tony. They shared a joint with us! I was literally shaking… I couldn’t believe I was about to smoke the same Sweet Leaf as Tony Iommi. I think I dropped it, got on my knees and told them I wasn’t worthy! Still the coolest guys, really humble and down to earth after all these years.”
As a part of our immense, 172-page BLACK SABBATH tribute in the new issue of Metal Hammer – also featuring tributes from Metallica, Machine Head,Slayer, Phil Anselmo, Mastodon, Rush, Alice Cooper and more – we actually chat to Ozzy and Geezer themselves about their incredible legacy and what they have planned for their set at Download 2012. There’s a FREE SONS OF SABBATH CD featuring Electric Wizard, Blood Ceremony, Church Of Misery and more… as well as FREE POSTERS for UK readers! How about that?