Black Sabbath bassist/lyricist Geezer Butler has formally announced his new autobiography, Into the Void: From Birth to Black Sabbath — and Beyond. The metal pioneer's tell-all book will be released June 8th via HarperCollins, and the publisher describes the memoir as "candid," "dramatic" and "holding nothing back."
"With over 70 million records sold, heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath are one of the most influential bands of all time," HarperCollins wrote in the description. "From the very beginning, Geezer Butler was at the heart of their success. He named the group, provided the bass behind their distinctive sound and wrote the lyrics that resonated so powerfully with fans around the world.
"At long last, Geezer is ready to tell his side of the Sabbath story, from early days as a scrappy blues quartet through to the many lineup changes, the record-breaking tours and the international hell-raising with Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Bill Ward.
"Featuring Geezer's candid reflections on his working-class childhood in Luftwaffe-battered Birmingham, his almost-life as an accountant and his fascination with horror, religion and the occult, Into the Void reveals the softer side of the heavy metal legend, while holding nothing back.
"Like Geezer's basslines and the story of Black Sabbath themselves, Into the Void is original, dramatic and one hell of a ride."
Butler's book marks the third memoir to emerge from the Black Sabbath camp, following Osbourne's I Am Ozzy (2009) and Iommi's Iron Man: My Journey through Heaven and Hell with Black Sabbath (2011).
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