Tony Iommi says that he has begun remixing Black Sabbath‘s 1995 album “Forbidden”, which features singer Tony Martin, drummer Cozy Powell and bassist Neil Murray, and is often regarded as the band’s worst LP.
Yesterday, Tony said in a video message posted to his Facebook page:
Next year will be the “Forbidden” album coming out, which we’re remixing at the moment – Mike Exeter an myself. And it’s been interesting to pull that apart and at least try and get some bigger sounds on it, as it should be. I know Cozy was never happy with his drum sound, and none of us were really happy with the sound of that album. So hopefully now it will be sounding better.
In 2017 Metal Jacket Magazine also had an opportunity to interview Tony Martin and got to the same subject considering remixing the mentioned album.
Black Sabbath released six albums with Tony Martin on vocals: “The Eternal Idol” (1987), “Headless Cross” (1989), “Tyr” (1990), “Cross Purposes” (1994), “Cross Purposes Live” (1995) and “Forbidden” (1995).
The band completed its last major tour in February 2017 with two shows in Birmingham, closing out the quartet’s groundbreaking 49-year career.
The trek was the band’s last because Iommi, who was diagnosed with cancer in late 2011 and is currently in remission, can no longer travel for extended amounts of time. But he has said he would not rule out special events or one-off shows.
Both videos you can check below.