Interview: Former Black Sabbath Lead Singer Tony Martin

With a list of collaborations over the years longer than your arm, Tony Martin has been busy making music for well over 20 years since his big break in the late ’80s. Best known as the lead singer for English heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath, Martin recorded five albums (The Eternal Idol, Headless Cross, TYR, Cross Purposes, and Forbidden) over his two spells with the band.

Tony and I had been in touch and, as frantically busy as he is this year, he offered to answer some questions for me. So thanks to the wonder that is email, I asked Tony things like “˜What are you working on now?’, “˜What the hell is going on with the music industry these days?’ and “˜Was Forbidden really that bad?!’

Geeks of Doom: I would like to start by asking you about the 5 projects you’re currently working on – When will we get to hear them? What are they sounding like?

Tony Martin: I have done the new Cage album of course, which is already released. I have also recorded the latest [Aldo] Giuntini album which is being produced now. I travel to Italy shortly to begin a new project and direction for me with a band called Silver Horses, a kind of blues [Led] Zeppelin thing. I have plans for a tour in 2013 and a solo album. Lots of things going on.

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