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27Nov/094

The Stereo Dictator Presents The 12 Boots of Christmas

Happy Holidays Music Lovers!  The Stereo Dictator is back with a super special Santa-approved treat that is sure to brighten your spirits and lighten your holiday load.

Santa boots w initials

Welcome to the 12 Boots of Christmas!

Between today and the last day of 2009, I will be bringing twelve musical gifts to you via the internet.  Coveted bootlegs by big-time bands performing live in locales such as Europe, Australia, California, and Cleveland, the rock and roll capital of the universe.

What awaits you is a worldwide yuletide extravaganza of rock and roll.

Seeing that today is Black Friday, there’s no better way to begin the fill the first holiday boot than with a Thanksgiving show from the masters of metal, Black Sabbath.

Sabbath w Dio

We’re riding a snowflake back in time to November 27, 1980 at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney, Australia for a show from the latter stages of the Heaven and Hell tour.

Ronnie James Dio is the vocalist, working through the second of his three albums in place of the Oz, and Vinny Appice is the new drummer replacing the freshly-fired Bill Ward. Bassist Geezer Butler just returned to the lineup in January after facing personal issues which moved his replacement, Geoff Nicholls, to keyboards.

Do you remember that Sabbath had a keyboard player and that he often played behind a curtain offstage during live gigs?

Well, even Santa can forgive chemically-influenced decision making so he approved this show for release as Boot #1 in the 12 Boots of Christmas series brought to you by the Stereo Dictator and his band of merry-makers.

Santa - metal mouth

Enjoy the crush on Black Friday or just stay at home and listen to this wonder from down under and get your holiday spirits flowing, whatever form they make take.

Be sure to check back soon for the next installment of the 12 Boots of Christmas because the release dates are a holiday secret!

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Black Sabbath Setlist

Supertzar

War Pigs

Neon Knights

N.I.B.

Children of the Sea

Sweet Leaf

Drum Solo

Sweet Leaf

Black Sabbath

Heaven & Hell

Iron Man

Die Young

Paranoid

* BREAKING NEWS FROM THE ATV NEWSROOM - An enterprising area metalhead has a holiday wish for Santa:

Santa - Santa metal band logo

  • Matt

    Kick ass. I've always liked the Dio-era Black Sabbath. Our best wishes to Ronnie James Dio, who is currently battling stomach cancer, which thankfully, they caught in the early stages.

  • Matt

    Kick ass. I've always liked the Dio-era Black Sabbath. Our best wishes to Ronnie James Dio, who is currently battling stomach cancer, which thankfully, they caught in the early stages.

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