Jazz Sabbath’s 50-year-streak of misfortune ended in 2020 when their long-lost debut album was finally released; proving the songs made famous by a metal band from Birmingham were actually written by this jazz trio.
Now, reunited after 52 years, Jazz Sabbath entered the studio and finished their sophomore album, which was also being recorded in 1969, but due to legal disputes with a session player had to be abandoned and never saw the light of day… until now.
With the theft by the band from Birmingham exposed, Milton Keanes and colleagues can now present these songs in their original form, replenished with 52 years of experience, vigor… and rage.
The tranquil ‘Symptom Of The Universe’, the full 8-minute version of ‘Paranoid’ (not that metal afterthought version everyone knows) and of course the song that other band so blatantly named themselves after.
Jazz Sabbath Vol. 2 will be released April 22nd on Vinyl, CD, Cassette and all streaming/download platforms. The track Black Sabbath is streaming on all digital platforms now.
3. Behind the Wall of Sleep
4. Sabbra Cadabra
5. Symptom of the Universe
7. Black Sabbath
The album can be pre-ordered here: jazzsabbath.bandcamp.com/album/vol-2
A promo interview with Milton has surfaced on YouTube. However, the interview was cut short when the interviewer, despite Milton’s protests, showed a clip from a TV show appearance in 1985.
The reunited Jazz Sabbath will embark on their first European tour since 1969 in October; fittingly closing the tour in Birmingham on November 26th.
Since 2020, many news sources have stated Milton Keanes is actually the alter ego of long-time Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath keyboard player Adam Wakeman. Adam even has openly claimed in interviews that he made up the character.
When confronted with these claims Milton Keanes merely replied: “Plagiarism, identity theft… these things seem to be a constant in my life since 1970, so I tend not to pay much attention to them these days.”