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Black Sabbath Perform in Frankfurt, Germany, June 21, 1970 — Newly Unearthed Video

It's always nice to come back to work after a long holiday weekend and discover some recently unearthed, high-quality footage of Black Sabbath in action in 1970.

Below, check out a recently posted video (May 26, 2014) of Sabbath in concert at the open-air Radstadion in Frankfurt, Germany, from June 21, 1970.

This video is top notch in pretty much every way: sound quality, video quality and pure energy. The five-minute-plus clip features includes crowd shots and closeups of Bill Ward, Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler. Unfortunately, the cameraman almost goes out of his way to avoid Tony Iommi.

After about three minutes of "War Pigs," the video turns into a documentary (which is much more useful if you speak German) before shifting to a performance of "Iron Man."

As always, enjoy!

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.