Some of Black Sabbath’s heaviest tracks are being turned into a ballet

Black Sabbath performing live
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In one of the more surprising guitar-related news stories of the week, Black Sabbath’s music is being turned into a new ballet, which has been dubbed the “world’s first heavy metal dance experience”.

Set to take place in the band’s hometown of Birmingham, England, Black Sabbath: The Ballet was created by Birmingham Royal Ballet director Carlos Acosta, who has sought to reflect the city’s cultural heritage through dance since his appointment to the company in 2020.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.