Black Sabbath continues to tantalize fans with preview trailers from the upcoming home release of their farewell concert film “The End,” which will hit shelves on Nov. 17 in multiple formats via Eagle Vision. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers have debuted the final live performance of fan favorite “N.I.B.”
The legendary heavy metal pioneers premiered the official live video for “N.I.B.” on Nov. 8 at their official YouTube channel. The video was shot during the closing show of The End Tour in the band's hometown on Feb. 4, 2017 in Birmingham England, at Genting Arena and it is the second clip to surface from “The End,” following the previous release of the film's closing number “Paranoid.”
The 5:42 minute video footage opens with Sabbath bassist and principal songwriter Geezer Butler hammering through the song's instantly recognizable opening riff. The song explodes as guitarist Tony Iommi and backing drummer Tommy Clufetos thunder aboard to set up the band's ode to Satan with frontman Ozzy Osbourne singing, “Some people say my love cannot be true/Please believe me, my love/And I'll show you.”
“N.I.B.” is the closing track of side one of Black Sabbath's 1970 self-titled debut studio album. Generally proceeded live by an extended bass solo by Butler dubbed “Bassically,” the song has become a beloved live staple over the course of the band's storied five-decade career.
Fans can preorder “The End” here in a standard edition DVD+CD or Blu-ray+CD in a variety of bundles. It is also available in audio format on 2-CD or 3-LP editions, as well as a limited deluxe collector’s edition. Check out the final live performance of "N.I.B." above.
Although Black Sabbath have officially retired from the road, fans will be able to catch Ozzy on his recently announced solo farewell solo tour, which will will launch May 5, 2018 in Mexico City and will run through 2020. North America dates are TBA.