On a recent post on Ultimate Guitar Facebook page, Tony Martin wrote about his era in Black Sabbath. “”It was a pleasure and an honor to be part of the band’s history,” Martin wrote in response to an Ultimate Guitar Facebook post about a feature on his era. “Most bands have gone through changes… pun intended… but Sabbath was one that did more than most…
“The era that I was involved in was after the band had been mostly exhausted — financially, credibly and territorially — there had already been five singers associated with the band BEFORE I even got there! It was a low point and when I joined them, it really was a challenge!
“What we were able to do was capture territories that were not normally strong for Sabbath. We opened up Russia and Asia and Europe where Sabbs had never been before… the Eastern Bloc was opening and South America and Korea… We worked hard to get the name back up and did some great works. ‘Headless Cross’ was significant in that we had Cozy Powell (drums) and that was an honor, too. We did lift the band again, to the point where it was set for a reunion with the original members, which is the only other place they could go! Thanks for honoring this era; it was important in the band’s history.”