Black Sabbath's Bill Ward Releases First Solo Album In 18 Years

04/27/2015
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(hennemusic) Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has released "Accountable Beasts", his first solo album in 18 years. The project includes longtime Bill Ward Band members Keith Lynch (guitar, keyboards), bassist Paul Ill and drummer Ronnie Ciago, with contributions by drummer Walter Earl and an array of session singers including Ward's daughter, Emily.

Ward's drumming can be heard on seven of the album's nine tracks. Asked how "Accountable Beasts" compares to his previous solo outings, including 1997's "When The Bough Breaks", Ward tells music writer and author Joel Gausten.

"It's much tougher; it kicks harder. Most of the stuff is pretty heavy on it. It's very current lyrically. I don't intend to be current with anything; I just write the music and allow it to just be whatever it is. But when I listened to it in hindsight - we did the final mastering on January 6th of this year - I thought, 'Oh my God! A lot of the stuff we're writing about is on TV every day.

"Most of the album is about religion; most of it's about war. It's the stuff that makes the world turn 'round every day. It's about people's souls being ripped to pieces. I guess it could be called morbid, but at the same time I'm also hoping it can be called energizing and respectful lyrically. I've worked really hard on trying to produce something that would mean something to the listener who's drawn in by the music." Read more here.

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