The bassist and also the primary lyricist of Black Sabbath, Geezer Butler, was recently interviewed by Sirius XM’s ‘Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk’ this week and commented on the unreleased Black Sabbath song that was uploaded to YouTube earlier this month.
On March 5, the former keyboardist of Black Sabbath who worked with the band until 2004, Geoff Nicholls, has uploaded a new song to his official YouTube channel and unearthed a never-listened-before song of Black Sabbath. The song’s name is ‘Slapback’ and according to the explanation of the song, it’s highly possible that Ronnie James Dio is on bass.
Here is the caption of the song:
“This latest upload from the Geoff Nicholls estate I believe is called Slapback from the scrawling on the cassette and the chorus. This is from the same cassette as the Heaven & Hell upload on this channel.
It doesn’t sound like a typical Sabbath song if it is them but it does sound like Ronnie James Dio. It must be a cover, any clues?”
In his latest interview with Eddie Trunk, Black Sabbath legend Geezer Butler confirmed that the song is an unreleased track from the Dio-era and the song did not make the grade for the band members. That’s why Sabbath did not want to release the track even as a bonus track.
Here is what Butler said:
“Yeah, that was one of the songs that we did before I left. It was just one of those songs that didn’t make the grade. It was just a one-off thing. We just jammed it and didn’t think anything more of it. It didn’t really work.”
You can listen to the song right below.
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