Black Sabbath are finally reissuing their Tony Martin-era albums

Black Sabbath have announced that, after being unavailable physically or on streaming services for years, their four albums with singer Tony Martin will finally be given a proper rerelease.

A special boxset, Anno Domini 1989-1995, will gather together Headless Cross (1989), Tyr (1990), Cross Purposes (1994) and Forbidden (1995), featuring remasters of the first three, and an entirely remixed version of Forbidden overseen by guitarist Tony Iommi.

Having previously mentioned that the production on that album – by Body Count guitarist Ernie C – could have been done differently, Tony explained of the remix: “I was never happy with the guitar sound, and Cozy [Powell, drums] was definitely never happy with the drum sound. So, I thought it would be nice to do it for him in a way.

“I just felt that, without changing any of the songs, there was an opportunity to go back and bring out some of the sounds and make it more what people would expect Sabbath to sound like.”