Into the Void (Black Sabbath song)

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"Into the Void"
Song by Black Sabbath from the album Master of Reality
Released 21 July 1971 (1971-07-21)
Recorded Record Plant, Los Angeles, California
Genre Heavy metal
Length 6:11
Label Vertigo (UK)
Warner Bros. (US)
Writer Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward
Producer Rodger Bain
Master of Reality track listing
"Into the Void"

"Into the Void" is a song by Black Sabbath, released in 1971 on their album, Master of Reality. An early version of "Into the Void" called "Spanish Sid" was released on the deluxe edition of Master of Reality. It is written in the key of C# minor.

Various artists have covered the song, including Kyuss, Sleep, Dr. Know, Cavity, Exhorder, Lumsk, Soundgarden, Melvins, Monster Magnet, Dimmi Argus [1][2] and Orange Goblin.[citation needed]

In Soundgarden's version, the original lyrics are replaced by words of protest by Chief Seattle, which fit the metre of the song.[3] At the 1993 Grammy Awards, the appropriately renamed "Into the Void (Sealth)" received a nomination for Best Metal Performance.[4]

Kyuss cover[edit]

"Into the Void"
Single by Kyuss
A-side Into the Void
B-side Fatso Forgotso
Released September 6, 1996
Recorded Rancho de la Luna, Joshua Tree, California
Genre Stoner rock, heavy metal
Label Man's Ruin Records
Producer(s) Kyuss & Hutch
Kyuss singles chronology
"Into the Void"

A cover of Into the Void was the last single released by Kyuss. It was released in 1996 after the breakup of the band, on Man's Ruin Records. It was pressed on purple and orange 10" vinyl.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Into the Void" (Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward)
  2. "Fatso Forgotso" (Scott Reeder)



'Into the Void' Recorded by Bill Bizeau & Fred Drake

Mixed by Fred Drake

'Fatso Forgotso' Recorded by Fred Drake

Mixed by Josh Homme & Hutch

Produced by Kyuss & Hutch


"Into The Void" is James Hetfield's (guitarist/vocalist - Metallica) favorite Black Sabbath track.[5]


  1. ^ "Review: DIMMI ARGUS "Bad Dream" (2013)". Retrieved 2014-12-12. 
  2. ^ "Encyclopaedia Metallum: DIMMI ARGUS "Bad Dream" (2013)". Retrieved 2014-12-12. 
  3. ^ "Soundgarden". Guitar for the Practicing Musician. December 1992.
  4. ^ "35th Grammy Awards - 1993". Retrieved 2008-02-20. 
  5. ^ "30 on 30", Guitar World, March 2010, Vol. 31/No. 3


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