Tony Martin, is an English heavy metal vocalist, best known for his time fronting Black Sabbath, initially from 1987 to 1991 and again from 1993 to 1996. Martin was the band’s second longest-serving vocalist after Ozzy Osbourne. Eternal Idol and Headless Cross are among the best known Black Sabbath albums featuring Tony Martin as well as Scream his solo album from 2005. The new album from Tony Martin titled “Thorns” features Danny Needham (Venom), Magnus Rosen (HammerFall), Scott McClellan (who helped co-write the album), and Greg Smith who performed with Alice Cooper, Rainbow, Blue Öyster Cult, and many more.
Tony shares some insight into the new album as well as his vocal techniques, his time with Black Sabbath, possibility of touring Australia and much more.
Talking about the new album, Tony says: “This new album is probably the most “Tony Martin” a Tony Martin album has ever sounded!! It’s got several surprises that will lift people’s eyebrows I am sure. Largely but not entirely based around the riffs of Scott McClellan, new to the world scene he has proved to be a worthy partner in crime for this release… I was able to make some great songs out of the riffs he was coming up with which is very similar in the writing sense to that which I experienced with Tony Iommi. Different sound and style but the riffing talent that someone like Scott has been very cool.”
Tony states that the album is the “diverse, melodic, powerful, thought-provoking and of a standard high as ever I have worked on.” He believes “there are stories still to tell, songs still to be sung and with this album. I feel it’s achieved everything I could have wished for.” Tony is “grateful to the people who have given their extra talents in appearances on this recording. It’s been a challenge in COVID lockdown, getting everyone’s performances from across the world, but in another way, it was a perfect opportunity to get it done.”