On September 29, Black Sabbath will release a massive vinyl box set, which has been dubbed the Ten Year War. Inside it contains special splatter vinyls of the first eight albums, rare 7-inch singles, reprints of tour programmes and much much more. If you love Sabbath, then you need this.
But there’s also a very rare version of the box set. So rare in fact that it has sold out already, but we managed to get our grubby little mitts on the limited edition Gold box set, released in partnership with the Metal Hammer Golden Gods.
To see what’s inside the mega box set, Metal Hammer Editor Merlin Alderslade and Online Editor Luke Morton had a big ol’ rummage through in the first of soon-to-be-many unboxing videos coming to Metal Hammer.
The Ten Year War box set contents
Master Of Reality (including original fold-out colour poster)
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Never Say Die
Japanese version of Evil Woman (Don’t Play Your Games With Me)/Black Sabbath
Chilean version of Paranoid/The Wizard (only 100 copies of the original radio promo were pressed)
Crucifix shaped Black Sabbath USB stick, exclusive to this box set, which can be worn round the neck and contains MQA high definition audio of the first eight Black Sabbath albums
The extremely rare The Ten Year War brochure, reproduced from the original publication
Hardback book, featuring accolades from the cream of rock royalty, coupled with official and candid iconic photography of the band during their 1970s tours, recording sessions and photo-shoots
Tenth Anniversary World Tour 1978 Official Programme, impeccably reproduced
Reprinted tour poster from the 1972 Seattle Centre Arena show.