Black Sabbath ex Bill Ward starts 'gut-kicking heavy' band

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Former Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has formed a band named Day Of Errors – and he’s vowed they’ll deliver “gut-kicking heavy” music.

It’s his first musical project since the release of solo album Accountable Beasts last year, following his acrimonious departure from the Black Sabbath reunion before they recorded 2013 record 13.

Ward says: “In the desire to have my drumming spirit continue to live, I’m please to say that I’ve helped create a new three-piece band called Day Of Errors, accompanied by two guest musicians.

“We play loud, hard, with overtures of gut-kicking heavy, heavy parts.”

He’s joined in the project by bassist and lead vocalist Nick Diltz – of All Hail The Yeti – and guitarist Joe Amodea. The guests are percussionist Walter Earl plus Ward’s keyboardist son Aron.

Last year the drummer said he’d been working on the band for some time, although they didn’t yet have a name. He told Ghost Cult: “I do backing vocals but I’ve got two great singers.

“I have a life as a drummer, so I created the trio so I can go ahead and play wherever I can in the world.”

He’ll reveal more details in due course. Black Sabbath’s farewell The End tour continues until September, including a headline appearance at the Download festival (opens in new tab)this weekend. Guitarist Tony Iommi revealed last week that he misses the opportunity of playing pranks on Ward.

Black Sabbath The End tour 2016

Jun 08: Berlin Waldebuhne, Germany
Jun 11: Download Festival, UK
Jun 13:Verona Arena, Italy
Jun 15: Zurich Hallenstadion, Switzerland
Jun 17: Dessel Graspop Metal Meeting, Belgium
Jun 19: Hellfest, France
Jun 23: Halden Tons of Rock, Norway
Jun 25: Copenhagen Copenhell, Denmark
Jun 28: Vienna Stadthalle, Austria
Jun 30: Prague 02 Arena, Czech Republic
Jul 02: Krakow Tauron Arena, Poland
Jul 05: Riga Arena, Latvia
Jul 07: Helsinki Monsters of Rock, Finland
Jul 09: Stockholm Monsters of Rock, Sweden
Jul 12: Moscow Olympisky Arena, Russia
Aug 17: Wantagh Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, NY
Aug 19: Philadelphia Susquehanna Bank Center, PA
Aug 21: Washington Jiffy Lube Live, DC
Aug 23: Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center, NJ
Aug 25: Boston Xfinity Center, MA
Aug 27: Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena, CT
Aug 29: Toronto Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, ON
Aug 31: Detroit DTE Energy Music Theater, MI
Sep 02: Indianapolis Klipsch Music Center, IN
Sep 04: Chicago Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, IL
Sep 07: Dallas Gexa Energy Pavilion, TX
Sep 09: Albuquerque Isleta Amphitheater, NM
Sep 11: Salt Lake City USANA Amphitheater, UT
Sep 13: Portland Sunlight Supply Arena, OR
Sep 15: Oakland Oracle Arena, CA
Sep 17: Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena, NV
Sep 19: Hollywood Hollywood Bowl, CA
Sep 21: Phoenix AK-Chin Pavilion, AZ

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