Sabbath Sutras

/Sabbath Sutras

metaphysical or spiritual interpretations and studies of classic Black Sabbath lyrics

Holy Flute v. Holy Diver: an Iconographical Tribute

By |2018-01-04T01:55:20+00:00October 11th, 2017|Categories: Armchair Metaphysics, Respirational Arts, Sabbath Sutras|

At the great risk of angering testosterone-riddled (or, deprived?) metal fans everywhere and for all time, I decided to make the bold choice of titling--and deriving the artwork for--my "heavy metal bamboo album" directly after one of the iconic power-metal albums from the early 80's, Dio's Holy Diver.  This was the zenith of this brand of "power [...]

Dio Days 2015

By |2015-06-28T01:48:33+00:00June 27th, 2015|Categories: Armchair Metaphysics, Respirational Arts, Sabbath Sutras|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

BEFORE - the sum total of my Dio library before Dio Days 2015 AFTER - The expanded DIO library after Dio Days 2015 DIO - Lord of Roar secret compilation click here Ronnie James Dio is one of the legends of rock.  Actually, he is a legend of metal, hard rock and [...]

The Zen of Danzig

By |2015-04-15T16:27:34+00:00October 22nd, 2014|Categories: Armchair Metaphysics, Respirational Arts, Sabbath Sutras|

I consider my Zen shakuhachi playing to be part Tony Iommi and part Watazumi. This is the inward self, or a concept of a part of it. The outward shakuhachi self is turning into part Danzig and part Zamfir. A similar combo, but more Z's are involved.  Z is for Zen. Sometimes. Maybe.  Our Primary One [...]

The Evolution of Metal in 4 Songs

By |2014-05-02T17:27:00+00:00April 2nd, 2014|Categories: Respirational Arts, Sabbath Sutras|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This micro-collection of iconic metal songs has been brewing for quite some time in that same part of the brain that used to make "mix tapes": how to introduce a complete uninitiate into the world of metal? This is not intended to be a "best of" or definitive (as if that were possible) collection, but rather [...]