Black Sabbath Announce New Live DVD

"Gathered in their Masses" was filmed on Australian tour.

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Black Sabbath have announced the release of the first DVD from their reunion tour.

As Classic Rock notes, "Gathered in their Masses" was filmed at the band’s April 29 and May 1, 2013 shows held in Melbourne, Australia. You can check out the trailer for the film, which is released on November 26th, below.

Sabbath’s reunion tour dates have had to accommodate guitarist Tony Iommi’s treatment for Lymphoma. As the guitarist explained back in spring, he has to have an antibody regularly administered in order to keep the cancer at bay:

"I have to have an antibody administered by drip every six weeks or so to keep the lymphoma in check. It sort of coats the cancer cells, stops it from going anywhere else. I have to come back home no matter where I might be in the world. The tour dates are arranged so that I can always get back for treatment.

"It's relatively new treatment and they don't know what all the side-effects might be yet, but I wanted to try it. After each session I feel sick and tired, and that lasts for a week or so. I'm finding that it takes around 10 days to fully recover from each round of treatment, but if that's what it takes, I have to accept it."

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    Does it come with a bucket of water? I need the full Sabbath experience!
    i saw Black Sabbath at the L.A. Sports Arena on Sept. 3rd and they were incredible despite the heat inside that place! I have always been a huge fan of Tony Iommi but watching him deliver such an awesome performance for his fans in those conditions has my respect meter pegged! a true inspiration, thanks Mr. Iommi i might add my 15 year old son got to see sabbath for his first time that night and left KNOWING what real music is!
    Saw them in Orlando on this tour. It was one of those concerts that was truly surreal. If you had told me I would see Black Sabbath on their 2013 Reunion Tour, I would have called you crazy! Really looking forward to this release.
    Saw them in Detroit last August...they delivered to no end and I still can't get over how F-ing good they were that night.
    Just what the world needs, another disc on which you can hear War Pigs, Iron Man and Paranoid!
    Looks great, will definitely be picking this up.Although, I wonder how much work they had to do to get Ozzy singing in tune. I love the man, but he does seem to have a bit of trouble hitting the right notes these days. I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of the vocals that make the cut will be rerecorded in the studio. That won't stop me buying this DVD though.
    God Damn It I almost went to the Melbourne gig but had to work. I've always wanted a live DVD of a gig I went to :-(
    Love Tony and Love that he almost single handily created Heavy Metal, but he is just such a bore to watch play. You would think, after playing songs that HE wrote for 40+ years, that he wouldn't have to look down at the fretboard the entire time Oh well, I'm sure I'll get dozens of thumbs down because I DARE critique a Metal God, haha.
    No. You get my thumbs down for expecting him to play how you want. Looking at the fret board doesn't mean he doesn't know the songs, yet perhaps gets off at looking at how his fingers make such a wonderful sound while pressed up against it.
    He has cancer my man. And sorry he dosen't dance and do tricks for you. By the way lets see you play the guitar... in front of thousands of people. See if you can even get a power chord out never mind "look away from the fret board" Over analytical would definitely not be applicable here.
    Eh, he may not be the most energetic guitarist, and the rest of the band does show their age quite a bit, but he was definitely the most impressive member when I saw them live recently. Maybe it's just cause I was far back and none of them were very clear, but he seemed ok. Not owning the stage but also not a statue. And he had a damn nice guitar tone.
    The guy has cancer and he still has the strength to tour. You don't have the right to critique his glad he's playing at all.
    That's a little unfair. For all you know, it might be his way of avoiding stage fright, kinda like why Lemmy has his mic higher up. Not to mention that he's in his 60's with cancer, also keep in mind he comes from a blues background, so he's not gonna really pick up any wild antics anywhere.