Black Sabbath Gets Their Own 3D Halloween Maze
This year, Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights will feature a maze based on the darkest lyrics from Black Sabbath’s biggest hits as well as scenes inspired by their recent No. 1 album, ’13.’
‘Black Sabbath: 13 3D,’ the only attraction at the event to incorporate 3D video, includes “horrifying graveyards, disturbing madhouses and bone-chilling battlefields” set to a soundtrack of songs inspired by ‘Luke’s Wall,’ ‘Iron Man,’ ‘Paranoid,’ ‘War Pigs,’ ‘Electric Funeral’ and ‘Black Sabbath.’
“Very few bands can claim to have defined a genre of music but Black Sabbath’s remarkable influence in the evolution of heavy metal will go down in history,” said John Murdy, Creative Director for Universal Studios Hollywood, adding, “Tony Iommi’s dark, iconic riffs, Ozzy Osbourne’s haunting vocals and Geezer Butler’s foreboding lyrics provide the perfect soundtrack for ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ and endless inspiration for our new haunted attraction ‘Black Sabbath 13 3D’.”
Glaringly, there was no mention of drummer Bill Ward — who is, of course, currently at odds with the other members of Sabbath. Maybe everyone was just afraid he was too out of shape to make it through the maze.
“We were all really excited when Universal Studios Hollywood approached us about doing a 3D ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ maze based on our music,” Ozzy said in a press release. “I’ve seen the drawings of what it will look like when it’s finished and it looks amazing. I can’t wait to walk through it.”
Halloween Horror Nights opens Sept. 20 at Universal Studios Hollywood.