Song of the Week: Black Sabbath: Into the Void

Black Sabbath: Master of Reality

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In 1971, the mighty Black Sabbath released a classic album entitled Master of Reality, and the album’s closing track is the one and only “Into the Void.” The track is one of my favorite Black Sabbath tracks out there and is actually Metallica’s James Hetfield’s favorite Black Sabbath track. The unmistakable riff has been often duplicated and makes it one of the more familiar metal tracks of all time.

“Into the Void” was originally titled “Spanish Sid” in its earliest version, which can actually be heard on the deluxe edition of Master of Reality.

“Into the Void” has been covered by many bands including Kyuss, Soundgarden, Melvins, Orange Goblin, Sleep, Dr. Know, Cavity, Exhorder, Lumsk, Monster Magnet and Dimmi Argus.

Black Sabbath: Into the Void

Black Sabbath: Into the Void Lyrics

Rocket engines burning fuel so fast
Up into the night sky they blast
Through the universe the engines whine
Could it be the end of man and time?
Back on earth the flame of life burns low
Everywhere is misery and woe
Pollution kills the air, the land and sea
Man prepares to meet his destiny, yeah

Rocket engines burning fuel so fast
Up into the black sky so vast
Burning metal through the atmosphere
Earth remains in worry, hate and fear
With the hateful battles raging on
Rockets flying to the glowing sun
Through the empires of eternal void
Freedom from the final suicide

Freedom fighters sent out to the sun
Escape from brainwashed minds and pollution.
Leave the earth to all its sin and hate
Find another world where freedom waits.
Past the stars in fields of ancient void
Through the shields of darkness where they find
Love upon a land a world unknown
Where the sons of freedom make their home

Leave the earth to Satan and his slaves
Leave them to their future in their grave
Make a home where love is there to stay
Peace and happiness in every day