Tony Iommi shares ‘Scent of Dark’ and talks about his work on Ozzy Osbourne’s album
Tony Iommi is back with his first music in eight years with the single ‘Scent Of Dark’.
The Black Sabbath guitarist also launched a fragrance of the same name as part of a collaboration with perfumer Sergio Momo, who is featured on the track.
Along with a classic track he wrote for Birmingham Cathedral in 2017, this is Iommi’s first new single since the song was released from Sabbath’s 2013 album “13”.
An accompanying video clip which shows the guitarist sampling his new scent inside Sudley Castle in Winchcombe, near Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, is now available.
In an interview with Rolling stone About the new collaboration, Iommi spoke about an upcoming feature film he has on Ozzy Osbourne’s upcoming solo album.
“I wrote the whole song and played it and played the solo on it,” he said. “It’s horrible, really… No. I’m kidding. No it’s OK. It’s really good. And I like what Ozzy sang on it. I think he did a very good job. And I think they had Chad [Smith, of Red Hot Chili Peppers] play drums on it. I left it in their hands now.
When Iommi was asked how often he kept in touch with Osbourne, he replied: “We are in contact a lot. We’re not really talking because we’re both useless on the phone. I think we stopped that when he called me at 2 am and I was like, “Oz, it’s 2 am.” ‘Oh, oh, sorry. OK. Bye.’
“He forgets what time it is in England, and of course when the phone rings at this time in the morning you think, ‘Oh, my God. What is that? Someone died or something happened. And of course he’s the one who says’ Oh, oh, oh, oh, sorry. I didn’t know it was then. So we tend to be content with text now, ”Iommi said.
Former Sabbath frontman Osbourne recently confirmed that 15 songs have been recorded for his follow-up to ‘Ordinary Man’ of 2020.
Last month Ozzy said Metal hammer that his new album will be “similar in tone to ‘Ordinary Man’ – but I can’t fully describe it”.
“I haven’t heard him in a while because he keeps moving on to the next person to add his parts – we’re screwing up all the time,” he said.
Producer Andrew Watt is working with Osbourne again on the “work in progress” effort, which sees further appearances from Metallica’s Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and Robert Trujillo.
According to a recent financial report released by Sony, Osbourne’s next solo album is “due in the next six months.”