Hand of Doom
|"Hand of Doom"|
|Song by Black Sabbath|
|from the album Paranoid|
|Released||18 September 1970|
Warner Bros. (US)
|Songwriter(s)||Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward, Ozzy Osbourne|
The song was conceived after the band had observed a growing number of US soldiers arriving in England from the Vietnam War in the late 1960s with severe drug addictions. The song paints an unflattering picture of hard drug use. The lyrics were written by Geezer Butler while the music is credited to the entire band.
The song has been covered by various bands, including:
- Slayer on the 2000 Black Sabbath tribute album, Nativity in Black II.
- Danzig on its 1996 album, Blackacidevil, and on the Black Sabbath fan compilation, Nativity in Black III, based on the tribute albums Nativity in Black I and II.
- Isis on its 1999 EP, Sawblade.
- Eyehategod on a split album with Anal Cunt.
- Orange Goblin on a split with Electric Wizard.
- HIM as one of their B-sides on the single The Funeral of Hearts, and on their 2007 compilation album, Uneasy Listening Vol. 2.
- Reverend on its 1990 debut album World Won't Miss You.
- Black Sabbath
In popular cultureEdit
- "Black Sabbath - Hand of Doom tab". Guitare Tab. Retrieved 19 June 2012.