BLACK SABBATH: CREATING THE COVER

We commissioned photographer Jonathan Knowles to capture the burning 13 that was beautifully created out of wicker by sculptor Spencer Jenkins. With a stroke of luck we were lucky enough to get special effects veteran John Richardson and team on board to over see all the pyrotechnics for the day. Having won a numbers of Oscars for films such as Aliens, Superman and the Harry Potter films, we felt safe in the hands of the experts.

We would like to thank the Carey family for letting us use their farm in the freezing Buckinghamshire countryside, and for all their help through out the day. This wouldn’t have been possible without all their warm cups of tea and the trusty old tractor to move all the equipment about.

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