Tony Iommi Releases New Song/Video

BLACK SABBATH legend Tony Iommi has released a new song and video. "Scent of Dark" is Iommi's 1st new song since 2013' '13'.

To coincide with "Scent of Dark", Iommi is also releasing a fragrance , designed in collaboration with Italian-based perfume house Xerjoff & Sergio Momo.

The song written by Iommi features Tony alongside Momo on guitar, Jimmy Crutchley on bass, Ash Sheehan on drums, Rebecca Rose on cello and Julianne Bourne on the violin.

"I've had the riff for quite a while and I'd never done anything with it,” Iommi commented, "but it gave us a base to start from. We built up the track with programmed drums at first and then Mike Exeter demoed bass and keyboards on it, and I added my guitar solos, just to give us an idea of how it was going to sound. Then we added the strings. I'd worked with string sections on SABBATH albums before, but this was a whole new experience."

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Iommi spoke in more detail about how "Scent Of Dark came together. "I've recorded a lot of riffs and tracks [in recent years] with Mike Exeter," he said. "And with this one, I couldn't imagine who would sing on it; it just seemed ideal to put it down as an instrumental. I've had the main part for a while, and I just added some new parts to it. Then I added these other gloomier riffs to make it blend in with this perfume idea. I really liked the idea of using some violins and cellos and stuff, and so we did on this track."

Iommi's signature scent will be available from November 29 from selected retailers or the official Xerjoff web site.

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