Emerald sabbath project
My name is Michael Suilleabhain Bundade. I am from Castletownbere in West Cork, Ireland. I have been a Black Sabbath fan since 1983 and in May 2015 I decided to do this project of Black Sabbath’s music in classical form. I got the idea while watching a performance of Swan Lake in January 2015 in the UK. It started with just the track Changes, and now has six songs and five instrumentals. Along with 11 ex Black Sabbath members, graphic designers, producer and string arrangers all of whom worked with Black Sabbath. It is done as a tribute to Black Sabbath and I hope you will all enjoy the album Ninth Star when released.
Along with 11 members of Black Sabbath, Emerald Sabbath has three ex-sabbath designers/artists in Richard Manning and Colin Elgie (Technical Ecstasy) and Hugh Gilmour (Born Again); 2 former string arrangers – Will Malone (Sabotage, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, Never Say Die) and Mike Lewis (She’s Gone, Technical Ecstasy).
Production of Ninth Star’s She’s Gone was done by former Black Sabbath producer Jeremy J Lewis (Headless Cross), current Black Sabbath engineer Mike Exeter (Heaven and Hell, Iommi Fused, Black Sabbath 13 and the End Tour, The Dio Years, Who Cares and the Dep Sessions) and Ellen Morgan of Dockside Studios.
The English Chambers Choir with a brand new recording of Supertzar with former Black Sabbath session harp player Skaila Kanja, and now Emerald Sabbath is proud to introduce a very special guest, legendary bass player Rudy Sarzo.