Sebastian Bach has said that his latest album charting higher than Ozzy Osbourne’s new hits collection in its first week of sale is a “milestone” in his career.
Bach’s Give ‘Em Hell was released back in April, debuting at No.72 on the Billboard chart. By contrast Ozzy Osbourne’s hits collection, Memoirs Of A Madman, landed at No.90.
Speaking to the Illinois Entertainer, Bach said: “My ultimate dream in rock ‘n’ roll when I was fired from Skid Row in 1996 was to possibly some day be like Ozzy Osbourne, in that he came up with Sabbath and then had a successful solo career.
“Give ‘Em Hell sold more copies the first week out than the new Ozzy Osbourne record. That’s really a milestone for me because that’s what I was trying to do. I think after three, four or five solo releases, I’m establishing myself in that way. This is the most successful solo record I’ve ever had.”
Following the release of Give ‘Em Hell in the Spring Bach had said that he was bewildered by his Facebook followers, asking why of his 800,000 fans only 5000 had bought the new album.
You can watch Bach’s official video for solo track “Temptation” below:
Here are the new and notable music releases for this week, 13th October 2014:
Blood In Blood Out, Exodus
World On Fire, Slash feat. Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators One Step Beyond (35th Anniversary Edition), Madness The Complete Albums Collection (Vinyl Box Set), Iron Maiden Memoirs Of A Madman, Ozzy Osbourne Backspace Unwind, Lamb Tyranny, Julian Casablancas & The Voidz Creative Distortion, The Fall Chasing Rainbows, Dio Walking On A Flashlight, Lunatic Soul Lite Roast, Sammy Hagar and Vic Johnson Congregation, Kerbdog Galactic Hunt, Evil Scarecrow Mass & Volume, Pig Destroyer Deathless, Revocation Brains Of Britain, Ste McCabe
Metal music legend Ozzy Osbourne has revealed he is to release a ‘best of’ compilation featuring tracks from across his back catalogue.
Memoirs of a Madman is scheduled for release on the 7th of October, and will be available in CD, 2-DVD and double vinyl formats. A limited edition picture disc version will also be available.
The Black Sabbath frontman, solo artist and self proclaimed Prince of Darkness teased the new release across social media yesterday, asking fans to use the hashtag #OzzyRules. Ozzy indicated that the more the tag was used, the more quickly cover art for his new project would be revealed. The full image was ultimately uncovered within 17 hours.
The audio format of the album will feature 17 songs, with the DVD containing music videos and historic live performances.
The full tracklisting for Memoirs of a Madman is as follows:
“Flying High Again”
“Over The Mountain”
“Bark At The Moon”
“The Ultimate Sin”
“No More Tears (edit)”
“Mama, I’m Coming Home”
“Road To Nowhere”
“I Just Want You”
“Gets Me Through”
“I Don’t Wanna Stop”
“Life Won’t Wait”
“Let Me Hear You Scream”
You can watch the official teaser trailer for the release below: