Legendary Black Sabbath guitarist, Tony Iommi, is known for his timeless and signature contributions to the Black Sabbath catalog. Creating some of the darkest sounds in the history of Metal, Iommi’s latest inspiration is coming from something a little more sacred.
The guitarist has recently recorded a new track called, “How Good it is,” for the Birmingham Cathedral, expressing he’d like to “give something back” to his hometown of Birmingham, England.
“It was great to be involved with the Cathedral and do something for it,” Iommi stated in a Birmingham Cathedral news piece. “When Catherine mentioned it, it felt like a nice thing to do to give back to the city.”
The song features Iommi playing acoustic guitar, backed by the men and boys Cathedral Choir with lyrics inspired by the Psalm 133.
“It’s just a little bit different to Sabbath,” Iommi said. “We’ve done instrumental work before with orchestras and it’s something I enjoy doing. It’s completely different from any of the heavier stuff. This is a completely new piece of music and I’m really pleased with it.”
“Tony and I were introduced by a mutual friend and we discusses a possible music collaboration sometime in the future,” said Dean Ogle of the Birmingham Cathedral.
Checkout Iommi and the Birmingham men and boys Cathedral Choir performing “How Good It Is” in the player here: