Ex Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has this week launched his new band, heavy metal trio ‘Day of Errors’.
Day of Errors will be Ward’s first major project since last years album ‘Accountable Beasts’ which was released under the Bill Ward Band. Ward has characterised the new band’s ethos as a ‘gut kicking heavy heavy sound’ but has given little information about plans for a new album or live shows stating only ‘more information will follow’.
Ward was an original founding member of Black Sabbath and was with the band all the way up until 2012 when he was replaced by former Rage Against the Machine drummer Brad Wilk. The full reasons for Ward’s dismissal are unknown, however it has been suggested that the drummer had a strained relationship with singer Ozzy Osbourne with Osbourne claiming that Ward was ‘physically unwell’ and could not continue the tour. This was later disputed by Ward.
What we know about Day of Errors
Along with Ward the band will consist of vocalist / guitarist Joe Amodea. Amodea is a native New Yorker who is most well known for playing in bands: The Mighty Pragmatics, Alekhine’s Gun and Warrior Soul. He has also worked as a session guitarist for a number of years.
Day of Errors also features bassist Nick Diltz of LA metal band ‘All Hail the Yeti’ and guest musicians; percussionist Walter Earl who featured on ‘Accountable Beasts’ and Ward’s son Aron who plays keyboards.
Leaving one of the biggest rock band’s of all time is never an easy thing, but if 2015’s ‘Accountable Beasts’ is anything to go by then Ward, Sabbath and hell, metal fans in general should be pretty excited about this new project. Expect plenty of hype from the metal community in coming weeks.