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Original Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler had wanted to embark on a solo recording career since back in the '80s, but theopportunity -- and more importantly, the right group of musicians -- was never provided to the godfather of all heavy metalbassists until 1995 when the musician released Plastic Planet on TVT Records under the moniker of GZR. While many fans mighthave been unaware of the group's substantial metal lineage due to the confusing name, those in the know were surely sated byGZR's ultra-heavy aggro thrash metal. Joining Butler on Plastic Planet are Burton C. Bell (Fear Facto ...read more

Original Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler had wanted to embark on a solo recording career since back in the '80s, but theopportunity -- and more importantly, the right group of musicians -- was never provided to the godfather of all heavy metalbassists until 1995 when the musician released Plastic Planet on TVT Records under the moniker of GZR. While many fans mighthave been unaware of the group's substantial metal lineage due to the confusing name, those in the know were surely sated byGZR's ultra-heavy aggro thrash metal. Joining Butler on Plastic Planet are Burton C. Bell (Fear Factory) on vocals, Pedro Howseon guitar, and drummer Deen Castronovo, whose résumé features recordings from Ozzy Osbourne, Steve Vai, Bad English, andmany others. Besides its driving sound, this debut is most notable for the scathing Tony Iommi commentary on the track "GivingUp the Ghost." Never really a live band, this outfit played a few shows with Bell's Fear Factory, and in 1997, Butler released asecond disc under the edited (and more recognizable) moniker Geezer. The record was called Black Science and featuredunknown vocalist Clark Brown along with Howse and Castronovo. Like Plastic Planet, this second release featured punishing riffsand fine sonic packaging, proving Butler to be an inventive and singularly heavy artist. Eight years then passed before the bandreturned with Ohmwork.

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Similar Bands: Black Sabbath, Megadeth, Metallica, Korn, Slayer

LPs
Ohmwork
2005

3.1
18 Votes
Black Science
1997

3
15 Votes
Plastic Planet
1995

3.5
14 Votes
EPs
Cycle Of Sixty/X13
1996

3
2 Votes

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