Earth (Pre-Black Sabbath)/Flying Hat Band - Coming of the Heavy Lords (Split LP) (IMPORT) (LP) Cover Art

Earth (Pre-Black Sabbath)/Flying Hat Band - Coming of the Heavy Lords (Split LP) (IMPORT) (LP)

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Origin: Australia
Released: 2014
Catalog number: GBR52050
Originally formed as a heavy blues rock band named Earth, the band began incorporating occult- and horror-inspired lyrics with tuned-down guitars, changing their name to Black Sabbath and achieving multiple platinum records in the 1970s. The Earth demo sessions are comprised of three heavy bluesy numbers and one cover of 'Blue Suede Shoes'.

The Flying Hat Band were an early 1970s Birmingham, England hard rock act that, alongside Judas Priest, ranked as the Midlands' favorites to succeed. Despite not having released an album, the band proved a successful club act and eventually went on to support Deep Purple on one of their European tours. The band folded in April 1974 following Glenn Tipton's departure to become the second guitarist in Judas Priest, who at the time had just signed their first record deal with Gull Records. Peter "Mars" Cowling joined Canadian rocker Pat Travers in 1975, and was part of Travers' band for several years. Trevor Foster joined folk rock group The Albion Band and Little Johnny England.