Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler from Black Sabbath, the celebrated, multi-platinum rock band that pioneered the Heavy Metal genre with their dark and doom-laden sounds, fused with lyrical themes of the occult, addiction, war and nuclear apocalypse, will be immortalized in an all-original, terrifying 3D maze, "Black Sabbath: 13 3D" at Universal Studios Hollywood's premier Halloween Horror Nights event, beginning September 20, 2013.
The new maze, based on the most twisted, darkest lyrics from Black Sabbath's most popular songs will be the only attraction at the horror event to incorporate 3D video. This is a first for the event and we are interested in seeing how it pans out. The maze will feature scenes inspired by the legendary band’s recently released Billboard #1 album, "13." A nightmarish landscape of doom will engulf guests as they enter "Black Sabbath: 13 3D" and traverse through horrifying graveyards, disturbing madhouses and bone-chilling battlefields.
Of course, Ozzy Osbourne had a fair amount of involvement with the maze in that the songs from the iconic band will be used as inspiration for a barrage of nightmarish scenarios. Osbourne said, "We were all really excited when Universal Studios Hollywood approached us about doing a 3D 'Halloween Horror Nights' maze based on our music," said Black Sabbath’s Ozzy Osbourne. "I’ve seen the drawings of what it will look like when it’s finished and it looks amazing. I can’t wait to walk through it on opening night in September."
Expect to see Lucifer and his bride, blood-soaked dead bodies and bubbling pools of "radioactive water" while song’s inspired by "Luke’s Wall," "Iron Man," "Paranoid," "War Pigs," "Electric Funeral" and – of course – "Black Sabbath" violently penetrate the confines of the maze at high volume.
This continues the unique tradition of Universal Hollywood pioneering the music-based haunt maze. Beginning with Rob Zombie and the House of 1,000 corpses walk-through, Universal then went on to work with Shock-Rocker Alice Cooper. Now we have Black Sabbath. But how will they work into the pantheon of Rock-Haunt mazes? “Very few bands can claim to have defined a genre of music but Black Sabbaths' remarkable influence in the evolution of Heavy Metal will go down in history," said John Murdy, Creative Director for Universal Studios Hollywood. "Tony Iommi’s dark, iconic riffs, Ozzy Osbourne's haunting vocals and Geezer Butler's foreboding lyrics provide the perfect soundtrack for 'Halloween Horror Nights' and endless inspiration for our new haunted attraction 'Black Sabbath 13 3D'."
So far this season, Universal has announced Evil Dead, Walking Dead, and now Black Sabbath as mazes for this year's Halloween Horror Nights. What do you think of the line up so far? Will you be joining us on September 21st at the MiceChat Universal Halloween Horror Nights Meet-up? Tickets will be going on sale very very soon and we can't wait to have you. Join the mailing list for MiceChat Nights of Halloween meets HERE