Tony Iommi has launched Scent Of Dark: his first new single in eight years, and an accompanying luxury fragrance of the same name.
The Black Sabbath guitar legend's epic instrumental is his first since the heavy metal kings' album 13, and features Sergio Momo (guitar), Jimmy Crutchley (bass), Ash Sheehan (drums), Rebecca Rose (cello), Julianne Bourne (violin) and Mike Exeter (keyboards and producer).
“I’ve had the riff for Scent Of Dark for quite a while and I’d never done anything with it, but it gave us a base to start from,” says Tony. “We built up the track with programmed drums at first and then Mike Exeter demoed bass and keyboards on it, and I added my guitar solos, just to give us an idea of how it was going to sound. Eventually Jimmy added his bass. Jimmy knew drummer Ash Sheehan and he fitted in perfectly, adding the final real drum track on top of our work. Then we added the strings. I’d worked with string sections on Sabbath albums before, but this was a whole new experience.”