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Bible Black (song)

"Bible Black"
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Single by Heaven & Hell
from the album The Devil You Know
ReleasedMarch 20, 2009 (Radio)
March 31, 2009 (iTunes)
GenreHeavy metal, doom metal
LabelRhino Entertainment
Songwriter(s)Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler
Producer(s)Heaven & Hell, Mike Exeter

"Bible Black" is a song by heavy metal band Heaven & Hell from their 2009 album, The Devil You Know. It premiered on March 20, 2009, on WAXQ.[1]


According to singer Ronnie James Dio, the song is about a man who is addicted to the Bible Black, a darkly twisted version of the Holy Bible, which ultimately corrupts and destroys him.[2]

Music video

A music video for the song was made and premiered on VH1 Classic as the first video of Metal Mania. It came on right after the season 2 finale of That Metal Show, which Ronnie James Dio and Geezer Butler of Heaven & Hell were guests on. The video is in animation and features the band via shadows. The premise of the video is an angel in Heaven picks up a black book (a'la the song "Bible Black"). When he opens it, it sends him down to Hell.

Track list

  1. "Bible Black" (6:29)
  2. "Neon Knights" (live from Radio City Music Hall) (4:00)


  1. ^ Trunk, Eddie. "World Premiere of New Sabbath Tonight". Eddie Trunk's official website. Archived from the original on 25 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-31.
  2. ^ "Heaven & Hell: New Audio Interview With Ronnie James Dio, Geezer Butler Available — Mar. 27, 2009". Archived from the original on 31 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-30.