|"God Is Dead?"|
|Single by Black Sabbath|
|from the album 13|
|Released||19 April 2013|
|Recorded||c. August 2012 – January 2013|
|Black Sabbath singles chronology|
"God Is Dead?" is a song by heavy metal band Black Sabbath featured on the album 13. It is the first single from the album, and the first with Ozzy Osbourne since 1998's "Psycho Man" and "Selling My Soul" from Reunion. The song was released via an MP3 download on Amazon. It was also available as a free download to those who pre-ordered the full album on iTunes. The song in its entirety was posted on the official YouTube channel in promotion of this. Both the song title and figure on the single's cover, by Heather Cassils, are a reference to Friedrich Nietzsche, a German philosopher who is famous for saying that "God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers?". It is Black Sabbath's longest song.
"God Is Dead?" reached No. 6 on the UK Rock Charts.
"God Is Dead?" was ranked the 14th best Black Sabbath song by Rock - Das Gesamtwerk der größten Rock-Acts im Check.
The song won the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance on January 26, 2014. This was Black Sabbath's first Grammy Award in 14 years. Also in 2014, the song won a Planet Rock Award for Best British Single.
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