40 years ago today on Friday the 13th, February 1970, Heavy Metal was born. Black Sabbath's self-titled debut hit the scene. It was the end of an age of flowers, peace and love. It was the year that Hendrix, Joplin, and Morrison all died, and the Beatles broke up. They were the anti-hippies that gave us doom and warning, Christ and the Devil, fear and bravery, and the truth, all in one package. This version of Sabbath, the original, Ozzy, Tony, Geezer, and Bill continues to influence bands today. Their music will live forever. Hail Sabbath.