Black Sabbath 13 3D to rock Halloween Horror Nights 2013 in new haunted house at Universal Studios Hollywood

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Universal Studios Hollywood made the surprise announcement of a new haunted house for Halloween Horror Nights 2013 based on the music of Black Sabbath.

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 darkest lyrics from Black Sabbath’s biggest hit songs and the only attraction at the horror event to incorporate 3D video, will also include 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.

“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.”

Guests will come face to face with a heart-stopping 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.

“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’.”

Black Sabbath 13 3D joins Evil Dead and The Walking Dead in the line-up of haunted houses announced so far for Universal Studios Hollywood with plenty more still to come before opening night, September 20, 2013.


  1. Malcolm I.

    You know, after two years of Alice Cooper, I thought “Well, at least we’ll never see anything more out-of-date and irrelevant than him!” Well played, Murdy. Well played.

    1. Just because you are completely unaware of the relevance of a band that has just scored #1 album world-wide and in the U.S. for a totally bad@ss record, ’13’, doesn’t mean the rest of the world has their head in the sand like you. Why don’t you try spinning the album – or go to Youtube and play it, in it’s totality, a few times before shooting off your piehole. 9 million fans (and those are just the ones who ‘like’ their page on Facebook, and doesn’t include the millions who want nothing to do with it) can’t all be wrong, and you right. Please. Equating Sabbath with Alice Cooper is like equating Michaelangelo with some really bad anime’ artist. Cooper is not even close to the magnificence of Iommi, Butler, Osbourne, and Ward/Wilk.

  2. Susan G.

    I loved the Alice Cooper mazes both years I was really hoping to see another one this year based on Brutal Planet/Dragontown, that would be amazing!!!

  3. Aaron Davison

    Why does Universal Hollywood ALWAYS get the better houses than Universal Orlando? It’s getting annoying year after year!

  4. I’m a huge diehard fan and I’m definitely coming. So are several others of my friends. Good GOD I can’t wait!!! I only wish you’d wrap in some of ’13’, the lyrics are really creepy. “God Is Dead” and “End of the Beginning” are just as creepy as anything earlier done by the band. That would wrap it in terms more contemporary.

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