INTRODUCING THE DC X BLACK SABBATH COLLECTION—A TRIBUTE TO BLACK SABBATH, HONORING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF “MASTER OF REALITY.”
DC teamed up with Black Sabbath for a limited edition footwear and apparel collection that celebrates the 50 year anniversary of the genre-defining “Master of Reality.” The 1971 album is not only credited as one of the most important heavy metal albums of all time, it is also eternally linked to skateboarding history. Black Sabbath songs have been the soundtrack for some of the heaviest-hitting skate video parts of all time and is still the hype music for skaters today.
In addition to the DC X Black Sabbath Collection, DC also helped produce a limited tribute LP, Shadow of Reality available only on vinyl—covering Master of Reality track for track. The stacked lineup of bands includes Harshmellow featuring J. Mascis, Surfbort, Lou Barlow, The Spits, King Khan and The Melvins. DC even enlisted some of their pro skate team to help with the album—longtime Sabbath fan DannyWay handles the “Embryo” interlude while Evan Smith’s band, UVWAYS, covers “Children of the Grave.” With just 1,000 copies produced, the LP is sure to be in high demand.