Released June 20, 1995
Recorded 1994-1995
Length 44:10
Number of tracks 10
Label I.R.S.
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Forbidden is the eighteenth studio album by Black Sabbath. It was released on June 20, 1995. This recording saw the reunion of Black Sabbath's Tyr-era line-up from 1990, with the return of Neil Murray and Cozy Powell. It was the last album to feature Tony Martin on vocals, Geoff Nicholls on keyboards, and the last by the band until 2013 when Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler returned for the album 13.


  1. The Illusion of Power
  2. Get a Grip
  3. Can't Get Close Enough
  4. Shaking Off the Chains
  5. I Won't Cry for You
  6. Guilty as Hell
  7. Sick and Tired
  8. Rusty Angels
  9. Forbidden
  10. Kiss of Death

Additional Track

  1. Loser Gets It All


Additional musicians

  • Ice-T: Additional Vocals on "The Illusion of Power"
Black Sabbath studio albums
Black Sabbath, Paranoid, Master of Reality, Vol. 4, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, Sabotage, Technical Ecstasy, Never Say Die!, Heaven and Hell, Mob Rules, Born Again, Seventh Star, The Eternal Idol, Headless Cross, Tyr, Dehumanizer, Cross Purposes, Forbidden, 13
The Illusion of Power, Get a Grip, Can't Get Close Enough, Shaking Off the Chains, I Won't Cry for You, Guilty as Hell, Sick and Tired, Rusty Angels, Forbidden, Kiss of Death
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