Black Sabbath Bassist Geezer Butler’s Autobiography Title & Release Info

February 18, 2023

The wait is over! We finally know the name of Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler‘s autobiography! “Into The Void: From Birth To Black Sabbath – And Beyond” will be release in North America on June 6. It’s out in the U.K. on June 8.

“Into The Void: From Birth To Black Sabbath – And Beyond” Publisher Dey Street Books calls the book “a rollicking, effusive, and candid memoir by the heavy metal musician and founding member of Black Sabbath, covering his years as the band’s bassist and main lyricist through his later-career projects, and detailing how one of rock’s most influential bands formed and prevailed.”

“In ‘Into The Void’, Butler tells his side of the story, from the band’s beginnings as a scrappy blues quartet in Birmingham through the struggles leading to the many well-documented lineup changes while touring around London’s gritty clubs (Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, and THE WHO makes notable appearances!),and the band’s important later years. He writes honestly of his childhood in a working-class family of seven in Luftwaffe-battered Birmingham, his almost-life as an accountant, and how his disillusionment with organized religion and class systems would spawn the lyrics and artistic themes that would resonate so powerfully with fans around the world.”


Geezer first announced the completion of his memoir in a tweet on April 6, 2022, “Just turned in the 1st draft of my book so I’m now thinking of titles. So far, I have: Into the Void, Basses Loaded, Past Forward, What The Butler Did, Bassic Instinct. Feel free to send me which of those you think would suit my #autobiography”.


As a founding member of Black Sabbath, Butler helped write some of the band’s biggest songs like “War Pigs”, “Iron Man”, “Paranoid” and others.


Geezer is the third member of the original Black Sabbath lineup to release an autobiography. Ozzy Osbourne’s “I Am Ozzy” debuted #2 on the New York Times’ “Hardcover Nonfiction” best-seller list. Tony Iommi’s “Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven And Hell With Black Sabbath” debuted #35 on the New York Times’ “Hardcover Nonfiction” best-sellers list. 

Where do you think Butler’s book will land on the New York Time’s best-seller list? Top 10? Top 20? Can’t wait to read his story!


Written by Todd Hancock