Legendary BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward spoke about the upcoming tour from his new band DAY OF ERRORS during this weekend's edition of his radio show "Rock 50". The group, which was formed by Ward "in the desire to have my drumming spirit continue to live," also features Joe Amodea on guitar/vocals and KILL DEVIL HILL singer Jason "Dewey" Bragg on vocals.
Bill said (see video below): "I'm really excited, and so are all the guys in DAY OF ERRORS; we're very, very excited about it. It'll be nice. We need to stretch our legs. We've made some records recently. As a matter of fact, I just got out of the studios literally yesterday, so we've got a couple of new cuts that we're hoping to get on iTunes in November, hopefully, or December, so you'll be able to hear some new things, and hopefully that will come about. But, yeah, we're all looking to stretch our legs. I feel really good about it, and I can't wait to have a play."
According to Ward, DAY OF ERRORS' set includes such tracks as "Vacant Church", "Macabre" and "Young Demons". "We've got a lot of songs, man, in the band, and they kick ass," he said. "I can't wait to get stretched out. And when [I say] 'stretched out,' I mean I've gotta get… my arms, just everything's gotta get real strong. And I've been working out for about two months in lieu of getting this moving. So I feel pretty good."
Bill said that he is looking forward to hitting the stage with DAY OF ERRORS for the first time in more than a year. "Hopefully we can meet a few people, say hi, and hopefully it'll be a lot of fun," he said. "We'll kick it down for you. We'll play a nice hardcore set."
Confirmed DAY OF ERRORS tour dates:
Dec. 07 - Wow Hall - Eugene, OR
Dec. 08 - High Dive - Seattle, WA
Dec. 09 - Dante's - Portland, OR
Dec. 12 - Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA
Dec. 13 - Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA
Dec. 14 - The Garage - Ventura, CA
Dec. 15 - The Casbah - San Diego, CA
DAY OF ERRORS made its live debut in June 2016 at Gaslamp in Long Beach, California.
Bragg joined DAY OF ERRORS earlier this year following the departure of bassist/vocalist Nick Diltz (ALL HAIL THE YETI).
Ward says: "We play loud, hard, with overtures of gut-kicking heavy, heavy parts."
Ward was on board for the SABBATH reunion when it was first announced in November 2011, but backed out soon after. He later claimed that he sat out the recording and touring sessions because of unfair contractual terms, although the members of SABBATH have hinted in other interviews that he wasn't physically up to the task.
SABBATH has used singer Ozzy Osbourne's regular touring drummer Tommy Clufetos since then for live work. RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE's Brad Wilk laid down the drum tracks on the band's comeback album, "13", which came out in June 2013.
It was rumored that SABBATH wanted to bring a second drummer on the road to share duties with Ward, which he allegedly balked at.
Asked in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine if he would be in shape right now to rejoin BLACK SABBATH, Ward responded: "Absolutely, yeah. I have no doubt in my mind. I know that they've suggested that I played half the gig, and I don't want to play half the gig. I'm quite capable of playing a complete fucking BLACK SABBATH set. So this health thing has been bandied around, and it's true that I have heart disease, and it's true that I did get sick a couple of years after the fact. But when the health card is being thrown around, the bottom line is that I really tried to take care of myself. Every day, I always look at the day and say, 'Could I have played a gig today no matter what's going on with me?' And the answer is always, 'Yes.' I'm much harder on me than those guys could ever be."
Ward in 2015 released his first solo album in 18 years. Titled "Accountable Beasts", the record can be purchased on iTunes.