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Geezer Butler

Geezer Butler

Real/full name:
Terence Michael Joseph Butler
74 (born Jul 17th, 1949)
Place of birth:
United Kingdom (Birmingham, West Midlands, England)


English musician and songwriter. Butler is best known as the bassist and lyricist of heavy metal band Black Sabbath. Incorporating the innovative techniques like string bending and using effects, he laid the groundwork for metal bass, and songwriting in general. His lyrical themes largely refer to themes like pollution, death, drug addiction, self-destruction and social issues.

Geezer uses ...


Butler is an avowed vegan and appeared in an advertisement for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in 2009.

Guested with Dio on August 28th, 1990 in Minneapolis, Minnesota (playing 'Neon Knights'). This appearance effectively became the catalyst for the Mob Rules-era Black Sabbath reunion that led to the 'Dehumanizer' album.

Geezer, along with Tony Iommi is a passionate fan ...

Black Sabbath

Bass (1969-1979, 1980-1984, 1987, 1991-1994, 1997-2006, 2011-2017, 2011)

1970 Evil Woman (Single) Bass
1970 The Wizard (Single) Bass
1970 Black Sabbath Songwriting (tracks 1-4, 6), Bass
1970 Paranoid (Single) Bass, Lyrics (track 1)
1970 Paranoid / Rat Salad / Wight Is Wight (Split) Bass
1970 Club-Sonderauflage (Compilation) Bass
1970 Paranoid Lyrics (tracks 1-6), Songwriting, Bass
1971 Paranoid (EP) Bass
1971 The Best Of (Compilation) Bass
1971 Sweet Leaf (Single) Bass
1971 Children of the Grave (Single) Bass
1971 Master of Reality Bass, Lyrics (tracks 1, 4, 6-8), Songwriting (tracks 1, 3, 4, 6-9)
1971 Iron Man (Single) Lyrics, Bass
1972 Wicked World (Single) Bass
1972 Paranoid '72 (Single) Bass
1972 Tomorrow's Dream (Single) Bass
1972 Snowblind (EP) Bass
1972 Attention! Black Sabbath (Compilation) Bass
1972 Black Sabbath Vol. 4 Bass, Mellotron, Guitars (12-string on 'Wheels of Confusion' outro), Songwriting, Lyrics
1973 Changes (Single) Bass
1973 Sabbath Bloody Sabbath / Changes (Single) Bass, Mellotron
1973 Sabbath Bloody Sabbath / Looking for Today / Sabbra Cadabra (EP) Bass
1973 Sabbath Bloody Sabbath "Hands" (track 7), Synthesizer (track 6), "Nose" (track 8), Mellotron (track 6), Bass
1974 Pop Giants: Volume 9 (Compilation) Bass
1975 Reflection (Compilation) Bass
1975 Attention! Black Sabbath Volume 2 (Compilation) Bass
1975 Sabotage Bass
1975 We Sold Our Soul for Rock 'n' Roll (Compilation) Bass
1976 Back Street Kids (Single) Bass
1976 Gypsy (Single) Bass
1976 It's Alright (Single) Bass
1976 Star Gold (Compilation) Bass
1976 Paranoia (Compilation) Bass
1976 Am I Going Insane / Hole in the Sky (Single) Bass
1976 Technical Ecstasy Bass
1977 Paranoid / Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (Single) Bass
1977 Greatest Hits (Compilation) Bass
1978 Never Say Die (Single) Bass
1978 Hard Road (Single) Bass
1978 Rock Heavies (Compilation) Bass
1978 Never Say Die! Bass, Vocals (backing) (track 4)
1980 Lady Evil / Children of the Sea (Single) Bass
1980 Never Say Die - Live in Concert! (Video) Bass
1980 Heavy Rock (Split) Bass (tracks A2 & B3)
1980 Living Legends (Split) Bass (tracks A4-A5)
1980 Heaven and Hell Bass
1980 Live at Last (Live album) Bass
1980 Neon Knights / Children of the Sea (Live) (Single) Bass
1980 Die Young (Single) Bass
1981 Mob Rules (Domina La Masa) (Single) Bass
1981 Mob Rules Bass
1981 Mob Rules (Single) Bass
1982 Turn Up the Night (Single) Bass
1982 Live Evil (Live album) Bass
1983 The Best: The Ultimate in Heavy Metal (Compilation) Bass
1983 Born Again Bass
1983 Trashed (Single) Bass
1984 Heavy Metal (Split) Bass
1984 Black & Blue (Split video) Bass
1985 The Collector Series - The Collection (Compilation) Bass
1989 Smoke on the Water (Split) Bass
1989 Backtrackin' (Compilation) Bass
1990 Black Sabbath / Judas Priest (Split) Bass
1990 Rock Giants (Compilation) Bass
1991 The Black Sabbath Story Volume I: 1970-1978 (Video) Bass
1991 The Ultimate in Heavy Metal (Split) Bass
1991 The Black Sabbath Story (Compilation) Bass
1991 The Ozzy Osbourne Years (Compilation) Bass
1992 The Black Sabbath Story Volume II: 1978-1992 (Video) Bass
1992 Iron Man (Compilation) Bass
1992 TV Crimes (Single) Bass
1992 Kerrang! Four-Play (Split) Guitars (additional), Bass
1992 Dehumanizer Guitars (additional) (track 2), Bass
1992 Master of Insanity (Single) Bass
1993 The Gallery (Compilation) Bass
1994 Iron Man (Compilation) Bass
1994 Cross Purposes Bass, Songwriting
1995 Cross Purposes - Live (Live album) Bass
1996 Ozzy Osbourne Best Tracks (Compilation) Bass
1996 The Sabbath Collection (Compilation) Bass
1998 Reunion (Live album) Bass
1998 Psycho Man (Single) Bass
1999 The Last Supper (Video) Bass
1999 Black Mass (EP) Bass
2000 The Collection (Compilation) Bass
2000 The Best of Black Sabbath (Compilation) Bass
2001 The Best of Black Sabbath (Compilation) Bass (tracks 3, 4)
2002 Past Lives (Live album) Bass
2002 Symptom of the Universe (Compilation) Bass
2006 Greatest Hits 1970–1978 (Compilation) Bass (as "Terrance `"Geezer`" Butler")
2007 The Devil Cried (Single) Bass
2007 The Dio Years (Compilation) Songwriting (tracks 1-13), Bass
2007 Live at Hammersmith Odeon (Live album) Bass
2009 Black Sabbath's Greatest Hits (Compilation) Bass
2010 Frantic / Paranoid (Split) Bass
2013 God Is Dead? (Single) Bass
2013 13 Bass, Lyrics
2013 Live... Gathered in Their Masses (Live album) Bass
2014 Age of Reason (Single) Bass
2016 The End (EP) Bass
2016 The Ultimate Collection (Compilation) Bass
2017 The End - 4 February 2017 Birmingham (Live album) Bass
(show all)

Bullring Brummies

Bass (1994)

Deadland Ritual

Bass (2018-2021)


Bass (1995-2006)

1995 Plastic Planet Bass
1996 Cycle of Sixty / X13 (Single) Bass
1997 Black Science Bass, Keyboards
2005 Ohmwork Bass
2021 Manipulations of the Mind – The Complete Collection (Boxed set) Bass
2021 The Very Best of Geezer Butler (Compilation) Bass

Geezer Butler Band

Bass (1985-?)

1985 Demo with Jeff Fenholt (Demo) Bass
2005 Computer God (Demo) Bass

Heaven & Hell

Bass (2006-2010)

2007 Live from Radio City Music Hall (Live album) Bass
2009 Bible Black (Single) Bass
2009 The Devil You Know Bass
2009 Eating the Cannibals (Single) Bass
2009 Follow the Tears (Single) Bass
2010 Neon Nights: 30 Years of Heaven & Hell (Live album) Bass

Ozzy Osbourne

Bass (1988-1989, 1995)

1988 Crazy Babies (Single) Bass
1988 Miracle Man (Single) Bass
1990 Just Say Ozzy (Live album) Bass
1995 The Ballads of Ozz (Single) Bass
1995 Perry Mason (Single) Bass
1995 4 from Ozzmosis (Single) Bass
1995 I Just Want You (Single) Bass
1995 Ozzmosis Bass
1996 See You on the Other Side (Single) Bass
1996 Walk on Water (Single) Bass
1997 Back on Earth (Single) Bass
(show all)

Rare Breed

Guitars (rhythm) (1966-1968)

The Ruums

Guitars (rhythm) (1965-?)


2022 I'll Get Through It (Single) Bass

Ozzy Osbourne

1993 Live & Loud (Live album) Bass (disc 2 track 9)
1993 Live & Loud (Video) Bass (track 17)

Black Sabbath

1982 Live Evil (Live album) Producer
1995 Between Heaven & Hell: 1970-1983 (Compilation) Executive producer
2007 The Dio Years (Compilation) Producer (track 13)


1995 Plastic Planet Producer
1997 Black Science Producer, Lyrics
2005 Ohmwork Producer (as "Terence "Geezer" Butler")

Heaven & Hell

2009 Bible Black (Single) Producer
2009 The Devil You Know Producer
2009 Eating the Cannibals (Single) Producer
2009 Follow the Tears (Single) Producer
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Added on: 2011-04-09 11:21:03 Last modified on: 2023-09-04 21:42:06
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