Yeah I know that. That's why I questioned it, because the discussion was about how the British doom scene exploded in the 90s and possibly influenced Steve Harris and the making of The X-Factor. Not the history of Doom Metal in general, which I'm well aware of
Then David Coverdale invented balls, in 1974, but that's another story...Well, you see, it all dates back to the Second Age of Middle-earth. Dark Lord Sauron was searching for a permanent dwelling place and found himself drawn to the fiery mountain of Orodruin in Mordor. Around towns and villages the mountain went by another, more common name: Mount Doom. And so it was, that Sauron forged the One Ring in the fires of Mount Doom. When Sauron was ultimately defeated, he lost the One Ring for eons and eons. The first person to discover the mighty power of the ring was Tony Iommi, who immediately placed it upon the ring finger of his right hand and felt its destructive power as the ring turned his fingertips to ash! But Iommi soldiered on, using modified thimbles to serve as fingertips, where he once again placed the One Ring forged in the fires of Mount Doom and channeled its power to give birth to doom metal.