New Black Sabbath Album
Rock legends Black Sabbath have announced the title of their hotly anticipated forthcoming album. The release, named ‘13’, will be the 19th album for the group and be available after the they complete their April/May tour.
‘13’ sees three out of the original 4 band members coming together for the first time since ‘Never Say Die’ in 1978. Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler appear on the album without drummer Bill Ward who withdrew citing contractual issues. Brad Wilk from Rage Against The Machine has been filling in.
In November last year guitarist Iommi gave a few details about the impending release, “We've written 15 songs and we've played them all, but now at the moment we're recording them, we’re about 6 tracks in at the moment.” The album also marks the band’s return to their original label Vertigo and will be produced by seven-time Grammy winner Rick Rubin.
Black Sabbath had planned a lengthy comeback tour which was due to start last year but this was halted due to Tony Iommi being diagnosed with cancer. They did however perform at the Birmingham Academy ahead of an appearance at the Download Festival. The band are currently preparing for their next tour which will see them cover New Zealand, Australia and Japan.