Saturday, January 12, 2013

Black Sabbath – 13 album to be released in June

Black Sabbath have announced the title of their new album, “13”, and that it will be released this June (exact date TBA).

Original Sabbath members Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler recorded the album primarily in Los Angeles and were joined at the sessions by drummer Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine) in place of the absent Bill Ward, who continues to sit out the band’s reunion over a contract dispute.

Produced by Rick Rubin, the album will be released on Vertigo (worldwide) and Vertigo/Republic in the U.S.

“13” marks the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees’ return to Vertigo, the band’s original label.

The project is the group’s first studio album together since 1978’s “Never Say Die!”

In advance of the CD's release, Sabbath will head to New Zealand, Australia and Japan for live performances; additional tour plans will be revealed in the coming months.

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