Black Sabbath-The Wait is Over
After 35 years, three original members of Black Sabbath release a new disc on Tuesday (June 11th) called 13. The first Sabbath record since 1978’s Never Say Die! to feature Ozzy Osbourne on vocals, along with guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler, it’s their second attempt at new music together after a previous effort failed in 2001.
Black Sabbath will hold a live event this evening at 6pm Central. Click here for the live event.
The new disc does not feature founding drummer Bill Ward, who has sat out the reunion over contractual issues.
Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine played drums on the while Ozzy’s solo drummer Tommy Clufetos is behind the kit for live work.
Asked by Billboard if this will be the last Sabbath album, Butler said, “I guess you should never say never. It could be, though. We’ll see how this album goes, see what happens.”
The reunion was almost derailed twice, first by Ward’s exit and then by Tony Iommi’s cancer diagnosis, for which the guitarist continues to receive treatment.
A video for the first official single, “God Is Dead?”, premiered online Monday (June 10th).
Black Sabbath will launch a North American tour on July 25th in The Woodlands, Texas.