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New Black Sabbath album out in June

RollingStone.com

Black Sabbath announced Sunday that their new album will be coming out in June.

Titled "13," the album features original Black Sabbath members Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler, marking the Osbourne-fronted group's first studio album together since 1978's "Never Say Die!" Drummer Brad Wilk from Rage Against the Machine will be replacing Bill Ward, who dropped out of the Black Sabbath reunion projects in May.

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For their 19th album (and ninth with Osbourne), Black Sabbath will be returning to Vertigo, their original label. The album was mostly recorded in Los Angeles, with seven-time Grammy winner Rick Rubin producing.

In a November interview, Iomi talked about Rubin's creative process. "He's just a vibe merchant, really. He vibes you up. He's not one who gets involved hands-on," Iommi said. "He leaves it to you to do it and he sort of says, 'Yeah, I like it,' you know, or, 'I don't like it.'"

The band will be heading to New Zealand, Australia and Japan to tour in advance of the album, with additional dates to come.

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16Comments
Jan 14, 2013 9:09AM
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I have been a Black Sabbath fan since 1978. I seen them in Portland for their last reunion show. But without Bill Ward on drums, its not Sabbath. I could care less about the album or the new tour. Guys are too old to be playing games, very disappointed loyal fan. 
Jan 14, 2013 8:12AM
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In my opinion, Ozzy is one of the top 10 front men ever.  Great voice!
Jan 14, 2013 8:09AM
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The God Fathers of Heavy Metal....

 

Just one thing,, Bill Ward anyone???....I mean c'mon....

 

\m/

Jan 14, 2013 8:08AM
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Good to see Ozzy back!  Looking forward to it!
Jan 13, 2013 4:20PM
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A bunch of 70 year old guys trying to play metal??  Oy Veh.
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