After Black Sabbath's monumental reunion at last year's Lollapalooza, it was clear the world was itching for more iconic metal band. Which is good, considering they'd already begun working on new material.
And now the band has announced we'll be getting that new album in June. Titled 13, the release will be fronted by their original singer, Ozzy Osbourne, and produced by guru Rick Rubin. For those looking for Sabbath stats: This will be the first Osbourne-fronted Black Sabbath album in 35 years, the band's ninth with their original singer and their 19th overall.
The lineup for this album includes Osbourne, guitarist Tommy Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler. Due to contract disputes with Bill Ward, the original Sabbath drummer, his seat will be filled by Brad Wilk of Rage Against the Machine.
For anyone looking to hear the new songs live, Black Sabbath is scheduled to play concert dates in New Zealand, Australia and Japan before the album's release.