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Black Sabbath reveal release date for new album

Black Sabbath have confirmed that their new album '13' will be released on June 10. Scroll down to see a new behind-the-scenes clip showing the band making the album now.

Black Sabbath announce new album title

Black Sabbath have announced that their new album will be titled 13. The album, which is the first original band members Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler have recorded together since 1978's Never Say Die!, will be released in June. The Birmingham rock legends made the album primarily in Los Angeles with producer Rick Rubin and features Rage Against The Machine's Brad Wilk, who replaces original sticksman Bill Ward on drums.

Black Sabbath announce plans to release their back catalogue on vinyl

Black Sabbath have announced plans to release a remastered vinyl back catalogue. The metal veterans are to release a boxset of all nine of their albums, entitled 'The Vinyl Collection: 1970-1978', on December 12. The set also features posters and inserts, a hard-backed book containing all of the band's 1970s tour programmes, plus a seven-inch vinyl of debut single 'Evil Woman' and non-album B-side 'Wicked World'.

Black Sabbath ‘six tracks’ into recording new album – without Bill Ward

Black Sabbath have revealed that they are six tracks into recording their new album. Tony Iommi has said that the final album will consist of 15 tracks. The Guardian quotes the guitarist as saying: "We've written the 15 songs and we've played them all, but now at the moment we're recording them. We're about six tracks in at the moment."

Bill Ward: “If there is some longevity with Black Sabbath, then I’d like to be part of it”

Estranged Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has spoken out after parting ways with the heavy metal titans over the summer. Speaking to Eagles Of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes in On The Road - Black Sabbath and the Birth of Heavy Metal - which you can view at Vice.com - Ward said that he hopes to make amends with the band, who recently played a number of comeback shows without him.

The Black Keys hit out at ‘partial’ Black Sabbath and Van Halen reunions

The Black Keys' drummer Patrick Carney has hit out at the recent reunions of Black Sabbath and Van Halen and their failure to include all their original members. The full original line-up of Sabbath reunited last year, but have subsequently parted ways with drummer Bill Ward over a contract dispute. Van Halen released their first album for 14 years earlier this year, but recorded it without long-time bass player Michael Anthony, with mainman Eddie Van Halen's son Wolfgang Van Halen taking the role.

Black Sabbath’s Ozzy Osbourne: “Download’s going to be great”

Ozzy Osbourne has spoken to NME ahead of Black Sabbath's headline slot at this weekend's Download Festival, promising their set will be "great". The reunited metal legends will headline the metal festival's main stage - which has been named the Jim Marshall Stage in honour of the amp pioneer, who passed away earlier this year - on Sunday (June 10), after sets from the likes of Megadeth and Soundgarden.

Black Sabbath: “We have engaged a substitute drummer for our forthcoming shows”

Black Sabbath have posted a message on their Facebook page, in which they say they will not comment in full on the statement released on Wednesday [May 16] by estranged drummer Bill Ward, though the band have pointedly said "there are two sides to every story".
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