Black Sabbath have confirmed details of their new studio album '13'.
It's been no secret that Black Sabbath are working on new material. Reforming for a series of epic, emotional shows the metal legends demonstrated that thought the years may have passed they still retain their primal power.
Rick Rubin has been overseeing recording sessions, which unfortunately did not feature original drummer Bill Ward. By way of replacement, though, Black Sabbath recruited Brad Wilk - best known for his involvement with Rage Against The Machine.
Produced in Los Angeles, the sessions were seemingly wrapped up at the tail end of last year. Titled '13' the album is set to be released in June, and marks the first time that the original band members have worked together in the studio since 1978’s 'Never Say Die!'.
Emphasising that 'return to roots' feel the album will be released on Vertigo, the cult imprint which housed those iconic initial statements.
'13' is set to be released on June.
Black Sabbath will open the year with the following shows:
20 Auckland, New Zealand Vector Arena
22 Auckland, New Zealand Vector Arena
25 Brisbane, Australia Entertainment Centre
27 Sydney, Australia All Phones Arena
29 Melbourne, Australia Rod Laver Arena
1 Melbourne, Australia Rod Laver Arena
4 Perth, Australia Perth Arena
12 Makuhari Messe Tokyo Japan Ozzfest