Black Sabbath has offered up new details about their new album, which will feature original members of singer Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler. The new release will be titled 13 and will be dropping in June, 2013, according to the official Black Sabbath website.
The post also revealed that the band recorded the album in Los Angeles with producer Rick Rubin. Rage Against the Machine’s Brad Wilk filled the shoes of original drummer Bill Ward, who left the reunion due to contract disputes. 13 will also mark the group’s return to the Vertigo label.
Black Sabbath will be warming up for the big release with tour dates, the first of which will be in New Zealand, Australia, and Japan.
Black Sabbath Tour Dates:
- April 20, 2013: Auckland, New Zealand – Vector Arena
- April 22, 2013: Auckland, New Zealand – Vector Arena
- April 25, 2013: Brisbane, Australia – Entertainment Centre
- April 27, 2013: Sydney, Australia – All Phones Arena
- April 29, 2013: Melbourne, Australia – Rod Laver Arena
- May 1, 2013: Melbourne, Australia – Rod Laver Arena
- May 4, 2013: Perth, Australia – Perth Arena
- May 12, 2013: Tokyo, Japan – Ozzfest – Makuhari Messe