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Black Sabbath Reunites, Promises Album and World Tour in 2012

Black Sabbath (original members)After many months of rumors, the original members of Black Sabbath have finally fessed up that they’ve reunited for a new album and world tour starting in 2012.

The band made the announcement on today (11-11-11) with a press conference and YouTube video:

Though bassist Geezer Butler dismissed rumors earlier this year, it appears he’s on board with the group to release their first new album in 33 years.

The project will be under the direction of superstar producer Rick Rubin, whose credits also include Metallica, Slayer, Jay-Z and more. The only confirmed performance so far is that the heavy metal icons will be headlining the Download Festival on June 10th, 2012.

The band includes Butler, vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi and drummer Bill Ward. The original Black Sabbath first formed in 1969 and has sold over 70 million albums since. Their last album together, Never Say Die, was released in 1978.