The much-anticipated announcement has finally been released on the official Black Sabbath website. The band have reunited and will record a new album and do a worldwide tour. The announcement video can be viewed in the YouTube-video below.

The album will be produced by Rick Rubin, and the band will headline the Download Festival 2012 as part of their world tour.






Source: blacksabbath.com
Band profile: Black Sabbath
Event: Download Festival 2012
 
Posted: 11.11.2011 by Baz Anderson



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Baz Anderson - 12.11.2011 at 17:33  
Written by Darkside Momo on 12.11.2011 at 05:36

Dio's dead, so they reunite with granpa Ozzy? Fuck off.

I'd try to look at it like they used Ronnie's death as inspiration to stop the feud and make up - something positive from a negative.
Darkside Momo - 12.11.2011 at 17:46  
Written by Baz Anderson on 12.11.2011 at 17:33

Written by Darkside Momo on 12.11.2011 at 05:36

Dio's dead, so they reunite with granpa Ozzy? Fuck off.

I'd try to look at it like they used Ronnie's death as inspiration to stop the feud and make up - something positive from a negative.

Call me cynical, but I smell money more than anything else. (that said, if they indeed reconciled for real, that's good)
Baz Anderson - 12.11.2011 at 18:15  
Written by Darkside Momo on 12.11.2011 at 17:46

Call me cynical, but I smell money more than anything else. (that said, if they indeed reconciled for real, that's good)

Even if they would be making a lot of money - they would also be making a lot of people very happy and creating some fantastic memories too.
RavenKing - 12.11.2011 at 18:29  
Written by Void Eater on 12.11.2011 at 00:50

Black Sabbath had their time of glory in the past; many people would rather not have them put out an album like Illud Divinum Insanus (in quality, not gonna happen stylisticly of course) and go from pioneering legends to the laughing stock of metal overnight. Let the old bands retire, there's plenty of great younger bands that deserve some glory.


Exactly. I don't want to deny the huge place some old bands occupied in history and that they were great in their time. No one can erase the past or re-write history.

I just happen to believe that there is a time for everything and I can hardly see how bands that barely released anything for decades (especially if what they released in those decades is sub-par compared to their glory days) can still be relevant today.
Am I right or wrong to think like that? I don't know. That's the way I feel, that's all. Some people think differently and I'm perfectly aware of it. Are those people wrong or blind fanboys? Not automatically. Sure, there are fanboys but I don't automatically label those who believe old bands are still relevant today as fanboys. Some of them only happen to have a different perception than mine. Which is fine. It would be a boring world if we all had the same opinion on everything.

In Black Sabbath's case, I think their credibility has been tainted by all the rumors of reunion, all the fights between them and all the drama that surrounded this band for a very long time.

To me, the 'issue' with old metal bands mostly comes down to the notion that I believe there is a time for everything.
Take Slayer as an example. I grew up listening to this band a lot. And I believe their 80s material is surely among the best Thrash metal ever released. Absolutely classic and great. I still listen to "Decade of Aggression" from time to time. I enjoy it as much as I did long ago. But I don't believe Slayer are relevant anymore as an active band and have no interest in new material. I prefer looking for material from new Thrash bands like Hellish Crossfire.

I hope this post will clarify my position about old metal bands, so those who have been angry at me recently will understand my opinion better, no matter if they share it or not (and I don't ask them to). I understand the somewhat harsh reactions I got on the other thread and I'm not angry at anyone for those reactions. When you have clear and strong opinions like me, you need to be prepared for virulent reactions.

My opinion on old metal bands is just what it is: my opinion. I never pretended it was a fact.
Misfit74 - 12.11.2011 at 20:50  
I have guarded optimism about this. Firstly, I've been a fan since I really knew any form of heavier music. Grade-school I listened to Live Evil constantly, though I also listened and appreciated most all the discography of Black Sabbath. I like old, Ozzy Sabbath, Dio Sabbath (the best), and the album Born Again with Ian Gillan. Even some of the Reunion (album) stuff is pretty good. Secondly, I've never seen Sabbath live. I've been to many, many shows but never Black Sabbath. So, barring a complete train-wreck of a new album and/or severely lacking sound/ability forthcoming from the newest re-united, original lineup I'm excited to perhaps finally have a chance to see them live. Even if they are old bastards now!

I've also never seen Ozzy live, having really left fandom after Speak Of The Devil and Bark At The Moon. So, I have reason to be excited about this at least a little bit. Perhaps it's too late to get a quality release and quality show, but Toni Iommi is a seemingly timeless musicians who, I believe, can still get it done. I hope they give us all something to look forward to.
Angelic Storm - 12.11.2011 at 21:47  
Written by Misfit74 on 12.11.2011 at 20:50
but Toni Iommi is a seemingly timeless musicians who, I believe, can still get it done. I hope they give us all something to look forward to.


This is the only bright spark about this that gives me at least some hope that new Sabbath material can be great. On "The Devil You Know" (and the other new Sabbath songs on "The Dio Years") Tony Iommi proved that he could still write amazing riffs and music. So providing Ozzy's voice isn't completely shot now, and Bill Ward has recovered from his illnesses in recent years, then just maybe, we can have another great Sabbath album. And seeing as neither the last Sabbath album with Ozzy ("Never Say Die") or their last studio album proper ("Forbidden") were very good, then there is at least a reasonable chance they can put out something that bests those disappointing albums...
vezzy - 12.11.2011 at 22:13  
Written by RavenKing on 12.11.2011 at 18:29

tl;dr


I remember when you used to be much more direct and aggressive when posting on such matters, without excusing yourself all the time that "it's my opinion, I get what others might think, blah, blah..."

Or is that part of your ideology, pussificational evolution?
I_Die_Often - 13.11.2011 at 00:02  
They did this in 98-99 also...
Not surprised they did it again.
RavenKing - 13.11.2011 at 00:09  
Written by vezzy on 12.11.2011 at 22:13

Written by RavenKing on 12.11.2011 at 18:29

tl;dr


I remember when you used to be much more direct and aggressive when posting on such matters, without excusing yourself all the time that "it's my opinion, I get what others might think, blah, blah..."

Or is that part of your ideology, pussificational evolution?


Difference is before I thought that it was obvious it was only my opinion. I considered it an evidence and didn't bother to bring the precision. However, I noticed that it led to confusion because people sometimes believed that I considered my opinions as facts. I prefer to be more precise now.

I think my opinions are as direct as they were, it's only my writing style that changed a bit.
Slayer666 - 13.11.2011 at 01:44  
Hooray for band necromancy!
Amatsu Mikaboshi - 13.11.2011 at 13:08  
Just knew it, ever since that double bluff...

I'm more stoked about the tour then the album, I haven't seen Ozzy live yet I've heard about all the things with him.

Rick Rubin has REALLY set me back though on this, exactly on how he fucked around with World Painted Blood!
Warman - 13.11.2011 at 16:15  
Never been much of a Black Sabbath fan, but this is something I'd probably attend if they do a show in Stockholm.
BrightNight - 13.11.2011 at 17:32  
The best new of the year and the best news in years!

I really don't get it why some people are whining about Black Sabbath had their time and they don't have it anymore. I think they are the ones who decide when its time to quite and not someone else? Slayer had their time because some people dont like their new stuff better then their first? You say that to Kerry King. If you don't like Sabbath and dont want to see or hear them, just dont! Millions of others will in your place. Besides, this the first time for over 3 decades they are going to release new material as Black Sabbath (ozzy, iommi, geezer and ward) MK1. No one knows how it will sound so saying they had their time is premature.

What i do know is that they kicked ass with Dio live on stage as Heaven And Hell (Iommi and Geezer did) and "The Devil You Know" was a kick ass heavy album. Reason enough to be excited about the material they are going to release next year.

This music is not simply part of their lives, it IS their live. Iommi will play his guitar till he dies. And to see them play live on their respected age and now even put out a new album! is something we all should be very happy about.

This might be their "swansong". Don't expect them to tour and play for 20 years on....they wont. i think its amazing they still are giving it a try and all feel very good and strong about it. They said it themselves' its now or never'.

It really is beautiful to see 3 entire generations of people in the crowd listening to Black Sabbath, the band who changed the lives of so many people and still do years and years after they are gone. I'm a happy man.
Bad English - 13.11.2011 at 20:38  
Agan Rick Rubin dude does he is son of Rob Rock, where those guys get those names
Quaseten is what music they will play ..... end is like beggining they shood ge beck in Birmingham roots in steel factories and play etleast something like those days ....
Troy Killjoy - 14.11.2011 at 03:25  
Written by Metal Junky on 14.11.2011 at 01:22
Darkside Momo is a punk ass kid who know's little to nothing about Heavy Metal!!!! This site is for metal fans not poser idiots. FUCK YOU DARKSIDE!!!! 20 year old fucking nobody with a big mouth!!!!!

Man where did you learn to be so cool?
Deleted Scenes - 14.11.2011 at 06:05  
Don't really know what to think about this news, if I'm honest.

On the one hand, it's a once in a lifetime chance to see probably the most important and most influential metal band of all time play live (something I regrettably have never done)... and on the other hand, there's more chance of Muhammad Ali coming out of retirement and knocking out both Klitschko brothers with one arm tied behind his back, than there is of Ozzy putting on a performance that's not completely and utterly atrocious.

I do want to see Sabbath, but I really don't want to see the Ozzy of today mumbling along completely out of time with the music and shouting "I can't hear you!" every 26 seconds. Ozzy's performances have been fucking abysmal for quite a few years now, and I really can't see that changing just because it's a 'Sabbath' show now, not an 'Ozzy' show... That's a problem.
The Shape 1973 - 14.11.2011 at 22:57  
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. £££££££££££££££££££££££. I can hear Sharon counting it now. They will be on X Factor next with Satan Cowell.
Troy Killjoy - 14.11.2011 at 22:59  
Written by The Shape 1973 on 14.11.2011 at 22:57
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.

That seems to be a popular assumption, and most likely an accurate one.
Big-Al - 15.11.2011 at 15:34  
Looking forward to this
BrightNight - 17.11.2011 at 22:42  
Written by The Shape 1973 on 14.11.2011 at 22:57

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. £££££££££££££££££££££££. I can hear Sharon counting it now. They will be on X Factor next with Satan Cowell.


Sharon has nothing to do with this, she is not the manager of Black Sabbath.

And wouldn't it be quite strange if they didn't get good money for this?
What do you think Metallica gets? Slayer? You think they play for free?

Bands this big can ask loads of money and i don't think that's weird.
torwar - 18.11.2011 at 11:19  
Bergen May 29th and Malmö June 2nd...:)
Vengeance Time - 24.11.2011 at 10:02  
Written by BrightNight on 17.11.2011 at 22:42

Written by The Shape 1973 on 14.11.2011 at 22:57

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. £££££££££££££££££££££££. I can hear Sharon counting it now. They will be on X Factor next with Satan Cowell.


Sharon has nothing to do with this, she is not the manager of Black Sabbath.

And wouldn't it be quite strange if they didn't get good money for this?
What do you think Metallica gets? Slayer? You think they play for free?

Bands this big can ask loads of money and i don't think that's weird.

Sharon has nothing to do with this???? Are you kidding !!! Unless she gives the word Ozzy does NOTHING ....she is the puppet
master behind this ,don't kid yourself NO Ozzy No Reunion ,do you think Ozzy negotiated his part in this reunion. Ya ,it probably has a huge deal to do with money but I agree with Baz ,It will be awesome to see these legends doing their thing again and I for 1 will be there to check it out !!!!
BrightNight - 24.11.2011 at 21:32  
Written by Vengeance Time on 24.11.2011 at 10:02

Written by BrightNight on 17.11.2011 at 22:42

Written by The Shape 1973 on 14.11.2011 at 22:57

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. £££££££££££££££££££££££. I can hear Sharon counting it now. They will be on X Factor next with Satan Cowell.


Sharon has nothing to do with this, she is not the manager of Black Sabbath.

And wouldn't it be quite strange if they didn't get good money for this?
What do you think Metallica gets? Slayer? You think they play for free?

Bands this big can ask loads of money and i don't think that's weird.

Sharon has nothing to do with this???? Are you kidding !!! Unless she gives the word Ozzy does NOTHING ....she is the puppet
master behind this ,don't kid yourself NO Ozzy No Reunion ,do you think Ozzy negotiated his part in this reunion. Ya ,it probably has a huge deal to do with money but I agree with Baz ,It will be awesome to see these legends doing their thing again and I for 1 will be there to check it out !!!!


A puppet master? Seems like you know Sharon and Ozzy very well.....

Iommi and Osbourne just had their issues about the money and trademark "Black Sabbath' behind them and thats all solved out. I dont think Sharon has a lot to say in this reunion. Its not like she can tell Ozzy to not sing with his old mates again. She might have a bigger hand in Ozzy's Solo doings but not in Black Sabbath. The other members would not allow that (Iommi sure as hell wont).

Besides that i honestly dont think they do it for the Money. They had this idea for years in their minds, if they only did it for money they could have just announced a tour and play some old classics to cash in and it would have happened earlier on. They are now making a new album because they have they love to play together again.
Cynic Metalhead - 25.11.2011 at 14:55  
Written by I_Die_Often on 13.11.2011 at 00:02


Not surprised they did it again.


.....and you won't be surprise on anything from now onwards. Trust me.

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