Black Sabbath - Unveil New Album Title And Session Drummer


Black Sabbath's new studio album, one of the most anticipated releases of the year, already has a title. It will be called 13, so it is only fitting that the heavy metal band announced it today, on January 13th. We know now that it will be released this June (the exact date will be revealed later). The band also revealed what everyone wanted to know: who was the drummer that joined the recording sessions for the new album.

The original Black Sabbath line-up, Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar) and Geezer Butler (bass), recorded the album primarily in Los Angeles and were joined at the sessions by drummer Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine fame.

13 was produced by Rick Rubin and the album will be released on Vertigo (worldwide) and Vertigo/Republic in the US. The new studio album also marks the band's return to Vertigo, their original label, apart from being the group's first studio album together since 1978's Never Say Die.

Black Sabbath scheduled tour dates:

4/20 - Auckland, New Zealand - Vector Arena
4/22 - Auckland, New Zealand - Vector Arena
4/25 - Brisbane, Australia - Entertainment Centre
4/27 - Sydney, Australia - All Phones Arena
4/29 - Melbourne, Australia - Rod Laver Arena
5/1 - Melbourne, Australia - Rod Laver Arena
5/4 - Perth, Australia - Perth Arena
5/12 - Tokyo, Japan - Ozzfest - Makuhari Messe

[Also thanks to !J.O.O.E.!]


Source: blacksabbath.com
Band profile: Black Sabbath
 
Posted: 13.01.2013 by BloodTears


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13.01.2013 - 13:16
Zaph
The Nothingth
Well that hasn't been done before.
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13.01.2013 - 14:09
Dylan
It will probably be mediocre like the other "13"
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13.01.2013 - 14:15
RaduP
Noob
Can't wait to hear it! It was 35 years ago that Black Sabbath released an album with Ozzy!
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13.01.2013 - 14:19
NocturnalStalker
Metal Addict
I don't know what to expect of it. I really liked what Iommi and Butler did with Dio in Heaven And Hell but I'm really anxious about their reunion with Ozzy...
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13.01.2013 - 14:34
PocketMetal
Could the title be any less original ?
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13.01.2013 - 16:13
Nemo Atkins
I can't help asking this: Black Sabbath have had more than 13 albums, so why call it "13"? Are they referencing the fact it is being released in 2013? I was expecting something a bit more imaginative from these guys (I'll be honest: I was expecting it to be called "The Bible Black", since I don't think they'd done that yet and it would have been a nice reference to "The Devil You Know").

Ah well, it should be a good listen at the very least, if Heaven & Hell was anything to go by...
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13.01.2013 - 16:33
Bad English
Masterchief
Such an awesome line up + one wuss drummer from wuss band
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13.01.2013 - 16:36
bleak
Brad Wilk? Seriously?
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13.01.2013 - 16:37
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
I'm just really hoping this doesn't come out sounding like Ozzy's solo work. No one wants to hear Black Sabbath sounding like BLS
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Written by RaduP on 14.01.2016 at 02:08

So you're not actually a bearded shaman opening his third eye through music?
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13.01.2013 - 16:39
Daniell
_爱情_
You guys apparently have no idea what a great drummer he is.
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13.01.2013 - 17:07
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Bad English on 13.01.2013 at 16:33

Such an awesome line up + one wuss drummer from wuss band

and once again you show to have no idea about good musicians. Brad Wilk is a great drummer.
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13.01.2013 - 17:15
Jomsviking
No he isn't^
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13.01.2013 - 17:18
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
It's not like he's gonna be doing 300bpm gravity blasts here. He'll do good.
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13.01.2013 - 17:50
LordFezzington
Lost To Apathy
Written by Jomsviking on 13.01.2013 at 17:15

No he isn't^

On what basis?
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13.01.2013 - 18:02
Bad English
Masterchief
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 13.01.2013 at 17:07

Written by Bad English on 13.01.2013 at 16:33

Such an awesome line up + one wuss drummer from wuss band

and once again you show to have no idea about good musicians. Brad Wilk is a great drummer.


maybe techiqaly yes but I dont like his band, he dont fits into this line up
they shood ask some lil older guy or somebody also
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13.01.2013 - 19:40
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Written by Bad English on 13.01.2013 at 18:02

maybe techiqaly yes but I dont like his band, he dont fits into this line up
they shood ask some lil older guy or somebody also

So... just because you don't like the band, he's automatically a bad drummer?
Dick.
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13.01.2013 - 19:45
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Bad English on 13.01.2013 at 18:02


maybe techiqaly yes but I dont like his band, he dont fits into this line up
they shood ask some lil older guy or somebody also

This makes you a massive poseur more obsessed with image than drumming ability.
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13.01.2013 - 19:48
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Bad English on 13.01.2013 at 18:02



maybe techiqaly yes but I dont like his band, he dont fits into this line up
they shood ask some lil older guy or somebody also


Jesus H. Christ you are a dumkb **** aren't you? Just because you don't like the band he plays in, he is bad? And on what basis would you say he doesn't fit in the band? He is a great drummer and it is on his abilities he should be judged. But then again you always judge bands on image and such things, so actually there is no use talking with you about music.
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13.01.2013 - 19:49
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Guest on 13.01.2013 at 19:45

Written by Bad English on 13.01.2013 at 18:02


maybe techiqaly yes but I dont like his band, he dont fits into this line up
they shood ask some lil older guy or somebody also

This makes you a massive poseur more obsessed with image than drumming ability.

Just like MetalPANSY92 he will probably also say Joey Jordison is a bad drummer because he hates Slipknot.
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13.01.2013 - 20:05
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 13.01.2013 at 19:49


Just like MetalPANSY92 he will probably also say Joey Jordison is a bad drummer because he hates Slipknot.

You mean "Shitknot"
I hate that guy (MetalAndy, not Joey J)
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13.01.2013 - 20:36
Sir Thrashalot
Written by Dylan on 13.01.2013 at 14:09

It will probably be mediocre like the other "13"


I see what you did there lol. I agree.

Unfortunately i don't think this album will be in any way like the old Sabbath albums. It might be good, or might be a money shot. Time will tell but my bet is on option 2.
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13.01.2013 - 20:39
AndMetalForAll
kual21
Enormous news, I hope a very heavy album with a lot of Ozzy-era personality
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13.01.2013 - 20:40
Kurty Wurty
Amatsu Mikaboshi
Now that fucking mediocre Megadeth album comes back to my head.....
Crap title, now turned crap producer nowadays. Is he still producing the next Metallica and Slayer albums??

But the Vertigo thing is pretty cool. I never knew that that they were still around....

I hope their Tony Martin albums get that deluxe edition remaster like the rest of them. Looking forward as always.....
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13.01.2013 - 20:42
Dentura
Shadow King
This should be interesting...
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13.01.2013 - 21:11
RottingDeathHead
kingnothing_92@yahoo.com
Who knows they might come out with something mind blowing or more than likely a flop
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13.01.2013 - 23:10
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
I'd like to add my voice to the side advocating for Brad Wilk being a good drummer. I am just learning one of his songs he did with Audioslave and there are some cool beats that he created.
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13.01.2013 - 23:11
Silent Jay
I'm expecting something along the lines of a more upbeat 'The Devil You Know' with Ozzy's usual modern sound voice. Hopefully it will be a good solid album but I won't hold my breath for anything that can hold a candle to their old stuff, obviously. Ozzy always said they won't do a new album unless they are certain the material holds up well and is worthy to have the Black Sabbath name on it. The number '13' has many different meanings and superstitions linked to it over varying cultures and religions. Wiki that shit to find out, then you'll probably know why its such a common album title. No problems with the drummer. Brad Wilk is a good choice and it'll be interesting to hear what he brings to the music but again I'm not holding my breath for anything mindblowing.

I'm looking forward to it. Fuck the haters. SABBATH IS BACK AT LAST!
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13.01.2013 - 23:41
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
I am shocked by the level of their originality
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13.01.2013 - 23:46
LeChron James
Helvetesfossen
Shoulda asked HellHammer to do it.
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14.01.2013 - 00:28
Mattybu
Hard to be very excited for this
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