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Black Sabbath @ Lollapalooza 2012 (more by James Richards IV)
Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath announces:

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND (January 13, 2013)--Today, the 13th of January 2013, rock legends BLACK SABBATH have announced the title of their new album, 13, which will be released this June (exact date TBA). The original BLACK SABBATH--OZZY OSBOURNE (vocals), TONY IOMMI (guitar) and GEEZER BUTLER (bass)--have recorded the album primarily in Los Angeles and were joined at the sessions by drummer Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine). Produced by Rick Rubin (seven-time Grammy winner, two of those as Producer of the Year), the album will be released on Vertigo (worldwide) and Vertigo/Republic in the U.S. 13 marks the Grammy-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees' return to Vertigo, the band's original label; it's the group's first studio album together since 1978's Never Say Die! They have sold over 70 million albums together.

In advance of the album's release, BLACK SABBATH will head to New Zealand, Australia and Japan for live performances (see below for tour dates). Additional tour plans will be revealed in the coming months.

Not surprisingly but sadly, drummer Bill Ward is nowhere to be found in the announcement. The initial list of 2013 tour dates, including Ozzfest in Tokyo, is below...

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Black Sabbath --- 2013 Tour Dates
Sat 4/20 Auckland, New Zealand Vector Arena
Mon 4/22 Auckland, New Zealand Vector Arena
Thu 4/25 Brisbane, Australia Entertainment Centre
Sat 4/27 Sydney, Australia All Phones Arena
Mon 4/29 Melbourne, Australia Rod Laver Arena
Wed 5/1 Melbourne, Australia Rod Laver Arena
Sat 5/4 Perth, Australia Perth Arena
Sun 5/12 Tokyo, Japan Ozzfest - Makuhari Messe
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Comments (62)

Nope!

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2013 7:30 PM

This is gonna suck.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2013 7:34 PM

Ugh, this shouldn't be allowed to happen. Going to be embarrassing.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2013 7:41 PM

This is gonna be so bad.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2013 7:45 PM

It will be interesting to see the ticket sales #'s.

I am passing on this one though.
My Dio's Sabbath memory is just too good.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2013 7:58 PM

Dio > Ozzy

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2013 8:08 PM

Weird seeing someone from Rage ATM as a quasi-scab.

Posted by Alphonse | January 12, 2013 8:21 PM

FUCK YEH!

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2013 8:31 PM

Brad Wilk? Killer!

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2013 8:31 PM

:-)

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2013 8:32 PM

Great action shot of Helena Bonham Carter!

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2013 8:53 PM

This will be good.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2013 9:42 PM

This will make for a good laugh.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2013 11:34 PM

This makes me hungry. Where is the triangles?

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2013 3:03 AM

This will suck, even the name of the album.

Posted by StripperSnatchRemains | January 13, 2013 3:33 AM

It’s as if you had a wonderful grasp on the subject matter, but you forgot to include your readers.

Posted by Mania Faizan | January 13, 2013 6:18 AM

This will be good.

Posted by rezina | January 13, 2013 8:07 AM

shoulda just made it COMPLETELY ridiculous and had the most overrated drummer, d. grohl, record with them. will ozzy be wheeled out on a gurney onto the stage, IV drip and all? geez and iommi shoulda just formed another band entirely.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2013 9:25 AM

They should get back in the booth with Ernie C

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2013 9:48 AM

No man, George Lazenby should have drummed.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2013 11:36 AM

This is gonna rock. Hipsters aren't the target audience anyway.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2013 11:44 AM

Ozzy should have retired 20 years ago. It's all a joke now.
And eff them for how they treated Bill Ward.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2013 12:00 PM

sharon had dio killed because she saw how much better heaven and hell was than anything with her brain dead husband....

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2013 1:26 PM

People who like good music aren't the target I guess...

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2013 1:31 PM

Dio = awesome

Ozzy = garbage

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2013 1:31 PM

Cant wait for this! Fucking awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2013 1:32 PM

How many times will that blithering idiot say "I WANNA HEAR YOU GO FUCKING WILD" on stage this go around? Dude follows a prompter because his brain is so shot.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2013 1:35 PM

This will be awful!

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2013 2:13 PM

In a recent Columbia University study, the phyto-nutrients locked within the chickpea have been shown to protect the cerebellum.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2013 2:26 PM

"Hipsters aren't the target audience anyway."


^ TRUTH.

SAUSAGE LЦLZ AMIRTE?!?

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2013 4:05 PM

I can see why a lot of people are upset about this. Most of the folks who frequent this site aren't classic rock meat heads but I'm sure 90% of the people who buy these CDs and tickets will be. They just want to go where the bread is and play the hits at this point in their lives.

...It's safe to say that Rolling Stone will probably give the record a five star review when it's out.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2013 4:44 PM

Rolling Stone is still in business?

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2013 7:36 PM

This is going to be worse than that awful Christopher Owns album.

Hey let's talking about how awful that album is.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2013 7:56 PM

christopher owens is a ponce and the less anybody needs to know about his shitty hipster twee garbage the better...

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2013 9:17 PM

AWESOME

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2013 9:22 PM

this is precisely what you WON'T be getting. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPSnxkqJtco

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2013 9:31 PM

Wait, Ozzy Osbourne is a rock singer? I thought he was just a reality television star!!!! WOW!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2013 9:35 PM

This will be good.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2013 10:20 PM

Cant wait for this! Fucking awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2013 10:27 PM

Dio = good
Ozzy = god

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2013 10:45 PM

they should kick out iommy and bring in zack wild

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2013 11:31 PM

What the fuck is an "iommy"? do you Iommi?

Also, I voted for Beat Master V for drums on this project with Ernie C behind the boards.

This is going to suck so much dong.

This is going to make so much dough.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2013 11:42 PM

Can't wait! Long overdue.

Posted by Oz_Fan | January 14, 2013 3:06 AM

This will be good.

Posted by wikimug | January 14, 2013 9:13 AM

This will probably be neither the best thing ever nor the worst. Probably.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2013 10:16 AM

I am so psyched for this!

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2013 10:17 AM

10:45
i think you meant:
Dio=good
Ozzy=goof

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2013 10:28 AM

This is going to suck ballz

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2013 10:41 AM

So, none of you have heard this yet, but you just know it will suck? Hipsters are, ironically, some of the most prejudiced people.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2013 10:45 AM

4:44, classic rock? Ummmm, nah. It's metal. Tony Iommi wrote every riff that your favorite band ever ripped off.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2013 11:50 AM

This going to be awesome

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2013 3:25 PM

Ozzy > God

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2013 3:26 PM

Nick Cave > Ozzy

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2013 4:21 PM

word

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2013 4:55 PM

Well based on Ozzy's solo work yes I think this will suck.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2013 5:09 PM

AWESOME

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2013 5:41 PM

Black Sabbath only made 2 good albums. Master of Reality and Sabotage. Both with Dio.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2013 5:42 PM

This is going to be great.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2013 6:04 PM

"Black Sabbath only made 2 good albums. Master of Reality and Sabotage. Both with Dio"

....mom, stop dipping in my conversations when i go to the bathroom.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2013 4:44 AM

black sabbath is amazing.

Posted by catering winnipeg | June 30, 2013 8:47 PM

First Track guitar is awesome (beginning of the end). I think kids today are missing the raw sound and emotion of a real guitar in their music. You just cant synthesize that sound on computers. Good job, Black Sabbath! Keep up the great work!

Posted by Mitch | September 12, 2014 12:41 PM

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