Black Sabbath has officially announced on this Jan. 13 that their highly anticipated new studio album will be titled ’13.’ Sabbath’s original label Vertigo will release the album worldwide, with Vertigo/Republic the record label in the United States. After an original release planned for April, the album will now be out on a yet to be determined date in June.
Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler have spent the past year working on the release with producer Rick Rubin. It was revealed that Rage Against the Machine’s drummer Brad Wilk joined the guys during the recording sessions. Ozzy’s drummer from his solo band, Tommy Clufetos, filled in for Black Sabbath at their tour dates last year, but it isn’t known which drummer will be a part of the band when touring resumes.
Black Sabbath will kick off touring again in April, starting in Australia and ending with a headlining spot on this year’s Ozzfest in Japan in May. More dates are expected and will be announced shortly.
Black Sabbath’s 2013 Tour:
Apr. 20 – Auckland, New Zealand – Vector Arena
Apr. 22 – Auckland, New Zealand – Vector Arena
Apr. 25 – Brisbane, Australia – Entertainment Centre
Apr. 27 – Sydney, Australia – All Phones Arena
Apr. 29 – Melbourne, Australia – Rod Laver Arena
May 1 – Melbourne, Australia – Rod Laver Arena
May 4 – Perth, Australia – Rod Laver Arena
May 12 – Tokyo, Japan – Ozzfest Makuhari Messe