Black Sabbath have announced the title and release date of their forthcoming album; ’13’ is to be released later this year in June.
With Ozzy Osbourne tweeting pictures of him and fellow band members in the studio, it’s all a little exciting. The brilliance that has been behind Black Sabbath’s music over the decades is undeniable, metal music owes a lot to the band; arguably, not just for their music but their antics while on tour. They were a band that once hit deadlines for all sorts of reasons in the past, but members Ozzy, Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi look to revive their relevance and rejuvenate the music scene with experience, talent and perhaps, although I don’t really want to push it, some wisdom.
Black Sabbath’s absence on the album chart may indicate otherwise, but their live shows are considered just as insatiable as their work on albums such as ‘Paranoid’ in the seventies. Their home show in Birmingham last year is the loudest gig to have been held at the 02 academy and saw people queuing up from five am for tickets. Just as with other bands, Sabbath’s fan base stands in force and in dedication but the band are now set to attract a wider fan base, particularly enticing Killswitch Engage fans as drummer Brad Wilk joins the band on the record.
With the release of the album, fans of metal music both old and young should embrace themselves for a titillating reminder of Black Sabbath’s stamp on music.