BLACK SABBATH: Second Studio Clip Posted; Pre-order 13

As the countdown for the June 11 arrival of BLACK SABBATH’s 13 gets closer, the second Jack Osbourne-directed clip of the legends at work on the album can now be seen below:

13 is now available for pre-order on a variety of formats via www.blacksabbath.com. Options include:

• Standard CD album

• Deluxe double CD album in a deluxe soft-pack (includes a second disc of exclusive bonus audio material)

• Vinyl: a 12” heavyweight (180g) vinyl album in a gatefold sleeve

BLACK SABBATH Post Video of Recording Sessions

The reunited BLACK SABBATH have posted a video, which highlights a look into the recording sessions with producer Rick RubinAs previously posted, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE/AUDIOSLAVE drummer Brad Wilk will play drums on the record in place of Bill Ward, who is no longer part of the reunion.

Can’t wait for the new record, 13!

BLACK SABBATH’s Comeback Album Set for June 2013 Release

Black SabbathBLACK SABBATH have announced the title of their new album, 13, which will be released this June (exact date TBA).  The original BLACK SABBATH (sans Bill Ward) 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), the album will be released on Vertigo (worldwide) and Vertigo/Republic in the U.S.  13 marks the band’s first studio album together since 1978’s Never Say Die!  The original line up have sold over 70 million albums.

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.

BLACK SABBATH’s initial tour dates are as follows:

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