BLACK SABBATH - New Album Title Officially Confirmed; Street Date, Formats Detailed

March 13, 2013, 2 years ago

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BLACK SABBATH have officially confirmed that their new album will be titled 13 and will be released on June 11th. 13 was recorded primarily in Los Angeles and features the original Black Sabbath - Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), Tony Iommi(guitar) and Geezer Butler (bass) - who were joined at the sessions by drummer Brad Wilk (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE). Produced by Rick Rubin (SLAYER, METALLICA), the album will be released on Vertigo (worldwide) and Vertigo/Republic in the US.
Beginning today, 13 will be available for pre-order on a variety of formats via 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 - Super Deluxe Box Set: a Limited edition 12” clamshell box set which contains: Deluxe double CD album, 12” heavyweight (180g) vinyl album in a gatefold sleeve, Exclusive DVD containing Black Sabbath--The Re-union documentary, plus 5 behind-the-scenes videos, Download card containing exclusive track by track interview with Black Sabbath, 13 exclusive photographic prints and hand written album lyrics.
In addition, anyone who pre-orders any of these formats via Blacksabbath.com will be entered into a drawing to win a pair of VIP tickets to an official 13 album launch event in London, including a meet and greet with the band, flights and accommodation Additional details and full terms and conditions on the contest can be found at Blacksabbath.com. In new video reported earlier, produced by Ozzy's son Jack, Rick Rubin talks about creating the group's first studio album since 1978’s Never Say Die!
A three-minute teaser can also be viewed below: In advance of the album’s release, Black Sabbath will head to New Zealand, Australia and Japan for a series of live performances. Additional tour plans will be revealed in the coming months. Current Black Sabbath dates are below:
April 20 - Vector Arena - Auckland, New Zealand 22 - Vector Arena - Auckland, New Zealand 25 - Brisbane Entertainment Centre - Brisbane, Australia 27 - Allphones Arena - Sydney, Australia 29 - Rod Laver Arena - Melbourne, Australia May 1 - Rod Laver Arena - Melbourne, Australia 4 - Perth Arena - Perth, Australia 7 - Entertainment Centre - Adelaide, Australia 12 - Ozzfest at Makuhari Messe - Chiba-shi, Chiba, Japan

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