The album artwork and track listing for 13 — the first new studio album in 35 years from the original Black Sabbath — have now been revealed. In classic Sabbath fashion, the album, which is due out June 11, features eight songs and clocks in at just under 60 minutes.
Tony Iommi, who is knee-deep into recording Black's Sabbath's new album, 13, is already looking beyond that project to something new — a riff-based album with Queen guitarist Brian May. The idea behind the project, as reported by RollingStone.com this morning, is that fans would be able "build their own songs" around Iommi's and May's unused material.
Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi posted an end-of-year update on his official website. Iommi, who has been battling cancer since earlier this year, assured fans that the band are hard at work on their new album and that they'll be touring as much as possible in 2013.
For the past few days, Black Sabbath have been posting regular studio updates on their Facebook page, keeping fans in the know as they record their new album. The latest update, posted Monday, confirmed that guitarist Tony Iommi was tracking more guitar parts (Check out the photo below). Before that, we found out bassist Geezer Butler was hard at work on the album.
On May 19, Black Sabbath -- in this case, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler with drummer Tommy Clufetos -- shared the stage together for the first time in seven years, pelting a hometown crowd in Birmingham, England, with a solid set of Sabbath classics.