Black Sabbath's New Album, '13,' to Be Released in June

In 2013, Black Sabbath will release their 13th studio album.

Fittingly, it will be called 13.

The band announced the album title over the weekend, adding that it would be released in June. An exact date is coming soon (June 13, perhaps?).

The new album, which is being produced by Rick Rubin, will be the first Black Sabbath album to feature original singer Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler since 1978′s Never Say Die.

The official press release from the band also revealed that Rage Against the Machine’s Brad Wilk is filling in for founding Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward, who was unable to reach a financial settlement with his bandmates this time around.

The band also announced some tour dates in New Zealand, Australia and Japan, which you can see below.

Black Sabbath 2013 Tour Dates:

  • 4/20 — Auckland, New Zealand
  • 4/22 — Auckland, New Zealand
  • 4/25 — Brisbane, Australia
  • 4/27 — Sydney, Australia
  • 4/29 — Melbourne, Australia
  • 5/1 — Melbourne, Australia
  • 5/4 — Perth, Australia
  • 5/12 — Tokyo, Japan

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.