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Published: 2013/03/13

Black Sabbath Confirm Additional Album Details

Black Sabbath have confirmed additional details regarding their new album, 13. The band’s first album since 1978 to feature founding members Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi together will arrive on June 11. In addition to Osbourne, Iommi and additional co-founder Geezer Butler, the album features Rage Against the Machine drummer Brad Wilk. Rick Rubin served as 13‘s producer.

The album is slated for release in a variety of formats:

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 www.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 accommodations.

On the live front, the metal icons will launch their world tour with a series of dates kicking off next month in New Zealand, Australia and Japan.

Black Sabbath’s confirmed dates

April 20 Auckland, New Zealand—Vector Arena
April 22 Auckland, New Zealand—Vector Arena
April 25 Brisbane, Australia—Entertainment Centre
April 27 Sydney, Australia—All Phones Arena
April 29 Melbourne, Australia—Rod Laver Arena
May 1 Melbourne, Australia—Rod Laver Arena
May 4 Perth, Australia—Perth Arena
May 7 Adelaide, Australia—Adelaide Entertainment Center
May 12 Tokyo, Japan—Ozzfest – Makuhari Messe

Comments

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me March 13, 2013, 12:50:05

YES!!! I can’t wait… I know there are a lot of haters who will rip on Sabbath, and especially Ozzy, but I’ve been waiting for this for YEARS... in fact, the album name was how old I was when they released their last album in ’78… I’m guessing that is why they named it 13… now, let’s get the dates out… if Phish can finally release theirs, Sabbath has to!

Befuddled March 13, 2013, 15:42:40

Ozzy and Sabbath, the jammiest jammers of them all. Sigh…Come on guys, change the name of this site already, it’s clearly a misnomer at this point. I like Sabbath too, but come on…

Befuddled is a moron March 13, 2013, 16:06:55

Sabbath jammed 20-minute jazz-rock excursions for years, and were most certainly a jamband if there ever was one on the 70s. Extended jams definitely take place at Sabbath shows

Befuddled is a moron March 13, 2013, 16:06:56

Sabbath jammed 20-minute jazz-rock excursions for years, and were most certainly a jamband if there ever was one on the 70s. Extended jams definitely take place at Sabbath shows

not exactly March 14, 2013, 09:24:23

Poor Bill Ward!!

scott hamel March 14, 2013, 10:47:37

Black Sabbath KILLS!!!!! If “Jam Band Titans” like Widespread Panic can cover Sabbath tunes, then why can’t killer jams like “Planet Caravan” be considered “Jam”?...it’s only rock and roll, but I like it….it’s cool if you don’t like Black Sabbath, Black Sabbath doesn’t like you either!

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