BLACK SABBATH Launches Official Website for Reunion Tour & New Album
Published: November 23, 2011 - 2:31pm
The original Black Sabbath lineup has reunited after months of speculation as Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Bill Ward and Geezer Butler will release a brand new studio album produced by seven-time Grammy winner Rick Rubin in 2012, followed by a world tour.
Selling over 70 million albums together, the Grammy-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees have signed a new record deal worldwide with Vertigo and Vertigo/ Universal Republic in the U.S., the band’s original label. BLACK SABBATH is now in the studio recording the as-yet-untitled new album for release in the fall of 2012 (exact date TBA). It will mark their ninth studio album together and their first since 1978’s Never Say Die!
BLACK SABBATH also launched www.blacksabbath.com, the first-ever official BLACK SABBATH website for all authorized BLACK SABBATH news. In addition, the band’s online presence will also be supported by social media via Facebook and Twitter-- again, marking the band’s first-ever foray into the social media world.
Next summer, BLACK SABBATH will headline the mammoth multi-day UK Download Festival in the U.K. on June 10.