Black Sabbath have set a release date for their new album, 13, on June 11.¬† This marks the first album in 35 years to feature Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi and Ozzy Osbourne.¬† The drum tracks were laid down by Brad Wilk (Rage Against the Machine) after drummer Bill Ward opted out of the reunion.
Beginning today,¬†13¬†will be available for pre-order on a variety of formats via¬†BlackSabbath.com.
* Standard CD album
* Deluxe double CD album in a deluxe soft-pack (includes a second disc of exclusive bonus audio material)
* Vinyl: a 12-inch heavyweight (180g) vinyl album in a gatefold sleeve
* Super Deluxe Box Set: a limited-edition 12-inch clamshell box set which contains: deluxe double CD album, 12-inch heavyweight (180g) vinyl album in a gatefold sleeve, exclusive DVD containing¬†”Black Sabbath – The Reunion”¬†documentary, plus five behind-the-scenes videos, download card containing exclusive track by track interview with¬†,”13″¬†exclusive photographic prints and handwritten 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.