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.