Britain’s The Sun newspaper has reported that Jack Osbourne is the brains behind the behind-the-scenes video (see below) that takes viewers into the studio for a glimpse of the making of Black Sabbath’s new album, 13. Tony Iomi states about the new album, “You can’t always repeat what you’ve done, you’ve just got to go on. It’ll be today’s version of how it was 40 years ago, I suppose.”
Ozzy has consistently said over the years that any new Sabbath project had to live up to the standards of the band’s early, classic records. “If I had an album which blew ‘Master Of Reality’ off the map, I’d be crazy not to do it,” he said, according to The Pulse Of Radio. “I don’t want to put an album out, just for the sake of us four being on an album.”
“This Black Sabbath album is quite possibly the most important album of my career,” while Butler adds, “We’ll probably all be dead soon, so while we still can play and sing, then we’ve got to do it.”
Founding drummer Bill Ward is still not part of the reunion due to a contractual dispute. On the album is Rage Against The Machine drummer Brad Wilk, who may or may not tour with them as well.
13 is due to be released on June 13. Expect a North American tour to follow.