Black Sabbath unveils ’13’ release date, drummer

Last year, Black Sabbath announced they were working on a new record with original singer Ozzy Osbourne, the group’s first together since 1978’s Never Say Die! After several setbacks, including guitarist Tony Iommi’s bout with cancer and not striking a deal with original drummer Bill Ward, the album finally gets a release date.

The band unveiled the artwork Thursday (April 4th) and announced they have recruited Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine and Audioslave for drumming duties for the record.

Famed producer Rick Ruben has been brought on to helm the project aptly named 13 which will be available everywhere on June 11th via Vertigo/Republic Records in a variety of physical formats and editions as well as digital download.

13 will be available on standard CD, 2 CD Deluxe, 180-gram vinyl and a limited edition Super Deluxe boxed set. The 2 CD Deluxe Edition will be packaged in a deluxe soft-pack and include an audio bonus disc while the vinyl album will include a 12″ heavyweight 180-gram disc packaged in a gatefold sleeve.

Die hard fans and collectors will want to pick up the limited edition Super Deluxe boxed set because it contains a ton of extra goodies they’re sure to love. Included are the deluxe double CD album, 180-gram vinyl, an exclusive DVD containing Black Sabbath —  The Reunion documentary and five behind-the-scenes videos, download card containing exclusive track by track interviews with the band, 13 photographic prints and hand written album lyrics presented in a 12″ clamshell box.

Anyone who pre-orders any configuration of the album via will be entered into a drawing to win a pair of VIP tickets to an official 13 album launch event in London that includes all flight and hotel accommodations along with a meet and greet with the band.

CD | 2 CD Deluxe | 180-gram vinyl | Super Deluxe

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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