Metal pioneers Black Sabbath
may be well into their sixties, but that shouldn't prove as an obstacle in delivering more new music in years to come.
In a recent interview with Billboard
, bassist Geezer Butler
discussed the possibility of Sabbath recording yet another studio album after "13
." The new record dropped today via Vertigo/Universal Records.
But back to the topic - both Geezer and singer Ozzy Osbourne
expressed hope of making another album together in the future, but without giving any firm guarantees.
"Well, I guess you should never say never,"
the bassist kicked off. "It could be, though. We'll see how this album goes, see what happens."
"Let's put it this way; it's taken us 35 years to do this one,"
Ozzy chipped in with laughter. "So if there's gonna be
[another] album there's gonna be an album but I don't want to say if there's going to be a follow-up. I wouldn't mind doing another Sabbath album with them, though."
Ozzy then went on to talk about the current tour, saying how surprised he was by some of the fans reactions.
"If Australia and New Zealand and Japan are anything to go by, it's gonna be great,"
the vocalist said. "In Japan they're usually very polite; they give you a round of applause and sit down again. But when we were there they were f--king going crazy. I'm baffled myself; I don't understand why it's happening. I am blown away. I mean, 45 years down the road and we've got a really great album to put out - talk about icing on the cake! It's unbelievable."
"13" comes as the first Sabbath record to feature Osbourne on vocals since 1978 and "Never Say Die
." Prior to entering the studio, the band parted ways with the original drummer Bill Ward
due to disputes over the financial aspects of his contract. Ward was ultimately replaced by Brad Wilk
of Rage Against the Machine