With uncertainty constantly looming over the future of Black Sabbath
, bassist Geezer Butler
gave a bit of an optimistic idea, hinting at a possibility of releasing another album."We've still got four tracks leftover from the album,"
Butler told Time Out
, "so maybe we'll fill in the other four or five tracks and put out another album."
The bassist made sure to point out a few matters though. "If it's right,"
he said. "We wouldn't do it just for the sake of it, or the money or whatever. But yeah, maybe."
During a separate Guitar World
chat, singer Ozzy Osbourne
also noted he's up for new challenges with Sabbath."I never say never,"
the vocalist said. "I never thought after 35 years I'd
[be back with Black Sabbath], have a Number One record and a sold-out tour. It's weird, the album was recorded and released in 2013, and it was Number One in 13 countries ... the number 13 is driving us mad!"
Considering a possibility of "13
" turning out to be the final record from the metal icons, Ozzy added, "All I can tell you is that if it's good-bye, we're ending it on a high note."Instead of with 'Never Say Die!,' which we didn’t leave each other on friendly terms. The only thing I'm sad about is
[the fact that] Bill Ward couldn't work things out. But I'm up for another Black Sabbath album and tour. If we can, great. If not, I'll just carry on doing my own thing,"