Black Sabbath have issued a studio update on their long-awaited new album, due in April 2013.
On their Facebook page the band confirmed that Tony Iommi has returned to the studio to record the final guitar tracks, and posted a picture of his amps and axes. You can see them in the image below.
Ozzy Osbourne was recently mistaken when he said that Iommi had already finished his guitar parts, as Iommi explained in early November: "We recorded the 15 songs at my house first in England, just as demos. But now we're doing them for real. We're about six songs in now."
Meanwhile, the band is preparing the release of "The Vinyl Collection: 1970 - 1978". It includes fully-remastered vinyl versions of nine studio albums, select 7" singles, a hardback book with original tour programmes, a download voucher and more.
Watch an unboxing video of the new box set here:
See Tony Iommi's current studio guitar rig here:
Can you name all of his guitars and equipment? Have a go in the comments.