Estranged Black Sabbath
drummer Bill Ward
revealed plans for releasing a new solo album, pointing out that music is what he's planing to focus on the most at the moment.
As he told Joel Gausten blog
, the record titled "Accountable Beasts
" is currently waiting to enter the mixing stage, with plans for even more music well under way.
"I'm doing a load of writing right now,"
Ward said. "Every day I get up at eight o'clock in the morning
[and] I'm writing. I'm just inside songs right now."
The drummer continued by talking specifically about the new album. "I'm waiting to go into the studios to finish mixing 'Accountable Beasts,' which is
[solo] album. While I'm waiting, I'm writing something else for further down the line,"
he commented. "I'm very loose about everything, and that's not such a bad thing."
Ward also discussed his Sabbath departure, revealing that playing drums and going on tour is his great desire.
"I'd like to be playing more drums in a band,"
he said. "If it could be Black Sabbath, wonderful. But if it isn't Black Sabbath, I do have something else in mind where I can still get to play drums. As much as I love writing and everything, I miss being out on the road. I miss playing live and I miss traveling. As much as I like everything else I'm doing, it would be very nice to be there in a year's time, being busy on a stage somewhere."
The drummer finally opened up about the rift, saying, "I've had some very, very tough emotions; I've been very, very sad about some of the things that have happened. I know I've had to be kind of close-mouthed about the things going on with Sabbath. For me, it's been a very difficult time, as I'm sure
[it's been] for a number of other people. I'm not discounting the other people in this, but for myself, it's been very, very tough."
Ward initially decided not to take part in Black Sabbath reunion due to alleged contract disputes. In a series of recent statements, singer Ozzy Osbourne named the drummer's lack of physical shape
as the actual culprit.