have announced a release date for their forthcoming album on June 10.
" will be their first studio album in 35 years, and sees the original lineup reunite on a new recording with producer Rick Rubin
in Los Angeles.
They are joined by Brad Wilks
of Rage Against The Machine
on drums, after a contractual dispute with original drummer Bill Ward
shut him out from the reunion in early 2012.
The album will be available in several different formats, including both standard and deluxe CD albums, 12" heavyweight vinyl, and a super-deluxe box set with a bonus documentary film shot by Jack Osbourne
Black Sabbath will embark on a world tour with appearances in Australia, New Zealand and Japan, with additional tour plans in Europe and North America expected to be announced in the coming days.
In other recent Sabbath news, Tony Iommi
has written the Armenian entry to the Eurovision song contest
, which takes place from May 14. He's apparently a big fan of the country and is known to visit with Deep Purple
singer Ian Gillan
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