Black Sabbath have today announced that their new album will be titled "13" and that the record, which will feature 15 songs, is set to be released in June.
As NME reports, the album has been primarily recorded in Los Angeles with producer Rick Rubin. The record features original Black Sabbath members Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler.
According to NME
, drums on the record will be handled by Rage Against The Machine
sticks man Brad Wilk
, who replaces original Sabbath member Bill Ward
In his end of year message on his official website back in December, Tony Iommi stated that the band will be touring as much as they are able. The guitarist was diagnosed with lymphoma at the beginning of 2012:
"What a year! Certainly not the one I was expecting. Thanks to you all for your massive help and support, it was very encouraging. I'm still working on the album and managed to play three shows, not bad given the news a year ago. I'm looking forward to next year, seeing what you think of the record and touring as much as we're able."