Metal gods Black Sabbath seem to be really keen on jamming their new tunes, and with the classic raw Sabbath groove back on, who can really blame them?
After previously debuting two "13" tracks live, the four-piece decided to give Melbourne yet another exclusive premiere during their May 1 performance, as they fired up "Loner," the song No. 3 off the upcoming release. With killer riffs galore, the tune might remind you of "N.I.B." one of the classics from their eponymous debut.
With a total length of five minutes, "Loner" ranks among the shorter songs on "13," with the first official single "God is Dead?" easily reaching the nine-minute mark. As the record's opening track, "End of the Beginning" also manages to cross the 8-minute figure.
Frontman Ozzy Osbourne recently expressed his excitement over the new album, calling it a "masterpiece," adding that he got "bowled over by the way it sounded." Set for a June 10 release, the record will become the first Sabbath studio effort to feature Osbourne on vocals since 1978 and "Never Say Die."
In related news, the bend has confirmed a string of four South American live shows via official Facebook announcement. The mini-trek will see the metal icons visiting Chile and Brazil during early October. You can check out the specific tour dates below.
Black Sabbath South American tour 2013:
10/04 - Santiago, Chile - Estadio Monumental
10/09 - Porto Alegre, Brazil - Fiergs
10/11 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Pama-Campo De Marte
10/13 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Apoteose