have revealed new details about their first album in 34 years.
They're currently holed up in Shangri La Studios in Malibu with producer Rick Rubin
(or perhaps just his assistant, but we're only guessing).
Apparantly the band have written 15 songs, with 12 due for the album and the spare three to potentially appear as bonus tracks or b-sides. One track title has been confirmed as "God Is Dead", according to Metal Injection
who visited the studio.
already recorded his parts in England earlier this year where he is recovering from cancer.
The project has been split into five-song chunks, with Ozzy Osbourne
and Geezer Butler
currently recording their parts to the first five. We assume the drums have been tracked in the time since Tony put down his parts, so if there were any hope of drummer Bill Ward singing up at the last minute, it's gone now.
It's one of the most hotly anticipated albums in living memory - but will it live up to expectations? Should the band have included Bill Ward
in the lineup for an authentic reunion? Share your thoughts in the comments.