Black Sabbath Announce New Album Title

Metal legends unveiled the album's title and release date.

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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."

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    Personally, I don't think "13" is the most original title ever... but the music will make up for that I'm sure.
    At least it isn't "TH1RT3EN".
    I have to say, I have never liked this trend of people substituting letters for numbers or spelling things wrong on purpose; it just seems childish to me. As a metalhead I really don't want to be viewed as the kind of person who does this. Good for Black Sabbath!
    Like Pink!, MegaDave is just Missundaztood. Damn...that was painful to misspell.
    The only one who can do it is Prince. If it's by someone else, then it's childish. But Prince can do it.
    I think TH1RT3EN is the best album title based on that number, with the 1 and 3 woven into the name.
    this is not sabbath without ward...i dunot understand that reunions without original members,call me dumb if u like,i know zeppelin does,its everything good and kick as*s playing but dont ruin legacy,better left it untouched and let us to keep one beautiful fantasy bout great band,one of the greatest who ever existed
    I know this will go down, but the number 13 has big significance for Illuminati. So I don't think it's a coincidence that Megadeth and Black Sabbath are using it.
    I'm sure Dave Mustaine will have an interesting theory about this..
    Somehow, I think that Dave respects Sabbath enough to stay mum on this one.
    He's just a human being like anyone else, and I'm not a fan or a hater when it comes to him, but damn I sure am tired of all these Dave comments. Give it a rest, you all sound like 10 year olds that just heard their first joke and keep repeating it every hour of every day. I wish UG would do a topic based on the amount of hours wasted on Dave Mustaine jokes/comments. Then people would be ashamed and UG wouldn't be going off-topic because most of it's topic's aren't of real interest to a real musician anyways.
    Mustaine's weekly rants are like having that one friend in your group that can't stop embarrassing himself but everyone keeps around as the source of entertainment for when things get slow and boring.
    Brad Wilk on drums should be decent.
    no idea why no one else has mentioned this tidbit. i haven't listened to ratm in ages but they know how to party
    I wonder what happened to Tommy Clefutos on drums....? Even though I like Brad Wilk in there better.
    he's the touring drummer, brad is seriously underrated, i can excuse a new RATM album for this.
    I don't see Wilk fitting in really well with Sabbath. He's tight, but fill-wise he's lacking.
    I'm curious to hear what he brings to the table. Just because someone isn't well known for doing something (in their main band) doesn't necessarily mean that they aren't capable of doing it.
    That's true, I think Wilk's tightness will bring a TON to Sabbath, I'm just afraid that he'll do what he did in Audioslave; Driving rhythm, not super show-ey, not really exploring outside his boundaries.
    Really waiting this album! But title ''13'' is in my opinion really bad name for album..
    Produced by Rick Rubin.. ugh
    Yeah, every time I hear his name I think of Corey Taylor's rant about him only showing up once a week, stuffing is fat face with some blue sh*t, and telling them to "play it for him".
    too many people use this guy. hes a good producer, but there are others out there.first guy i would want is bob rock. listen to the sound quality on dr.feelgood. its insane!
    Just don't get desperate like Metallica did and ask him (Bob Rock) to be in your band.
    yeah they took it wayyyyy to far with that. i watch some kind of monster and just sit and laugh. everything is so bad hahahah. the music. the persoanl problems. the decisions
    Id love to hear what the producer behind Orchids Capricorn could do for the band, or some producer from the same circles of music. Take their sound back to where it began, but with a slight modern edge. I cant really imagine how Rubin would fit with a band like Sabbath.
    Literally everything he produces is brickwalled to hell. The Loudness War is BAD, Rick. BAD.
    Speaking of the LOUDNESS war, the self-titled Hellyeah album actually made my head hurt. I listen to all sorts of death metal and never had the same reaction. There is something terribly f#$ked up with the recording or mastering process of that album. Apparently Sterling Winfield also produced Reinventing the Steel, which sadly was rehashing the riffs.
    yeah, Rick Rubin achieved his peak about 20 years ago with acts like the Smashing Pumpkins. He should pack it in.