Black Sabbath Set to Debut New Song on 'CSI' Season Finale

Metal icons will premiere "End of the Beginning" during a cameo on "CSI" show next month.

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Heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath have come up with a rather unique way to premiere their comeback single. Instead of releasing a video or streaming the new track like most other bands do, metal icons will be making an exclusive performance during the season finale of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" series next month. According to the official press release, the current season's final episode is scheduled for airing on May 15 at 10 p.m. ET and will feature a special Black Sabbath cameo with the band performing the new song titled "End of the Beginning." The scene itself will show characters D.B. Russell (Ted Danson) and Conrad Ecklie (Marc Vann) attending a Black Sabbath performance during an investigation of series of murders related to the sins in "Dante's Inferno."

"When we first heard that Black Sabbath was interested in premiering a song on 'CSI' from their first studio album in 35 years, we were all really excited. So many of us are longtime fans. And seeing as the album is titled '13' and this is the finale of 'CSI''s Season 13, it seemed like the perfect match. We couldn't be more thrilled," said the executive producer Don McGill.

Black Sabbath will release their comeback album "13" on June 11 via Vertigo/Universal Records and have already confirmed a one month-long string of European tour dates during November and December. According to frontman Ozzy Osbourne, the new album is "better than his wildest dreams."

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    I think it would be cooler if the CSI team were there to investigate how in the hell Ozzy is still alive.
    I can imagine the opening one liner "A body has been found on a Black Sabbath concert." "Well it seems like... Ozzy heard him scream." YYYYYEEEEEAAAAAHHHHH!!
    "The blood trail seems to lead backstage to this open power generator" "Hey careful Conrad! We don't want to have an.... Electric Funeral" YYYYYEEEEEAAAAAHHHHH!!!
    there is only one problem with that... its CSI, not Miami, so no YEAAAH, just who are you, you you, waaaaau you..
    A priest's body was found in a church. looks like we have here... a Nativity in Black... YYEAHHHHH!!!
    lame. who even watches that shit anyway? Pretty solid way to make sure no one hears it for its debut.
    I haven't watched CSI in years.....Why are you doing this to me Sabbath?
    sorry but that is LAME! since when does Sabbath need to sellout to prime time television ugh not very metal guys?? i smell sharon on this one!
    Now if it was a real life investigation into the death of Sharon , by buggery sh-ite I'd watch it .
    Lets just hope Ozzy wont act in the episode and doesn't have to do anything other then perform.
    That's a pretty cool tie in, being at the gig and such. That's probably the most tasteful way to debut a metal song in this sort of setting haha
    I've always find this idea of gigs in CSI episodes pretty lame and this isn't an exception.. I'd rather see them debut their song on some gig or on youtube or whatever
    It's a cool idea. I'm wondering though, will they really make time in the show for Sabbath to perform the song in its' entirety? I don't watch CSI so I'm going to miss it either way, I'll just catch the tune on youtube or radio after it's officially released on other mediums.
    Doesn't every town in the world have it's own CSI by now? And aren't all episodes kind of the same? Pretty novel nevertheless. But I'm still gonna wait till the clip where they perform shows up on youtube, instead of having to watch the whole episode.
    "Investigation leads us to a black Sabbath concert. It's reported the victim told Tony iommi he could play the riffs better. So the official find is death by stupidity"
    Should have placed it into Walking Dead .. Ozzy as boss of the zombies, jaming in their lair