Black Sabbath have completed recording sessions for their new studio album. Bassist Geezer Butler has told US radio show host Eddie Trunk that "13" is being mixed this month, and has also stated that at this year's NAMM music convention that they're scheduling to have the album released in June.
The announcement comes after Geezer revealed that the record is the band's first sober album, and stated that the album will have the feel of the first 3 records:
"None of us have been drinking or doing drugs or anything. It's a bit more professional in that way. We stuck to a schedule: every day we'd go in at one o'clock and finished at six. Five hours a day and that's it."
"It's got the feel of the first three albums, back to the basic rawness. The lyrics are about life, death, doom and everything else. You get Prozac with each album..."
The album, produced by Rick Rubin, will feature original Sabbath members Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer, alongside Rage Against The Machine drummer Brad Wilk.