Black Sabbath have announced the first two live dates for 2014. As HenneMusic notes, the band will be playing at the the Atlas Arena in Lodz, Poland on June 11, and will be headlining Austria's Nova Rock Festival, taking place June 13th - 15th at Pannonia Fields in Nickelsdorf. Sabbath's comeback album, "13," was named as album of the year in a recent poll by Revolver Magazine. Such an accolade might not sit well with Devin Townshend, who was recently critical of the album in an interview with Dead Rhetoric: "I bought the new Black Sabbath record and I can't listen to it because the drums are distracting," Townsend explained. "It’s not Bill Ward. It has nothing to do with the drums being not-Black Sabbath or poor performance or poorly recorded, or anything - it's just that I can't shake it’s not Bill Ward, so it's not Black Sabbath to me. I know that it’s a naive way of looking at it, but I feel the same way about anything I do. Unless it's completely me, I don't want to be that guy, I don't want to be that guy that goes up and plays Strapping Young Lad songs."
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