The near-complete line up of the original Black Sabbath recently commented on the progress of their new album.
Speaking in an interview, the band discussed their first new album together in 33 years, working with producer Rick Rubin, and their recent Download warm-up
gig in Birmingham.
Osbourne commented on the album sessions, saying: “We’ve written about 15 songs so far, whether they’ll get on an album [I don’t know]… You just keep on writing. I was trying to [work out]: where would we be now musically if we’d have stayed together? Next year — 2013 — is a good clue of what we’ll call the album.”
Speaking on Rubin’s approach to the writing sessions with the band, Geezer Butler said: “He sat us down, put the first album on and said ‘listen to this’, imagine it’s 1969, you’ve just done that, what would you do next?”
Iron Man Iommi also discussed the band’s comeback show in Birmingham last month, saying:”It was great. Going through what I’ve gone through over the past year has been like living in a different world — being onstage and to get that [reaction from the fans] is just fantastic, it really boosts you up.”
Sabbath’s new album will be released via Vertigo/Universal Republic, hopefully in 2012.
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