Black Sabbath Unveil Album Artwork for ’13’ and Tease New Song
Black Sabbath‘s ’13’ album has primarily been something for metalheads to converse about over the last few months, but now we’re getting our first glimpses of the band’s highly anticipated release, as the group has just revealed the album artwork and offered up a song snippet, as well.
The ’13’ disc is due June 11, and the album cover features the titular number set on fire against a black backdrop. The song snippet appears in the album cover’s video reveal, and features a monster riff by Tony Iommi before concluding with Ozzy Osbourne offering the lines, “Nowhere to run / Nowhere to hide” before it all fades out.
The ’13’ album will be the band’s first full-length disc of new material with Osbourne fronting the group in 35 years. Sabbath recorded the album in Los Angeles with producer Rick Rubin. Rage Against the Machine‘s Brad Wilk filled in on drums while a contractual dispute with original drummer Bill Ward continued.
Most of the music was written in 2012 in England, as the band members traveled overseas to be close to Iommi while he was undergoing treatment for lymphoma. Iommi is reportedly in better condition, having completed his chemotherapy, and will join Black Sabbath on their 2013 touring.
Listen to a Song Snippet from Black Sabbath’s ’13’ Album
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