Black Sabbath announce release date for studio album

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Overdrive is beyond pleased to bring you the news that the worlds most legendary Heavy Metal bands, Black Sabbath have confirmed additional details regarding their new album, 13.
The band’s first album since 1978 to feature founding members Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi together will arrive on June 11, YES that’s June 11th people. In addition to Osbourne, Iommi and additional co-founder Geezer Butler, the album features Rage Against the Machine drummer Brad Wilk. Rick Rubin served as 13‘s producer.

The album is slated for release in a variety of formats:

Standard CD album

Deluxe double CD album in a deluxe soft-pack (includes a second disc of exclusive bonus audio material)

Vinyl: a 12” heavyweight (180g) vinyl album in a gatefold sleeve

Super Deluxe Box Set: a Limited edition 12” clamshell box set which contains: Deluxe double CD album, 12” heavyweight (180g) vinyl album in a gatefold sleeve, Exclusive DVD containing “Black Sabbath—The Re-union” documentary, plus 5 behind-the-scenes videos, Download card containing exclusive track by track interview with Black Sabbath, 13 exclusive photographic prints and hand written album lyrics.

In addition, anyone who pre-orders any of these formats via will be entered into a drawing to win a pair of VIP tickets to an official 13 album launch event in London, including a meet and greet with the band, flights and accommodations.


On the live front, the metal icons will launch their world tour with a series of dates kicking off next month in New Zealand, Australia and Japan. There are no other dates confirmed at present but Overdrive will keep you posted as soon as we hear anything.

Black Sabbath’s confirmed dates

April 20 Auckland, New Zealand—Vector Arena
April 22 Auckland, New Zealand—Vector Arena
April 25 Brisbane, Australia—Entertainment Centre
April 27 Sydney, Australia—All Phones Arena
April 29 Melbourne, Australia—Rod Laver Arena
May 1 Melbourne, Australia—Rod Laver Arena
May 4 Perth, Australia—Perth Arena
May 7 Adelaide, Australia—Adelaide Entertainment Center
May 12 Tokyo, Japan—Ozzfest – Makuhari Messe