Black Sabbath to record one more album and do one final world tour
Black Sabbath have revealed that they will be writing and recording one more album together, before undertaking a final world tour.
The legendary metallers, who wrapped the world tour in support of their 2013 album 13 (which you can preview on the right of the page) with a show at London's Hyde Park in the summer, had hinted that they would consider recording a new album, but frontman Ozzy Osbourne has now confirmed those plans.
Speaking to Metal Hammer, Osbourne said he was keen to record "sooner rather than later" and that the band want to work with producer Rick Rubin once again.
He said: "Once the dust settled after the last tour we started discussing the idea – because we were getting asked about it all the time – I said to Sharon, 'What's going on? Because if there's no more Sabbath I want to get on with my own thing again,' and she came back and said 'Let me look into it."
He continued: ""Three weeks later, I asked her about it again, and she said 'Oh, I still have to talk to so and so...' And I said, 'Sharon, I ain't fucking 21 anymore. If we're going to do [it], I want to do it before I'm 70. Time isn't on our side.' So she made the call and came back and said, 'Yeah, the record company wants another album.' I believe Rick Rubin is going to do it with us again."
Then asked where the band would record and when, Osbourne replied: "It'll be sooner rather than later Obviously a lot of it is coming down to Tony's health, he's obviously got his cancer treatment, but we'll get onto it next year," he said. "I don't know if we'll be writing in England or L.A., but I'll fly to the f***ing moon for it if I have to."
13 was the band's 19th studio album and their first since 1995's Forbidden.