Rock legends BLACK SABBATH marked the release of their new album, “13”, with a special live event the day of the album’s release (Tuesday, June 11). All three members — Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler — participated in the Black Sabbath Town Hall via Google+ Hangout streamed live on YouTube and Google+ and broadcast live on Ozzy’s Boneyard on SiriusXM. Ozzy and Geezer appeared from the live event at Angel Orensanz Foundation For Contemporary Art, with Tony Iommi beaming in from Birmingham, England, while “13” drummer Brad Wilk (of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE) and Ozzy‘s son Jack Osbourne (who directed the clips to launch the album) joined live face-to-face via Google+ Hangout from Los Angeles. The event was hosted by comedian Jim Norton (a host on Ozzy’s Boneyard and a co-host on “The Opie Anthony Show” on SiriusXM).
Video footage of the Black Sabbath Town Hall is now available below.
“13” is the first BLACK SABBATH record in 35 years to feature Ozzy, Tony and Geezer all playing together. This marks BLACK SABBATH‘s return to Vertigo, their original label, and the group’s first studio album together since 1978’s “Never Say Die!”
Details of the album’s deluxe edition surfaced on April 19, with the band revealing that the eight-song effort is accompanied by three bonus tracks called “Methademic”, “Peace Of Mind” and “Pariah”.
Several versions of “13” are available, including a standard CD, a double CD that includes a second disc of exclusive bonus audio, a heavyweight vinyl album in a gatefold sleeve and a “Super Deluxe Box Set” containing the double CD, the vinyl album, an exclusive DVD documentary on the band’s reunion, 13 photographic prints and hand-written lyrics.
The drum tracks on the album were laid down by Wilk following original drummer Bill Ward‘s decision to bow out of the reunion.