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As announced a day earlier, Black Sabbath released on Wednesday (February 13th) a behind-the-scenes video online that takes viewers into the studio for a glimpse of the making of the band's new album, 13. All three original members -- singer Ozzy Osbourne, guitaristTony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler -- seem enthusiastic about finally working together again after 35 years, with Iommi saying about the album, "You can't always repeat what you've done, you've just got to go on. It'll be today's version of how it was 40 years ago, I suppose."
Ozzy has consistently said over the years that any new Sabbath project had to live up to the standards of the band's early, classic records: "If I had an album which blew Master Of Reality off the map, I'd be crazy not to do it. I don't want to put an album out, just for the sake of us four being on an album."
Elsewhere in the video, Ozzy says, "This Black Sabbath album is quite possibly the most important album of my career," while Butler adds, "We'll probably all be dead soon, so while we still can play and sing, then we've got to do it."
The three originals are joined on the album by Rage Against The Machine drummer Brad Wilk, who may or may not tour with them as well. Founding drummer Bill Ward is sitting out the reunion over a contractual dispute.
13 is expected out this June, with a North American tour to follow in July and August.