Image for Black Sabbath Have Written “15 Songs So Far” For New Album

Black Sabbath Have Written “15 Songs So Far” For New Album

Written by Brayden Darke on June 4, 2012

Ozzy Osbourne has said in a recent video interview with NME that the reformed Black Sabbath have around 15 songs written for a new album. The band’s reunion was announced late last year at a press conference in Los Angeles, where the 4 original band members talked about their intentions to get back together to tour and record a new album, which will be produced by Rick Rubin.

Since then, drummer Bill Ward has pulled out of any involvement and guitarist Tony Iommi has been battling cancer. Despite all this, the band are still going forward and are obviously keen to release something new for their fans.

“We’ve written about 15 songs so far, whether they’ll get on an album [I don’t know]… You just keep on writing. I was trying to [work out]: where would we be now musically if we’d have stayed together?”, says Osbourne. He also gives us an idea of when to expect it: “Next year, 2013, is a good clue of what we’ll call the album”, as if he was hinting that ‘2013’ would also be a possible album name.

In the same interview, Bassist Geezer Butler also reveals what Rick Rubin said to them as inspiration for their writing process: “Rick Rubin sat us down, put the first album on and said, ‘Listen to this. Imagine it’s 1969. You just did that. What would you do next?'”.

Ozzy Osbourne recently played some European shows in replacement for cancelled shows that Sabbath were supposed to be playing before Tony Iommi’s health issues came to light. Watch him and Slash play some classic Sabbath songs while they were in Bergen, Norway.

Join Music Feeds on Facebook

More On Music Feeds

Album Reviews

Gin Wigmore – Blood To Bone

‘Third time’s a charm’ — a saying you can apply to practically anything and it could give you that little boost to get the results you’re striving for.

Music Videos

FIDLAR – Leave Me Alone

FIDLAR have just released the official lyric video for Leave Me Alone, the fourth track to be released off their forthcoming album Too.

Features

12 Legit Celebs Taylor Swift Might Bring Out On Her Australian Tour

Ok, yes we’ve all had a lot of fun coming up with whacky ideas on who Taylor Swift could bring out on stage with her when she heads down under for the Aussie leg of her insanely talked about 1989 World Tour.

News

Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry Discusses Battle With Misogynistic Trolls On UK TV

All around legend Lauren Mayberry of CHVRCHES‘ has for a good while now been standing up to the grossly rampant misogyny that women in the public eye tend to face.

Music Videos

Gin Wigmore – ‘Written In The Water’ (VEVO Originals)

New Zealand’s very own Gin Wigmore has released video of a special VEVO Originals performance of her recent single Written In The Water, which appears on her newly-released third studio album, Blood To Bone.

News

Ratatat Announce Meredith Sideshows

Ratatat have just announced a run of Australian east coast shows alongside their upcoming appearances at The 25th Meredith Music Festival and Fairgrounds Festival in Berry NSW.

Around the web

This May Also Interest You