Ozzy Osbourne continued to record his vocal tracks for the new Black Sabbath album, even though it was recently the bat-biting frontman’s 64th birthday. December 3 marked another notch on Ozzy’s ageing belt, but that didn’t stop the legendary rocker from continuing work in the studio.
A tweet posted on Ozzy’s official Twitter account, coupled with the above image, let fans know that Ozzy is all business when it comes to finishing the new Black Sabbath album: “Spending my birthday tracking vocals on the new @OfficialSabbath album “.
As reported by Ultimate Guitar, Ozzy is focused on completing the first Sabbath LP to feature Osbourne’s lead vocals since 1978’s Never Say Die!. The reunion record is expected out in April, 2013, hopefully just weeks before Black Sabbath tour Australia.
“It’s been more than 30 years since I really seriously worked with the guys. We had a try a few years back but nothing came of it. But for some reason the timing is right. Black Sabbath is very unique in the respect that nothing is formulated. It’s very unpredictable. I just hope the people who have waited all these years aren’t disappointed,” explained Ozzy according to Ultimate Guitar.
“But we’ve done it all so what it boils down to now is the music. And that’s what got us where we are in the first place. We have come through the other side, we’re still able to work together, and that’s where the enjoyment comes from. It’s been a lot of fun making this record.”
— Ozzy Osbourne (@OfficialOzzy) December 3, 2012