• Black Sabbath – 13 (2013)

  • Black Sabbath - 13

    From Wikipedia:
    '13 is the nineteenth and final studio album by English heavy metal band Black Sabbath. The album was released on 10 June 2013 in Europe and 11 June 2013 in North America via Vertigo Records and Republic Records in the US, and via Vertigo Records worldwide. It is the first studio album released by Black Sabbath since Forbidden (1995), and was their first studio recording with original singer Ozzy Osbourne and bassist Geezer Butler since the live album Reunion (1998).

    Black Sabbath's original line-up first began work on a new studio album in 2001 with producer Rick Rubin. The album's development was delayed because Osbourne was in the middle of finishing his eighth solo album Down to Earth, and the rest of the band members eventually went on to pursue other projects, including GZR and Heaven & Hell. When Black Sabbath announced the end of their hiatus on 11 November 2011, the band announced that they would restart work on a new album with Rubin. In addition to original members Osbourne, Butler and guitarist Tony Iommi, they were joined at the recording sessions by drummer Brad Wilk, of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave, following original drummer Bill Ward's decision to not participate in the reunion, due to a "contractual dispute". The album became available for streaming on iTunes on 3 June 2013.

    A Memorable Highlight from Mike:

    'The whole process was amazing. Being there and seeing it evolve from the initial writing period with Tony, doing vocals with Ozzy, hearing the original line up back together working on material during the writing stages, and following through all the way through to the end of the production. We were all aware just how important the album would be.'

  • Tracklist

    01. End of the Beginning
    02. God Is Dead?
    03. Loner
    04. Zeitgeist
    05. Age of Reason
    06. Live Forever
    07. Damaged Soul
    08. Dear Father

    Released 10th June, 2013
    Credits: Grammy Award for Engineering

  • 13 - Media

    Find a collection of tracks and media from the Sabbath album '13'.