Black Sabbath to debut new single on episode of 'CSI'
'End Of The Beginning' is the first release from the metal legends' forthcoming album
The track will be played on the May 15 episode of the series. According to a statement, the band will perform the song when actors Ted Danson and Marc Vann go to a Black Sabbath gig to "investigate a trail of murders with horrifying similarities to the sins in Dante's Inferno".
CSI's executive producer Don McGill said: "When we first heard that Black Sabbath was interested in premiering a song on CSI from their first studio album in 35 years, we were all really excited." He added: "So many of us are longtime fans. And seeing as the album is titled '13' and this is the finale of CSI's Season 13, it seemed like the perfect match. We couldn't be more thrilled."
'End Of The Beginning' is the first track from '13', which will be released on June 10. It is the first album Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler have recorded together since 1978's 'Never Say Die!'. The Birmingham rock legends made the album primarily in Los Angeles with renowned producer Rick Rubin (Johnny Cash, Metallica, System Of A Down) and it features Rage Against The Machine's Brad Wilk, who replaces original sticksman Bill Ward on drums.
Earlier this week, Sabbath announced a UK arena tour for December 2013. The band will kick off the tour at London's O2 Arena on December 12, before calling in at Belfast, Sheffield, Glasgow and Manchester before a homecoming show at Birmingham’s LG Arena on December 20.
Black Sabbath will play:
London O2 Arena (December 10)
Belfast Odyssey Arena (December 12)
Sheffield Arena (December 14)
Glasgow Hydro (December 16)
Manchester Arena (December 18)
Birmingham LG Arena (December 20)
Tickets for Black Sabbath's UK arena tour go onsale on Friday (April 12) at 9am.