Ozzy Osbourne says there will 'probably' be another Black Sabbath album Get Tickets

The metal legends' new album '13' is currently topping the Official UK Album Chart

Phil Wallis
Ozzy Osbourne live at Ozzfest UK Sep 2010
Ozzy Osbourne has said that there will 'probably' be another Black Sabbath album, following their recent Number One record, '13'.

This weekend Black Sabbath made Official UK Album Chart history with their first Number One in nearly 43 years. The Birmingham metal pioneers entered the Official UK Album Chart at the top, beating close runner Beady Eye's 'Be', which entered at Number Two, by just over 13,000 copies. The last time Black Sabbath were Number One in the UK was 42 years and eight months ago in October 1970, with their second album 'Paranoid'.

Frontman Osbourne has now said that he thinks there will 'probably' be another album from the band following '13', but he didn't want to 'promise anything to anyone'. He commented: "We're still reveling in coming back with this. There probably will be another album, but I don't want to promise anything to anyone. It took us long enough to do this, and we can't wait another 43 years to have another Number One. If it comes to pass we don't make another record, then I can rest easily knowing we finished things properly with '13'."

The band now hold the record for the biggest gap between Number One albums. The record was previously held by Bob Dylan, who managed 39 years between 1970's 'New Morning' and 2009's 'Together Through Life', while Rod Stewart held the British record with 37 years between 1976's 'A Night On The Town' and his current album 'Time', reports the Official Charts Company.

Osbourne added: "I'm in shock, the success of this album has blown me off my feet. We've never had a record climb the charts so fast."

Black Sabbath tour the UK this December, playing London's O2 Arena on December 10, before shows in Belfast, Sheffield, Glasgow and Manchester, finishing up at Birmingham's LG Arena on December 20. To check the availability of Black Sabbath tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0844 858 6765

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