'The Vinyl Collection: 1970-1978' also includes rare debut single and tour programmes from the 1970s
Black Sabbath have announced plans to release a remastered vinyl back catalogue.
The metal veterans are to release a boxset of all nine of their albums, entitled ‘The Vinyl Collection: 1970-1978’, on December 12. The set also features posters and inserts, a hard-backed book containing all of the band’s 1970s tour programmes, plus a seven-inch vinyl of debut single ‘Evil Woman’ and non-album B-side ‘Wicked World’.
The band are currently working on a new album, which they are planning to release in April next year. They recently revealed that they have recorded six songs already and are hoping the final LP will consist of 15 songs. They are working on the record without original drummer Bill Ward.
In May of this year, Ward issued a statement which explained that he would not be taking part in any of the Black Sabbath shows set for the summer, following on from previous claims he’d made that he had been unhappy with the contract he’d been offered to work on the band’s new album and tour.
During the summer, the band headlined Download Festival and also played a small show at Birmingham’s O2 Academy as well as headlining Lollapalooza in Chicago in August.
Black Sabbath will be playing shows in Australia next year, their first in the country since 1974.