Black Sabbath have revealed the artwork for their new album ’13’.
The image, which you can see above, will adorn the cover of the band’s album when they release it on June 10. A video revealing the artwork is accompanied by a snippet of music taken from the LP. Scroll down to hear the song and see the video now.
’13’ 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 features Rage Against The Machine’s Brad Wilk, who replaces original sticksman Bill Ward on drums. The album will be available in a number of different formats, including the Standard CD album release, a deluxe double CD album (which includes a second disc of bonus material), 12-inch heavyweight vinyl (180g) in a gatefold sleeve plus a super-deluxe box set containing a Black Sabbath – The Reunion documentary.
In advance of the new album, Black Sabbath will tour Australia, New Zealand and play a show at Ozzfest in Japan.
Meanwhile, it was revealed earlier this year that Iommi has written the song that Armenia will use in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Iommi will not perform at the annual competition, which this year is taking place in Sweden, but he has written the song ‘Lonely Planet’ for Armenian band Dorians.