Eight-track list is leaked to internet
Due for release on June 11, the album will have eight tracks in total, and will reportedly be preceded by a nine-minute long single, ‘God Is Dead?’. Last week it was reported that the band will premiere the song ‘End Of The Beginning’ on the season finale of TV show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. 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“.
’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.
The full ’13’ tracklist is:
‘End of the Beginning’
‘God is Dead?’
‘Age of Reason’