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Black Sabbath Announce Release Date for ’13′

After much speculation, Black Sabbath have finally announced the release date for '13,' their new album. Today (March 13, fittingly), the band said that the record will come out in a variety of formats on June 11 in the U.S. and June 10 for the rest of the world.

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Black Sabbath Live Footage From 1975 Unveiled

Currently in the studio recording their highly-anticipated reunion album, heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath have released a 25-minute video clip of the group's 1975 performance on 'Don Kirshner's Rock Concert' that reminds fans of just how great classic Sabbath really were.

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Universal Sells Former Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden + Megadeth Label Sanctuary to BMG

The ever-evolving music industry endured another shift recently when Vivendi SA's Universal Music Group agreed to sell Sanctuary Records, the onetime label of metal giants Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Megadeth, to BMG Rights Management. The Los Angeles Times reports that the deal was part of divestitures required by European Commission regulators.

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Black Sabbath Reveal First Look at Studio Sessions for New Album ’13′

For some, the wait for Black Sabbath's new album, '13,' has been an anxious and nail-biting experience, but thanks to Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler, a fascinating new video from inside the band's studio offers a short fix to help ease the suffering. Joined in the studio by Rage Against the Machine drummer Brad Wilk and star producer Rick Rubin, the three original Black Sabbath members discuss '13,' with a notable resurgence of passion from the legendary metallers.

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Black Sabbath Looking to Recapture Spirit of Early Albums on ’13′ Disc

Black Sabbath recently completed recording of their '13' album, the band's first original release since 1978's 'Never Say Die!' But what will the disc sound like? The group members, along with producer Rick Rubin, offered several hints in a new Rolling Stone interview.

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Black Sabbath Finish Recording Album, Plot Tour + Offer Tony Iommi Health Update

It's official! Black Sabbath have completed recording their upcoming album, '13.' Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler announced the exciting news to Eddie Trunk in a video interview (seen below) at the NAMM convention, in addition to offering an update on guitarist Tony Iommi's current battle with cancer.

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Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler Offers New Details on Upcoming Album + Tour Plans

The new year is bringing a new Black Sabbath album, their first original disc with Ozzy Osbourne since 1978's 'Never Say Die!' Though the group was unable to work out their contract dispute with drummer Bill Ward, they're forging ahead with the new music and their first extended touring since regrouping. Bassist Geezer Butler addressed the upcoming disc as well as the band's drummer situation in a video interview with 96.7 KCAL Rocks.

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Black Sabbath to Release New Album ‘13’ in June

Black Sabbath waited until it officially became Jan. 13 in their native England before revealing that their highly anticipated new studio album will be titled '13.' The heavy metal legends spent the past year working on the effort, which is being produced by Rick Rubin.

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Ozzy Osbourne Discusses Black Sabbath’s Tumultuous History + His Public Perception

On the 40th anniversary of the 1972 Black Sabbath release ‘Vol. 4,’ Ozzy Osbourne reflected with a popular radio show on the band’s legendary career, while also touching on an array of subjects from being vilified by the general public to his struggles with drugs and alcohol throughout his career.

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Campaign Launches to Rename Birmingham Airport After Ozzy Osbourne

Thanks to Black Sabbath, the city of Birmingham, England, can arguably be called the birthplace of heavy metal. Now, Black Sabbath’s first manager, Jim Simpson, is leading the charge to rename Birmingham Airport after the band’s iconic singer, Ozzy Osbourne.

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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Thankful and ‘Looking Forward to Next Year’

The end of the year offers the perfect time to reflect on where you're at in life, and you'd have to think that Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has a brighter outlook on things now than he did earlier in 2012. The guitarist confirms as much in a newly posted year-end update.

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Ozzy Osbourne Celebrates 64th Birthday Recording Vocals for New Black Sabbath Album

Yesterday (Dec. 3) was Ozzy Osbourne’s birthday and if you’ve spent any time wondering how the Prince of Darkness celebrated his 64th, all you had to do was follow him on Twitter to find out.

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