Black Sabbath Bassist Confirms New Album Completed

Black Sabbath's tentatively titled '13' hits later this year.

Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler sat down with That Metal Show’s Eddie Trunk and revealed some pretty juicy tidbits on how the band’s new album is coming along and from the sounds of it – looks like fans will be able to get their hands on the latest effort later this year.

“We’re finished recording it,” Geezer tells Trunk. “Tony [Iommi]’s back in England putting down a couple of solos. Then we start mixing it in February, and it’ll be out in June. The provisional title is ‘13’, unless we can come up with something more constructive.”

For the new project, Geezer continues his long-established role as principal lyricist for the band as many of you probably already know.

“I’ve written most of the lyrics," he adds. "Ozzy [Osbourne] comes out with the titles and then gives me an inspiration to write the lyrics, I think we’ve got 16 songs and I’ve written 14 sets of lyrics.”

Sabbath are working with legendary producer Rick Rubin on the project, which is the group’s first studio album together since 1978’s “Never Say Die!”

In advance of the CD's release, Sabbath will head to New Zealand, Australia and Japan for live performances. Additional tour plans will be revealed in the coming months.

You can check out the interview in the video below.

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