Rick Rubin Summons Black Sabbath Early Sound for New
As the reunited Black Sabbath edge closer to
completing their first studio album in over 30 years the band are
continuing to drip feed fans details about the much anticipated
Rolling Stone (via
HenneMusic) producer Rick Rubin invited the
band to his LA before recording sessions for
'13' began in order to play them their
first album, 1970's 'Black Sabbath' in
"I wanted to make an album that stood alongside their first
four albums," explained Rubin.
"The first album wasn't a straightforward heavy metal record.
You could hear the jazz influence, so that was the goal, and to
capture that live interaction."
However, bassist Geezer Butler initially called
the experience as "confusing," going on to add "We had
to unlearn everything we'd learned."
With regards to the new album's sound, frontman Ozzy
Osbourne described the new record as "Satanic
Prior to the June release of
'13,' Black Sabbath
will head to New Zealand, Australia and Japan for live performances
starting in April.