According to Faster Louder, a BLACK SABBATH Australian tour announcement on Halloween seems imminent as a mysterious video posted by promoters Live Nation this morning (Aussie time) suggests that the reunited band could be announcing a tour. The seven second video (which has since been pulled) promises that “darkness descends” tonight at 10pm (Aussie time) before directing fans towards a collection of Sabbath clips.
The reunited Black Sabbath (minus drummer Bill Ward) are currently working on their first full studio album since 1978’s Never Say Die with Rick Rubin (METALLICA, SLAYER) at the production helm. According to Metal Injection, there are 15 songs that have been written, and Geezer Butler says 12 of them will make the record, most likely with the additional three serving as bonus tracks for different special editions.
Apparently, guitarist Tony Iommi completed all 15 guitar tracks during the band’s sessions in England earlier this year, and judging by the way most bands record, that would mean drums are done as well. Ozzy and Geezer are working to complete the tracks in five song increments, with the first five being worked on currently.
Ozzy is tracking vocals, with bassist Geezer Butler writing all the lyrics. One song title has been confirmed and it’s ‘God Is Dead’.