Black Sabbath will mark the release of their new 13 with a special live event the day of the album’s release (Tuesday, June 11). All three members Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler will participate in the Black Sabbath Town Hall via Google+ Hangout streamed live on YouTube and Google+ and broadcast Live On Ozzy’s Boneyard On SiriusXM at 7:00 PM (ET). Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler will appear from the live event at Angel Orensanz Foundation, with Tony Iommi beaming in from Birmingham, England, while 13 drummer Brad Wilk and Jack Osbourne (who directed the clips to launch the album) will join live face-to-face via Google+ Hangout from Los Angeles. The event will be hosted by comedian Jim Norton (a host on Ozzy's Boneyard and a co-host on The Opie & Anthony Show on SiriusXM).
Viewers around the world will join the celebration via: www.youtube.com/officialsabbath, the event will also air live on Ozzy Osbourne's SiriusXM channel Ozzy's Boneyard, via satellite on channel 38, and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.
For more than three decades, rock fans have hoped for the return of Black Sabbath, but few could have predicted the forceful return-to-form of 13, which was produced by seven-time Grammy-Award winning producer Rick Rubin. The band that defined the heavy metal rock genre, pick up immediately where they left off, delivering eight sprawling songs (five of them are over eight minutes) that possess every ounce of the maniacal vitality of their trailblazing work in the ’70s. On 13, Black Sabbath are joined by drummer Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine) on such epic songs like “End of the Beginning,” “Loner,” “Dear Father,” and “Age of Reason.” 13 is a testament to the enduring relevance of Black Sabbath's long-running reign. 13 will be released June 11 on Vertigo (worldwide) and Vertigo/Republic in the U.S.