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12th November 2011

black sabbath
Geezer Butler, Bill Ward, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi

It's now official. Black Sabbath have announced the reformation of the original line-up, as broken here on back on August 15th click here for original article.

In a much-hyped appearance at Hollywood's Whisky A Go Go club on Friday night, all four original members told an ecstatic gathering of fans they would be bringing out their first new studio album in 33 years in 2012 and embarking on a world tour after headlining Download Festival in their native Midlands next year.

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The event was hosted by the revered musical and spoken word artist Henry Rollins who has said that; "Any band worth their weight in napalm wishes they had written 'War Pigs'".

The atmosphere at the Whisky was electric as the hour of the announcement approached and when it was given, it sparked jubilation among fans. James McMahon, editor of Kerrang! magazine said; "Metal fans can be the most cynical people in the world. But the return of Black Sabbath – I don't think anyone thinks that's a bad thing.

"It's different because they announced they're making a record and that's really exciting. It doesn't feel weary in the way a lot of reunions of classic bands does.

"They are the Beatles of Heavy Metal. It all starts with Black Sabbath."

Here's the official announcement video.


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