Rick Rubin Summons Black Sabbath Early Sound for New Album

Published 10 years ago on February 12, 2013

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

Rick Rubin Summons Black Sabbath Early Sound for NewAlbum -

As the reunited Black Sabbath edge closer tocompleting their first studio album in over 30 years the band arecontinuing to drip feed fans details about the much anticipatedcomeback album.

According to Rolling Stone (via HenneMusic) producer Rick Rubin invited theband to his LA before recording sessions for'13' began in order to play them theirfirst album, 1970's 'Black Sabbath' infull.

"I wanted to make an album that stood alongside their firstfour 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 tocapture that live interaction."

However, bassist Geezer Butler initially calledthe experience as "confusing," going on to add "We hadto unlearn everything we'd learned."

With regards to the new album's sound, frontman OzzyOsbourne described the new record as "Satanicblues."

Prior to the June release of'13,' Black Sabbathwill head to New Zealand, Australia and Japan for live performancesstarting in April.


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