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Rick Rubin Summons Black Sabbath Early Sound for New Album

Rick Rubin Summons Black Sabbath Early Sound for New Album -

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 comeback album.

According to 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 full.

"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 blues."

Prior to the June release of '13,' Black Sabbath will head to New Zealand, Australia and Japan for live performances starting in April.


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