Black Sabbath have let loose the first single off their forthcoming reunion album 13, due out June 11th via Vertigo/Republic. On “God Is Dead?”, Sabbath spend nine minutes ruminating over the question through their vintage doom metal that spirals over Brad Wilk’s stomping percussion. Spoiler alert: They don’t exactly find an answer, but Ozzy does happen to discover the “rivers of evil”, so there’s that.
Reuniting the groups founding lineup for the first time in 35 years, 13 was recorded in Los Angeles alongside veteran producer Rick Rubin and features Rage Against The Machines Brad Wilk on drums.
Here’s the band’s upcoming tour schedule.
Black Sabbath 2013 Tour Dates:
04/20 – Auckland, NZ @ Vector Arena
04/22 – Auckland, NZ @ Vector Arena
04/25 – Brisbane, AU @ Brisbane Entertainment Center
04/27 – Sydney, AU @ Allphones Arena
04/29 – Melbourne, AU @ Rod Laver Arena
05/01 – Melbourne, AU @ Rod Laver Arena
05/04 – Perth, AU @ Perth Arena
05/12 – Tokyo, JP @ Ozzfest Japan
08/04 Homdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
08/14 Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
08/24 George, WA @ Gorge Amphitheatre
09/03 Los Angeles, CA @ Los Angeles Sports Arena
12/10 London, UK @ O2 Arena
12/12 Belfast, IR @ Odyssey Arena
12/14 Sheffield, UK @ Sheffield Arena
12/16 Glasgow, UK @ Hydro
12/18 Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
12/20 Birmingham, UK @ LG Arena