13. This number, above most others, has a superstitious history — buildings built without 13th floors, Friday the 13th, and historic associations with bad luck. But in 2013, heavy-metal forefather Black Sabbath is taking that number back with the release of its new album, 13, to be released in June.
Here’s a sneak peak at the recording process as the band heads back into the studio with super producer Rick Rubin. With returning original members Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, and Geezer Butler — plus Rage Against the Machine drummer Brad Wilk — it should be an interesting ride.