On June 11, Black Sabbath will release 13, its first album with Ozzy Osbourne in 35 years. Legendary producer Rick Rubin was tabbed to man the boards, and Rage Against the Machine drummer Brad Wilk has joined behind the kit. Check out the in-studio footage of the band with the world’s most unkempt producer.
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.
Masters of Reality has been creating art and music for nearly 20 years, with plenty of musical accomplishments collected along the way. The duo has worked with Rick Rubin, Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, and collaborated with Stone Temple Pilots, Twiggy Ramirez, SOULWAX, and many others.
Straying from the emphasized improvisation and rhythm of its previous albums, Masters of Reality’s new full-length album, Pine/Cross Dover (out September 14 on Cool Green Recordings), combines elements similar to the punk-rock playfulness of Public Image Limited and the technical mastery of Mahavishnu Orchestra.
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