Well, that’s one way to trumpet that your pivotal gang of heavy metal pioneers are back in the proverbial saddle.
Black Sabbath announced on Friday that they’ve reformed with the classic line-up – Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward – and will record a new album and tour next year.
Uber-producer Rick Rubin will produce the record, with sessions commencing in January 2012. The tour kicks off later in 2012 and includes a headline slot on the final night of next year’s “Download” festival.
If you fancy finding out more, there’s a YouTube video of the band’s press conference here.