It looks like, via their website, that Black Sabbath have announced the title and release date of their upcoming album. Set for a June 2013 release, the new album is being called ’13’. What’s more interesting is the mention that Rage Against The Machine Drummer, Brad Wilk, is on drum duty. Official press release below.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND (January 13, 2013)–Today, the 13th of January 2013, rock legends BLACK SABBATH have announced the title of their new album, 13, which will be released this June (exact date TBA).  The original BLACK SABBATH–OZZY OSBOURNE (vocals), TONY IOMMI (guitar) and GEEZER BUTLER (bass)–have recorded the album primarily in Los Angeles and were joined at the sessions by drummer Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine).  Produced by Rick Rubin (seven-time Grammy winner, two of those as Producer of the Year), the album will be released on Vertigo (worldwide) and Vertigo/Republic in the U.S.  13 marks the Grammy-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees’ return to Vertigo, the band’s original label; it’s the group’s first studio album together since 1978’s Never Say Die! They have sold over 70 million albums together.In advance of the album’s release, BLACK SABBATH will head to New Zealand, Australia and Japan for live performances (see below for tour dates).  Additional tour plans will be revealed in the coming months.

BLACK SABBATH’s initial tour dates are as follows:

DATE         CITY                                    VENUE

Sat 4/20      Auckland, New Zealand        Vector Arena
Mon 4/22    Auckland, New Zealand       Vector Arena
Thu 4/25     Brisbane, Australia                Entertainment Centre
Sat 4/27      Sydney, Australia                  All Phones Arena
Mon 4/29    Melbourne, Australia            Rod Laver Arena
Wed 5/1      Melbourne, Australia            Rod Laver Arena
Sat 5/4        Perth, Australia                     Perth Arena
Sun 5/12     Tokyo, Japan                        Ozzfest – Makuhari Messe

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