by / November 14th, 2011 /

Original Black Sabbath to record new album, headline Download

The band has continued on in various forms over the years (including the bizarre Ian Gillan collaboration), but now the original Black Sabbath line-up are to record together for the first time since 1978. Rick Rubin will take the production role for the sessions, which will come ahead of the band’s appearance at next year’s Download Festival. Also appearing at the event at Donnington Park in the UK in June will be Metallica, who will be playing their 1991 self-titled album in full.