Black Sabbath - Could ‘13’ Be Black Sabbath's First Number One Album In Over 40 Years?

Black Sabbath are back and it looks like they're back with a bang too, with the metal overlords looking set to score their first number one on the album chart in 43 years. 13 was released at the beginning of this week and it has been slowly creeping up the charts, and it could have a good chance of reaching the coveted spot by the end of the week.The album - the first to feature the (mostly) original lineup of Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler (drummer Burt Ward was forced to sit out the recording process because of health reasons) in 35-years - currently sits at the top of the mid-week charts, however it cannot officially claim to be an official number one until the end of the week. With no real threat in the charts to challenge it for the top spot - bar Liam Gallagher’s Beady Eye perhaps - so it looks like the band may be on to recreate the feat their 1970 album Paranoid.

The album was produced by acclaimed Def Jam co-founder Rick Rubin and features Rage Against The Machine’s Brad Wilkes sitting in for Ward, and critics are hailing the album as a return to the doom-laded guitar riffs of the band's classic albums from the 70's. Frontman Osbourne declared his surprise at the album's success earlier today, saying “I can’t believe Black Sabbath may have its first number one album in 43 years.”

The band will continue their world tour in support of the album over the rest of the year, having already played in New Zealand, Australia and parts of Asia. The tour reaches London's O2 Arena in December and will arrive at Houston's Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion on July 25.


Contactmusic

Tags: Black Sabbath - Ozzy Osbourne - TONY IOMMI - Liam Gallagher - Rick Rubin - Rage Against The Machine

Advertisement

More Black Sabbath

Ozzy Osbourne Reveals Plans For New Black Sabbath Album And Final Tour

Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne has revealed the band plan to record another album together before embarking on a final tour.Black Sabbath have one more...

Head To Europe This Year For The Best Summer Festival Experiences!

We've been seriously pushing US and UK music festivals this year but, it has to be said, there's nowhere quite like Europe.The continent is home...

Tom Jones To Headline An Eclectic Hyde Park Roster

Over two weekends in July, London’s Hyde Park adopts the veneer of festival season, attracting some of the world’s biggest acts to play in front...

Keep Calm And Party On! London's Ten Most Exciting Festivals For 2014

If you want a unique festival experience this year, London could be the place for you. Featuring a diverse range of events from the independent...

Advertisement

A Week In News: Grammys Glory, Bad Boy Bieber, Retiring Rockers, And The Wild, Wild West

Grammy Awards Glory: Last Sunday's Grammy Awards proved probably the most spectacular ceremony in living memory. The most enviable of all performance line-ups entertained a...

Ozzy Osbourne Explains Muddled Ringo Starr Grammys Intro: "I Completely F***ed It Up!"

Ozzy Osbourne has reflected upon one of the more bemusing incidents of last night's Grammy Awards. The 65 year-old rock star was tasked with introducing...

Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Earns Him First No. 1 Debut In Album Chart

Robin Thicke is having one heck of a summer so far, seeing his single 'Blurred Lines' climb to the top of just about every singles...

Black Sabbath Score Their First Ever US Number One Album And Another Could Be On Its Way

Black Sabbath are back, well and truly too, with the Gods of metal scoring their first ever number one album on the US Billboard Chart,...

Advertisement

Comments

Black Sabbath Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Black Sabbath

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All