The release of Black Sabbath’s brand new album ’13’ with 3/4 of the original members, Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler, and Tony Iommi (along with Rage Against the Machine drummer Brad Wilk) is right around the corner. But waiting until June 11 may prove excruciating for some, so The Godfathers of Metal have released a stream of the entire record over at iTunes…be sure to find the Black Sabbath graphic on the home page to listen to the full album.
Singer Ozzy Osbourne recently spoke to the BBC about the album’s leading single, ‘God is Dead?’ and how the inspiration for the track came up. “I was in somebody’s office and there was a magazine on a table and it just said, ‘God Is Dead’, and I suddenly thought about 9/11 and all these terrorist things and religion and how many people have died in the name of religion,” Ozzy describes. “When you think about the tragedy that’s happened throughout time, it just came in my head. You’d think by now that their God would have stopped people dying in the name of, so I just starting thinking that people must be thinking, ‘Where is God? God is dead’ and it just hit me.” (loudwire.com)