“The whole Sabbath experience this time around was great,” he’s told Metal Hammer. “We all made friends, we didn’t fuck around, we all knew that we had a job to do, and we did it. It was a lot of fun.”
Black Sabbath first announced their return at the start of 2012, but plans for a European tour and new album were forced on to the back-burner after guitarist Tony Iommi was diagnosed with cancer. Over a year later, with Iommi recovering and drummer Bill Ward departed, they released ’13’ and were able to tour around the world.
“So we’re going to do one more album, and a final tour,” Ozzy continued. “Once the dust settled after the last tour we started discussing the idea, because we were getting asked about it all the time.”