Ozzy and the gang debut video for first single off 13
By Alex Baker
They’re baaaack! This week Black Sabbath will release 13, their first new studio album with Ozzy Osborne in 35 years. To whet your appetite, the Sabs have dropped the video for the album’s first single “God Is Dead?”
The band recorded 13 with Rick Rubin manning the boards and the famed Def Jam producer took pains to try and recreate the Black Sabbath’s original, primitive, heavy rock sound. While trying to compare 13 to classic Sabbath albums from the early Seventies would hardly be fair, early reviews have been positive. Listening to the eight-minute plus “God Is Dead,” it sounds as if the band and producer did a fairly admirable job of conjuring up a little bit of the old black magic that made Black Sabbath one of heavy metal’s most influential and enduring acts. Check it out!