Today is National Metal Day, 11-11-11, so it is only fitting that the stars would align to bring fans around the world something truly special! The original lineup of the legendary heavy metal band Black Sabbath has reunited! The band boasts the impressive lineup of Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass) and Bill Ward (drums).
The group made the announcement during a press conference today (Nov. 11) at the Whiskey A-Go-Go in Los Angeles, where Sabbath played its first show in the city exactly 41 years ago. Black Sabbath will headline Download Festival, which will take place between June 8-10 in Donington Park, England.
The group’s first studio effort in 33 years will be produced by the legendary Rick Rubin (Metallica, Beastie Boys, Johnny Cash, System of A Down, Slipknot).
A world tour will follow, including an appearance at the U.K.’s Download festival on June 12, 2012. Check out the announcement video below!