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Black Sabbath’s ‘13’ set for June release

As the countdown for the June 11 arrival of BLACK SABBATH’s 13 gets closer, the second Jack Osbourne-directed clip of the rock legends at work on the album can now be seen at the band’s website: www.blacksabbath.com.

Beginning today, 13 will be available for pre-order on a variety of formats via www.blacksabbath.com. Options include:

• Standard CD album

• Deluxe double CD album in a deluxe soft-pack (includes a second disc of exclusive bonus audio material)

• Vinyl: a 12” heavyweight (180g) vinyl album in a gatefold sleeve

• Super Deluxe Box Set: a Limited edition 12” clamshell box set which contains: Deluxe double CD album, 12” heavyweight (180g) vinyl album in a gatefold sleeve, Exclusive DVD containing “Black Sabbath–The Re-union” documentary, plus 5 behind-the-scenes videos, Download card containing exclusive track by track interview with Black Sabbath, 13 exclusive photographic prints and hand written album lyrics.

In addition, anyone who pre-orders any of these formats will be entered into a drawing to win a pair of VIP tickets to an official 13 album launch event in London, including a meet and greet with the band, flights and accommodation Additional details and full terms and conditions on the contest can be found at www.blacksabbath.com.

On the live front, BLACK SABBATH will launch their world tour with a series of dates kicking off next month in New Zealand, Australia and Japan.

13 was recorded primarily in Los Angeles and features the original BLACK SABBATH–OZZY OSBOURNE (vocals), TONY IOMMI (guitar) and GEEZER BUTLER (bass)–who were joined at the sessions by drummer Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine). Produced by Rick Rubin (seven-time Grammy winner, two of those as Producer of the Year), the album will be released on Vertigo (worldwide) and Vertigo/Republic in the U.S.

BLACK SABBATH’s overseas dates are as follows:

Sat 4/20 Auckland, New Zealand Vector Arena

Mon 4/22 Auckland, New Zealand Vector Arena

Thu 4/25 Brisbane, Australia Entertainment Centre

Sat 4/27 Sydney, Australia All Phones Arena

Mon 4/29 Melbourne, Australia Rod Laver Arena

Wed 5/1 Melbourne, Australia Rod Laver Arena

Sat 5/4 Perth, Australia Perth Arena

Tues 5/7 Adelaide, Australia Adelaide Entertainment Center

Sun 5/12 Tokyo, Japan Ozzfest – Makuhari Messe