Thursday, January 28, 2016
Black Sabbath May Yet Record One More Album
It seems we keep getting mixed messages from the guys in Black Sabbath about whether or not they will be recording one more album before they call it quits for good. However, now thanks to news from bassist Geezer Butler fans are given hope once more that there might be a final record.
Originally the band was planning on entering the studio to record another album before their The End tour that they are currently embarked on, but then it was cancelled due to the fact they wouldn't have enough time to do it and would have a hard time topping what they were able to do with their most recent release 13.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Butler says:
“I was just being logical. At the time, we were given six months to write and record an album and I said, ‘There’s absolutely no way we can do it in six months.’ There’s nothing stopping us from doing another album after the tour.”
Singer Ozzy Osbourne also is not shooting down the idea of doing another album after the tour ends, though he is firm on the idea of touring coming to an end. He says:
“Time ain’t on our side. By the time we’d have written and recorded another album, it would have been another three years. … I’m not saying I’ll never record with Tony or Geezer again, but I don’t think I want to go touring again with Black Sabbath after this.”
Personally I'd like to see Black Sabbath do one more album, but this time do something creative and new; unlike 13 which sounded like them trying to copy off themselves. That said, I don't want them to abandon their classic sound entirely, but they were always about pushing the boundaries and doing something new; not copying old stuff. Maybe if we're REALLY lucky they will be able to mend fences with original drummer Bill Ward and have him play on the record.