BLACK SABBATH Guitarist TONY IOMMI Is 'Still Writing Stuff' For Possible New Album


During an question-and-answer session previous to the August 19 screening of BLACK SABBATH‘s landmark documentary “The End Of The End” on the U.Okay.’s Whitley Bay Film Festival, guitarist Tony Iommi was requested by presenter Chris Phipps if he’s engaged on any new music for the time being. “I am nonetheless placing stuff collectively,” Iommi replied (see video beneath). “I am nonetheless writing stuff; I’ve put concepts down on tapes. When all this good, sunny climate goes and it will get grim, I shall begin going within the studio and placing it down.”

He continued: “My engineer, who I had for every little thing with me at residence, he is simply performed JUDAS PRIEST‘s album. Now he is completed that, and we’ll hopefully begin once more and put some concepts down. I do not know what it is gonna be but — whether or not it will be an instrumental album. I have been approached by lots of people to do one thing with them.”

Iommi not too long ago instructed The List that he’s about to start remixing SABBATH‘s 1996 album “Forbidden”, which options singer Tony Martin, drummer Cozy Powell and bassist Neil Murray, and is commonly thought to be the band’s worst LP. “That’s an album I’ve by no means been glad with, so I am about to start out pulling that aside and remix it,” Iommi stated.

SABBATH accomplished its final main tour in February 2017 with two reveals in Birmingham, closing out the quartet’s groundbreaking 49-year profession.

The trek was the band’s final as a result of Iommi, who was recognized with most cancers in late 2011 and is presently in remission, can not journey for prolonged quantities of time. But he has stated he wouldn’t rule out particular occasions or one-off reveals.

Iommi underwent most cancers therapy all through the recording of BLACK SABBATH‘s reunion album, titled “13”, and the following tour to put it on the market. He additionally efficiently went beneath the knife in January 2017 to take away a noncancerous lump from his throat.