Press Release: Heaven & Hell to release new album in 2008!

Huge news from Black-Sabbath.com!

Holy shit! New Heaven & Hell album in 2008!

This is a complete 100% about face from everything I’ve been told. Since this project was started, I’ve been told not to expect anything past the tour, which ends in November. It was all about Dio going to do a new Magica album, etc, etc, etc… Well, spin my nipple nuts and send me to Alaska – it looks like we’re getting a new Black Sabbath Heaven & Hell album in 2008, from Dio / Iommi / Butler / Appice. Normally I wouldn’t update sites on my anniversary, but this news was too hot to hold back. :)

I was just sent this press release and was told to post it – it will go out in England on Monday.

For Immediate Release -

There’s been much speculation of a forthcoming Black Sabbath reunion with the original line-up with Ozzy Osbourne at the helm, but founding member Geezer Butler has adamantly denied such rumors.

“Heaven and Hell are currently in discussions with various record labels about recording a brand new studio album in 2008,” says Butler.

Black Sabbath’s recent incarnation as Heaven & Hell- fronted by Ronnie James Dio on lead vocals, sees the seminal heavy metal band undertaking a major UK arena tour this November. The band’s moniker is taken after Black Sabbath’s critically acclaimed 1980 studio album “Heaven and Hell” featuring the title track and the breakout hit “Neon Nights”. Ronnie James Dio replaced Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath in 1980 and the band went on to release four albums including 1980’s “Heaven & Hell”, 1981’s “Mob Rules”, and the 1982 live album “Live Evil”, as well as the highly under rated “Dehumanizer” in June 1992.

Legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (Dio, Black Sabbath, Rainbow) shares the spotlight on lead vocals, original Black Sabbath members Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler, plus drummer Vinny Appice (Dio, Black Sabbath) as they embark on a major 11-date UK arena tour starting at Newcastle Metro Arena on Sunday 4th November.

The “Heaven and Hell” UK tour continues at the Glasgow SECC (Nov 6), Sheffield Arena (Nov 7), Manchester MEN Arena (Nov 9), London Wembley Arena (Nov 10), Brighton Centre (Nov 11), Birmingham NEC (Nov 13), Cardiff Arena (Nov 14), Nottingham Arena (Nov 15), Plymouth Pavilions (Nov 17), Bournemouth BIC (Nov 18).

Click here for the UK press release.