There will not be a final Black Sabbath album.
It has been confirmed by a rep for the band that there will not be a followup to 13, their 2013 album that became the group’s first number 1 album in both the U.S. and the U.K.
There were originally plans for one last album before retiring but the band will end their history, supposedly, on September 21 in Phoenix, AZ, barring any additional dates.
Ozzy Osbourne told the New Orleans Times-Picayune that “It’s the end of Sabbath, believe me.
“In December, I’ll be f——‘ 68 and I think it’s time to call it the end of the day. I’m not saying I won’t get on stage with Geezer or Tony (Iommi) or any of them some time, but officially we’re going to be done.
“I don’t want it to dwindle and dwindle and play just for the sake of making another f——‘ sack full of cash. So it’s time, and then I’ll go back to doing my own thing.”
That “own thing” starts October 31 when the singer plays solo at New Orlean’s Voodoo Fest with guests Tom Morello, Slash and Geezer Butler. That’s followed by a November 22 show at OZZFest Japan.