Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath have joined together for the first time on a studio album since 1978. The upcoming studio record is set for release in June of this year.

The band has decided on "13" as the title for the new disc, that will feature Rage Against the Machine drummer Brad Wilk filling in for original drummer Bill Ward. Ward has once again waned from joining all original members due to a ongoing contract dispute.

"13" was produced by Rick Rubin and will contain twelve new tunes.

Black Sabbath has tour dates set for New Zealand, Australia and Japan in advance of the release of "13" with more dates to be announced in the next few months.