A new special limited-edition BLACK SABBATH CD, "The End", will be sold exclusively at shows on the legendary band's massive worldwide final tour, which kicks off next week.
Featuring original artwork by Shepard Fairey of the Obey Giant street art campaign, the CD is comprised of eight previously unreleased tracks: four songs are outtakes from BLACK SABBATH's worldwide No. 1, Grammy Award-winning album "13" and four live songs from the band's critically acclaimed "13" world tour.
The CD features Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar) and Geezer Butler (bass), along with Brad Wilk (drums) on tracks 1-4, Tommy Clufetos (drums) on tracks 5-8, and Adam Wakeman (keyboards) on tracks 5-8. Tracks 1-4 were recorded at Shangri La Studios in Malibu, California and produced by Rick Rubin, mixed by Andrew Scheps at Punkerpad West and recorded by Greg Fidelman. Tracks 5-8 were recorded and engineered by Greg Price and mastered by Robert Vosgien at Capitol Studios Mastering.
"The End" track listing:
01. Season Of The Dead
02. Cry All Night
03. Take Me Home
04. Isolated Man
05. God Is Dead? (Live Sydney, Australia 4/27/13)
06. Under The Sun (Live Auckland, New Zealand 4/20/13)
07. End Of The Beginning (Live Hamilton, ON Canada 4/11/14)
08. Age Of Reason (Live Hamilton, ON Canada 4/11/14)
Beyond the collaboration with Shepard Fairey, BLACK SABBATH will celebrate artists each night of the tour by commissioning exclusive posters for each market on "The End" tour.
BLACK SABBATH yesterday uploaded a short video clip of the band rehearsing in which it is revealed that Tommy Clufetos is sitting behind the drums. Clufetos, who played drums on SABBATH's 2013 reunion tour, is apparently back on board for its upcoming "The End" farewell run, which begins on January 20 in Omaha, Nebraska.
The full rehearsal clip will be released on Friday, January 15.
Clufetos did not play on the 2013 SABBATH reunion album, "13", a role that was filled by RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE drummer Brad Wilk.
Osbourne told The Pulse Of Radio at the time that Clufetos was gong to play on the record until producer Rick Rubin stepped in. "Tommy was offered the gig until Rick Rubin came along," he said. "Rick Rubin didn't want Tommy, and nobody told… It was a bit of a communication breakdown. Tommy was on the side waiting, and it just didn't work out, you know. It works out in the end."
Wilk and Clufetos had to get involved after founding SABBATH drummer Bill Ward withdrew from the reunion after initially agreeing to participate in it.
Ward has continually said that he would not join the reunion without a "signable contract," while the band has suggested that he wasn't physically capable of either recording or doing a full tour. Ward has insisted that he was capable of playing a full concert with the group.
Clufetos, who also hits the skins for Ozzy's solo act, has played in the past for ROB ZOMBIE, ALICE COOPER and others.