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    Mon, 14 Jan 2013 06:42:49

    Feature: Albums We Hope Change the Game in 2013 - By ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino...

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    • Black Sabbath - LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 14: Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi and Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath win the Event of the Year,Album of the Year 2013 and Living Legends Awards the Classic Rock Roll of Honour at The Roundhouse on November 14, 2013 in London, England.
    • Black Sabbath - LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 14: Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi and Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath win the Event of the Year,Album of the Year 2013 and Living Legends Awards the Classic Rock Roll of Honour at The Roundhouse on November 14, 2013 in London, England.
    • Black Sabbath - LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 09: Musician Laura Wilse and bassist Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath pose backstage at the Bass Player LIVE! Concert and Awards Show at The Fonda Theatre on November 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

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    There are a few records on the horizon in 2013 that we're sure are going to completely change the game.

    New music is always exciting prospect, and we bring you the records we think will totally blow you away in 2013.

    First up is…

    Black Sabbath13

    Black Sabbath's last album together may have been 1978's Never Say Die!, but they never went anywhere.

    Their influence reverberates through nearly every single rock, hard rock, and heavy metal band in existence. You can hear strains of Sabbath everywhere from Soundgarden and Pearl Jam to Tool and Slipknot. So, 13's importance cannot be stressed enough. With the inimitable trio of Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, and Geezer Butler back together as well as Rage Against the Machine's Brad Wilk handling drum duties and Rick Rubin behind the board, 13 has all the makings of a timeless tome on par with Paranoid and Sabbath Bloody Sabbath. Not to mention, they're on powerhouse leading label in the United States—Republic Records.

    Sabbath remains just as crucial to rock 'n' roll as Led Zeppelin or The Beatles, and that's due to the magical bond Ozzy, Iommi, and Butler share. Those riffs never leave your head, while Ozzy's voice carries through the heavens with divine darkness. They didn't just write the blueprint for everyone else to follow; they architected the entire foundation.

    This June, there's only one number for music fans, and that's 13.

    Rick Florino
    01.14.13


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