Black Sabbath Offers Up Early Stream Of 13 On ITunes

13, the first Black Sabbath record featuring lead vocals from Ozzy Osbourne in 35 years, is currently streaming freely in full at iTunes. The official release date is set for June 11.

"It's a masterpiece as far as I'm concerned," Ozzy recently told the West Australian.

"I heard the finished thing last week and I've got to be truthful with you, I was so bowled over by the way it sounded. If you liked Black Sabbath in the old days, you got to love 13. It's very heavy. It's very, very heavy. I'm my own worst critic. Rather than the pluses I look for the minuses. And I haven't been this excited for an album in a long, long time. I can't remember the last time."

The Rick Rubin-produced effort features Brad Wilk (Rage against the Machine) in place of Bill Ward behind the drum kit.

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