Lors d'une interview donnée par Frankie DiVita,
chroniqueur d'une radio americaine, le bassiste de Black Sabbath s'est laissé questionné sur le prochain album du groupe :
Tout d'abord, ils sont revenu sur le probleme de santé qu'a Tony
Butler: "Tony's responding really well. He's been having his treatment now for 14 months, and he's really responding well to it. So he'll be alright. You can never stop Tony."
Ensuite, sur l'état de Ozzy Ozbourne
puisque sa maison a été en proie des flammes il y a à peine une semaine :
Butler: "He's doing alright. He burnt his hand when he was putting the fire out. He's got it in a plaster cast."
Quand au nouvel album : Pourquoi "13" ?
"Well, it was sort of a temporary name, that we had something to refer to the album as, and I think it kind of stuck. But I don't know if that's gonna be the final title or not. [It was named partly because it's coming out in the year 2013] and originally, we were gonna put 13 tracks on the album. We ended up doing 16 tracks, so I'm not sure what's gonna on the album and what isn't."
Sur le processus de création :
Butler: "This is the first time we've done an album together sober; none of us have been drinking or doing drugs or anything, so it's been more professional in that way. And we've stuck to a schedule every day. We'd go in at one o'clock and finish at six, just to keep everything fresh. Five hours a day — that's it."
L'inspiration de cet album :
Butler: "It's sort of got the feel of the first three albums — back to the basic rawness. And the lyrics are very… They're just about life…. Life and death and doom and everything else. You get Prozac with every album."
Ils nous dévoilent aussi une tournée qui débutera en Avril en Nouvelle Zélande, ils feront tout les continents, ils seront aux US cet été, on peut donc espérer les voir en France d'ici début 2014.
Voivi l'interview complete :