Black Sabbath still recording album; moving efforts to Birmingham

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 6:47 PM (PST)

Godfathers of heavy metal Black Sabbath have released the first good news since guitarist Tony Iommi was diagnosed with cancer several weeks ago.

Apparently, Iommi has been responding well to early treatments and plans for a new album are still in the works.  Plus, the band has decided to go back to their roots and move any upcoming writing and recording to Iommi’s personal studio in Birmingham, England.

Click here to read several statements from the band.

This was posted to the group’s Facebook page earlier:

“The guys have moved writing sessions from Los Angeles to Birmingham, England, Sabbath has gone back to where it all started and it’s been just amazing. This is where the writing of the album will be completed. Funny how it all goes full circle sometimes.”

Bassist Geezer Buter also had this to say about the whole situation:

“Today we got the engines back up and running at Tony’s home studio.  Far from being down and depressed about his lymphoma diagnosis,Tony had already written the music for two new songs, and I must say it has given us all a kick up the rump — it’s great to hear him churning out those riffs again, assuaging the Demon C.  Takes more than that to stop Tony.  Can’t wait for you all to hear our workings; it has been great working on this stuff.  I want to thank the lovely encouraging emails sent to this site giving Tony love and encouragement and great vibes.  It really does help, not only Tony, but us as a band — it raises up our spirits and restores our faith in this tarnished world.”

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