November 11, 2011. It’s a day when the usual 11:11 wishing power is exponentially increased. And for those metalheads who took those hallowed 60 seconds to utter prayers for the reunion of one of the most important bands of all time, it’s also a day of wishes granted. Today, the original members of legendary metal quartet Black Sabbath announced their reformation, with a new, Rick Rubin-produced album and world tour set for 2012.
The members of Black Sabbath’s original lineup—singer Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward—have not played together on an LP in 33 years. The Rock And Roll Hall Of Famers pioneered metal as a genre with such classics as “Iron Man,” “War Pigs” and “Paranoid.” Fans will get to hear those classics live next year. Though dates have not been announced, the band has confirmed that it will play the 2012 Download Festival in Reading, England, this June.
Check out the announcement video below. And remember: Wishes do come true.