It appears that the rumors were true, y’all, because it’s been revealed today that Black Sabbath have officially reunited. The highly influential metal outfit held a press conference this morning in Los Angeles to announce that they will be hitting the studio with producer Rick Rubin to record their first album in 33 years.
The album doesn’t have a name or specific release date just yet, but it’s schedule to drop in fall 2012 on Vertigo/Universal Republic. And in case you’re wondering, yes, all four founding members — frontman Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler, and drummer Bill Ward — are involved.
They’re also lining up an expansive tour that will feature a headlining slot during the 2012 Download Music Festival, which we revealed earlier today will include a performance by Metallica. You can view the Black Sabbath reunion announcement video below. Get your horns ready. [Billboard]