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TONY IOMMI Plotting A New Album, Says More BLACK SABBATH & Solo Material Reissues Coming

Plus maybe a tour?

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Tony Iommi celebrated New Year's Day by letting fans know there's a ton of music coming their way. In the video, Iommi confirmed he's working on a new album once his home studio is complete in a couple weeks. No word on who the album will feature, but we're sure Iommi won't have trouble finding capable musicians.

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"It's been a good year for me, 2022, in parts anyway. I've been writing and recording. I'm having a new studio built, which I'm really pleased about. Well, actually, the studio is built, and it's almost ready to go. I'm just waiting for some equipment. Because of the war [in Ukraine], it's sort of stopped some of the parts coming through. But we're almost there. In another couple of weeks, I think I'll be ready to go in and start work in there, which I'm really looking forward to — writing another album."

Iommi also confirmed the long-awaited Black Sabbath Tony Martin box set for this year, as well as reissues of his solo material.

"[In] 2023, of course, we're gonna have the Tony Martin box set [which include performances by drummer] Cozy Powell and [bassist] Neil Murray. And I'm looking forward to that, because a lot of people have asked about that, which is great. They wanted to see when it's coming out. And we've done 'em in succession, really, with these albums. You can't just bring everything out together; it has to come out in [the right] times.

"So we've had all the original Sabbath stuff come out, box sets, and then we've got the Ronnie stuff. And then the next thing will be the Tony Martin and then my solo stuff. So it's gonna be busy again. But it's great. And it's nice to be doing the interviews and talking about what we did and all the rest of stuff."

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Iommi closed the video by saying "I hope to see you some time on tour – whether it be on tour for playing or a talks thing or whatever I'm going to do." So keep an eye out for some Iommi-related tour announcement this year, apparently.

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