Iommi Doubtful About Another Sabbath Album
Black Sabbath is currently touring in the wake of their successful album 13, the first Sabbath disc to feature Ozzy Osbourne in 35 years. The album has topped charts all over the world, including a top spot on the US Billboard 200 chart - a first for the band.
Although he’s previously spoken favorably about recording with his old band mates once again, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has now taken a more cautious stance in regards to entering the studio. “I don't know if that would be an anticlimax if we wrote another album,” Said Iommi in an interview with Revolver (via Blabbermouth). “I'd like to, but we haven't actually spoken about it, you know? I don't know if that would be a good idea after this one, because this one's done so well. I'm sure we'd all like to do one. But I don't know. Maybe I should talk to the others about it.”
Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler echoed Iommi’s sentiment: “I really haven't thought about it. I'm just glad that we made this one. It can't be something where you go in and go, 'Well, that one was No. 1, so let's do another No. 1 album.' I think we'll know if we can do it or if we can't. If we have to force it, then we won't be doing it.”
Ozzy is open to doing another Sabbath album in the future, but also points out that he is under contract to deliver three more solo albums. “I don't want to say there's going to be another [Sabbath] album, because I don't want you to ask me in another year, 'What happened when you said you were going to do another record?'”