British metal legends Black Sabbath are reportedly not working on a follow-up to 2013’s 13. 13 saw the group’s first studio release with Ozzy Osbourne since 1978’s Never Say Die. Osbourne had previously stated that Sabbath would record a final record following 13, but according to NOLA.com, plans have changed. NOLA states that the band have decided to not record a final album, stating that their The End farewell tour will be the last we’ll see of the rockers.
Commenting on the situation, Osbourne said, “In December, I’ll be fuckin’ 68 and I think it’s time to call it the end of the day. I’m not saying I won’t get on stage with Geezer (Butler) or Tony (Iommi) or any of them at some time, but officially we’re going to be done. I don’t want it to dwindle and dwindle and play just for the sake of making another fuckin’ sack full of cash. So it’s time, and then I’ll go back to doing my own thing.”
Black Sabbath will be performing their farewell tour shortly, seeing a performance alongside Iron Maiden and Rammstein at Download Festival next June.