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Geezer Butler Confirms Tony Iommi Has Written Two New Songs For New Black Sabbath Release

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Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler issued a studio update on the progress of the much anticipated new Black Sabbath album, the first album with the original lineup in 33 years. Earlier this month, Tony Iommi was diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma.

Butler posted an update on his official web site, which reads:

"Today [January 19th] we got the engines back up and running at Tony’s home studio. Far from being down and depressed about his lymphoma diagnosis, Tony had already written the music for two new songs, and I must say it has given us all a kick up the rump — it’s great to hear him churning out those riffs again, assuaging the Demon C. Takes more than that to stop Tony. Can’t wait for you all to hear our workings; it has been great working on this stuff.

"I want to thank the lovely encouraging emails sent to this site giving Tony love and encouragement and great vibes. It really does help, not only Tony, but us as a band — it raises up our spirits and restores our faith in this tarnished world.

"SABB fans are good people. Time and again, you have proven your faith in us and boosted our endeavour.

“Thanks, love, peace.”

The new Black Sabbath album is expected in this fall of 2012.

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1. Megahell writes:

Great news to hear. The great Sabbath will rise again.

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2. Drum_Junkie writes:

I wonder if any songs will be tuned down to C as a reference to cancer.

Keep at it, gents!

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3. spiral_architect writes:

@drum_junkie......that would be about as mindblowing as the black keys' schizophrenic friend calling them up and leaving voice hate mail deriding one of the members' fathers as a "black key"!

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4. ZMA writes:

2 songs into the best comeback album of the year (I'm hoping). Sabbath!!

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