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New Track "God Is Dead?" Streaming From Black Sabbath

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Legendary metal act Black Sabbath is streaming the first single from the forthcoming "13" LP. The track "God Is Dead?" can be heard below and is available as an immediate download through iTunes by pre-ordering the full release.

"13" is scheduled for release on June 11th, 2013 via Vertigo Records. The album makes the first to feature Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler since the 1978 album "Never Say Die."

The track list for "13" is:

1. End of the Beginning
2. God Is Dead?
3. Loner
4. Zeitgeist
5. Age of Reason
6. Live Forever
7. Damaged Soul
8. Dear Father
9. Methademic
10. Peace of Mind
11. Pariah

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1. KREDD writes:

already blocked :(

# Apr 19, 2013 @ 12:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Diamond Oz writes:

I'll give you the gist of it. It plods on going nowhere for six and a half minutes then gets pretty enjoyable. It's alright. Nothing special.

# Apr 19, 2013 @ 12:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. CROMCarl writes:

It should be back up shortly - I am reading that YouTube is behind it - this feed is from Sabbath's official channel.

Oh...and once that happens...feel free to listen for yourselves and then render a judgment.

# Apr 19, 2013 @ 12:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Diamond Oz writes:

I'll do them one better. Here's the link.

http://www.revolvermag.com/news/listen-new-black-sabbath-song-god-is-dead.html

I'm entitled to my own judgement, and I think it was pretty fair and balanced.

# Apr 19, 2013 @ 12:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. NW_MetalHead writes:

I didn't think it was a bad song by any means, just kinda wish the first song to be released would be at least a little more upbeat to get more excitement. But I'm still looking forward to hearing the rest of the album

# Apr 19, 2013 @ 1:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. deathbringer writes:

I've heard a lot of negative reviews of it, but I think it's decent. It didn't blow me away, but it's actually better than I expected from the reactions.

# Apr 19, 2013 @ 3:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. BrianMN writes:

I heard it yesterday and....you could look at it from a few different viewpoints.
From a doom metal point this IS Sabbath, this is classic, this is the source of Candlemass, Trouble, etc...
The long, epic build up is basically a necessity and anything less would be doom blasphemy.

Viewpoint 2.
The vocal takes way too long to get going and the first six minutes could have been shaved in half. Second half destroys regardless of viewpoint.

For now I'm of viewpoint 1.
This is the Sab I remember my older siblings playing when I was a child.
Production is hard to tell from a stream but sounds ok.
Tony sounds nice and retro.
Geezer is thankfully high in the mix.
Drums are ok.
And Ozzy is thankfully not autotuned into oblivion.
Count me a fan for now.

# Apr 19, 2013 @ 3:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. spiral_architect writes:

I'VE LISTENED TO IT ONCE, AND YES IT WAS THE AUDIO WATERMARKED VERSION, WHICH TOOK AWAY FROM AN EXPERIENCE I WASN'T FINDING VERY THRILLING TO BEGIN WITH. THE SONG SEEMED TO GO NOWHERE, AND IT MADE ME WISH IT WAS HALF AS LONG AS IT IS. I STILL HAVE HIGH HOPES FOR THE ALBUM OVERALL.

# Apr 19, 2013 @ 3:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. deathbringer writes:

BrainMN, I am onboard with your point 1. Doom doesn't have to be short and the pace suited me just fine. Also spot on about Ozzy on autotune - I hate his vocals in the last solo effort.

# Apr 19, 2013 @ 3:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. BrianMN writes:

Thanks DB, the first time I listened my ADD was going nuts. You really have to put yourself in 70,s stoner mode and just flooooow with it duuuuude.
Weed helps.

# Apr 19, 2013 @ 4:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. spiral_architect writes:

DOOM DOESN'T HAVE TO BE SHORT, BUT BEING GOOD HELPS.

# Apr 19, 2013 @ 4:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Rik writes:

It's ok, would be better if Ozzy wasn't singing. He's also far too loud in the mix.
Bass sounds ace though.

# Apr 19, 2013 @ 5:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. silvermountains writes:

I thought the track was pretty good, could've been worse. which I'm glad it's not.

# Apr 19, 2013 @ 6:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. hellrat writes:

wow, that was pretty damn boring....jeez

Couple glimmers in there where ya start to get excited and then its like "mmmm, nah..."

bass sounds good, like the second half riffage, vocal and lyrics just fvcking terrible, drums flat and uninspired sounding

but, maybe the others will be better? :P

# Apr 19, 2013 @ 7:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Cynic writes:

Meh I thought it was alright, Ozzy's holding up, I think the album could give TDYK a run for it's money if it's full of tracks like the end of this one. It's classic Sabbath, you've got to give them that.

# Apr 19, 2013 @ 8:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. coldiem writes:

Yeah, I'll have to agree that it wasn't bad, wasn't that great either.

Personally, I'd like to see these old metal dogs (Metallica included) produced by someone known more specifically for metal than, well, pretty much every type of music under the sun.

# Apr 19, 2013 @ 10:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. cbella writes:

I really liked it, it's good and heavy. The long intro works for me!

# Apr 20, 2013 @ 5:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. KC writes:

I enjoyed it, it sounds like Sabbath to me. I respect everyone's opinions and understand some of the POV's. But, put it this way, it's 2013, digital production..... Oz is 70 he's not gonna sound like he did in his mid 20's-30's. Tony is always a mastermind. Geezer's up there too. And the drums have the correct "Sabbath-type" vibe going on. Im open to it. This is Black Sabbath for crying out loud. I'd like to hear another single. I doubt this is the best track on the album.

# Apr 20, 2013 @ 11:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. hellyeah writes:

after hearing sabbath play here in little old New Zealand just last night, the new songs work perfectly, they build well and deliver. Sabbath kicked a$$ last night 2hours of solid performance, and the drummer from RATM fit perfectly. I want to go again......

# Apr 20, 2013 @ 5:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Overlord writes:

This is much better than I expected lol.

Black Sabbath is by far their best album, in my opinion. It also was the most doom of all Sabbath's material, and this song reminds me of it.

I am excited, and I hope the album has a similar sound throughout, I love this sh**. Iommi can still write great riffs apparently.

# Apr 22, 2013 @ 10:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. BrokenFace writes:

I really liked this and it shocked me, theres alot of negativeness about the long intro but i think it fits well.
Is abit to slow for me but thats just my opinion. Il have to check out the whole album before I make my final verdict on ozzys vocals an lyrics content. He has done some sh**ty jobs in his time.

# Apr 22, 2013 @ 10:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. mike godfried writes:

ya not bad, not great either.
i dont really have high hopes for this album mainly because i think rubens one of the most overrated producers in metal, rock & country idk but from the handfull of metal artists hes worked with i wasnt impressed, so if the album stinks it wont surprise me.

# Apr 22, 2013 @ 12:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. BoltThrower writes:

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzxxxxx...

# Apr 22, 2013 @ 8:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. ZMA writes:

I'm into this.

# Apr 23, 2013 @ 1:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Old Dude writes:

This is classic!!!!! Ozzy still has the chops and this reminds me of being back in High School in the early 80's and discovering Black Sabbath for the first time. I am glad to see that classic metal still lives on.... I can not wait to get the whole album and crank it up and rip the knob off. Long live the Metal Gods.....

# Apr 23, 2013 @ 10:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. nowisewhiphand writes:

Too bad it sounds so modern, like the Metallica eq. The great thing about the old Sabbath w/Ozzy was how muddy it was. All low end, no high end. Very bassey. It sounds too clean. The riff in this song reminds me of a Nirvana riff too. Ozzy has the new "double layered Ozzy" effect on his voice too. I wish they would've stuck w/something @ least a little closer to their original sound. It's what set them apart from everybody else in the first place.

# Apr 24, 2013 @ 1:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Overlord writes:

^
Technically speaking this is as close to their "original" sound as we were ever going to get. This sounds like their Black Sabbath album with much better production, which you seem to dislike - which is pretty f***ing silly.

I don't even know what to say about the Nirvana comment... just blatantly retarded.

# Apr 25, 2013 @ 9:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. WOLF7 writes:

I like the intro but agreed, the track's a bit too long.

I guess this is what Mastodon would sound like if Hinds would get off booze. Speaking of drinking, apparently Ozzy's back at again.

# Apr 25, 2013 @ 11:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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