Black Sabbath

Tony Iommi says Black Sabbath haven’t yet completed their new album. But the guitarist says the band will be touring "as much as we're able" in 2013.

Writing in a post on his website, Iommi.com , the guitar player thanked fans for their support throughout 2012 and also made reference to his battle with cancer. He wrote: “What a year! Certainly not the one I was expecting. Thanks to you all for your massive help and support, it was very encouraging. I'm still working on the album and managed to play three shows, not bad given the news a year ago. I'm looking forward to next year, seeing what you think of the record and touring as much as we're able.”

Black Sabbath recently revealed that they are six tracks into recording their new album, which is due for release in April of 2013. Iommi has hinted that the final album will consist of 15 tracks.

Black Sabbath were recently named the most important British hard rock band in a new poll by the U.K’s music industry organisation, the BPI. And Iommi’s memoir is now out on audiobook.

Read Gibson.com’s interview with Tony Iommi.