Black Sabbath Headed For Their First No. 1 Album

(hennemusic) Black Sabbath are headed for their first US No. 1 album with the just-released "13" as industry sources suggest that the album may sell over 120,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, June 16, according to Billboard.

This will be a significant achievement for the band as Black Sabbath have previously only reached the Billboard US top 10 once, when their 1971 album "Master Of Reality" peaked at No. 8.

Black Sabbath have also issued video of drummer Brad Wilk in the studio during the sessions for the album. He was added to the Sabbath project when original drummer Bill Ward opted out of participating in the planned reunion album and tour.

"[Producer] Rick [Rubin] came up with the idea of using Brad for the album," explains bassist Geezer Butler, "And Brad's turned out to be a Godsend, really."

"It's a tough job drumming in Black Sabbath," says Rubin, "because there are a lot of drummers who can play the metal but there are not a lot of drummers who can play the blues, and jazz, and bring heaviness to these more jam-oriented pieces that are part of what Black Sabbath does." Read more and check out the video here.

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