Black Sabbath Guitarist Tony Iommi Ready To Write ‘Another Album’

January 4, 2023

2023 is off to a great start! Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi posted the video below, detailing some of the projects that have kept him busy over the last year and plans to create more music!

“It’s been a good year for me, 2022, in parts anyway. I’ve been writing and recording. I’m having a new studio built, which I’m really pleased about. Well, actually, the studio is built, and it’s almost ready to go; I’m just waiting for some equipment. Because of the war [in Ukraine], it’s sort of stopped some of the parts coming through. But we’re almost there. In another couple of weeks, I think I’ll be ready to go in and start work in there, which I’m really looking forward to — writing another album.”

Iommi also confirmed that Black Sabbath albums recorded with singer Tony Martin will be reissued this year, “[In 2023], of course, we’re gonna have the Tony Martin box set and Cozy Powell and Neil Murray. And I’m looking forward to that, because a lot of people have asked about that, which is great. They wanted to see when it’s coming out, when it’s coming out. And we’ve done ’em in succession, really, with these albums. You can’t just bring everything out together; it has to come out in [the right] times. So we’ve had all the original SABBATH stuff come out, box sets, and then we’ve got the Ronnie [James Dio] stuff. And then the next thing will be the Tony Martin and then my solo stuff. So it’s gonna be busy again. But it’s great. And it’s nice to be doing the interviews and talking about what we did and all the rest of stuff.”

As you know, Sabbath released six albums with Martin on vocals: “The Eternal Idol” (1987),”Headless Cross” (1989),”Tyr” (1990),”Cross Purposes”(1994),”Cross Purposes Live” (1995) and “Forbidden” (1995).

Black Sabbath ended their “The End” tour in Birmingham in February ’17, closing out their 49 year career. Iommi was diagnosed with lymphoma in late ’11 and can’t travel for extended periods of time.