After making music for more than four decades, Black Sabbath finally scored their first No. 1 album on Billboard 200 with their latest LP which arrived earlier this year "13". However, they have said that they're no sure if they'll release a follow-up record.
"To me, it's been nicely rounded off now. If we did another album, it just wouldn't have the same vibe as far as I'm concerned. And with this one doing so well, the next one would have to be number one everywhere too or people would see it as a failure," said band member Geezer Butler in a new interview with Classic Rock Magazine.
Ozzy Osbourne, meanwhile, insisted he would not make promises about a new record because fans waited so long between "13" and 1995's "Forbidden" albums. "We'll see what happens. We made promises about another album 15 or 20 years ago and it took this long for it to come out. I don't think you'll see another one in 20 years, put it that way," the 65-year-old musician explained.
Guitarist Tony Iommi then added, "Making '13' was such a great, memorable experience, so if that's the final chapter, we'd have to be happy. We've not spoken about [another album]. I don't know if it would be the right thing to do. God knows what the expectations would be next time around... I'd probably have a heart attack worrying about it!"