No rest for Shihad after gigs with Black Sabbath
will support Black Sabbath on the iconic metal band’s five-date Australian tour.
The New Zealand rock group are no strangers to all things Sabbath, having covered the song The Wizard on debut EP Devolve back in 1990. After the tour, Shihad (pictured) will travel to Egypt and Spain to record their ninth album with producer Jaz Coleman of Killing Joke, before playing festivals across Europe.
Sabbath travel to Australia to tour the new album 13, which reunites three original band members – Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler – on their first studio album together since 1978’s Never Say Die!.
13 was recorded mainly in Los Angeles and will be released in June. The trio were joined at the sessions by Rage Against The Machine drummer Brad Wilk, with the album produced by seven-time Grammy winner Rick Rubin. It will be released on Vertigo (worldwide) and Vertigo/ Republic in the US. The group visit New Zealand, Australia and Japan in April and May.
Black Sabbath and Shihad play the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on April 25.