Previously we reported that ex-Black Sabbath singer Tony Martin had announced that a conversation with current Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi meant that the two could be collaborating again in the near future. The two attended an event to unveil a plague in Cirencester, England to honour former Black Sabbath and Rainbow drummer Cozy Powell.
Tony Martin commented at the time; “Well what a great day. I attended the unveiling of Cozy Powell‘s memorial plaque in his home town of Cirencester, along with Brian May, Neil Murray, and Tony Iommi …. And to my surprise was greeted by Tony Iommi VERY warmly. Its the first conversation of any length i have had with him in 15 years! And it turns out we may well be working together soon!”
Tony Iommi speaking to Australia’s The Music prior to Black Sabbath‘s The End Tour kicking out in the country has confirmed that the two Tony Martin-era Black Sabbath albums will be getting re-released. He remarked that despite the fact the reissues have been held back, “they will certainly be happening.”
He further added; “…I’d like to do a couple of new tracks for those releases with Tony Martin. I’ll also be looking at working on Cross Purposes (1994) and Forbidden (1995).”