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Chart reappearance for Black Sabbath?

The group could feature high in the album charts this afternoon Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Black Sabbath could have their first number one album for 43 years this afternoon.

Their new album '13' is currently at number one in the mid-week charts.

They last achieved a number one album with their second release 'Paranoid' in 1970 which featured signature tracks such as War Pigs and Iron Man.


Black Sabbath announce new album title

Ozzy Osbourne performing with Birmingham band Black Sabbath Credit: PA

Birmingham rock legends Black Sabbath have announced the title of their new album - 13.

It is the first studio album by three members of the original band - Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar) and Geezer Butler (bass) - since 1978's Never Say Die! They were joined at sessions by Rage Against The Machine drummer Brad Wilk.

The album, recorded mainly in Los Angeles, is due to be released in June, although an exact date is not yet known.

Policing operation "a success" at Download Festival

Fans at Download festival ahead of Sunday's Black Sabbath performance Credit: East Midlands Air Support Unit

The policing operation during the Download music festival in Leicestershire was "a great success".

Leicestershire Police made a number of arrests. The force says the main issue it was faced was theft from tents.

The event attracted sell-out crowds of up to 100,000 each day and more than 70,000 camped across 13 campsites.

Inspector Chris Brown, who was in charge of the crime prevention operation at Download, said: “We put a lot of effort into our plans this year, as we do every year, and I am really pleased with the outcome of the operation.

"We had some extra challenges this year with the wet weather on Wednesday and Thursday which led to an unprecedented number of people arriving at the same time causing long traffic tailbacks particularly on Friday afternoon.

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Download-fans prepare for Black Sabbath

Fans gather at Download festival ahead of Black Sabbath performance at 22.45 BST Credit: East Midlands Air Support Unit

With just under four hours to go, Black Sabbath fans are making their way to the main stage at Download festival.

The festival in Donnington Park started on Friday and has seen over 100,000 people this weekend.

The festival got off with an uncertain start as severe rainfalls delayed the opening of the event by two hours.

However revellers have been enjoying the sunshine today and are certainly going to end on a high as world-famous Birmingham band Black Sabbath takes to the stage as the final act just before 23.00hrs tonight.


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Kelly Osbourne tells festival-goers to be prepared

Kelly Osbourne is the daughter of Black Sabbath front-man Ozzy Osbourne.

Download music festival is in its final day with headliner Birmingham band Black Sabbath closing the festival tonight.

Fans braved torrential rain and muddled through mud to make it to the festival on Friday, it seems their persistance has paid off as fans tweet that the sun is shining today.

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