I was checking out Blabbermouth before, and saw this interesting interview with Bill Ward, Black Sabbath’s excommunicated drummer.
I relate to Bill Ward, man. He’s just a dude who believes in fairness, but was essentially given the shaft by his buddies. Yeah, I can relate.
“I think the soonest [people will hear me on a new record] is probably on an album we are trying to finish right now,” explains Ward.
“We’re in the final mix and some of the tracks are mastered. It’s an album called Accountable Beasts and I’ve been working on and off with it for about five years.”
I’d listen to that.
“I play seven or eight of the drum tracks on it, have put a lot of really hard work into it and I wrote most of the material. I am quite pleased with the amount of work I’ve put into the album to date and I’m hoping it will come out at some point in the near future.”
Bill “can’t say definitely, but I can say that we are working on the final mix and I kind of have a goal behind that, which is let’s get this thing finished and mixed as soon as possible. We are working on that right now, in fact this very day, to go into the studio and so on and so forth. Setting up our dates, studying my mix sheets, and working out final overdubs if any need to be done. We have some of the material which is already what I like to call ‘master-mixed,’ it’s board mixed and we don’t need to touch it, it just goes to mastering.
“There’s nine songs on the record, I believe, so that would be the first time you’d get to hear me drumming again, at least at this point. We have other projects that are going on as well, but it’s a bit too early to tell yet.”
Read the rest of the interview here.