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Veteran rockers Black Sabbath announce reunion

12 November 2011 Last updated at 09:43 GMT

Members of the veteran rock band, Black Sabbath, have announced they are reuniting in their original four man line-up for their first new album in 33 years, and a tour in 2012.

Singer Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, bass player Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward told a news conference that they would perform at the Download Festival in England in June 2012, and then embark on a world tour.

Ozzy Osbourne said ''the time was right'' for a reunion. Bass player Geezer Butler promised fans ''the old Sabbath style and sound''.