tony iommi 2005Black Sabbath is on the final stages as a performing band with their current farewell tour, but there are many other things going on behind the band that should get some excited in some sort of level like the announcement of the band working again with former singer of the band Tony Martin.

In preparation for their Australian leg of their final tour, guitarist Tony Iommi revealed in an interview with Australian magazine theMusic their plans with the band once they’re done with their shows. Iommy said the the band will start working on releasing some new reissues for Headless Cross and TYR with a twist:

“We’ve held back on the reissues of those albums because of the current Sabbath thing with [current frontman Ozzy Osbourne], but they will certainly be happening,” Iommi said.

“…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).”

Tony Martin, who fronted Black Sabbath between 1987-1991 and then again from 1993-1997, hinted the idea of this collaboration earlier this year when he posted on his Facebook his latest encounter with Iommi:

Tony Martin screenshot

The new tracks Iommi refers on his interview may not be a new album but at least it will be new music from the band so that should push those eager to listen more Sabbath to get these reissues. Something that for sure may not happen will be a reunion with a certain former drummer of the band because, well, it’s a long story.