A Black Sabbath HalloweenIt's Halloween as you well know so we felt compelled to check in with our friends at Black Sabbath who confirmed the reformed trio (not quartet) will perform five shows in Australia early next year visiting Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth.

It will be Black Sabbath's first tour of the former colonies since 1974. The word on the street is the new Sabbath album produced Rick Rubin will be out by March 2013. Let's hope Tony Iommi's continued recovery means more festival dates next year, too.