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Hear Black Sabbath’s Nine-Minute Dirge Epic ‘God Is Dead?’

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This June, Black Sabbath will release their first album with Ozzy Osbourne since 1978’s Never Say Die!, and today they dropped the project’s first single, the nearly nine-minute new single “God is Dead?” Despite Ozzy’s current public persona as a bumbling zombie, he sounds absolutely fantastic on the track, wailing about God as if it’s still the mid-’70s. The song was produced by Rick Rubin — who is helming the new album — and features drumming from Rage Against the Machine’s Brad Wilk.

The band will premiere the album’s next single — titled “The End is the Beginning” — on the May 15 season finale of CSI. Characters on the show will attend a Black Sabbath concert, where the band will then perform the song. Sounds bizarre, but then again, this is Ozzy Osbourne.