Black Sabbath — Geezer Butler, Bill Ward, Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi — will record a new album and embark on a world tour in 2012. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)

The only tour date announced so far is for next June’s Download Festival in England. Metalheads might want to look into airfare — Metallica just announced it will play its classic “Black” album in its entirety at the same festival.