During an interview with The U.K.Metro, original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward said that he would like for the original band to reunite to make a new album. He said that he is “in contact” with the other members of the band, nearly five years after they completed their final tour without him.

He said, “I talked to Ozzy [Osbourne, SABBATH singer] two nights ago. A lot of things have crossed between us and there’s new boundaries that I’ve had to build, but I don’t think any less of them. I’ve been working with Tony [Iommi, SABBATH guitarist] since 1964 when I was 16 years old. They’re my brothers and I love them.”

On the possibility of a new album, he said, “As far as I’m concerned, the book’s never closed with SABBATH. I’m writing like a demon, I’m living life.” He continued, “I haven’t spoken to the guys about it, but I have talked to a couple of people in management about the possibility of making a recording. Which I can do safely, even with COVID around. I can lay track at my studio in Los Angeles. I’m very open-minded about doing something like that.”