Black Sabbath to premiere new song during season finale of CSI

The Birmingham heavy metal band will unveil the first single from their eagerly-awaited new album next month on the CBS crime drama

Heavy metal legends Black Sabbath are going to premiere a track from their upcoming new album on the season finale of CSI next month.


The Birmingham band will appear in the episode and perform the first single from their nineteenth album 13, End of the Beginning, on the May 15th edition of the CBS crime drama.

The band will be seen on screen playing the song during a scene in which actors Ted Danson and Marc Vann attend a concert while investigating a string of murders “with horrifying similarities to the sins in Dante’s Inferno.”

Sabbath’s bassist Geezer Butler took to Twitter earlier today to announce the development and share his enthusiasm for CSI.

“I’ve seen almost every episode of #CSI – I’m actually in the season finale!” wrote the bass player. “Sabbath playing a track from the new album; watch out for it!”

“When we first heard that Black Sabbath was interested in premiering a song on CSI from their first studio album in 35 years, we were all really excited,” said CSI’s executive producer Don McGill in a statement. 

“So many of us are longtime fans. And seeing as the album is titled 13 and this is the finale of CSI’s Season 13, it seemed like the perfect match. We couldn’t be more thrilled.”


Black Sabbath, which comprises voalist Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Butler and session drummer Brad Wilk, will release 13 on June 11. It’s their first all-studio album since 1995’s Forbidden and reunites three quarters of the band’s ‘classic’ line-up, with Wilk replacing original skinsman Bill Ward.