TONY IOMMI and TONY MARTIN are planning new recording in the next future
Tony Martin fronted the heavy metal legend between 1987-1991 and then again from 1993-1997. He relaesed with the Black Sabbath six albums: 'The Eternal Idol' (1987), 'Headless Cross' (1989), 'Tyr' (1990), 'Cross Purposes' (1994), 'Cross Purposes Live' (1995) and 'Forbidden' (1995).
Iommi and Martin reconnected back in January when they attended the unveiling ceremony for a plaque honoring legendary drummer Cozy Powell (Rainbow, Michael Schenker Group, Black Sabbath, Whitesnake, Yngwie Malmsteen) in Cirencester, England.
Martin took to his Facebook page after the event to write: "Well, what a great day. I attended the unveiling of Cozy Powell's memorial plaque in his hometown of Cirencester, along with Brian May, Neil Murray and Tony Iommi... And, to my surprise, [I] was greeted by Tony Iommi VERY warmly. It's the first conversation of any length I have had with him in 15 years! And it turns out we may well be working together soon!".
In this video Black Sabbath performing The Wizard Live on the 1994 'Cross Purposes Tour'. Tony Martin on harmonica and vocals.
The guitar legend confirmed that re-releases of 'Headless Cross' and 'Tyr' are just around the corner.
"We've held back on the reissues of those albums because of the current Sabbath thing with [current frontman Ozzy Osbourne], but they will certainly be happening," Iommi said.
"...I'd like to do a couple of new tracks for those releases with Tony Martin. I’ll also be looking at working on Cross Purposes (1994) and Forbidden (1995)."
Martin's last solo album, 'Scream', was released in November 2005. It featured legendary drummer Cozy Powell on the track 'Raising Hell' as well as songwriting contributions by another Sabbath member, Geoff Nicholls.