In a statement on his Web site, Geezer says Black Sabbath have “the engines back up and running [at] Tony’s home studio.”
Geezer seems optimistic about Iommi’s health. “Far from being down and depressed about his lymphoma diagnosis, Tony had already written the music for two new songs, and I must say it has given us all a kick up the rump,” the bassist says.
“It’s great to hear him churning out those riffs again, assuaging the Demon C,” says Butler.
“Takes more than that to stop Tony. Can’t wait for you all to hear our workings, it has been great working on this stuff,” he adds.
“I want to thank the lovely encouraging emails sent to this site giving Tony love and encouragement and great vibes. It really does help, not only Tony, but us as a band — it raises up our spirits and restores our faith in this tarnished world. Sabb fans are good people, time and again you have proven your faith in us and boosted our endeavor.”