The Prince of Darkness returns with new music!
Ozzy Osbourne has shared his first new song in nine years called “Under the Graveyard.” The song sees Osbourne going in a slightly different direction as the rocker faces his own mortality on this heavy track. Listen to it below.
The track comes from his upcoming solo album, Ordinary Man, which is expected to be released sometime next year.
“This album was a gift from my higher power–it is proof to me that you should never give up,” Ozzy says of the new album. “It all started when Kelly [Osbourne] comes in and says, “Do you want to work on a Post Malone song?” My first thing was “Who the f*** is Post Malone?!” I went to Andrew [Watt]’s house and he said, “We will work really quick.” After we finished that song, he said, “Would you be interested in starting an album?” I said, “That would be f****** great,” but now I am thinking I don’t want to be working in a basement studio for six months! And in just a short time, we had the album done.”
The album was recorded in Los Angeles and features production from Watt, who also played guitars, as well as Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan on bass and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer Chad Smith on drums. According to a press release, Ozzy was inspired to create a new album after his collaboration with rapper Post Malone, which led to Osbourne’s first Billboard Top 10 hit since Lita Ford’s “Close My Eyes Forever” 30 years ago.
Ordinary Man is the follow up to Osbourne’s 2010 album, Scream.