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Ozzy Osbourne Reveals Cover for June LP 'Scream'

Prince of Darkness set to announce Ozzfest plans on April 30th

April 28, 2010 6:45 PM ET

Metal god Ozzy Osbourne's Scream is due out June 15th and Rolling Stone has your first look at his new album cover. The angel wings, the red typeface, Ozzy standing victorious atop a mountain with a black flag in hand — who else but the Prince of Darkness could deliver album artwork like this? It looks like he's prepared to bark at the moon, to borrow from an Ozzy album of yore. Scream's first single "Let Me Hear You Scream" is already receiving heavy radio airplay after it premiered on an episode of CSI: NY two weeks ago. He'll shoot the video for "Let Me Hear You Scream" next month with director Jonas Akerlund (Lady Gaga's epic "Telephone" clip) at the helm.

Scream was produced by Ozzy and Kevin Churko, the same team behind Osbourne's 2007 album Black Rain. Ozzy also had a hand in writing all of Scream's 11 tracks. The album will feature Osbourne's new guitarist Gus G. as well as bassist Blasko, drummer Tommy Clufetos and keyboardist Adam Wakeman.
 
As Ozzy told Rolling Stone in January, the album originally had another title, but his fans protested. "I was going to call it after one of the tracks on the album called 'Soul Sucker.' When we put it on the Internet, none of my fan base liked the title, so I was like, 'Fuck it. I've got to come up with another title,' you know," he admitted. "They said, 'I can't imagine me walking around the fucking house with 'Soul Sucker' on my T-shirt.' OK, fine — thank you."
 
Ozzy will embark on an 18-month world tour as well as revive his annual Ozzfest after a one-year hiatus. The official announcement and details for Ozzfest 2010 will arrive this Friday night.
 
Scream Track List:
"Let It Die"
"Let Me Hear You Scream"
"Soul Sucker"
"Life Won't Wait"
"Diggin' Me Down"
"Crucify"
"Fearless"
"Time"
"I Want It More"
"Latimer's Mercy"
"I Love You All"

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