Black Sabbath Plots Press Conference; New Album to Come?

November 11: Black Sabbath announces they are reuniting record their first studio album with original frontman Ozzy Osbourne since 1978.

All four Black Sabbath original members will reunite for a press conference on Nov. 11 -- but will the heavy metal icons announce a new album?

According to Rolling Stone, the long-disbanded group have dubbed the event a "special announcement at the same location where the influential band made their Los Angeles debut on November 11, 41 years ago."

That location is Los Angeles' Whiskey a Go-Go, where the band will make the announcement at 11:11 a.m. Henry Rollins, no stranger to the Whiskey stage himself, will host the event.

In October, frontman Ozzy Osbourne told Billboard.com new material was "a very, very strong possibility. It's in the very early stages, so we haven't recorded anything yet."

His remarks followed an August report in the Birmingham Mail that the group was writing new material. Guitarist Tony Iommi said in a statement at the time that he had been "speculating" in his reported quotes, but did not refute them.

The original lineup has toured sporadically over the last two decades, but has not released a studio album together since 1978's "Never Say Die." Not that they haven't stayed busy: Osbourne released his latest book, "Trust Me, I'm Dr. Ozzy," on Oct. 11.