The reunion of the Black Sabbath Dio era is official, according to Black Sabbathâ€™s website. â€œHeaven and Hellâ€ is the new name that Black Sabbath is going under but is still going to include: Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward.
â€œHeaven and Hellâ€ is also the title of the album they recorded in the 1980â€™s. Black Sabbath are planning to start touring, and recording a new album in early 2007.
Commenting previously on the possibility of further collaborations with Ronnie James Dio, was Tony Iommi:
â€œWe've already written one new song together. The reason for that is that there's a release coming out, it's called 'Black Sabbath: The Dio Years' they've already done one, of course, 'Black Sabbath: The Ozzy Years'; that was the beginning and, really, the best part of it all but they've decided to do one, again, 'Black Sabbath: The Dio Years', and we wanted to make it a little but more special, not just give you things you've not heard from a live perspective. These are two things you'll never hear again two new songs. We are going to do that. It's been fun already. The one we've done the one that I've done with Tony has been really wonderful just great to realize how magnificent a player he was. You forget that after 10 years at a time that you don't work with someone. So we are gonna be doing that. And I hope you'll like it. I think it'll be great.â€