Though the news was revealed and refuted in August, it’s now officially come out that the original Black Sabbath will, in fact, reunite. It’s been confirmed that the quartet will headline the 2012 Download Festival and record a new album with none other than Rick Rubin at the helm. As Rolling Stone reports, the veteran producer had a hand in the reunion process:

The band credited Rubin’s persistence for helping get them back in the studio. “He phoned us every five minutes,” (guitarist Tony) Iommi joked.

The adjective “epic” is thrown around a lot these days. But this truly could be.

Read the complete RS piece right here.