After Black Sabbath dissolved following the "Born Again" tour, Tony Iommi elected to pursue a solo career. Eventually, former Deep Purple singer Glenn Hughes was recruited to handle the vocal duties on the recordings.
Due to pressure from the record label, however, Iommi was forced to eventually release the album using the Black Sabbath moniker, despite it in all actuality being a Tony Iommi solo album. Despite that, the album, "Seventh Star", still bears very strong similiarities to the Black Sabbath album.
How could it not, after all, since Iommi had always been the nucleus of the band? Iommi is the only person without which the band would not exist. Despite the rebirth of the Black Sabbath name, however, the next few years would be a struggle for the band, which can be read about here and here.
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