They did rush the writing and recording of Forbidden just so they could get out what they owed the record company. I remember Cross Purposes came out in early '94 and by the summer of '95 Forbidden was out.
I think Iommi knew the reunion with Ozzy was in the works so he rushed Forbidden just to get it over with so he could move on to getting a good paycheck again.
6/5 - Guns N Roses
6/14 - Alice Cooper
7/6 - RUSH