Rob Halford: new Judas Priest Album to arrive in early 2017
Judas Priest singer Rob Halford was interviewed on the March 25-27 edition of Full Metal Jackie‘s, American nationally syndicated radio show.
At the Full Metal Jackie's question: “Rob, what can we expect from the mighty Priest for the rest of 2016? What are you able to reveal?
Halford answered: “Well, Jackie, we’re going on to writing sessions very, very soon. As we’re all winding up ‘Redeemer Of Souls’… At the end of any tour, like most bands, [we say to ourselves], ‘What are we gonna do, guys, girls? What are we gonna do? Where are we going next? What’s the plan?’ We finished this tour, this big world tour, just before the holidays in December, and we’re about to start writing sessions pretty much now. And that’s great. Oh, man, I can’t wait to get into the writing zone again. That, to me, as you and I have spoken over the years, Jackie, that’s one of the most thrilling moments for me personally in Priest. You go into a room, like very, very soon I’ll be there hanging out with Glenn and Richie, you’ll be in a room with some amps, and, ‘Hey, guys, have a cup of tea, whatever.’ Turn the amps on, start riffing and boom, you could have another amazing Priest song by the end of the day. I love that part of being in Priest. So that’s the next step — writing sessions, get some really good, solid Priest material ready, and then, you know, Scott and Ian come in and we jam and we start putting the songs together. Like always, it’ll be ready when it’s ready, but there was already an extraordinary amount of ideas collected throughout that tour. So I’m optimistic that we should have something ready by… probably not by the end of this year, but definitely by the early part of next year”.
Judas Priest released Redeemer of Souls, their seventeenth studio album, on 8 July 2014. A live album/concert video Battle Cry has been released on March 25, 2016 on CD, DVD and Blu-ray. Battle Cry features the legendary heavy metal band’s performance from the 2015 Wacken Festival, where Judas Priest let loose a jaw-dropping show for 85,000 people.
Judas Priest – Battle Cry (from Redeemer of Souls, 2014)