Monday, March 11, 2013

Judas Priest: New album and Epitaph DVD update

Judas Priest have posted an update on two of the band’s forthcoming projects.

“The guys are working in the studio on their new album - and all is going is really well!,” reports the group via their website.

Last summer, the band revealed plans to regroup following their “Epitaph” world tour to start to work on some new music.

Frontman Rob Halford told Billboard in August that the group is "ramping things up to get back into full writing and recording mode" back in England. He and guitarist Glenn Tipton have "a tremendous amount of material in the vaults already," and they expect new guitarist Richie Faulkner, who replaced co-founder KK Downing in 2011, to make a contribution as well.

Priest are also passing along a tease for their next video project.

“We will be releasing the live 'Epitaph' DVD & Bluray soon - release date to be announced shortly!,” said the band.

The final Epitaph show - at the Hammersmith Apollo in London - was professionally filmed for the DVD release.

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