Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Judas Priest finish new album

Judas Priest singer Rob Halford has revealed that the band have completed work on a new album.

"The record is finished; it's absolutely finished as of today," Halford told Artisan News on Monday at the Ronnie James Dio This Is Your Life Tribute Concert and Awards Gala in Hollywood. “It's a relief. It's a relief because whenever Priest makes an album, like any band, you put your heart and soul into it; it is that typical 'blood, sweat and tears.' It's not an easy thing to do 40 years later. But Priest has always been up for the challenge of that, and it's one of things that we love to do more than anything else as we move on through our metal years. So this is a great time for Priest: 40th anniversary, a brand new record. Life couldn't be better."

A few months ago, Halford described the follow-up to 2008's "Nostradamus" as "hard. It's heavy. It's something we think our Priest fans will be thrilled with. We know we have a reputation to maintain, and we know we have to deliver something really strong and solid. The album is going to be full of all the great things you love about Judas Priest."

The band plans to tour in support of the new album this year, although not quite as extensively as it has in the past, and will mark the 40th anniversary of their debut album, "Rocka Rolla."

Members of Judas Priest recently hosted the first all-metal edition of Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp in Las Vegas – check out photos and video here.

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