Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Judas Priest share new album update ahead of Rock Hall induction

Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford is sharing an update on the progress of the band’s new studio album ahead of their induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame next month.

The work-in-progress will mark the follow-up to the group’s 2018 record, “Firepower”, which earner the legendary UK outfit their highest-charting US album when it debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 upon its release.

“All the writing's done; the bulk of the recording is done,” Halford tells Q104.3 New York. “I've still gotta put my vocal tracks down. So, in essence, it's done, which is a great feeling, because again, that really points us to the metal future. Everything that we've done in Priest over the last 50-odd years has been driven by the latest music that we're making. So this is no exception.

“We'll finish this 50th anniversary celebration down in São Paulo, Brazil on December the 18th, and that'll be this year done. And then next year we're kicking off with our good friend Ozzy in the UK, we'll do some shows with him, and in Europe. And then a few other bits and pieces we've got going over in Europe. And then we stop. And then we plan the next release sequence for the next Priest album."

Currently playing dates on a fall US tour, Judas Priest will be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame during a November 5 event at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA; the band are being honored with the Musical Excellence Award, which is given to artists, musicians, songwriters and producers whose originality and influence creating music have had a dramatic impact on music. See also:

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