Judas Priest: Rob Halford Says There’s ‘Definitely’ a New Priest Album on the Way

2019-03-11

Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford – Story by Cat Badra, photo by Anne Erickson

Judas Priest new album update: Rob Halford says the band is in talks about their next album

Judas Priest fans, rest assured that Rob Halford and the metal legends aren’t finished making new music yet. Halford says the band has started talking about their next studio album and that it is in the works.

Judas Priest is still touring the world in support of their 2018 studio album, “Firepower,” but they still have new music at the forefront of their minds.

Speaking with May the Rock Be With You about what’s ahead for the group, Halford said (transcribed by Blabbermouth), “I would say much of the same. Judas Priest is on a roll and we’re on fire with this music and the reaction.”

He added, “It’s a lot of things combined that really still keep us active and keep us to what’s next to be done. Each Priest album, if you think about it, is by definition, has its own character and sound. ‘British Steel’ is light years away from ‘Painkiller’, which is light years away from ‘Stained Class’, which is light years away from ‘Sad Wings Of Destiny’ and ‘Sin After Sin’ and on and on and on.”

He continued, That’s part of the intriguing part of Priest. We’re always looking for a different kind of tilt to what we’re about as a band in the next project of songs we’re going to release. We’re already thinking about that now.”

As for new music, he said, “We had a meeting in the U.K. just before we came to Australia about planning the foreseeable future and I would say there’s definitely a new Priest album on the way.”

Judas Priest was at Download Melbourne last weekend. The band will being a new tour in the U.S. this spring with Uriah Heep kicking off May 3 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. That tour will run through a June 29 date at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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