Judas Priest: ‘There Will Be Another Album in the Very Near Future’

2019-04-22

Judas Priest singer Rob Halford and guitarist Richie Faulkner – Story and photo by Anne Erickson

Rob Halford of Judas Priest says guitarist Glenn Tipton is already working on ideas for a new Priest album

Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford says not only is there a new album coming in the metal band’s not-too-distant future, but guitarist Glenn Tipton is already solidifying ideas for that next record.

Speaking with the Do You Know Jack? podcast, Halford explained that the guys are narrowing down a huge collection of riffs for the new tunes.

“In fact, Glenn’s back in the U.K. now making riffs and going through… We have massive archives of riffs. It never stops,” Halford explained. “That’s the joy of Priest in terms of creativity — we never seem to slow down.”

“And when you get a successful record like Firepower, that motivates you even further,” he continued. “Any band will tell you that. You feed off the energy of what your fans are giving you. You wanna see your fans again and you wanna bring your fans something different next time. So that means making another metal song, which, amplify that by 10 ideas, and you’ve got another album. So that’s the plan.”

“There will be another album from Priest in the very near future.”

The fact Halford is discussing Tipton working on new music is good news for fans who were concerned about the guitarist being part of the new tunes. Tipton had to take time off from performing live with the band as he deals with Parkinson’s Disease. Andy Sneap, who co-produced “Firepower,” filled in on the road.

Judas Priest 2019 North American Tour Dates with Uriah Heep:

05/03 – Hollywood, FL @ Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
05/04 – Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome to Rockville Festival *
05/06 – Nashville, TN @ Nashville Municipal Auditorium
05/08 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre
05/09 – Biloxi, MS @ Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
05/12 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
05/14 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
05/15 – Huntington, NY@ The Paramount
05/16 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
05/18 – Albany, NY @ Palace Theatre
05/19 – Albany, NY @ Palace Theatre
05/22 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
05/23 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
05/25 – Rosemont, IL @ Rosemont Theatre
05/28 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at The Moody Theater
05/29 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at The Moody Theater
05/31 – Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory
06/01 – Little Rock, AR @ First Security Amphitheater
06/03 – St. Louis, MO @ Stifel Theatre
06/05 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Broadmoor World Arena
06/08 – Saskatoon, SK @ SaskTel Centre
06/10 – Lethbridge, AB @ ENMAX Centre
06/11 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
06/13 – Dawson Creek, BC @ Encana Events Centre
06/14 – Prince George, BC @ CN Centre
06/16 – Kelowna, BC @ Prospera Place
06/17 – Abbotsford, BC @ Abbotsford Centre
06/19 – Airway Heights, WA @ Northern Quest Resort and Casino
06/21 – Kent, WA @ Accesso Showare Center
06/22 – Portland, OR @ Moda Theatre of the Clouds
06/24 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
06/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
06/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Microsoft Theater
06/29 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel

* No Uriah Heep

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