Judas Priest have announced that they entered the studio to begin recording their long-awaited follow-up to 2014’s Redeemer Of Souls. The band’s longtime producer Tom Allom, acclaimed British knob-twiddler Andy Sneap and engineer Mike Exeter.

Allom produced every Priest release from Unleashed In The East (1979) through Ram It Down (1988), along with several live records since then. As a young engineer, he also worked on the first three Black Sabbath records under producer Rodger Bain.

During a January 2017 appearance on Trunk Nation, Eddie Trunk’s show on SiriusXM,singer Rob Halford discussed (as per blabbermouth.net) the songwriting process for the band’s new record, stating, “Yeah, everything’s coming together great. We’re excited to be making new material.

As you know, whenever we go out to play, we like to say that we’re there for not only the reason to see our wonderful fans again but to show off what we’re doing. And that’s what we’re doing right now — we’re hard at work, and it’s all coming together great.”

Halford also confirmed that there is no set-in-stone timetable for the release of the next album. “You know, there is no rush,” he said. “There is no rush. We feel great. We’re very happy, we’re very confident, we’re very excited. And so, yeah, we’re working with our label and with promoters, and there’s a lot of stuff going on behind the scenes.”

He continued “When we go out, we want it to be good — we want it to be good, we want it to be well planned, we wanna make sure that everybody’s happy.”

On February 3rd, the band released a remastered version of Turbo as a three CD reissue. Read more, here.

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  1. Since Judas Priest is my favorite band, this is great news.

    I am hoping this means we may get a classic sounding Priest record with tunes that harken back to golden era of the band.

    D 🙂

  2. That is what I’m hoping for as well, Dana. ’80-’84 era Priest, with a bit of that 70’s dirty bluesy sound. With Halford’s lower register he uses now. That would get my metal juices flowing.

    1. I couldn’t agree more, Greg.

      Especially since, Screaming For Vengeance, is my all time favorite record..ever.

      D 🙂

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