Judas Priest - Working On New Material


Judas Priest are busy writing new material. According to an awfully short posting on the band's website, "all is going really well". Further details will be given later.




As previously announced, Judas Priest will be embarking on their farewell tour in June, hitting all the major cities throughout the world. The band will be starting their Epitaph world tour in Europe.

With all guns blazing and amps cranked to eleven, the band will be giving all their fans one last chance to witness the ultimate metal experience that is Judas Priest.


Announced dates so far include:

7th June - 013, Tilburg, Holland
9th June - Sweden Rock Festival, Sölvesborg, Sweden
11th June - Sauna Open Air, Tampere, Finland
14th June - Oslo, Norway Spektrum
15th June - Bergen, Norway Edward Greig Plass
17th June - Copenhell Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
19th June - Hellfest Open Air, Nantes, France
20th June - Le Zenith, Paris, France
22nd June - Gods of Metal Festival, Milan, Italy
25th June - Graspop Metal Meeting, Dessel, Belgium
27th June - Zenith, Munich, Germany
28th June - 02 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
29th June - Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria
1st July - Belgrade Arena, Belgrade, Serbia
23rd July - High Voltage Festival, London, UK
5th August - Wacken Open Air, Germany

Source: judaspriest.com
Band profile: Judas Priest
Event: Judas Priest: Epitaph World Tour
 
Posted: 27.01.2011 by Thryce


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28.01.2011 - 14:32
Angelic Storm
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Written by jimmy on 28.01.2011 at 00:42
and yeah, i'd love to see rob do some ripper material. preferably, 'bullet train', 'bloodsuckers', 'death row', or 'cathedral spires'. i think rob would just kill those songs. hopefully they do 'hellrider' 'demonizer' and 'deal with the devil' off of AOR too. love those tracks. personally i could do without hearing 'diamonds and rust' and most of the really old stuff. it's kinds boring.


"Bullet Train" is my fave Priest song from the Ripper era stuff, and would love to see Rob have a go at this one. His voice isnt what it used to be, so he might struggle a bit with it, but it'd still be great to hear him doing it. xD

"Demonizer" has never been played live, and I think it is the song that sounds most like the Ripper era since the time of Rob reuniting with Priest. It is an awesome song, and I'd love to see it in setlist for the upcoming tour.
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28.01.2011 - 21:49
SATANSCHAMBER666

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Cant wait to hear the new album
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28.01.2011 - 22:16
regmighty

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I cant wait!!!! I hope it sound like there older stuff, not another nostradamus please
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29.01.2011 - 00:27
Kingface

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Is it only me who thinks the idea of a new album after they have done their farewell tour is practically pointless?

Maybe this new material is just a few new songs for a special compilation to complement the farewell tour or something?
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29.01.2011 - 00:31
Angelic Storm
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Written by Kingface on 29.01.2011 at 00:27

Is it only me who thinks the idea of a new album after they have done their farewell tour is practically pointless?

Maybe this new material is just a few new songs for a special compilation to complement the farewell tour or something?


I think it is much more likely to be a new album, as Glenn has stated the band is not splitting up, just not doing any more world tours.

I don't see what's pointless about it. Also, "Nostradamus" isnt an album I think that is worthy for Priest to end their career on, so the prospect of them bidding farewell with a great final album is exciting to me. xD
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29.01.2011 - 03:36
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Written by Angelic Storm on 29.01.2011 at 00:31

Also, "Nostradamus" isnt an album I think that is worthy for Priest to end their career on, so the prospect of them bidding farewell with a great final album is exciting to me. xD


I would keep my hopes as low as possible. Do you really think they will release something great?
Come on, they're way too old for that.
It's only my opinion but I think you set it up for a disappointment.
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29.01.2011 - 05:35
Angelic Storm
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Written by RavenKing on 29.01.2011 at 03:36
I would keep my hopes as low as possible. Do you really think they will release something great?
Come on, they're way too old for that.
It's only my opinion but I think you set it up for a disappointment.


I think they can release something great again, yep. Whether they will or not is another matter, but I think they still have it in them. lol xD

You have to remember that "Nostradamus" was Priest experimenting with their sound and taking chances. It wasn't (or at least it wasn't for the most part) their traditional style. The album before that ("Angel Of Retribution") was a lot more consistent, and a lot more faithful to Priest's signature sound.

I have got my head screwed on about it. I see this as merely an opportunity for Priest to go out on a high, which is what their great career deserves. I would be kinda surprised if they delivered something of the quality of say, "Screaming For Vengeance" or "Painkiller", but at the same time, I wouldn't be overly shocked. For a band with such a history, and longevity, the ratio of great albums compared to sub-par albums, is very high. I would be a little surprised if they ended their recording career with a classic, but Id be a lot more surprised, if Jon Shaffer pulled out something like NOTS or "Burnt Offerings" for Iced Earth's next effort. hehee

As for age, Ronnie James Dio was 61 when he released his last solo album "Master Of The Moon". (and was older than that still, when he recorded his last stuff with Black Sabbath) Which was his best effort for many years, and pretty much a return to form for him. So I don't think age has to be a barrier to creating good material, but it does make things more difficult, that's for sure.
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29.01.2011 - 12:35
Kingface

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Written by Angelic Storm on 29.01.2011 at 00:31

Written by Kingface on 29.01.2011 at 00:27

Is it only me who thinks the idea of a new album after they have done their farewell tour is practically pointless?

Maybe this new material is just a few new songs for a special compilation to complement the farewell tour or something?


I think it is much more likely to be a new album, as Glenn has stated the band is not splitting up, just not doing any more world tours.

I don't see what's pointless about it. Also, "Nostradamus" isnt an album I think that is worthy for Priest to end their career on, so the prospect of them bidding farewell with a great final album is exciting to me. xD


Pointless might have been a strong word, after all, if it is a new album they're bound to make a ton of money from it, but I personally place HUGE value on music being played live. If they record and release a new album and it's brilliant material that fans would love to see performed live but then they never tour again, it'll just feel a bit empty y'know?
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29.01.2011 - 13:54
Angelic Storm
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Written by Kingface on 29.01.2011 at 12:35
Pointless might have been a strong word, after all, if it is a new album they're bound to make a ton of money from it, but I personally place HUGE value on music being played live. If they record and release a new album and it's brilliant material that fans would love to see performed live but then they never tour again, it'll just feel a bit empty y'know?


You do make a good point there actually. However, if the band (or more accurately, certain members) are not up to the rigours of touring anymore, but still feel able to write and record new music, and want to do that, then I don't see why they shouldn't do that. For me personally, new Priest material is always welcome. Even if the downside is the songs will never be played live. In saying all this though, there's nothing stopping the band from maybe performing the odd special show once in a while. After all, Glenn said they're only going to stop doing world tours. Nothing really about them never playing live ever again. If it is their last world tour, then I think it is appropriate to label it a "farewell" tour, as it will be the last chance for most of their fans to see them live. But not touring anymore doesn't necessarily mean they'll never play live again. Thats my take on it anyways. lol
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30.01.2011 - 20:50
Elodie Artour
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Written by Thryce on 27.01.2011 at 18:44

From what I heard, they're splitting up after their farewell tour, probably lasting into 2012, according to interviews with Rob Halford.


EDIT: From Glenn Tipton's webspace: "To put every ones mind at rest this is by no means the end of the band, in fact we are presently writing new material, but we do intend this to be the last major world tour."

So there.

That's exactly what I've kept telling everyone during the past few months. Of course they aren't splitting up; that was just a trick.
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31.01.2011 - 11:19
sbgmetal

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Hell yea! jp need to go out with a proper bang
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16.06.2011 - 06:48
Flashok

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Its not a world tour if asia is not part of it...... common priestttt :/
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16.06.2011 - 06:52
Troy Killjoy
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How dare they leave out Antarctica!
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16.06.2011 - 09:09
Void Eater
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Halford looks constipated in the picture.
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