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Judas Priest Work On New Album Is 'Going Incredibly Well'

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JUDAS PRIEST Management Co-Ordinator Jayne Andrews has posted the following message on the band's official web site:

"As usual when the band are working on a new album, the website will be very quiet. The guys do not want any information being given out at this time. As soon as they are ready to announce anything, I will do so for them!! They are taking a very short break just now but will continue working on the album next week. It is going incredibly well!! So please, be patient and as I always say... it will be worth waiting for!!!"

In a June 2006 interview with MTV.com, JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford said about the group's upcoming concept album about the legendary 16th-century French prophet Nostradamus, "Nostradamus is all about metal, isn't he? He was an alchemist as well as a seer — a person of extraordinary talent. He had an amazing life that was full of trial and tribulation and joy and sorrow. He's a very human character and a world-famous individual. You can take his name and translate it into any language and everybody knows about him, and that's important because we're dealing with a worldwide audience."

In addition to digging new lyrical ground for JUDAS PRIEST, the album will contain musical elements that might surprise their fans. "It's going to have a lot of depth," the singer explained. "There'll be a lot of symphonic elements. We might orchestrate it, without it being overblown. There may be a massive choir at parts and keyboards will be featured more prominently, whereas they've always been in the background before."

Source: Blabbermouth.net

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1. Diamond Oz writes:

Good God I love Priest! One of the best bands I've ever seen!

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2. Terminator writes:

i just cant wait for this. priest is still one of my top five favorite bands of all time. all i can say is that 2007 is going to be a b****in year for old school metal!

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3. psythe writes:

I'm pretty sure I'm going to love myself when this comes out.

# Sep 12, 2006 @ 9:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. still_caught_somewhere_in_time writes:

YES!!! i'm going to celebrate and buy it the minute the album comes out.priest is defianatly in my top 5 favorite bands. my life will only be complete when i see these guys live!

# Sep 18, 2006 @ 10:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Pandora writes:

greetings, I am Pandora - rock radio DJ
KK DOWNING in PANDORA's ROCK BOX on RADIO CAROLINE
Saturday 14 October between 7pm and 11pm KK DOWNING will be in my Box and maybe he will reveal alittle more about the new album.
I myself enjoy Nostradamus and all things esoteric, so i am really really looking forward to the album.
Join us for a Sizzling Saturday in Pandora's Rock Box this Saturday 14th October between 7pm and 11pm, when KK DOWNING will be venturing into the Box to chat with me about his new project VIOLENT STORM, as well as anything else he would like to share with us, ... and of course you'll hear HOT TIPS from VIOLENT STORM, some CLASSIC JUDAS PRIEST as well as songs from their recent album....

Email questions for KK DOWNING to pandora@radiocaroline.co.uk
ENJOY! luv Lady Pandora

tuning details: SKY 0199 in UK, NTL (Ireland) 88.4fm (rock of the riviera - south of france worldspace satelite radio (worldwide except USA), and online at www.radiocaroline.co.uk

SEE YOU IN MY BOX!

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6. Anti-Slayer writes:

No one is going to see you in your "box". Just get the f*** out. And by the way i've never heard of you so, hmmm shut up.

And by the way, this is good news, judas priest owns.

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