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Judas Priest To Take Short Break Before New Album

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The following message has been posted on JUDAS PRIEST's official web site:

"All is going really well with the new album. Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing are working on their guitar parts. All of the guys are going to take a short summer break then will re-group to get back to working on the album!"

JUDAS PRIEST is working on a concept album about the legendary 16th century prophet Nostradamus. Regarding the direction of the material and how whole concept for the record came about, frontman Rob Halford recently told PureGrainAudio.com, "We've got a bulk of the work done. It sounds absolutely fucking amazing and that's not me inflating it, it is genuinely spectacular. So we're still carrying on with that and it should be out sometime in 2008. The idea (for the record) came from our manager Bill Curbishley, because we were ready to go in and do another studio record, but Bill came to see us towards the end of the 'Angel of Retribution' tour, he came to Russia, we were playing Russia and we had lunch with him and he said, 'Look, I have this idea.' Bill manages THE WHO, you know, Pete and Roger, and Bill was behind the enormous success of 'Tommy' and he said, 'I just think that you know, maybe you should think about this possibility of doing a concept album and I've been thinking about this guy Nostradamus.' And as soon as he brought the name up, I'm like, I'm there, let's go, you don't have to say anything else. I knew something of him already like everybody does about the books that you read about him, or on the Internet or on TV, documentaries and I thought wow, this is absolutely brilliant so that's where it all came about from."

On the rumors that "Nostradamus" will be a double album, Halford said, "It is a rumor still. I mean, there is an enormous amount of material and you can only put so much on a single CD so you know, we're trying to tell the story of his life and we're trying to cover every significant moment of his life and I think you know, when we got it all recorded, that's when you're faced with the reality of how much time you got and how much a CD will afford you and the timing of it all. So we just ask everyone to bear with us and as we actually get into the mixing mode, we'll be able to be more definitive and tell everybody exactly what we've got, but we just want to make sure we tell his life story so we'll do whatever it takes to do that."

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1. Judas Priest FOR LIFE! writes:

f*** YEA!! CAN'T WAIT!!!

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2. Lucifersam writes:

Hell yeah I am going to get that cd

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3. Edhead writes:

DUDE!! I DIDN'T KNOW THE PREIST WAS GONNA DO A NEW RECORD, THATS f***IN AWSOME, I'M SO f***IN STOKED, f*** YEAH, RETURN OF THE METAL GODS.

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4. Metal Maniac writes:

Horns up to the Priest. Cant wait to see them again!

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5. Metalhead84 writes:

I wonder if this will be anything similar to the Painkiller album.

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