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Judas Priest To Film "Nostradamus" DVD

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FMQB is reporting:

Ever since the two-disc Metal Opera Nostradamus came out in June, JUDAS PRIEST has been planning to do an elaborate stage show where they play the album in its entirety. That idea is still something the band is "absolutely committed" to, but it likely won't happen until later in 2009.

"We talk about it constantly, and that’s what we’re going to do at the end of the world tour sometime next year," singer Rob Halford recently told FMQB. "At the back end of the summer, we’re going to wind up the regular tour. Then we’ll go straight into production for the Nostradamus show and we’ll probably do a DVD to go along with that. We’ll more than likely launch it in London or somewhere in the UK, because that’s our home base. Then we’ll see what happens. My gut feeling tells me that once it’s been delivered, everybody will want to see it and feel it live, and that might entail taking it to a lot of places around the planet. It’s going to be great. It’s something we’ve been looking forward to doing for a long time after actually making the record itself. The next step is to perform it in its entirety, which we’ve never done before."

In the meantime, Judas Priest is enjoying two Grammy nominations for the album. They are up for Best Hard Rock Performance for the track 'Visions', and Best Metal Performance for the song Nostradamus. Additionally, Halford just released the new Live At Rock In Rio III DVD from his former band, Halford, via his own label: Metal God Entertainment. In addition to putting out his own archive releases from his former groups like Halford and Fight, he will be looking to sign new talent to Metal God in the future.

"We’re still in the early stages of becoming solid and secure, but the word is out throughout the music industry about what we can do and what we’ve achieved so far," says Halford of his label. "We work with really talented people out of the office in Phoenix. We have a wonderful team at World War Distribution that works with us for these releases, so we’ve got all that locked in. On top of that, there is a constant love and flow and need for all things heavy metal. At some point we’re going to open the doors for bands to submit their demos. Then we’ll look at what we can do to help the new metal talent get into the world."

Despite having other irons in the fire, Halford insists that Priest will always be his main priority. Even after more than 30 years together, their passion for the band has not diminished.

"I just love doing it. It’s the best feeling in the world," he says. "To get into a writing huddle, or to be in the dressing room with Priest as we get ready to go on stage – we’re still driven by that feeling of wanting to get out of bed and do that everyday. It doesn’t diminish. We’re still hungry, we’re still full of ideas. We’re still full of the energy and motivation that the fans give us. That’s the main factor – without that devotion from the fans, there would be no reason to do it. Musicians do what they do essentially for the self-pleasure, but you need to be able to take it to the main level of sharing it with everybody else, and we’re able to do that consistently."

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1. Keith G writes:

That is that best idea ever. Priest really went above and beyond on this record and I cant believe it isnt 50x bigger. I Can only imagine what the show would be like. I would give my left testical to see it live in its entirety. Unless of course I develop cancer in the right one, then I would give the right testical but feel bad about giving a cancerous nut for such a great thing. Anyway, I think you get the point.

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2. Bob Asher writes:

Hell yes. I love the new record. I will pay my last nickel to see it. I dont care what I have to do, I will not miss it. I would even drink the bands dirty bathwater for a ticket. I hope it doesnt come to that but if it does I guess I would have to be a man of my word.

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3. BrunoHockalugie writes:

I have the up most respect for all the guys in Priest (except the old drummer)- metal legends and they still seem down to earth and cool. I wasn't too sure what most people thought of the new album, but I thought it was really good. i will see this tour when it comes to my area.

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4. Jackrum writes:

look forward to it

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