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Judas Priest Not Breaking Up; Announces Work On New Material

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Despite announcing plans to retire last month, British heavy metal act Judas Priest has revealed that the band is working on brand new material, with a brief statement posted on the band's website and Facebook page simply stating that work is proceeding well and more details will be revealed shortly. Judas Priest commented:

"As you may already be aware Priest have announced a fair well world tour beginning this summer, for details and dates please visit judaspriest.com. We are all excited about the tour and are currently having meetings to discuss the stage production, but above all the set list. We intend to include some classic priest songs that we haven't played before and of course the old favourites that every body will want to hear. Stay tuned for further updates. 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."

The band will be heading across Europe this Summer performing at many of the continent's biggest festivals including Wacken Open Air and Graspop Metal Meeting.

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1. Geresh writes:

This will be One Great Piece

# Jan 27, 2011 @ 1:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. ZMA writes:

This is gonna be Judas Priest last album. The last album that shows the reason why they've been the metal gods for 30 plus years. This better go out with a bang. I'm gonna have to resort to smoking crack cause I'm not gonna be able to wait this long for this album.

# Jan 27, 2011 @ 2:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. R Tenney writes:

Everyone has a gateway band. These guys are that 4 me. Bought point of entry on vinyl in 81. Thanks Creem Magazine 4 the heads up. Prior 2 this I was into Kiss and AC DC. Hoping they go out the right way and put out a kickass record unlike Nostradamas.

# Jan 27, 2011 @ 4:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. The_Avant_Garde writes:

I have never purchased a single Judas Priest album in my lifetime, but I will buy this regardless. I already know, they will make this the best one yet.

# Jan 27, 2011 @ 4:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. moloch writes:

Their next album will be in response to the critics who hated their Nostradamus album. Just as Screaming for Vengeance was in response to poor reviews of Point of Entry, and Painkiller was in response to poor reviews of Ram it Down, their next album will a middle finger to those who didn't understand and hated Nostradamus.

# Jan 28, 2011 @ 3:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. THRASH TILL DEATH writes:

Correct sir

# Jan 28, 2011 @ 10:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. hellrat writes:

Avant---that is certainly an intriguing speculation, considering you've never owned a single Priest record...

perhaps you are clairvoyant!

hey, is that a hungry, hungry hippo?? ;)

# Jan 28, 2011 @ 11:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. TheMidnightCowboy writes:

Great News. Painkiller, as an album, will never be outdone but I'm sure they still have a few great songs left in them.

NP - Judas Priest - Leather Rebel

# Jan 28, 2011 @ 1:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. ZMA writes:

This is definitely gonna be a great album. Painkiller is one of my favorites follow by Angel Of Retribution. Priest really wanted to show that they could come back strong when they released Angel Of Retribution. Nostradamus disappointed me but like Moloch said this album will most definitely not disappoint.
And I think they're gonna go out with the biggest bang ever.

# Jan 28, 2011 @ 5:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. mr. X writes:

I just knew they will release another album. Nostradamus was great, but they need another pure metal album. My life just got meaning and I can´t wait.

# Feb 8, 2011 @ 8:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. MariaXMayhem writes:

I can't wait till they come to the states. They are an absolute must see.

# Feb 23, 2011 @ 11:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. silvermountains writes:

Judas Priest........!!! yeah!!! Cannot wait to see them live here in America and hear what the guys have to give us. Hail Judas Priest!

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