JUDAS PRIEST Comeback, Preparing a New Album
JUDAS PRIEST Comeback – The latest news about the existence of Judas Priest was given by the bassist, Ian Hill. The 70-year-old revealed that the British heavy metal veteran is likely to be recording some new music material.
This statement was given by Ian Hill in his latest interview with The Morning Call. The bassist Judas Priest even admitted that the band, which had existed since 1969, had enough new music material to have the potential to produce a new album.
The process of producing new music material is not without problems. The COVID-19 pandemic that has hit since last year has hindered the movement of Judas Priest personnel because they live in different areas.
“There’s at least one new album or at least two new material. The big problem has been COVID for the last year. We haven’t been able to get together, you know? Some people live in the US and some live in the UK, so we can’t really get together. to train. It’s just opened up now, it’s just winding down a bit now, which is a bonus,” said Ian Hill.
Ian added that guitarists Richie Faulkner and Glenn Tipton had each put together ideas for the new Judas Priest album. Richie and Glenn were in charge of making the raw material for the new songs, then Ian and Scott Travis (drummer) just added the bass and drum parts.
However, they have not been able to gather together to work on this new music material. Ian admitted that the process and stages of making songs were quite messy because they did not discuss and gather together in one studio room.
“It’s a lot easier to be in a room with everyone and they tell you, ‘I guess that part wasn’t great, try again.’ Or ‘We love that part’. It makes it a lot easier and more real. So it’s better to do it face-to-face when we’re all together.”
Meanwhile, 2018 was the last time Judas Priest released an album entitled ‘Firepower’. As the 18th album, ‘Firepower’ still holds a special place for Judas Priest listeners.
The album sold 49 thousand copies in one week in the United States and debuted at number five on the Billboard 200. In fact, the score was the best Judas Priest album position in the United States after dozens of albums were released by them.
Not only that, but ‘Firepower’ also sits at number five on the UK charts. This is Judas Priest’s first top 10 album in the UK since their sixth album, British Steel, in 1980.
Considering the success of the album, Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford revealed in March that they would again use the services of the ‘Firepower’ album production team on their next album. Meanwhile, the album ‘Firepower’ was produced by Andy Sneap and Tom Allom, and Mike Exeter.
“The album (Firepower) was a great experiment. We didn’t even think it would work. The combination of classic metal from Tom and a more modern one from Andy, also a touch of Mike that has been proven in the works on Black Sabbath,” said Rob Halford.
“So there were three heads working together. And we thought, ‘This is going to be something good and it turns out to be something good. So we thought about remaking the same production moments,” he said.
In addition to a new album or at least new music that is likely to be released by Judas Priest, their fans will also be surprised by the release of a special box set entitled ‘Reflection’. The box will contain songs from their first album Rock Rolla in 1974 to their most recent Firepower.
Reportedly, this box set will contain 42 CDs that include every Judas Priest studio album and live album.
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On the other hand, Ian Hill also gave some unpleasant news for Judas Priest music lovers. He said there was a possibility that Judas Priest would retire after more than 50 years of music.
“None of us are stupid. We all know how old we are and you still moan when you get up from your chair and stuff like that. You know the end date staring you right in the face.”
“I think the benchmark is, as long as we can put on good quality and make quality music, we’ll continue, you know? But if standards start to drop a bit, well, there’s no point in doing that sort of thing.” JUDAS PRIEST Comeback.