The frontman Rob Halford has shared an update about the next Judas Priest album. Halford said the album will arrive next year in 2024.
Will Judas Priest make a new album and when?
Judas Priest is one of history’s most influential and significant heavy metal bands. They are frequently considered as genre pioneers, having played a significant part in creating the sound and style of heavy metal in the 1970s and 1980s.
Sad Wings of Destiny and Stained Class, two of their early albums, are considered genre classics and helped establish the band as a prominent force in the heavy metal field. The album British Steel, which included the singles like Breaking the Law and Living After Midnight, was a commercial success for the heavy metal band.
The band’s already impressive discography will be bolstered by the release of their new album. Judas Priest fans should expect a new and inventive sound as the band continues to innovate and push the limits of heavy metal.
The band has also worked with a range of musicians, introducing new influences to their music. According to Rob Halford, the album contains a wide range of vocalists.
Furthermore, the band collaborated with multiple producers to create a distinct sound for the record. They have collaborated with acclaimed producer Andy Sneap, who has previously worked with Megadeth, Testament, and Accept.
During a recent interview with Metal Express Radio, Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford shares about the when is the new album release date. Also added is what fans can expect to hear on the new Judas Priest album.
“When you’re in a band, you’re always trying to better yourself; you’re always trying to say, ‘This is the best album we’ve ever made.’ It’s just a natural thing to do. And I’m aware of the great success and love that was given to ‘Firepower’. And so how do you deal with that? Well, firstly, you have to let that go. You have to let that go. Because it’s like you’re chasing after something that’s elusive. What’s the point of trying to emulate something that you’ve already done?
We’ve [Judas Priest] just gotta do like we’ve always done with Judas Priest, the way that every album has its own concept, every album has its own thing. ‘British Steel’ isn’t ‘Painkiller’; ‘Painkiller’ isn’t ‘Point Of Entry’; ‘Point Of Entry’ isn’t ‘Nostradamus’. So this album is shaping up to be its own thing. It’s great. It’s a really good album, and I know our fans are gonna love it.”
Judas Priest also shares the new Judas Priest album date:
“As I’ve been saying in these recent Zooms. They’re all waiting for me. Because all the music is done. I’ve got the album here in front of me, on my laptop. And it sounds fucking amazing, which you expect every musician to say. But I’ve really gotta do my work now and make sure that what I do relates to the great work that the guys have done.
So, it’s coming together. It’ll be ready when it’s ready. But we’re trying to stick to a timeline. We’re hoping to do this Ozzy tour. Please, Ozzy, be well enough; I think he will be. Once we do the Ozzy tour, then we’re gonna really get into the back end of finishing the record and then probably being ready to release that. I’m saying now… I did say ’23. It looks like it’s ’24 – which isn’t that far away. It’s already almost February of 2023.
I think if you look back at all the work that we’ve done. Apart from that time in the ’80s when we were making an album and a world tour literally year in and year out for three or four years…
You can do that when you’re in that mindset at that point in your life and in the band when things are just roaring. This far on, when you’ve done so much work. And you are aware of what you’ve achieved, then I think naturally you take your time more.”
You can watch Rob Halford‘s interview about Judas Priest‘s upcoming and new album below!