Wishing everyone a merry Christmas and an awesome New Year, metal gods Judas Priest
revealed what they'll be bringing fans in 2014 - a brand new studio record.
Back in late August, the band had reported that the writing sessions were complete, announcing a "hard and heavy"
effort. In words of singer Rob Halford
, "fans will be thrilled"
with what the guys have in store.
And now, the following announcement
surfaced on the official website: "We wish all of our fans a great Christmas and a very metal New Year! We will be releasing a new album sometime in 2014 so stay tuned!"
The initial reports even hinted at a possible late 2013 release, but the album's schedule was postponed until further notice. In a nutshell, it would seem that we've just got ourselves another candidate for the most anticipated 2014 record
[It's] hard. It's heavy. It's something we think our Priest fans will be thrilled with,"
Halford told Billboard
. "We know we have a reputation to maintain, and we know we have to deliver something really strong and solid. The album is going to be full of all the great things you love about Judas Priest - I don't think I can say anything more than that without being hung, drawn and quartered."
As the latest Priest studio effort, "Nostradamus
" dropped in June 2008 through Epic Records.