are gearing up to get back "into full writing and recording mode
" for a new album, says frontman Rob Halford
Speaking to Billboard.Com
, Halford said he and guitarist Glen Tipton
already have new material in the vaults, and added that guitarist Richie Faulkner
, who replaced K.K. Downing
in 2011, will likely contribute as well. Halford said his "gut feeling
" tells him the new album will be ready for release sometime next year.
"I'm of the attitude it'll be ready when it's ready,"
he explains. "I don't think we're going to slack off. We're determined to do a lot of work and be just as dedicated as we've always been and take a lot of care and attention with all the songs. We're not going to just bang this one out, so to speak."
Thanks for the report to Russel Hall