Judas Priest are ready to hit the recording studio, having completed all writing for the successor to 2008's "Nostradamus."
"The writing process is complete," Rob Halford told Billboard. "Now it's the painstaking work of making sure that you get every single note, every single nuance of the vocal, every tiny aspect...right. We're still tracking (instruments). It's just a very laborious but enjoyable part of making the record."
Describing the new sound, Halford says it lives up to their name as one of metal's greatest bands.
"[It's] hard. It's heavy. It's something we think our Priest fans will be thrilled with," he said. "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 previously reported, Judas Priest will be hosting an exclusive Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp next year in Las Vegas from February 27 to March 3. Despite the initial reports of the new record dropping by 2014, metal fans will have to hold on for just a bit longer.
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