Judas Priest Mixing 'Nostradamus'

Judas Priest has begun mixing its new concept album about the legendary 16th century prophet Nostradamus.

Judas Priest Mixing 'Nostradamus'
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Judas Priest has begun mixing its new concept album about the legendary 16th century prophet Nostradamus, singer Rob Halford revealed during an appearance this past Friday (November 16) on Eddie Trunk's "Friday Night Rocks" radio show. In addition, Judas Priest will make an announcement in the next couple of weeks about tour dates for 2008. According to Halford, the upcoming tour will include shows where the entire "Nostradamus" album will be performed as well as concerts featuring the band's classic songs. Regarding the direction of the material and how whole concept for the record came about, Halford recently told PureGrainAudio.com, "It sounds absolutely fucking amazing and that's not me inflating it, it is genuinely spectacular. So we're still carrying on with that and it should be out sometime in 2008. The idea (for the record) came from our manager Bill Curbishley, because we were ready to go in and do another studio record, but Bill came to see us towards the end of the 'Angel of Retribution' tour, he came to Russia, we were playing Russia and we had lunch with him and he said, 'Look, I have this idea.' Bill manages The Who, you know, Pete and Roger, and Bill was behind the enormous success of 'Tommy' and he said, 'I just think that you know, maybe you should think about this possibility of doing a concept album and I've been thinking about this guy Nostradamus.' And as soon as he brought the name up, I'm like, I'm there, let's go, you don't have to say anything else. I knew something of him already like everybody does about the books that you read about him, or on the Internet or on TV, documentaries and I thought wow, this is absolutely brilliant so that's where it all came about from." On the rumors that "Nostradamus" will be a double album, Halford said, "It is a rumor still. I mean, there is an enormous amount of material and you can only put so much on a single CD so you know, we're trying to tell the story of his life and we're trying to cover every significant moment of his life and I think you know, when we got it all recorded, that's when you're faced with the reality of how much time you got and how much a CD will afford you and the timing of it all. So we just ask everyone to bear with us and as we actually get into the mixing mode, we'll be able to be more definitive and tell everybody exactly what we've got, but we just want to make sure we tell his life story so we'll do whatever it takes to do that." Credits for the info to Blabbermouth.net.

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    MetalHead_91
    I am syched for this. Lets just hope it doesnt turn into a chinease democracy! And also if you love Judas Priest please support them don't download there music for free. Support them and buy the album.
    LakeboDom
    TriviumCrusade wrote: guitar_lvr wrote: cant wait to limewire this one yeah me too
    What great noble fans...
    miketheman401
    Big Tommy P wrote: euan_soad wrote: miketheman401 wrote: could be good but concept albums have a tendancy to suck (I.E. American Idiot, or that horrible, horrible KISS album) Seventh Son of a Seventh Son doesn't suck That's right. Neither do Tommy or Quadrophenia, or the Bat Out Of Hell's. I wonder if it could replace The Wall and Ziggy Stardust as my favourite. They better make it a step or two up from Angel of Retribution, though.
    the wall and ziggy stardust were good as are the coheed albums but in order for a concept album to come off good it has to be written really well like the latter mentioned albums
    Tashani
    I hope this does end up sounding anything like "Loch Ness" from Angel Of Retribution as far as 'telling a story'. That song was boring as hell and was the worst track on that album.
    GEARS_OF_DETH
    BaptizedinFire wrote: I'm becoming impatient, when will we get to hear this goddamn thing?
    dude ....another chinese democracy....lol
    Big Tommy P
    euan_soad wrote: miketheman401 wrote: could be good but concept albums have a tendancy to suck (I.E. American Idiot, or that horrible, horrible KISS album) Seventh Son of a Seventh Son doesn't suck
    That's right. Neither do Tommy or Quadrophenia, or the Bat Out Of Hell's. I wonder if it could replace The Wall and Ziggy Stardust as my favourite. They better make it a step or two up from Angel of Retribution, though.
    TheAmenCorner89
    I can't wait for this album, I will actually buy it because I know it's Priest, I know it's going to be great
    euan_soad
    miketheman401 wrote: could be good but concept albums have a tendancy to suck (I.E. American Idiot, or that horrible, horrible KISS album)
    Seventh Son of a Seventh Son doesn't suck
    MTVget0FFtheAIR
    sounds okay. good to see a little history in there, as opposed to the "mommy hates me, daddy hates me, school hates me, i hate you!" nonsense. but the impression i get from the article is that it's not really the band's idea. it almost sounds like their manager just gave them a book report or something.
    Korzack
    If the chaps are saying that about it, then... F'cking hold steady! This could well be Very mighty indeed.
    Jondy
    kick ass, I love concept albums. It's like listening to a good movie.
    leniwm1
    You know what i love about J.P.? Its Halford second album back and they are playing like they are at their prime after all these years. Its like, Ripper never happened, they picked up where they left off. I dont think any band can do that, not Aerosmith, Stones, 'Tallica. They sound so new and fresh, STILL!!
    guitgrinder
    old-school Priest fans waited what? 15 years for Rob to come back to Priest and some folk are complaining about a 3 year wait? pssh.
    Diamond Dave
    cant wait for this to come out. or for priest to come to australia... make that Adelaide actually i want to be able to go
    miketheman401
    could be good but concept albums have a tendancy to suck (I.E. American Idiot, or that horrible, horrible KISS album)