Halford wants follow-up to Redeemer Of Souls sooner not later
Rob Halford says Judas Priest will start recording their next album next year.
Rejuvenated by the addition of new guitarist Richie Faulkner, the band released 17th album Redeemer Of Souls in 2014. And just a few months later, Halford said he was already thinking ahead to their follow-up.
Now Halford tells Sixx Sense: “We’ll be out for the rest of this tour until Christmas, take a break, and then more than likely in the studio early of 2016 and see how quickly we can turn this around.
“It won’t be a rush job, because we treasure everything we do – but I think that the mindset is there to make this record efficiently, and hopefully have it out there as soon as we can.”
He says the positive reaction to Redeemer Of Souls is also a big driving factor. “That really motivated us to crack the whip and get on with making the next record pretty quickly,” he says.
“The clock is ticking. We can’t afford to wait three years, or five years now, to make the record. Who wants to go home and sit down for a year? And especially while the band is buzzing and the energy’s there creatively.”
Halford adds: “We had so much stuff happening in the studio we had to put blocks on because we were on a time schedule with the label. So we do have some stuff kind of left over from Redeemer Of Souls.”