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Priest New Album Release?

Any word on when Judas Priest's new concept album about Nostradamus will be released?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Wikipedia doesn't give the date the album will be released, but it has this information about the work going into it:

    In a June 2006 interview with, frontman Rob Halford said about the group's upcoming concept album about the legendary 16th century French prophet Nostradamus, "Nostradamus is all about metal, isn't he? He was an alchemist as well as a seer — a person of extraordinary talent. He had an amazing life that was full of trial and tribulation and joy and sorrow. He's a very human character and a world-famous individual. You can take his name and translate it into any language and everybody knows about him, and that's important because we're dealing with a worldwide audience."

    In addition to digging new lyrical ground for the band, the album will contain musical elements that might surprise their fans. "It's going to have a lot of depth," the singer explained. "There'll be a lot of symphonic elements. We might orchestrate it, without it being overblown. There may be a massive choir at parts and keyboards will be featured more prominently, whereas they've always been in the background before."

    In addition to this, in a February 2007 interview with Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles, KK Downing revealed they have recorded a total of 18 tracks, with a length of over 90 minutes. He notes there is not much he would like to cut down, so it will likely be a double-CD release, the first full-length LP to do so. He adds that Rob Halford's vocal tracks are currently being laid down, and the rhythm will most likely follow suit. He also reveals that the current orchestrations are MIDI converters, and he does not know if an outside orchestra will be used.

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