One of the greatest Metal bands ever, Judas Priest has been working on a double concept album on the life of Nostradamus for over two years now. The idea came from Bill Curbishley, the band’s manager, who worked on the first hard rock opera of all time, the Who’s Tommy.
Apparently there will be no breaks between tracks on the album, it will have a symphonic feel, with a massive choir, but will still be laden with lots of metal riffs.
The release of this album is highly anticipated, it was initially fated for 2006 but will now be released in ‘early 2008’. This will be their first ever concept album and hopfully won’t seal the fate of Kiss, as their first venture into this territory, with Music from the Elder
Blabbermouth.com has just released an interview where Halford and Tipton talk in depth about the album.
It’s at mixing stage and will be performed in it’s entirety on their tour of Europe in June and early July 2008. There is no further news, as yet, concerning the release of the album. For now we have to make do with the brilliant Angel of Retribution released in 2005.
News of a joint tour with Scorpions in 2008 and a visit to the Rockstar Mayhem Tour has also been circulating the internet but has not been confirmed at JudasPriest.com
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