During a recent interview with Animal House Radio, Rob Halford talked a bit about the songs that the band have been working on for their next album. According to him, the tracks are great “even in a very rough, primitive stage.”
Halford said the following when asked if it is getting harder to top their past albums:
“It’s best not to think about it, because then you’re just gonna go around and around in circles and you get internal disputes and stuff. I think we’re confident enough. Look, we’ve been doing it for so long. That doesn’t mean to say it’s easy, or any easier, but I think we understand — each of us understand, especially the writing team of Glenn [Tipton] and Richie [Faulkner] and myself — we understand where we need to go and what we need to do. And I tell you, some of these next ideas, they’re just — oh my God. I can’t begin to explain.
I think we carried the spirit and the great power that our fans gave us as we went around the world nearly three times with ‘Firepower’, I think we carried that with us back to the studio, back to the writing sessions. Because some of these songs that I’ve got here on my phone — believe it or not; everything’s on the phone — they’re monsters. Even in a very, very rough, primitive stage, they’re great — they’re really, really good.
But as we’ve always said, guys, PRIEST just don’t bang a few songs together, make a record and run it out. We are meticulous with absolutely everything that we do, and that’s probably why we’ve been around for so long — the fact that we do take such love and care and attention with the work that we create. ‘Cause we’ve got this long trail behind us as well that’s supporting us and giving us kind of feedback — even now. Listening to ‘Rocka Rolla’, there’s stuff in there that really inspires you all these decades later.”