Judas Priest’s Rob Halford On New Album Progress: “I Won’t Say We’re At The End, But We Feel Like We’re Coming To Some Of The Final Moments”

Judas Priest’s Rob Halford recently spoke with Planet Rock’s Paul Anthony and talked a little bit about the band’s new album progress. He said that that they are not entirely “at the end” of the recording process, but the does “feel like [they’re] coming to some of the final moments.”

Here’s Halford’s full statement:

“Well, we’re still tracking. I won’t say we’re at the end [of the recording process], but we feel like we’re coming to some of the final moments. And it’s just great to watch how a record comes together, from those early, early days where there was just me and [guitarists] Glenn [Tipton] and Richie [Faulkner] sitting in the studio with a couple of guitars and just, you know, doing what we do. You start the day with nothing, and then at the end of day, potentially, you’ve got a really great, classic PRIEST song that may live forever.”

He continued:

“So we’re hard at it. We’re still doing what we love to do. PRIEST is a working band more than anything else. It’s that Midlands ethic, the work ethic of anybody that goes to work… I say it’s work, ’cause it is work — you’re working with your mind, you’re being creative. And now we’re moving through into other stages, we’re preparing for another big world tour, getting stage designs sorted, lighting designs sorted. So this is the beginning of what’s gonna be a very exciting 2018 period.”

Judas Priest Reveal New Album Production Team

Judas Priest have revealed that they have recruited producers Tom Allom (Judas Priest, Black Sabbath) and Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Opeth), and engineer Mike Exeter (Black Sabbath) for their new album. They posted the following:

Judas Priest Stream Live Version Of “Rock You All Around The World” From “Turbo: Remastered”

Judas Priest are streaming a live version of “Rock You All Around The World” from their upcoming “Turbo: Remastered” 30th anniversary release. The song was recorded during a show at the Kemper Arena in Kansas City in 1986. “Turbo: Remastered” will be released on February 3.

Judas Priest Stream Live Version Of “Locked In” From “Turbo: Remastered”

Judas Priest are streaming a live version of “Locked In” from their upcoming “Turbo: Remastered” 30th anniversary release. The song was recorded during a show at the Kemper Arena in Kansas City in 1986. “Turbo: Remastered” will be released on February 3.

Judas Priest Stream Live Version Of “Out In The Cold” From “Turbo: Remastered”

Judas Priest are streaming a live version of “Out In The Cold” from their upcoming “Turbo: Remastered” 30th anniversary release, via Loudwire. Thje song was recorded during a show at the Kemper Arena in Kansas City in 1986. “Turbo: Remastered” will be released on February 3.

Judas Priest’s Rob Halford & Glenn Tipton Discuss Importance Of “Turbo” In New Video

Judas Priest will be releasing their new remastered version of “Turbo” on February 3, and to promote the effort they have shared a clip of Rob Halford & Glenn Tipton discussing the effort and its importance. Check it out below:

Judas Priest To Re-Release “Turbo” In February

Judas Priest will be re-releasing their album “Turbo” on February 3. The effort, which is called “Turbo: Remastered,” has been remastered and it will be available as a single LP and as a 3-CD set.

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The band said the following::

“The 80’s is considered to have been the best decade for heavy metal – Judas Priest roared through it and at the half way point went into unchartered territory with ‘Turbo‘. Always believing that metal should have no boundaries, Priest challenged themselves taking on board new technical inventions to create fresh ideas and push their sound forward. The combined songs show another side of Priest’s range of creativity that captures a theme and energy infused with the over the top sensibilities of that era. The ‘Fuel For Life’ tour certainly encapsulated the decadence of the times! ‘Turbo’ remastered and accompanied by a pedal to the metal live recording from Kansas reveals Priest on high octane – Raising fists and devil horns to the next level.”

Track Listing:

CD 1 – “Turbo: Remastered“:

01. “Turbo Lover”
02. “Locked In”
03. “Private Property”
04. “Parental Guidance”
05. “Rock You All Around The World”
06. “Out In The Cold”
07. “Wild Nights, Hot & Crazy Days”
08. “Hot For Love”
09. “Reckless”

CD 2 – “Live At The Kemper Arena, Kansas City“:

01. “Out In the Cold”
02. “Locked In”
03. “Heading Out To The Highway”
04. “Metal Gods”
05. “Breaking The Law”
06. “Love Bites”
07. “Some Heads Are Gonna Roll”
08. “The Sentinel”
09. “Private Property”
10. “ Desert Plains”
11. “Rock You All Around The World”

CD 3 – “Live At The Kemper Arena, Kansas City“:

01. “The Hellion”
02. “Electric Eye”
03. “Turbo Lover”
04. “Freewheel Burning”
05. “Victim Of Changes”
06. “The Green Manalishi (With The Two -Pronged Crown)”
07. “Living After Midnight”
08. “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming”
09. “Hell Bent For Leather“