Rob Halford (Judas Priest) In Conversation With Sebastian Bach (Ex-Skid Row) Virtual Event To Be Held This Weekend

Rob Halford (Judas Priest) will be discussing his new autobiography, “Confess,” during a virtual event on October 3. The Changing Hands bookstore in Arizona will host the event in conjunction with Zia Records and Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row) will serve as the moderator. Fans can participate in the event by purchasing the book HERE.

Rob Halford Says Judas Priest “Already Have A Strong Selection Of Songs” Written For Their Next Album

During a recent interview with NME, Rob Halford offered an update on the new Judas Priest album. The frontman said the following:

“As far as Priest goes, we already have a strong selection of songs — practically a complete album — to go when we’re able to reconvene at some point. But we need to do a lot more work on it before we even get to the full production stage yet.”

Judas Priest, Sabaton, Lacuna Coil, Etc. Set For Inaugural Warlando Metal Fest In Orlando, FL

The details have been revealed for the inaugural Warlando Metal Fest in Orlando, FL. The event is scheduled to take place at the Orlando Amphitheater at Central Florida Fairgrounds on September 11, 2021 and it will feature: Judas Priest, Sabaton, Lacuna Coil, Soulfly, Mushroomhead, and Uncured.

Rob Halford (Judas Priest) Begins Work On New Blues Album

During a recent interview with Darren Paltrowitz, host of the “Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz” podcast, Rob Halford (Judas Priest) revealed that he has started working on a new blues album. The frontman said the following when asked if he was still interested in making a blues record:

“I’ll give you an exclusive: it’s already begun. I’ve been working on this blues album with my brother and my nephew and friends that I worked with together on the ‘Celestial’ album. We had such a great time, and they’re so talented. And that blues thing has never left me; it’s just part of rock and roll. So, it’s begun. We’re slowly putting bits and pieces together. There’s no timeline on it. We’re kicking the tires, and I’ve already got some bits of ideas here and there, and they sound great.”

[via Blabbermouth]

KK’s Priest (Ex-Judas Priest, Etc.) Mixing New Album

KK’s Priest, the band featuring K.K. Downing (ex-Judas Priest), Tim “Ripper” Owens (ex-Judas Priest), Les Binks (ex-Judas Priest), Tony Newton (Voodoo Six), and A.J. Mills (Hostile), are currently mixing their new album. Owens confirmed the news in the below tweet:

Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Etc. Members To Be Featured In “Flying V” Documentary

A new Flying V guitar documentary, simply titled “Flying V,” will be available on DVD on September 11. The film was directed by Peter Hansen and it is being released as part of the “Inside Metal” series. Here’s a description of it:

“The Flying V! Stories Told In Black & White is a documentary film about the Metal Guitar of the Gods. Featuring interviews with members of Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Judas Priest, Accept, Mercyful Fate, Scorpions, Michael Schenker and more!”

David Ellefson (Megadeth) Shares Cover Of Judas Priest’s “Freewheel Burning”

Megadeth bassist David Ellefson has released a cover of Judas Priest’s “Freewheel Burning.” This track is from his guest-filled covers album “No Cover,“ which will be released on October 2. This cover features Thom Hazaert, Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys, etc.), Andy Martongelli, Gus G. (Firewind), Andy James, and Dave McClain (Sacred Reich).

Judas Priest, Dropkick Murphys, As I Lay Dying, Etc. Set For 2021 Wacken Open Air Festival

The first 10 bands have been announced for the 2021 Wacken Open Air festival in Germany. The event will take place on July 29-31 and it will feature: Judas Priest, Hämatom, Dropkick Murphys, As I Lay Dying, Rose Tattoo, Tarja, Lordi, Death SS, Venom, and Moonspell.