During a recent interview with The Morning Call, bassist Ian Hill offered an update on the new music that Judas Priest have been working on. According to him, the band have “at least an album or two of new material” written.
Hill said the following:
“There’s at least an album or two of new material. The big problem has been COVID over the last year. We haven’t been able to get together, you know? Some of the guys live in the [United] States and a couple of others live in Britain, so we can’t really get together to rehearse. It’s just opening up now, just easing a bit now, which is a bonus.”
He also added:
“[Guitarists Richie Faulkner and Glenn Tipton] have pooled their ideas, and they sort of formulate songs out of those ideas. And when they have sort of a rough working track, myself and [drummer] Scott [Travis] get a copy of that and we’ll put our bass lines and drum patterns down and we’ll go from there.
But that’s what we haven’t been able to do. You can send them backwards and forward, but it’s such a messy process. It’s much easier to be there in the room with everybody and them tell you to your face, ‘That’s a load of crap, start again.’ Or ‘We love it, don’t touch a note.’ It’s much easier and it’s more real doing it that way, as well. You pick up off everybody’s vibe anyway. So it’s preferable to do it face-to-face, when we’re all together.”