Rob Halford has vowed that there’s “definitely a new Judas Priest album on the way."
The heavy metal legends are still touring their critically-lauded 2018 album ‘Firepower’, and speaking to Australia's May The Rock Be With You, Rob Halford explains that the overwhelmingly positive reaction to the record is propelling them forward.
“All this incredible acclaim, critical acclaim and from our fans, it's a boost more than anything else,” Rob said. “It gives us the inspiration, the motivation, to keep going into the 'metal future' as we call it. We're very grateful."
Looking to the band’s future, Halford said: “The fact is, (Judas) Priest is on a roll and we're on fire with this music and the reaction, the support from our fans and everybody is what gives you that thought of, 'What would happen if we wrote another song? Then another song? Then an album? We might as well go out and tour again.'
“It's a lot of things combined that really still keep us active and keep us to what's next to be done.”
He continued: “We're always looking for a different kind of tilt to what we're about as a band in the next project of songs we're going to release.
“We're already thinking about that now. We had a meeting in the U.K. just before we came to Australia about planning the foreseeable future and I would say there's definitely a new Priest album on the way."
Last week, Rob confirmed to New Zealand’s Stuff that he’s finally started work on his long-awaited memoir.
The singer joked: “I think (my autobiography) will end up like The Lord of the Rings. Between my early childhood, adolescent years and the place where I'm at now, I think we're talking about three heavy metal tomes."
Judas Priest were due to play the UK as special guests to Ozzy Osbourne last month but the dates were postponed when Ozzy contracted pneumonia. The dates are tentatively being rescheduled for the autumn.