Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner have hit the studio to commence work on the writing sessions for Judas Priest’s 19th studio album.
Guitarist Richie Faulkner, who replaced original axeman K. K. Downing in 2011, broke the good news
sharing a photo of himself sitting next to Rob Halford and Glenn Tipton in the studio, Richie wrote:
“Giving birth to new metal babies. #judaspriest writing sessions 2020 with grand master Tipton and the Mg RHRF DOTF #forgingthesteel”
The trio co-wrote songs together on Judas Priest’s last two studio albums - 2014’s ‘Redeemer of Souls’ and 2018’s ‘Firepower’. Singer Rob Halford first confirmed a new Judas Priest album is “definitely” on the way last March. Speaking to Australia's May The Rock Be With You, Rob said they wanted to keep up the ante following the rapturously received ‘Firepower’.
“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."