We’ve known since last year that Judas Priest would be returning to the studio this year to record a follow-up to 2014’s Redeemer of Souls. The band’s eighteenth album should be on track to be released sometime this year, and now we know who will be behind the boards. Tom Allom, Andy Sneap and Mike Exeter will be producing and engineering the album. When Richie Faulkner said the band would be hitting the studio this year, he said it would be happening in January. It’s not clear whether they missed their deadline to start, or just decided to let their fans know it’s happening now.
Regardless, as the band’s Facebook post says, it actually is pretty exciting. Redeemer of Souls was a great album, especially for a band that’s been around for over 40 years. Faulkner seems to have given the band a burst of energy, and even if some people think that they’re not a metal band, they’re still one of the best, er, rock and roll bands, out there.
[via Metal Injection]