JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford says that Glenn Tipton has already started the songwriting process for the follow-up to 2018’s Firepower album.
Halford was asked in a new interview with “Do You Know Jack?” if fans can look forward to another PRIEST studio album in the not-too-distant future, to which he replied:
“Absolutely. In fact, Glenn‘s back in the U.K. now making riffs and going through… We have massive archives of riffs. It never stops. That’s the joy of PRIEST in terms of creativity — we never seem to slow down. And when you get a successful record like ‘Firepower’, that motivates you even further. Any band will tell you that. You feed off the energy of what your fans are giving you.
You wanna see your fans again and you wanna bring your fans something different next time. So that means making another metal song, which, amplify that by 10 ideas, and you’ve got another album. So that’s the plan. There will be another album from PRIEST in the very near future.”
Tipton announced his retirement from touring in February 2018 after revealing his unfortunate diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. He passed on the torch to the producer of the “Firepower” album, Andy Sneap.