JUDAS PRIEST bassist Ian Hill told “That Metal Show” co-host Eddie Trunk plans about band’s possible follow-up to “Reedemer Of Souls”: “We’ve got a few more territories to cover — or re-cover, [since] people wanted us to come back — and then we’ll take a little time over Christmas and into the New Year and see where we stand: if we’re gonna continue to tour or if we wanted to get some new material together and get a new record done,”
He added: “It’s up in the air at the moment. We like to finish one project before we start another one. So we’ll have more of an idea where we are probably February, something like that.”
“Richie‘s nearly always got a guitar in his hands and I’m sure some ideas for new material will come out of that,” he said. “Rob [vocals], I think, he’s coming up with lyrics all the time as well, and I’m sure Glenn [guitar] has his ideas too. The writing process has always been the three songwriters, really — I mean, I don’t do any anymore. But Rob, Glenn and Richie, they go off and get their ideas together, and then the three of those will get together and kick around the ideas and make songs out of those various bits, and then Scott [drums] and I will get a copy of that, and then we’ll add our parts to that.”
Band’s latest release, “Reedemer Of Souls,” sold around 32,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 6 on The Billboard 200 chart, the band’s highest charting position in the US after the group’s previous album “Nostradamus” debuted at No. 11. This marks the band’s first top-10 album debut in the US.