Rob Halford says Next Judas Priest Album will be Better than ‘Painkiller’

AUSTIN, TX – NOVEMBER 07: Vocalist Rob Halford of Judas Priest performs on stage during Day 1 of Fun Fun Fun Fest at Auditorium Shores on November 7, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/WireImage).

The music being written for Judas Priest’s follow-up to 2018’s “Firepower” is “lethal,” “energized” and may even be better than the tracks featured on the band’s heralded “Painkiller” album. While the critique certainly amounts to high praise, it should be noted that the person making the assessment is the band’s lead singer, Rob Halford. “I feel textures of the ‘Painkiller’ experience in some of the songs, and the classic elements again,” Halford says. “It’ll have its own legs, like they all do — they’ve all got their own character. And I think whatever this album is called and whenever it’s released, it’ll be another great metal milestone for Judas Priest.” Although a producer has not yet been selected for the upcoming album, Halford says he hopes to re-team with “Firepower’s” Andy Sneap.

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