JUDAS PRIEST guitarists K.K. Downing and Glenn Tipton recently spoke to Classic Rock Revisited about the group's upcoming studio album, tentatively due on December 28 through the Sony label.
"I am a great believer in timing. Sometimes you can make a record that may be a year or two too soon or too late or whatever," Downing admitted, "I think people will be in the right mood for a new PRIEST album because it has been a lot of years since [singer] Rob [Halford] has been in the band. I think people are very much pumped up for a classic metal album." Tipton, however, took a more cautious approach. "People can expect too much and, even though it is very good, they can get themselves disappointed," he said. "This is another beginning; it is another album in the PRIEST book. It is going to be a really valid album. Maybe it will not be our best work, but then again maybe it will be. I am just saying there is a danger of expecting too much. It is like a film. Sometimes people build a film up too much and people are disappointed. But then you go back and listen again and again, or watch the film again, and suddenly it becomes your favorite movie. In our case, a lot of people's favorite JUDAS PRIEST songs are not on their favorite album. We can't really build it up too much because then we would be our own worst enemy. It is another JUDAS PRIEST album that is very much classic PRIEST. It is not too modern and it is not too dated. I think people will really like it."
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