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Thursday, April 13, 2006

F'ing Nostradamus, Dude!

Let's take another time-out from the Bushies...for some kick-ass news.

Judas Priest meets Nostradamus on new CD

Automatic!
NEW YORK - Although Judas Priest has accomplished just about everything a heavy metal band could possibly hope for, Rob Halford and company have yet to tackle a concept album.

Soon, the group will be able to check that off its to-do list, as Priest is currently hard at work penning an album that will tell the story of the 16th century French prophet Nostradamus.

"We're writing right now," Halford told Billboard.com. "I'm here in the Midlands near Birmingham, with (guitarists) Glenn (Tipton) and K.K. (Downing). The ideas are just so strong -- we've already been putting down the music. It's incredibly exciting and inspiring to be involved. We're getting incredible results at these early stages."

Telling the tale of Nostradamus against a hard rock soundtrack will certainly be daunting, but Priest is up for the challenge. "It's going to be a monumental task. We've written about characters in our music over the decades -- 'Loch Ness,' 'The Sentinel,' 'Sinner,"' Halford said. "It's just like a natural progressive step for us. The exciting thing is that we're going to be performing the whole piece live on stage when we go out, hopefully in early 2007."
I'm so there.

Nostradamus:

The chief of London through the realm of America,
The Isle of Scotland will be tried by frost:
King and Reb will face an Antichrist so false,
That he will place them in the conflict all together.


Solid Priest material.

A fox will be elected without speaking one word,
Appearing saintly in public living on barley bread,
Afterwards he will suddenly become a tyrant
Putting his foot on the throats of the greatest men.

More later...

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