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[jonese] Wednesday, June 18, 2008 10:39:13 AM 
It's 2008 and the Priest is back!

I've listened to "Nostradamus" a couple of times now. Verdict so far: It's growing on me.

My guess is, if you liked "Lochness" from "Angel of Retribution", you'll like what Glenn, K.K., and the Rob "Metal God" Halford have put together here. "Lochness" got mixed reviews among my circle of Priest fans, but I thought it was cool. Many of the naysayers said stuff like, "They're doing a song about a silly monster," or (laced with sarcasm) "Wow, that's quite the grand song for a fictitious beast." Well, duh! Priest has always done songs like that: "The Ripper", "The Sentinel", "Starbreaker", "Nightcrawler", etc. Escapist metal full of broad-stroked imagery  is nothing new for them. And it's what makes heavy metal music fun.

If you take it for what it is -- an over-the-top, Spinal Tap-like, epic metal work at its most grandiose -- "Nostradamus" is pretty damn good! It's like a Michael Bay movie, with Judas Priest orchestrating the soundtrack and some keyboard help from John Carpenter: sometimes silly, sometimes corny, but overall a loud and fun rollercoaster ride of big themes, killer guitars and arguably the best vocals in the business. And as a bonus, there are a couple of kickass Judas Priest songs in the mix!

Thanks, Priest! You guys know how to do B-I-G, grand metal!  Can't wait to see you in St. Paul in August!
[Moonfyre] Wednesday, June 18, 2008 8:55:34 AM 
They really are the best!    [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by KKsguitar from Tuesday, June 17, 2008 6:04:53 PM)
Edited at: Wednesday, June 18, 2008 8:56:33 AM
[moreno] Wednesday, June 18, 2008 5:09:01 AM 

It's perfect.It is something different,and atmosphere is mistical

[Tephra Rising] Tuesday, June 17, 2008 10:07:42 PM 
Yes, EPIC.  That's the word that comes to mind here.  This is indeed landmark stuff.

I have Disc 1 going right now.  Really good stuff.  (My deluxe package came in the mail around 11 this morning and it was all I could do to concentrate and finish work......I felt like a kid at Christmas).  

I was at the store tonight and read "Revolver" magazine's rather neutral review of Nostradamus.  Sounds like the reviewer was hoping for Painkiller Part III or Screaming for Vengeance Part IV or whatever.  Truth is, I knew from what I read about this new release ahead of time that this wasn't going to be any of that.  In fact I think it is everything they promised it would be.  And ya know what?  That's fine with me.  Here we get a double helping of just how talented these musicians really are and get to see the depth of what they can deliver.  Thanks Rob, KK, Glenn, Ian and Scott for thinking outside the heavy metal box......again!!!  Different is good!!!  (and for anyone who doesn't think this thing rocks, listen to "War," "Death," "Conquest," and the title track.  I've been jamming to Priest for 27 years and this is as good or great as anything they've ever put out.   Good, good stuff.
[KKsguitar] Tuesday, June 17, 2008 6:04:53 PM 
I got my ticket!!!!!!!! YAY!!! This is really cool. Judas Priest really is the best band ever! What a great thing to do for their fans. I don't think I would make the show if I had to buy a ticket. Cause the show I want to go to, is very far away from where I live. But now, I can go cause I do have a ticket. Even though it is lawn seats, it still is really better than not getting to go. I am so excited now, and just think Priest is the best!!!! Plus, Nostradamus is really great, I got the deluxe addition and I absolutely love it!!!!!!!

[Moonfyre] Tuesday, June 17, 2008 4:44:31 PM 
If that does not work, or it still presents difficulty:  Telephone Live Nation Tickets orders, 1-800-431-3462.  
[Moonfyre] Tuesday, June 17, 2008 4:23:34 PM 
I have just purchased album today and am enjoying listening. It has just become available here in U.S. today, yesterday in U.K. I believe. An added feature (to my surprise) while supplies last with the purchase of Nostradamus is a free ticket to the Metal Masters Tour! The code is inside the cd jacket! Awesome!  Fantastic listening!!

Here are the instructions guys for redeeming ticket.  Go to    Plug in concert time and venue.  Click on buy tickets.  A window shall pop up prompting you to register with ticket club.  Register with Live Nation Ticket Club.  My Live Nation is different entity.   You will be prompted to enter your address, shipping address and code.  Pretty sweet deal!  I got my additional ticket!  They are the coolest band ever!  What a wonderful surprise on the eve of the full Strawberry moon and summer solstice this week!

Edited at: Tuesday, June 17, 2008 4:39:40 PM
[judasfreak666] Tuesday, June 17, 2008 3:45:59 PM 
the guitars are great   k.k.&glenn kick ass again
[judasfreak666] Tuesday, June 17, 2008 3:44:14 PM 
where do you get the free ticket i cant find it on livenation help please
[Der Metzgermeister] Tuesday, June 17, 2008 2:44:33 PM 
I am listenig for the fisrt time now. Its really difficult to describe this album. But i would say this : If this album is only a dream, dont wake me up, let me dream this awesome dream forever.
[~ MG_Metalgoddess~] Tuesday, June 17, 2008 2:18:29 PM 
Paper flowers.. I also go the free ticket promo.. and I cannot go so if anyone wants to try for a free general addmision ticket.. the have to log into
livenation.. It says trading this is prohibited..LOL  I am allready have a ticket also..  It says trades  of the code are illegal.. I didnt read the fine print. 

So I will just throw mine away..... 

I guess.. It also says it doesnt guarante a free ticket either.. so Who knows????????????  What that   [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by paperflowers from Tuesday, June 17, 2008 1:35:04 PM)
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[Bullet-] Tuesday, June 17, 2008 2:04:40 PM 
One more thing: is this all guitar and guitar synths? If so, it's amazing what can be done today.
[Bullet-] Tuesday, June 17, 2008 2:02:54 PM 
I'm listening for the first time right now.  It's hard to describe this as being an album.  The music and the art work are aat a much higher level than other releases.  Epic is the right way to describe it.  When other bands are releasing greatest hits collections and touring on old stuff, Judas Priest has taken a huge risk in releasing such a project.  Thanks for going deeper!
[paperflowers] Tuesday, June 17, 2008 1:35:04 PM 
Did anyone else get the free ticket in theirs? I can't go - I"m already traveling to the Vegas show.
[lynny] Tuesday, June 17, 2008 11:56:52 AM 

Firstly I have to point out that although not a huge Priest fan I love some of the stuff the band have done over the years.In fact one of my fav ever live albums is Unleashed in the East.

I bought Nostradamus as I was intrigued at the idea of a Priest concept album.

Having read the reviews here I'm a little surprised at the mixed response.

Yes it's little different orchestra,keyboards etc etc.

My view on it?

Overall its an awesome CD with some moments of pure brilliance ie Pestilence and Plague,Exiled and Alone to name three.

It's a heavy rock opera,a landmark release?YOU BET!!

[the_priest_of_judas] Tuesday, June 17, 2008 9:37:08 AM 
NOSTRADAMUS is the best album of your career
[Metal Mad Mike] Sunday, June 15, 2008 1:46:12 AM 
This has to be one of the best releases Ive heard in a long time. The perfect amount of opera V Metal. JP have done the story justice without going over the top with theatrics. I am so looking forward to seeing these guys Live for the very first time in September.  
[WiliamDrake] Saturday, June 14, 2008 10:56:02 AM 
I bought it today and I am very happy with it. Great songs, great artwork, great Band!!!
[ron h] Saturday, June 14, 2008 8:21:28 AM 
I've listened to it 4 times already.  There's so much to wrap my mind around.  Every listen brings something I hadn't caught before.  They truly are musicians in every sense of the word.  I am sorry that I can't accurately describe this piece of work other than to say that it was well worth the wait and that it's the most solid piece of work (start to finish) that I have heard from any band in years.  As a Priest fan since '78, I am truly impressed and couldn't be more pleased.  THANK YOU!!!
[highwaychild73] Saturday, June 14, 2008 4:24:53 AM 
Just purchased and am currently listening to Nostradamus, must say...absolutely fantastic. Have bought tickets to the Sydney show and can't wait to see the live show! This album is the ultimate combination of metal and (rock)opera, the mood given to each individual song is unique and is reflected in it's title. Anyone intent on plucking one song on which to review the entire album is going to be so very misguided...this is a masterpeice, so listen to it in its entirety, thank you so much JP.
Edited at: Saturday, June 14, 2008 5:03:16 AM
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