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[acolyte55] Thursday, February 16, 2017 7:11:37 PM 
@JD perhaps they will make us happy ! and release it earlier
[J.D. DIAMOND] Thursday, February 16, 2017 4:08:40 AM 
@acolytee55 ... I know it's frustrating to wait so long for studio albums,especially when we lost Rob from 1992-2004 if I'm correct,and with K.K. retireing ....its obvious that K.K. has lost his PASSION for regular traditional heavy metal,that's why Nostadamous was so experimental and EXTRA progressive so stray away from the norm...I get that,but I think they went TOO far,as alot of fans also thought.

However,still to some Nostadamous is a masterpiece,to each his own ya know. But I think right after it's release in July 2008,it wasn't getting positive reviews...enough that I believe is why the tour was cut off short,instead opting for a 30th anniversary of the British Steel album which they milked from early 2009 I think till late 2010? Can't remember exactly,but you know what I'm getting at.

But we lost TIME from 2010 which normally would of been a folllow up album till 2014 when ROS was finally released. Like guido said, I too agree that at this point I'd rather have an album more than a tour. Maybe that way we can get 2 more albums from them,if they only do a few shows/tour that only lasts for 4 months then back into the studio to finish one more master piece.

Oh,and @Budred... I hear ya man,I hope it's not like Nostradamous either,or TOO progressive. I thought that ROS was a great example of classic Judas Priest,and it's own least to me. But I cant imagine at this point they will go too far experimental ect.. Im thinkin maybe A LITTLE. But hopefully it will FIT perfectly,lets cross our fingers.

And acolytee55... unfortunately I think the reality is we'll get an album title,song titles and a track to listen to by Thanksgiving and then the new album January 2018. The next one based off thier time schedule should arive in 2022 lol Unless they have other plans.

Rob said in an article that he's not sure how they managed to put out an album every 2 years back in the 80's.. lol

Edited at: Thursday, February 16, 2017 4:22:29 AM
[J.D. DIAMOND] Thursday, February 16, 2017 3:48:25 AM 
@guido... yeah $2500 for tallica? Yeah the full package at the Mustaine ranch is $5,500 but the cheapest route $1,999 and a bell tent just to stsy in for 3 days lol. Yeah it's a joke ha ha

[Budred] Thursday, February 16, 2017 2:39:56 AM 
JD. My favorite thing about Priest over all these years has been the constant change in music. I'm not like some people. I do not crave another Painkiller or British Steel or anything like that. My hope is that we get something that when you hear it you know it's Priest but it doesn't sound like anything they've done before. Just please, please, and please 100 more times don't let it be like Nostradamus. ... I finally received my Turbo 30 cd. I bought it for the live disc and to throw some support towards JP. Gotta say I freakin' love it. It sounds so much better than Priest Live. Love the rawness to it and it doesn't seem as synthesized and the tempo doesn't feel slowed like PL. I'm not really a fan of the "Live" album but this is fantastic. Glad I bought it and I'm loving the art work.
[guidogodoy] Tuesday, February 14, 2017 9:20:10 PM 
Richie in his 40s! Yikes!

Man, I don't want to wait until TOMORROW! Still, wait for another tour or another album? While an extremely tough call, I'd have to say album. Back catalog? Yes. We all know they have it. Epitaph! We all wanted it. Did get a few gems and wanted more for the TRUE "Faithful." Just a "one-off" show! Yes, too much to ask, I know. Still, one can dream.

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[acolyte55] Tuesday, February 14, 2017 4:34:30 PM 

@JD Everybody ? , i dont want to wait until 2018 and then 2022 I WILL BE 54 for crying out loud watching 3 x 70 somethings trying to rock on stage with a 61 year old drummer , Hell even Richie will be in his 40s lol!  would i go? of course i would but i dont want to them to miss more steps than they are already , here is an idea , i have never understood why they wont release some back catalog items , keep their name out there while they write  the new album with this line up  and if it does great , add some of those songs to the new album set list when they go out again, you cant tell me after 40+ years they dont have a deep pool of resources to draw from, Thoughts from all? 

[guidogodoy] Tuesday, February 14, 2017 1:57:41 PM 
Gulp..whaaaaaa?!?!? Meet and greet for Metallica going for $2500?!? WTF?! You get a toaster with that one?

Kinda puts spending the weekend with Dave Mustaine and Megadeth in a tent for less in a MUCH better light! See you at the Dave retreat, J.D.
[J.D. DIAMOND] Friday, February 10, 2017 8:58:25 PM 
Absolutely Ritchie is the best guitarist of this era 2011 -onwards....He is not a K.K. Clone...his different style and sound speaks for itself.

It was Jane Andrews idea to dress Faulkner like K.K. with the vest and flying V.....its like I said before the same idea as dressing Tommy Thayer in Ace's K.K. said from a distance it appears nothing has changed..

They should of dressed Ritchie in what he first appeared in his leathers were not a vest and his guitar was not a flying looked un-K.K. like. Jane probably figured it would be more profitable $ if she made Ritchie look like K.K. THAT is the ONLY thing I think is lame,just that issue. Other than that,everything is supurb.

@Budred... As far as this new direction the new album is headed as I read what you did on Blabbermouth...I dont think they will go "TOO FAR" off the deep end as they did with Turbo,Demolition and Nostradamous. On the other hand they will NOT make another ROS part 2 as they have said.

Its a mystery as to what we're gonna get. Im sure it'll be something us cult followers will like,let's hope at least. Redeemer Of Souls was thier most stripped down and Raw LP,so Im thinkin this new one will have much better production,and progressive elements throughout without going off the deep end like I mentioned above.

It's a Priest album so of course it's going to take on 100% criticism the first month it's released before the dust settles. Like acolytee55 mentioned,the band is at cult status at this point,anyone outside our likings for the band will DEMAND another British Steel,Screaming For Vengeance,Defenders Of The Faith or Painkiller or BUST ...if not they wont listen to it let alone BUY the new album. How are Priest going to top those albums?

They Can't. Impossible. But to us they don't NEED to,and they don't have to. We all like Sin After Sin even though it's not as good as Painkiller. Ect,ect.....
So no matter what they put out,it's already waiting for criticism. Negative criticism. And most likely unjust criticism.

Those kind of Priest fans are like fair weather football fans. Thier not real Priest fans,nor are those who are ultra fan boys...just like it all,its all good if its Judas Priest blah blah. Totally lame.

This new album will be released next year 2018 early. I just dont see how they plan on making another one after this,especially since right when ROS was released in 2014 they said they cant afford to wait another 3 or 4 years for Redeemer's follow up,yet here we are with the new album due approx 4 years after ROS.

Which theoretically means the album after this new one will be due 2022!'

No way this band is onstage playing a new album's material in 2022. Right?

Edited at: Friday, February 10, 2017 9:28:32 PM
[Vaillant 3.0] Friday, February 10, 2017 8:45:46 PM 
Now that's an awesome comment!!

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[acolyte55] Friday, February 10, 2017 5:11:08 PM 
1 post I seen, It was a fan comment on the YGATC , was that Richie was "a 40 year old Randy Rhoads " High Praise indeed
[acolyte55] Thursday, February 09, 2017 6:19:13 PM 
I agree @guido @JD , no one can ever copy KK , no one can ever match his solo on VOC or many other staple Priest classics ,truly amazing and glad I got to see him work , I don't want Richie to be like KK , I want Richie to be himself , I think he cemented himself in Priest on the YGATC solo from the Battle Cry DVD , which I believe is superb, The thing that impressed me the most (I believe I posted it before?) is . Rob proving his MG status to me when he worked that crowd of younger and heavier listening crowd until he won them over and pretty soon it was a giant Karaoke party with everyone belting out the songs ,Impressive to say the least !!!!
[Budred] Thursday, February 09, 2017 2:21:12 AM 
Well Val, I was going to respond and clicked the wrong icon and just reported your comment as offensive. Sorry. I would have bought Battle Cry on DVD but I was afraid to after buying the Epitaph dvd. The editing is too much for me. Too quick to jump from scene to scene. It bothers me trying to watch it. Maybe I'll watch a few videos first and see if it's any better.
[guidogodoy] Tuesday, February 07, 2017 7:23:29 PM 
Writing "Turbo" in Marbella, Spain! Funny as I listened to it there. Beautiful.
LOVED "Battle Cry," the DVD and can't wait for my copy of "Turbo" 30 to arrive (due in 2 damn days...grrrr). Looking more for the concert that is on the bonus than anything else there. As for the new recording? Who the heck could NOT be excited about Richie on a new Priest album? I loved ROS! Loved him on the past tours. What he has been able to bring to an "established" band without distorting it or alienating it to the hardcore fans has been nothing short of phenomenal. Just an amazing fit. Glenn has said it, Rob has said it. I think anyone who has seen him play has said it! No, he is NOT K.K. He isn't trying to be and I don't expect him to be. He is simply one talented MO FO who has fit into the band in an almost uncanny and seamless manner. Rob mentions that he knows that "the clock is ticking" and we all realize that as well. However, when both he and Glenn say that we should expect great things from the new recording? HOLY CRAP!! Can't wait! 

Edited at: Tuesday, February 07, 2017 7:28:18 PM
[acolyte55] Monday, February 06, 2017 5:07:44 PM @Guido and @JD , I truly agree , I think they are going to blow us away with the next album !!! and yes to the priest shirt , I went to the Loose Moose in Vancouver on Nelson street , Great little bar , good food, friendly staff, and they play metal all day long , the owner is a HUGE maiden fan and a great guy , anyway everyone goes there before you go to a concert because you don't have to listen to mainstream and it is usually a big sing along before the concert(in this case IM, and the sing along was better ;) it is fantastic to be in a roomful of like minded people!!!!!! and there were 150 IM shirts.....1 Priest shirt (of course me , I guess I won lol )
[Vaillant 3.0] Monday, February 06, 2017 4:48:18 PM 
You know I love it! Richie's guitar-playing just gives a much-needed "umpf" to 'Priest's live sound.

Now get the DVD (if you haven't done so yet)!!!

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[Budred] Monday, February 06, 2017 4:53:19 AM 
Recently purchased "Battle Cry" cd. Totally amazed at just how well this turned out. I have to say I'm getting used to Richie quite well. His changes to their sound actually put a twist on this disc that made it refreshing. It wasn't a rehash of what we've already heard. Great stuff! Anyone??
[Budred] Monday, February 06, 2017 4:33:42 AM 
Rob says they are going in a new direction on this. Interesting to say the least. My curiosity is piqued. Thoughts?
[J.D. DIAMOND] Sunday, February 05, 2017 6:09:48 AM 
@acolytee55 & guido ... I agree,and ha ha nice way to put it acolytee55,your right though.Could ROS production been better? Yeah,sure. But it ain't THAAAAAAAAT Bad,not as bad as people make it out to be that is for sure,they missed the brilliance in the simplicity of the album and it's songs. I guarantee this new album which will be released I'd guess January 2018 will have a better production than ROS. I bet this new album will top Redeemer Of Souls,THAT would be kick butt.
[guidogodoy] Thursday, February 02, 2017 11:22:00 PM 
Oh, my fav was "the Oprah of the metal world!" LOL!!!

To me, not like watching paint dry, though. More like fingernails scratching a chalkboard now! Amazing how I just can't stand to listen to them. On the flipside, I have a buddy who just the other day mentioned Billy Sheehan whereupon, like a good Priest fan, I mention Tipton and his solo album work. Buddy was amazed. He had always liked Priest and, as a guitarist, appreciated the fact that Priest is just at another level musically but then I bring up the whole second Tipton (Entwhistle / Powell) recording and pass both to him. LOVED them and, subsequently, he goes back to Priest. So here we have a guy who normally listens to classical music who is amazed at the skill-level of the almighty Priest? But of course!! Think I could bring the latest recording of Maiden along and have him hear how the "fugues" depart and converge just like a Vivaldi composition? HELL NO! My exact point to him!! Maiden songs of today? The damn FUGUES just run for 13 minutes and change tempos so often that you either get so bored or lose track that they cease becoming a "fugue" by definition! It is all but maddening!! 

100% agree that the fanboy ballwashers can HAVE their Maiden of today. I, too, revel in that cult of Priest. Wearing a Priest shirt in a public place such as an airport? Without question, a conversation starter on many an occasion and that conversation has always been a positive one. 

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[Vaillant 3.0] Thursday, February 02, 2017 10:44:53 PM 
"penis sucking session"; "fan boy ball washers"

HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Quite true what you and JD are saying, though.

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