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It looks like Judas Priest are back in the studio recording new music, according to a post on the band's Facebook page.

“The band are back into the studio working on the new album – they have a great team on board with long time JP producer Tom Allom, Andy Sneap and Mike Exeter – all very exciting” they say.

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And even though they're working on new music, Loudwire reported back in November that Judas Priest would not be touring until 2018, focusing on their new album in 2017.

“We’ve just been in the studio for a couple of months putting songs together. We haven’t started the recording process yet, but we’re recording demos,” Faulkner said, reports Loudwire.

“We’re recording songs that work without the production to save them, if you know what I mean. But the core value … We’re putting down some grassroots ideas and fleshing them out for the next Priest record. So we’re gonna go into the studio to start recording in January. So it should be out sometime next year. But we’re not touring next year. So we’re gonna be touring, hopefully, in 2018.”

The band’s new album will follow 2014’s Redeemer of Souls.

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