New metal magic is coming from Judas Priest! The British legends posted a photo of themselves working diligently behind a soundboard with the caption, “Making metal on #metalmonday!!”

Judas Priest roared back with Redeemer of Souls in 2014, capturing the highest Billboard charting position of the band’s career. The disc gave us modern masterpieces like “Sword of Damocles” and “Halls of Valhalla,” the latter of which we named the Best Metal Song of 2014. Obviously, we can’t wait to hear what Priest comes up with next, especially with ripping guitarist Richie Faulkner in tow.

Judas Priest posted the news along with a pair of photos via Facebook yesterday (April 18):

Vocalist Rob Halford recently spoke with Full Metal Jackie about recording a new Priest album. “I’ll be there hanging out with Glenn and Richie. You’ll be in a room with some amps and hey guys, have a cup of tea, whatever. Turn the amps on, start riffing and BOOM, you could have another amazing Priest song by the end of the day,” Halford raved. “I love that part of being in Priest. That’s the next step, writing sessions, get some really good Priest material ready and then Scott and Ian [Hill] come in and we jam and we start putting the songs together. Like always, it’ll be ready when it’s ready but there was already an extraordinary amount of ideas collected throughout that tour. So, I’m optimistic that we should have something ready by, not the end of the this year but definitely by the early parts of next year.”

Stay ready, because the Metal Gods will return with new music soon! Judas Priest recently released the live album, Battle Cry, which documents Priest’s gigantic Wacken 2015 headlining performance.

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