Nostradamus

Label
Columbia
Release date
13 Jun 2008
Running length
26 tracks
Running time
100:39

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Dawn of Creation 2:31 40,572
2 Prophecy 5:26 46,118
3 Awakening 0:52 38,175
4 Revelations 7:05 37,046
5 The Four Horseman 1:35 3,451
6 War 4:28 33,367
7 Sands of Time 2:36 33,846
8 Pestilence and Plague 5:08 34,176
9 Death 7:33 29,920
10 Peace 2:21 29,091
11 Conquest 4:42 29,191
12 Lost Love 4:28 29,924
13 Persecution 6:34 27,185
17 Shadows in the Flame 1:10 25,133
21 Calm Before the Storm 2:05 23,150
23 Future of Mankind 8:29 24,522
1 Solitude 1:22 26,781
2 Exiled 5:12 24,809
3 Alone 7:50 28,131
5 Visions 5:24 28,320
6 Hope 2:09 24,059
7 New Beginnings 4:56 23,681
9 Nostradamus 6:43 36,985

About this album

Nostradamus is a concept album by English heavy metal band Judas Priest, focusing on the 16th century prophet Nostradamus. The band’s first concept album, it was originally intended to be released in late 2006 before being pushed back to a 2007 release, and was finally released in June 2008 on Epic Records. It is also the band’s 16th studio album to date.

Judas Priest toured with Motörhead, Heaven and Hell, and Testament on the Metal Masters Tour to promote Nostradamus.

Guitarist K. K. Downing revealed in a February 2007 interview with Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles that 18 tracks had been recorded with a total length of more than 90 minutes and that there was not much he would like to cut down. Musically, the album contains symphonic orchestrations including the use of keyboards and choirs which is unlike anything the band has previously attempted. In November 2007 the band began mixing the album.

In November 2007, singer Rob Halford indicated that it was still undecided whether it would be a double-disc set or not. In April 2008, it was confirmed that the album would be released as a double-CD/triple vinyl LP.

According to Billboard.com, the album was released in Europe on June 16, 2008 and June 17 in United States. Three configurations of Nostradamus have been issued. The most common is a regular jewel-cased double CD, but there is also a “CD deluxe hardbound version,” which features a 48-page booklet, while a “super deluxe version” includes three vinyl records (in addition to the CD deluxe packaging, plus a poster).

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  • DonMatt447

    This sounds like a Christopher Lee Album!!! Its a good one , but there are many intros and things like that, i dont push it very well [2]

    26 Jun 3:03pm Reply
  • bonjovyborges

    This sounds like a Christopher Lee Album!!! Its a good one , but there are many intros and things like that, i dont push it very well

    26 Apr 12:45am Reply
  • Rubberbandman16

    Very different CD, takes a while 2 get used 2 it. Not heavy metal, so gonna turn some people off

    5 Apr 1:36pm Reply
  • KFC__o_o

    Boring...

    8 Mar 9:19pm Reply
  • Aarny

    A year later since my last comment and I believe exactly the same. I do agree with Jewrusalem's mixing comment, but I think it's fine. Still one of their best.

    21 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Midnight-Mover

    Masterpiece!!!

    29 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Jewrusalem

    My only gripe with these CDs is the underwhelming production. As much as I respect their choice for total creative control, Tom Allom or Chris Tsangarides really would've brought the full potential out of these songs with a sense of what Priest wanted. The nearest equivalent would be the piss-poor job Steve Harris did on the desk for The X Factor, which contained some of his best compositions to-date. A full remix and remaster of this album in the future will accentuate its greatness, SO LET IT BE WRITTEN, SO SHALL IT BE DONE PROPHECY ONE HUNNED

    9 Aug 2013 Reply
  • victor909a

    I don't get the hate for this album, it's brilliant. [4]

    14 Jul 2013 Reply
  • pavel_10

    Best album. [2] Absolute masterpiece, so diverse and melodic. Priest reached its true maturity.

    11 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Walker15

    Best album. [2]

    23 Jun 2013 Reply
  • JoannaVonB

    I don't get the hate for this album, it's brilliant. [3]

    10 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Gorefan

    I don't get the hate for this album, it's brilliant. [2]

    22 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Inna__Osennyaya

    Best album.

    2 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Veinrot

    Not their best, but by no means bad. Some tracks are brilliant.

    25 Jan 2013 Reply
  • KeIemvor

    It has nothing to do with not being typical metal... it's just poor, uninspired and boring songwriting. That's the problem. But it's often the case with conceptual albums because artists pay more attention to writing the concept than writing actual good music.

    22 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Idiots-Rule

    As asual, heavy metal fans are too close-minded to accept anything that sounds influenced by anything else but itself. My favorite Maiden album is "Somewhere In Time", my favorite Saxon album is "Innocence Is No Excuse", and this is my favorite Priest album. I am truly thankful to JP for going the creative way instead of putting out bad British Steel-replicas.

    2 Jan 2013 Reply
  • NAVARA_g3

    Epic!

    15 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Robesko

    Outstanding

    3 Dec 2012 Reply
  • hamlet666olsdal

    MASTEPIECE!!!!!!!!!!!!

    30 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Aarny

    I don't get the hate for this album, it's brilliant.

    30 Nov 2012 Reply
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