Not Nostradamus, even though hes the subject of the opera.
Lead singer Rob Halford says the band members are currently recording a heavy metal opera about the 16th century seer that they plan to perform in their own concerts and ultimately build into a separate stage show.
Halford who is writing the lyrics in San Diego says the band was attracted to Nostradamus more because of the human element than more predictable reasons.
As he puts it, He was born a Jew and converted to Catholicism to avoid persecution and then he lost his wife and kids to the plague.
If all goes well, the album, Nostradamus: A Metal Opera, will be released early next year and be followed by a world tour.
Halford is busy with other projects too. On November 28, he is reissuing three albums by his other band, Halford, as well as a brand new track, Forgotten Generation.
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