You’re not alone if you thought Judas Priest had thrown in the towel, but the 45-year-old band announced their return on April 28! Click below to listen to their new single.
Judas Priest are metal heavyweights and have been legends since their first album, Rocka Rolla, in 1974. They inspired the wave of British metal bands that came way back in the late 1970s and early 1980s, but guess what — they just announced that they’re currently preparing to release their 17th album! On April 28, the band released the new album’s artwork, title and the first single. If you like head-banging, you’re not gonna want to miss this.
Judas Priest Unleashes New Single
The single shares the name of the album, Redeemer of Souls, and features powerful vocals from Rob Halford over head-banging guitar hooks from Glenn Tipton and newcomer Richie Faulkner, who replaced band founder, KK Downing, in 2011. The band was actually planning on their world tour of summer 2013 to be a finale for the group, but Richie seems to have revitalized the band and even brought along new opportunities.
We hope all of you Judas Priest fans are just as excited about the album as the band members! They took to their official website to break the news and release their single:
“We are revved up and ready to UNLEASH the PRIEST one more time for our metal fans around the world — so here’s a track for you to listen to entitled Redeemer of Souls from our new album of the same title.”
Judas Priest To Release First New Album Since 2008
Even though this is the first time fans are hearing new music from Judas Priest in years, guitarist, Glenn Tipton has assured listeners that they’ll be able to hear the Priest sound they love without too much experimentation:
“Sometimes in the past we may have come under fire for being too adventurous musically – so we have listened,” he said. “From start to finish, Redeemer of Souls is 18 songs of pure classic-Priest metal.”
Redeemer of Souls will be released on July 14th in the UK and on July 15th in North America. It’s awesome that Judas Priest is still going strong after a all these years. Will you be getting a copy their new album, HollywoodLifers?
— Kindra Bailey