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Metal Legends Judas Priest Announce Dates For 2019 North American Tour

Metal Legends Judas Priest Announce Dates For 2019 North American Tour

With Judas Priest’s latest studio album, Firepower, confirmed as one of the most successful of the band’s entire career – landing in the “top 5” of 17 countries (including their highest chart placement ever in the U.S., at #5) – demand to see the legendary metal band in concert is higher than ever.

And North American headbangers will get their chance to experience the legendary band on a nearby concert stage this coming spring/summer, when Priest will tour throughout the continent – with the classic metal band Uriah Heep as support.

Kicking off on May 3rd at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida and wrapping up on June 29th at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, fans will get an opportunity to catch Priest at the height of their concert powers on any one of the tour’s 32 dates.

“Metal maniacs – Judas Priest is roaring back to the USA for one more blast of Firepower! Firepower 2019 charges forth with new first time performances born out of Firepower, as well as fresh classic cuts across the decades from the Priest world metalsphere. Our visual stage set and light show will be scorching a unique, hot, fresh vibe – mixing in headline festivals, as well as the in-your-face venue close ups. We can’t wait to reunite and reignite our maniacs…THE PRIEST IS BACK!” -Judas Priest

There are few heavy metal bands that have managed to scale the heights that Judas Priest have during their nearly 50-year career – responsible for issuing such all-time classic albums as British Steel, Screaming for Vengeance, and Painkiller, as well as the anthems “Breaking the Law,” “Living After Midnight,” and “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming.”

And Priest’s presence and influence remains strong, as evidenced by the chart performance of ‘Firepower’ and its glowing reviews, a Grammy Award win for ‘Best Metal Performance’, plus being a VH1 Rock Honors recipient and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination.

Also, Priest can be credited as being one of the first metal bands to pioneer wearing leather and studs – a look that would eventually be embraced by metalheads throughout the world.

Undoubtedly, Judas Priest’s upcoming North American tour will only add to their ever-growing status of heavy metal legends.

JUDAS PRIEST TOUR DATES:

05/03/19 – Hollywood, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
05/06/19 – Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
05/08/19 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
05/09/19 – Biloxi, MS – Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
05/12/19 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
05/14/19 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
05/15/19 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
05/16/19 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
05/18/19 – Albany, NY – Palace Theatre
05/19/19 – Albany, NY – Palace Theatre
05/22/19 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
05/23/19 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
05/25/19 – Rosemont, IL – Rosemont Theatre
05/28/19 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater
05/29/19 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater
05/31/19 – Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory
06/01/19 – Little Rock, AR – First Security Amphitheater
06/03/19 – St. Louis, MO – Stifel Theatre
06/05/19 – Colorado Springs, CO – Broadmoor World Arena
06/08/19 – Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Centre
06/10/19 – Lethbridge, AB – ENMAX Centre
06/11/19 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
06/13/19 – Dawson Creek, BC – Encana Events Centre
06/14/19 – Prince George, BC – CN Centre
06/16/19 – Kelowna, BC – Prospera Place
06/17/19 – Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Centre
06/19/19 – Airway Heights, WA – Northern Quest Resort and Casino
06/21/19 – Kent, WA – Accesso Showare Center
06/22/19 – Portland, OR – Moda Theatre of the Clouds
06/24/19 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre
06/25/19 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre
06/27/19 – Los Angeles, CA – Microsoft Theater
06/29/19 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel

For more information, please visit judaspriest.com

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Deep Purple and Judas Priest Join Forces For Summer 2018 Tour

Deep Purple and Judas Priest Join Forces For Summer 2018 Tour

Legends will collide late this summer when Deep Purple and Judas Priest embark on a co-headlining North American tour. Produced by Live Nation, the outing will kick off August 21 in Cincinnati, OH and visit 25 cities across the U.S. and Canada before wrapping September 30 in Wheatland, California.  ickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, April 27 at 10am local time at LiveNation.com.

Citi is the official pre-sale credit card of the Deep Purple and Judas Priest tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, April 24 at 10am local time until Thursday, April  26 at 10pm local time through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete pre-sale details visit here.

Deep Purple’s latest studio album, inFinite, was released April 7, 2017, via earMUSIC. Produced by the legendary Bob Ezrin, (Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, Kiss), inFinite featured 10 new tracks recorded with no musical boundaries in the spirit of the ’70s. The metal pioneers have released five studio albums since 1996, augmented by an abundance of solo work and special projects from members Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Steve Morse, and Don Airey. Fans will be thrilled as they cover decades of favorites for this run. For more information, please visit here. Additionally, Airey will release his solo album One of a Kind on May 25.

Judas Priest’s latest studio album, Firepower, was released March 9, 2018, via Epic Records. Co-produced by Tom Allom and Andy Sneap, the 14-track album has become one of the most successful of the band’s entire career — landing in the “Top-5” of 17 countries (including their highest chart placement ever in the U.S.), and scoring their highest charting commercial rock radio single in decades with “Lightning Strike.” Few heavy metal bands have managed to scale the heights that Judas Priest have during their near 50-year career, and with a line-up featuring Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, Richie Faulkner, Ian Hill, and Scott Travis, Judas Priest will be scorching across North America with some heavy metal Firepower again this summer and fall on tour with Deep Purple! For more information, please visit here.

DEEP PURPLE + JUDAS PRIEST TOUR DATES:
8/21 — Cincinnati, OH — Riverbend Music Center
8/22 — Chicago, IL — Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
8/24 — Detroit, MI — Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
8/25 — Mt. Pleasant, MI — Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort*
8/27 — Hamilton, ON — FirstOntario Centre
8/29 — Montreal, QC — Bell Centre
8/30 — Quebec City, QC — Centre Videotron
9/1 — Wantagh, NY — Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
9/2 — Bethel Woods, NY — Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
9/5 — Darien Center, NY — Darien Lake Amphitheater
9/6 — Holmdel, NJ — PNC Bank Arts Center
9/8 — Virginia Beach, VA — Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
9/9 — Camden, NJ — BB&T Pavilion
9/11 — Charlotte, NC — PNC Music Pavilion
9/12 — Jacksonville, FL — Daily’s Place
9/14 — Atlanta, GA — Verizon Amphitheatre
9/16 — Biloxi, MS — Mississippi Coast Coliseum
9/18 — Kansas City, MO — Starlight Theatre
9/20 — Welch, MN — Treasure Island Casino*
9/21 — Council Bluffs, IA — Harrah’s Council Bluffs*
9/23 — Denver, CO — Pepsi Center
9/26 — San Diego, CA — Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
9/27 — Irvine, CA — FivePoint Amphitheatre
9/29 — Mountain View, CA — Shoreline Amphitheatre
9/30 — Wheatland, CA — Toyota Amphitheatre
*Non Live Nation date

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Judas Priest Reveal Title Track From Forthcoming ‘Firepower’ Album

Judas Priest Reveal Title Track From Forthcoming ‘Firepower’ Album

The buzz surrounding legendary metal band Judas Priest’s forthcoming album, ‘Firepower,’ is undeniably growing louder – on the strength of the video clip for the track “Lightning Strike,” as well as many of the attractive/limited edition purchasing options made available for fans via PledgeMusic already being sold out. And it will soon reach a fever pitch with the unveiling of another new killer track, plus another limited edition of the forthcoming album being made available for purchase.

Fans can now hear the title track from ‘Firepower’ via this link [smarturl.it/Firepower], and can purchase a metallic silver-colored cassette version of the album on PledgeMusic via pledgemusic.com/projects/judas-priest, and is being issued in an extremely limited pressing of only 300. And if judging from how quickly some of the previous limited edition bundles sold out via the site (such as signed guitars from Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, various colors of autographed vinyl, etc.), this rare cassette version will be an instant rarity and collector’s item. If you haven’t checked out the “Lightning Strike” video or preordered the album, you can do so now by visiting the follow respective links:
smarturl.it/Firepower and smarturl.it/JPLightningStrikeVid

Set for release on Friday, March 9th, 2018 via Epic Records – the album is comprised of fourteen tracks of pure and highly inspired metal. And to mark the occasion Priest (singer Rob Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill, and drummer Scott Travis) has reunited with producer Tom Allom (the man behind the board for all of the band’s releases from 1979-1988, including such stellar classics as ‘Unleashed in the East,’ ‘British Steel,’ ‘Screaming for Vengeance’ and ‘Defenders of the Faith’) and with Grammy Award-winning producer Andy Sneap also helping to raise the sonic bar even higher.

“Tom Allom has got this classic metal thing,” explains Halford. “And Andy is a bit more of a ‘modern metal producer’ but his thinking is a little bit different to Tom’s. And I think to get this balance between that classic old school metal to what Andy’s world is was just a remarkable coalescence.” “Tom Allom has been with us since 1979, so his knowledge of ourselves and our music in general is immense,” adds Hill. And according to Travis Priest returned back to a recording method that worked incredibly well on the band’s earlier classics – “We went back to the organic way of recording where it’s all of us in a room and we got to play together.”

With the impending arrival of ‘Firepower’ and its ensuing tour (which kicks off on March 13th), THE PRIEST IS BACK!

‘FIREPOWER’ TRACKLISTING:

1. Firepower
2. Lightning Strike
3. Evil Never Dies
4. Never The Heroes
5. Necromancer
6. Children of the Sun
7. Guardians
8. Rising From Ruins
9. Flame Thrower
10. Spectre
11. Traitors Gate
12. No Surrender
13. Lone Wolf
14. Sea of Red

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Loudwire Music Awards: Icon Rob Halford Of Judas Priest To Receive The ‘Lemmy Lifetime Achievement Award’

Loudwire Music Awards: Icon Rob Halford Of Judas Priest To Receive The ‘Lemmy Lifetime Achievement Award’

The first-ever LOUDWIRE MUSIC AWARDSthe ultimate rock ‘n’ roll award ceremony and concert–announced today (July 19) that the GRAMMY Award-winning ROB HALFORD of JUDAS PRIEST, one of rock and metal’s most acclaimed and beloved icons, will be this year’s recipient of the LemmyLifetime Achievement Award. Also today, the rock ‘n’ roll event announced a first wave of live performances from some of the most exciting artists in rock and metal: Ice-T’s Body Count, Halestorm, Starset and Power Trip in addition to a special guest performance from Rob Halford as well as others to be announced. Tickets for the rock ‘n’ roll concert event on Tuesday, October 24 at The Novo in downtown Los Angeles are on-sale starting today, July 19 at: LOUDWIREAWARDS.COM.

The centerpiece of the night, the Lifetime Achievement Award is named in honor of late Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister.  Each year, this award will go to an artist who embodies the spirit of Lemmy and pure rock ‘n’ roll. Halford will join Black Sabbath guitarist and fellow heavy metal icon, Tony Iommi–who it was announced last week–will be presented with the ‘Courage Award,’ which recognizes not only his unparalleled musical output, but his absolute bravery in his battle with cancer. Going forward, these awards will be named the “LEMMY” and “IOMMI” respectively and presented to future generations of deserving artists.

At long last the metal stars are aligned and I’m stoked to attend this year’s Loudwire Awards show,” says ROB HALFORD of JUDAS PRIEST, the legendary singer famed for his powerful and wide-ranging voice. “I’m excited to shout hails with horns up for all of my friends at Loudwire and all the bands and the fans! It’s going to be a hell of a crazy night of good times and major surprises!”

Formed in The Midlands, England, in 1969, the GRAMMY Award-winningheavy metal band Judas Priest has sold close to 50 million albums to date. Frequently ranked as one of the greatest metal bands of all time, the band’s album British Steel (1980), helped shoot the group to rock superstar status. The group’s pioneering sound, with lead vocalist Rob Halford’s operatic vocal style and the twin guitar sound of Glenn Tipton and KK Downing as well as their legendary costuming (leather and studs), continues to be widely influential in defining the rock and heavy metal genres. The current line-up of Judas Priest consists of Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill and drummer Scott Travis.

Ice-T of BODY COUNT states: “BODY COUNT are excited about performing at this amazing event. Loudwire has always greatly supported us and we can’t wait to kick off the show to set the tone right off the bat. It’s metal and hard rock’s premiere award show and we are coming to tear the Novo up. We’ve also got some special surprises up our sleeve, so you don’t wanna miss out. BODY COUNT’s in the house. Let’s do this.”

Fronted by Ice-T, gangster-metal collective BODY COUNT formed in Los Angeles, in 1990. Co-founded by lead vocalist Ice-T and lead guitarist Ernie Cout of their mutual interest in heavy metal, BODY COUNT’s musical style derives from the dark, ominous tone of heavy metal bands such as Black Sabbath, as well as faster thrash metal bands such as Slayer, as well as hardcore punk. BODY COUNT’s 1992’s landmark self-titled debut sent politicians, parents and law enforcement officials into a proverbial tailspin when it was released unto the world a quarter-century ago. In 2017, the group released their sixth studio album Bloodlust (Century Media Records) which Rolling Stone described as “one of the most over-the-top metal excursions to date.” The LOUDWIRE MUSIC AWARDS will mark BODY COUNT’s first Los Angeles-area live performance in over four years.

Lzzy Hale of Halestorm adds, “I’m so looking forward to the Loudwire Awards this year, it’s a Rock ‘n’ Roll family reunion with all our friends there representing the genres that drive both our horns and hearts!”

Grammy-winning hard rock band Halestorm recently released their third EP of cover songs, “ReAniMate 3: The CoVeRs eP,” produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Korn).  Their most recent full-length album, Into The Wild Life, debuted in the Top 5 on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 upon its release last year while also entering Billboard’s “Top Hard Rock Albums” tally at #1–both marked the band’s highest chart placement to date. That album is highlighted by the singles, “Apocalyptic” and “Amen,” both of which ascended to #1 at rock radio outlets nationwide, as well as the Top 5 Active Rock favorite, “I Am The Fire.”

Starset is a multi-media, modern rock band that quickly became one of the most successful breakout bands of 2015 when their debut album Transmissions became a mainstay on the radio, sales and streaming charts. Along with multiple hit singles, over 300 million audio streams and nearly 1 billion YouTube views, their current album Vessels debuted at #11on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart. The album’s first single “Monster” remained on the mainstream rock radio chart longer than any other song so far this year and is currently the #1 most played song on Sirius XM’s “Octane” in 2017. Look for the band’s new graphic novel being released by Marvel Comics in September.

Hailing from Dallas, Power Trip execute music with raw energy. They’ve trimmed the fat on every reference they pull from–whether that’s Hardcore, Metal or Punk–to make music that actually cuts in 2017. The band has toured the world relentlessly for years. Their musical proficiency, perfect song structure, rich tones, fierce riffs, delivery and collective attitude has seeded them as one of today’s most prolific acts in any astute or heavy genre. Nightmare Logic, Power Trip’s latest and most powerful effort yet was released earlier this year on Southern Lord. Highly anticipated, their sophomore release earned towering marks across the board including critical acclaim from the likes of NPR, The New Yorker and Pitchfork who described their “fist-pumping choruses, ricocheting grooves, and ample charm are so animated that they leave us with something addictive and, well, fun.”

As previously announced, WWE superstar Chris Jericho will serve as host for the rock ‘n’ roll event, and Loudwire.com readers will be able to vote in several awards categories, including Album and Song of the Year, beginning on August 15, 2017. 

LOUDWIRE MUSIC AWARDS–the ultimate rock ‘n’ roll award ceremonyand concert–attracts the biggest names in the world of rock and will celebrate artists that have imprinted themselves on generations of rock fans and is proudly sponsored by Blacklight Media, BMG, Century Media, Entertainment One Music, Eagle Rock Entertainment, Eleven Seven Music, Metal Blade Records, Musicians Institute, Razor & Tie, Rise Records, Roadrunner Records and Spinefarm Records.

Watch and share the video of the making of the Tony Iommi “Hand Of Doom” trophy, aka the official mold of the LOUDWIRE MUSIC AWARD (HERE).

LOUDWIREAWARDS.COM

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Judas Priest Unleash New Mobile Game ‘Judas Priest: Road To Valhalla’

Judas Priest Unleash New Mobile Game ‘Judas Priest: Road To Valhalla’

Sony Music Entertainment and legendary heavy metal band Judas Priest have announced that “Judas Priest: Road To Valhalla,” a new mobile game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is now available in the App Store.

Game download link to App Store here: http://apple.co/2uG3i3n

The app features stunning new visuals and gameplay set to the iconic songs “Halls of Valhalla,” “Breaking the Law”, “Turbo Lover”, “Electric Eye”, and “Painkiller” and “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming.”

Judas Priest: Road To Valhalla innovates by making isolated song stems (eg drums, vocals, guitar) from the 2016 ‘Battle Cry’ album available to players exclusively within the game.  Using an innovative visual mechanic, players must fill “stem meters” to construct the full song and progress through each level of the game.

“When we set out to make this game, we wanted to give fans a new kind of visual listening experience” said Rob Halford, who also appears in a series of exclusive video clips throughout the game.

“For the first time, we are making individual stems of our songs available to fans to give them a new and interactive way to engage with some of the best songs from our catalog.”

“Judas Priest: Road To Valhalla” is a joint collaboration between Judas Priest, Sony Music Entertainment, Trinifold Management LLC UK and Babaroga, a leading mobile game studio.

“Metal maniacs are you ready to join Judas Priest on the Road To Valhalla…..? We are excited to have you take charge and lead the way on the bike and the tour bus! Let the molten metal mayhem begin with the thrill of the ride! Can you claim victory on this perilous journey that leads you into Valhalla…?”

Have a blast and enjoy!
Rob, Glenn, Richie, Ian and Scott

About Judas Priest:

There are few heavy metal bands that have managed to scale the heights that Judas Priest have during their 40 year career – originally formed during the early ’70s in Birmingham, England, Judas Priest is responsible for some of the genre’s most influential and landmark albums (1980’s ‘British Steel,’ 1982’s ‘Screaming for Vengeance,’ 1990’s ‘Painkiller,’etc.) and for decades have been one of the greatest live bands in the entire heavy metal genre including an iconic performance at Live Aid in 1985 – they also brought metal to the masses by their appearance on American Idol in 2011 – plus Judas Priest were one of the first metal bands to exclusively wear leather and studs –  a look that began during this era and was eventually embraced by metal fans throughout the world!

And soon, the worlds of metal and gaming will collide head-on, with the groundbreaking new game, ‘Road to Valhalla’!

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ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 228: Hardwired For The Holiday Spirit

ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 228: Hardwired For The Holiday Spirit

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On the latest episode of the Acid Pop Cult Podcast, the gang is back and they have their eyes set on the holidays. Jeremy, Hank and Jason offer up a look at the madness that was their Thanksgiving celebrations before turning their sights on Christmas. The boys get a touch nostalgic with a look back at some classic toys from their youth and Jason discusses his holiday playlist project (which will be released to all the good little girls and boys in early December via Apple Music). Other topics range from Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’ to the next entry into ‘The Walking Dead’ game series from Telltale Games. Hank discusses his love for the new Metallica record and becomes hell bent for leather as Jason recounts his trip to see the TRINITY project featuring the voices of Queensryche, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest. Jeremy brings us up to speed on his latest entries in his 366 Movie Challenge, which is nearly it’s close. No worries, he is way ahead of the curve! To round out the show, the gang brings their picks of the week to the table along with some ‘Rogue One’ chat.

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Judas Priest To Release ‘Battle Cry’ Live DVD/Blu-ray On March 25th!

Judas Priest To Release ‘Battle Cry’ Live DVD/Blu-ray On March 25th!

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Judas Priest‘s tour in support of their 17th studio album overall, Redeemer of Souls, was one of the most extensive of the group’s entire career – consisting of 130 shows in 33 countries, and offering a setlist that touched upon selections from nearly all of their classic albums. And now, fans can relive the live Priest experience once more, with the release of the new CD/DVD/Blu-ray, Battle Cry, on March 25th, 2016, via Epic Records (preview available for viewing here http://smarturl.it/JudasPriestDVD

Recorded live on August 1st, 2015 at Germany’s Wacken Festival in front of an audience of 85,000, Battle Cry is available on a 15-track CD, with the entire show on Blu-ray and DVD (running over 94 minutes), as well as digital audio and video formats. The DVD and Blu-ray also contains 3 bonus tracks shot in Poland on December 10th, 2015 at The Ergo Arena, Gdansk, Poland.

What makes the show’s track listing so appealing is it balances new classics (“Dragonaut,” “Halls of Valhalla,” “Redeemer of Souls”) along with headbanging classics (“Metal Gods,” “Electric Eye,” “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming”), as well as key album tracks from yesteryear (“Devil’s Child,” “Beyond the Realms of Death,” “Jawbreaker”).

Originally formed during the early ’70s in Birmingham, England, Priest is responsible for offering metal fans worldwide some of the genre’s most influential and landmark albums (1980’s ‘British Steel,’ 1982’s ‘Screaming for Vengeance,’ 1990’s ‘Painkiller,’ etc.), while helping spread metal music to audiences not normally associated with the genre (Live Aid in 1985, and a surprise appearance on American Idol in 2011), and helping popularize the now instantly recognizable “denim and leather” look.

For decades, Judas Priest has been one of the greatest live bands in the entire heavy metal genre. And as evidenced by Battle Cry, Priest rock harder and more ferociously than ever.

Battle Cry CD sequence:
1.     (Intro) Battle Cry
2.     Dragonaut
3.     Metal Gods
4.     Devil’s Child
5.     Victim of Changes
6.     Halls of Valhalla
7.     Redeemer of Souls
8.     Beyond the Realms of Death
9.     Jawbreaker
10.  Breaking the Law
11.  Hell Bent For Leather
12.  The Hellion
13.  Electric Eye
14.  You’ve Got Another Thing Coming
15.   Painkiller

Battle Cry DVD/Blu-ray sequence:
1. (Intro) Battle Cry
2. Dragonaut
3. Metal Gods
4. Devil’s Child
5. Victim of Changes
6. Halls of Valhalla
7. Turbo Lover
8. Redeemer of Souls
9. Beyond the Realms of Death
10. Jawbreaker
11. Breaking the Law
12. Hell Bent For Leather
13. The Hellion
14. Electric Eye
15. You’ve Got Another Thing Coming
16. Painkiller
17. Living After Midnight

Recorded live on August 1st, 2015 at Wacken Festival, Germany.

BONUS TRACKS
18. Screaming for Vengeance
19. The Rage
20. Desert Plains

Recorded live on December 10th, 2015 at The Ergo Arena, Gdansk, Poland.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:
www.judaspriest.com

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Heavy Metal Legends Judas Priest Announce Fall Tour Dates For US and Canada

Heavy Metal Legends Judas Priest Announce Fall Tour Dates For US and Canada

Judas Priest - Redeemer of Souls

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Due to the overwhelming success of Judas Priest‘s 17th studio effort overall, ‘Redeemer of Souls’ (which became the highest-charting album of their career, when it debuted on the Billboard 200 charts at #6), the band has announced a fall tour, which will hit the U.S. and Canada, from October 16th through November 12th. Supporting Priest on the U.S. dates and the Halifax engagement will be one of modern metal’s top bands, Mastodon.

‘Redeemer of Souls’ also went on to become one of the most critically acclaimed releases of the band’s career, with Rolling Stone stating, “Above all, ‘Redeemer’ is proof that Priest can still call themselves metal’s defenders of the faith,” while Revolver Magazine offered further praise, “Thus rejuvenated and recharged, the Metal Gods have delivered their strongest record in over a decade.”

Comprised of Rob Halford (vocals), Glenn Tipton (guitar), Richie Faulkner (guitar), Ian Hill (bass), and Scott Travis (drums), Judas Priest is responsible for some of heavy metal’s all-time classic anthems (“Living After Midnight,” “Breaking the Law,” “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming,” etc.) and albums (‘British Steel,’ ‘Screaming for Vengeance,’ ‘Painkiller,’ etc.).

Ever since the release of ‘Redeemer of Souls,’ Judas Priest has been taking their music all over the world. And they are not finished yet, with the announcement of these new dates!

JUDAS PRIEST TOUR DATES:

October 16th, 2015      Paso Robles, CA    Vina Robles Amp
October 17th, 2015      Las Vegas, NV        The Pearl
October 20th, 2015      San Francisco, CA  The Warfield Theatre
October 21st, 2015      San Jose, CA           City National Civic
October 23rd, 2015      Fresno, CA              William Saroyan Theater
October 24th, 2015      San Bernardino, CA  Knotfest
October 27th, 2015      Vancouver, BC         Hard Rock Casino
October 28th, 2015      Vancouver, BC         Hard Rock Casino
October 31st, 2015       Regina, SK              Brandt Center
November 1st, 2015     Winnipeg, MN          MTS Center
November 3rd, 2015     Peoria, IL                 Civic Center
November 6th, 2015     Huntington, NY      Paramount Theater
November 7th, 2015     Newark, NJ              Prudential Center
November 10th, 2015    Halifax, NS             Scotiabank Center
November 12th, 2015    Toronto, ON           Air Canada Center

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION VISIT:
www.judaspriest.com
www.facebook.com/OfficialJudasPriest

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Greg Prato Releases ‘Survival of the Fittest: Heavy Metal in the 1990’s’

Greg Prato Releases ‘Survival of the Fittest: Heavy Metal in the 1990’s’

Another epic read from Greg Prato

Another epic read from Greg Prato

Since its inception in the late 1960’s, heavy metal has experienced quite a few ups and downs in popularity. But there was one specific decade that sticks out as the most troubling – the 1990’s. In what seemed like one fell swoop, a style of metal that had been popular for much of the 1980’s was rendered obsolete, and in its place, was a much more real, raw, and unique approach – detected in several new metal-based “sub-genres.” Add to it several changes in the music industry and media, and it appeared as if traditional metal may have met its expiration date…before several bands (and a certain traveling festival tour) helped put headbanging rock back on track.

Written by journalist/author Greg Prato, ‘Survival of the Fittest: Heavy Metal in the 1990’s’ is the first book to focus entirely on this decade. Set in an oral history format, ‘Survival’ features over 80 interviews conducted exclusively for this book, including current or past members of Pantera, Sepultura, Fear Factory, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Kiss, Def Leppard, Guns N’ Roses, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, Exodus, Testament, Dream Theater, King’s X, Extreme, Winger, Cinderella, Living Colour, Faith No More, Primus, Nirvana, Nine Inch Nails, White Zombie, Stone Temple Pilots, Kyuss, Danzig, Clutch, Life of Agony, Biohazard, Type O Negative, Within Temptation, Cradle of Filth, Death, Coal Chamber, and System of a Down (among many others), as well as Eddie Trunk, Riki Rachtman, and Lonn Friend. Also featured is a foreword penned by Pantera bassist Rex Brown.

Greg Prato is a Long Island, New York-based journalist, who has written for Rolling Stone and Guitar Player, and has authored such books as ‘Iron Maiden: ’80 ’81,’ ‘The Faith No More & Mr. Bungle Companion,’ ‘The Eric Carr Story,’ and ‘Grunge is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music.’ ‘Survival of the Fittest’ is his 16th book overall.

Available as a paperback version [616 pages, $24.99], a Kindle download [$9.99], and a Nook download [$9.99], ‘Survival of the Fittest’ helps put the ’90s and heavy metal all into perspective.

Read an exclusive excerpt here:
http://www.songfacts.com/blog/writing/survival_of_the_fittest_heavy_metal_in_the_1990_s/

Ordering info here:
Paperback and Kindle: http://amzn.com/1512073067

Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/survival-of-the-fittest-greg-prato/1122273381

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KNOTFEST 2015: Artist Lineup And Event Details Unveiled!

KNOTFEST 2015: Artist Lineup And Event Details Unveiled!

Prepare Yourself for Knotfest 2015!

KNOTFEST returns to the San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds in San Bernardino, CA this fall, with an unprecedented lineup of metal and heavy music titans, spread out over three nights.

The Slipknot-curated event, now in its third year (and second as a Southern California weekend destination festival), attracted over 50,000 fans in 2014, and looks to top that in 2015 with over fifty of the heaviest bands in the world, playing on four stages on Friday, October 23 (pre-party), Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25.

The weekend will feature performances from Judas Priest, Korn, Bring Me The Horizon, Mastadon, Trivium, Corrosion Of Conformity, Clutch, Mobb Deep, Ghostface Killa, Suicidal Tendencies, Cannibal Corpse, GWAR, Beartooth and many more. Slipknot will close the Main Stage on Sunday night. See list of bands below as well as on KNOTFEST.COM.

“KNOTFEST returns to Southern California for round two and with legends like Judas Priest headlining night one and a lineup of some of the greatest acts in metal and heavy music, we couldn’t be more excited,” says Slipknot’s M. Shawn Crahan (Clown).

KNOTFEST co-founder and 5B Artist Management President, Cory Brennan adds, “We knew we had to build upon the monumental success of last year’s festival and we believe we’ve done just that with this epic lineup of bands.”

Rich Best, Live Nation’s Executive Vice President of Booking, agrees, saying, “Metal fans are in for a weekend they will never forget.”

In addition to an unrivaled lineup of some of the best bands in the world, KNOTFEST is as always a sensory overload experience- and KNOTFEST 2015 will only up the ante. Previous years have featured festival attractions, a Slipknot Museum (curated by the band), carnival rides, drums circles, pillars of fire, freaks, fire-breathers, and stilt-walkers…. and as always, for the members of Slipknot, the mission is to push the limits even further this time around.

KNOTFEST two-day tickets will go on sale at 10am PST on Monday, June 29 at KNOTFEST.COM. Limited quantities of Early Bird Discounted 2-day festival tickets, as well as VIP and Camping (RV and dry camping directly adjacent to the venue, is available from Oct 23-Oct 26) packages are also available while supplies last.

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As with last year, a FREE, on-site pre-party will kick-off the weekend, on Friday, October 23rd. The party is open to all artists, as well as those that have purchased camping and VIP passes. Friday’s lineup of bands will be revealed soon!

VIP packages are as follows:

Ultimate Slipknot VIP Experience 004– includes, Meet & Greet, VIP lounge + pre-party access

Sunday October 25th ONLY

One PIT ticket or First 10 Rows Seated -SUNDAY OCTOBER 25th
VIP commemorative ticket
Access to KNOTFEST Kickoff party on Friday, October 23rd with live performance by bands (lineup TBD.)
Then as the festival area closes down, the party starts up in the VIP lounge.
VIP ‘fast lane’ entrance into the festival (skip the lines and get in fast!) (10/25)
Preferred parking space (one per order)
Access into the VIP LOUNGE on Sunday October 25th with dedicated cash bar and restrooms
Exclusive meet and greet with members of Slipknot (10/25)
Official meet and greet laminate w/ lanyard (10/25)
VIP ‘behind the scenes’ backstage and onstage tour w/ Clown (10/25)
VIP tour of the festival grounds by Clown (10/25)
Tour of the Slipknot Museum (hosted by Clown) (10/25)
On-site VIP host
Limited availability

VIP 003– includes VIP Slipknot Meet and Greet Package, VIP lounge +pre-party access

Sunday October 25th ONLY

One PIT ticket First 10 Rows Seated- SUNDAY OCTOBER 25th
VIP commemorative ticket
Access to KNOTFEST Kickoff party on Friday, October 23rd with live performance by bands (lineup TBD).
Then as the festival area closes down, the party starts up in the VIP lounge
VIP ‘fast lane’ entrance into the festival (skip the lines and get in fast!)
Preferred parking space (one per order) (10/25)
Access into the VIP LOUNGE on Sunday October 25th with dedicated cash bar and restrooms
Exclusive meet and greet with members of Slipknot (10/25)
Official meet and greet laminate w/ lanyard (10/25)
On-site VIP host

VIP 002– includes:

VIP LOUNGE WEEKEND PASS, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY VIP w/ great seats +pre-party access
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY PIT ticket -or- Rows 15-20 Seated- SAME PIT OR SEAT BOTH DAYS
VIP commemorative ticket
Access to October 23rd KNOTFEST Kickoff party on Friday, October 23rd with live performance by bands TBD.

Then as the festival area closes down, the party starts up in the VIP lounge
VIP ‘fast lane’ entrance into the festival SATURDAY & SUNDAY (skip the lines and get in fast!)
Preferred parking space SATURDAY 10/24 & SUNDAY 10/25 (one per order)
Access into the VIP LOUNGE Saturday October 24th and Sunday October 25th with dedicated cash bar and restrooms
*On-site VIP host

VIP 001– includes:
VIP LOUNGE SATURDAY -or- SUNDAY +pre-party access
One PIT ticket or Rows 15-20 Seated, SATURDAY -or- SUNDAY
VIP ‘fast lane’ entrance into the festival (skip the lines and get in fast!)
Access to October 23rd KNOTFEST Kickoff party on Friday, October 23rd with live performance by bands TBD.
Then as the festival area closes down, the party starts up in the VIP lounge
Access into the VIP LOUNGE on Saturday October 24th -OR- Sunday October 25th with dedicated cash bar and restrooms
On-site VIP host

To view all ticket options for KNOTFEST, visit KNOTFEST.COM.

Doors will open at 12:00 PM each day with music starting soon after doors.

Knotfest 2015 Lineup

Saturday October 24

MAIN STAGE

Judas Priest

Korn

Mastodon

Trivium

Corrosion of Conformity

Special Guest

Second Stage:

At The Gates

Body Count

Red Fang

Battlecross

Third Stage:

GWAR

Born of Osiris

The Sword

Goatwhore

Fourth Stage (Extreme):

Kataklysm

Belphegor

Inquisition

Abysmal Dawn

Sunday October 25

MAIN STAGE:

Slipknot

Bring Me The Horizon

Clutch

Ghostface Killa

Mobb Deep

Second Stage:

Suicidal Tendencies

All That Remains

Kyng

Beartooth

Third Stage:

Cannibal Corpse

Helmet

Snot

Devour The Day

Fourth Stage (Extreme):

Six Feet Under

Dying Fetus

Disgorge

Internal Bleading

Green Death

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