Heavy metal legends Judas Priest have announced their first new music in six years. Their 17th album, Redeemer of Souls, is due out July 15th.For U.S. fans of Judas Priest that simply cannot wait for the July 15th release date of their latest classic metal album,there is some relief on the way.
On Tuesday, April 29th, the title track from the album will be available for purchase via iTunes (Click Here) and other digital service providers. And a clip of the song (plus the single’s artwork) is now available to sample at the band’s website, www.judaspriest.com. The track is the first new music they’ve released since guitarist Richie Faulkner joined their lineup – following the departure of founding guitarist K.K. Downing in 2011 – as well as the first since releasing the 2008 concept album Nostradamus.
If you are wondering what to expect from the mighty Priest on their forthcoming album, guitarist Glenn Tipton has set the record straight. “Sometimes in the past we may have come under fire for being too adventurous musically – so we have listened!! From start to finish ‘Redeemer of Souls’ is 13 songs of pure classic Priest metal!!”
There are only a select number of bands that have accomplished what Judas Priest has throughout their career (as well as having served as a stylistic influence on such a wide variety of bands). Soon the group – singer Rob Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill and drummer Scott Travis – will be offering up more classic Judas Priest metal with the release of ‘Redeemer of Souls’