Judas Priest Premiere “Lightning Strike” Music Video

Judas Priest have premiered a new video for their new song “Lightning Strike,” via Revolver. This track is from the band’s new album “Firepower, which will be released on March 9.

Rob Halford said the following about the song:

“To me, the overall concept of this song is to use the element of a lightning strike to pull away and tear apart at an individual, at a body of people, maybe an organization, maybe an administration, that is kind of leading you, or leading us, into potentially a destructive place. You’re kind of spinning that effect round, and you have the right to react and to do something about it. So that, in essence, is what this song is all about.”

He also commented on the production team:

“Tom Allom has got this classic metal thing and Andy [Sneap] 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.”

“Firepower” Track Listing:

01. “Firepower”
02. “Lightning Strike”
03. “Evil Never Dies”
04. “Never The Heroes”
05. “Necromancer”
06. “Children Of The Sun”
07. “Guardians”
08. “Rising From Ruins”
09. “Flame Thrower”
10. “Spectre”
11. “Traitors Gate”
12. “No Surrender”
13. “Lone Wolf”
14. “Sea Of Red”

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Judas Priest Announce New Vinyl Pressings

Judas Priest have announced new vinyl pressings of various albums including: “Painkiller,” “Point Of Entry,” “British Steel,” Sin After Sin,” “Unleashed In the East: Live in Japan,” “Stained Class,” “Screaming for Vengeance,” Angel of Retribution,” and “Killing Machine.” Those can be purchased on Amazon.

Judas Priest Reveal New Album Title, Announce North American Tour With Saxan & Black Star Riders

Judas Priest have revealed that their new album will be called “Firepower.” With this news, the band have also announced a North American tour with Saxon and Black Star Riders.

Tour Dates:

03/13 Wilkes-Barre, PA – Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
03/15 Youngstown, OH – Covelli Centre
03/17 Uniondale, NY – Nassau Coliseum
03/18 Washington, DC – The Anthem
03/20 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
03/22 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
03/25 Ottawa, ON – The Arena at TD Place
03/27 London, ON – Budweiser Gardens
03/28 Oshawa, ON – Tribute Communities Centre
03/30 Rama, ON – Casino Rama (Judas Priest only)
03/31 Detroit, MI – Detroit Masonic Temple
04/03 Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
04/06 Green Bay, WI – Resch Center
04/08 Bloomington, IL – Grossinger Motors Arena
04/10 Casper, WY – Casper Events Center
04/11 Loveland, CO – Budweiser Events Center
04/15 Kent, WA – ShoWare Center
04/17 Portland, OR – Veteran Memorial Coliseum
04/19 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
04/22 Los Angeles, CA – Microsoft Theater
04/24 Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
04/26 Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
04/28 Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
04/29 Sugarland, TX – Smart Financial Centre
05/01 San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum

“Judas Priest: Road To Valhalla” Video Game To Be Released Tomorrow

Judas Priest will be releasing a new mobile game called “Judas Priest: Road To Valhalla” on iOS tomorrow (July 19). The games was created by Babaroga, and it will contain audio from the group’s “Battle Cry“ live album. Rob Halford commented:

“When we set out to make this game, we wanted to give fans a new kind of visual listening experience. 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’s Rob Halford On New Album Progress: “I Won’t Say We’re At The End, But We Feel Like We’re Coming To Some Of The Final Moments”

Judas Priest’s Rob Halford recently spoke with Planet Rock’s Paul Anthony and talked a little bit about the band’s new album progress. He said that that they are not entirely “at the end” of the recording process, but the does “feel like [they’re] coming to some of the final moments.”

Here’s Halford’s full statement:

“Well, we’re still tracking. I won’t say we’re at the end [of the recording process], but we feel like we’re coming to some of the final moments. And it’s just great to watch how a record comes together, from those early, early days where there was just me and [guitarists] Glenn [Tipton] and Richie [Faulkner] sitting in the studio with a couple of guitars and just, you know, doing what we do. You start the day with nothing, and then at the end of day, potentially, you’ve got a really great, classic PRIEST song that may live forever.”

He continued:

“So we’re hard at it. We’re still doing what we love to do. PRIEST is a working band more than anything else. It’s that Midlands ethic, the work ethic of anybody that goes to work… I say it’s work, ’cause it is work — you’re working with your mind, you’re being creative. And now we’re moving through into other stages, we’re preparing for another big world tour, getting stage designs sorted, lighting designs sorted. So this is the beginning of what’s gonna be a very exciting 2018 period.”