Tomorrow, July 8th, 2014, the Metal Gods, Judas Priest, will release a brand new studio album - ‘Redeemer Of Souls’. The band has been releasing teaser videos for months with band members commenting on the tracks and playing snippets - really building the suspense. The reviews so far have been favorable.
This is a good thing because a lot of fans were not so keen on the previous Judas Priest album, ‘Nostradamus’.
Vocalist Rob Halford addressed this: "If you look at bands of longevity, like PRIEST, you see the trail of music that we've left, I don't think we could have probably made as great a record as we have with 'Redeemer Of Souls' if we didn't have 'Nostradamus' as a reference point. It's a stepping stone to the next place. Every record that we've made, we've tried to give it some distinction, some separate identity. 'British Steel' doesn't sound like 'Stained Class', 'Stained Class' doesn't sound like 'Painkiller', 'Painkiller' doesn't sound like 'Defenders Of The Faith'… So I think everything has its place and has its moments, and we've always fed off these different areas that we've gone into with our metal. So thanks to 'Nostradamus', we've got 'Redeemer Of Souls'."
Guitarist Glenn Tipton on the new release: “It's returning back to the roots of PRIEST. It's classic PRIEST”
Along with the new album is a new tour. The Priest is known for their outlandish stage shows. Leather, lasers, lighting - it’s quite a production. And, of course, Rob Halford bringing out the Harley Davidson during the encore on either ‘Hell Bent’ or ‘Free Wheel Burning’.
Check out the tour dates below:
Judas Priest ‘Redeemer of Souls’ Tour 2014 (with Steel Panther)
10/01 – Rochester, N.Y. @ Main Street Armory
10/03 – Hammond, Ind. @ The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
10/04 – Louisville, Ky. @ Louder Than Life Fest at Champions
10/09 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Barclays
10/10 – Atlantic City, N.J. @ Harrah’s
10/11 – Mashantucket, Conn. @ MGM Grand Theater at Foxwood’s
10/14 – Lowell, Mass. @ Tsongas Center at UMass
10/15 – Allentown, Pa. @ PPL Center
10/17 – East Rutherford, N.J. @ Izod Center
10/19 – Detroit, Mich. @ Fox Theatre
10/24 – Baltimore, Md. @ Pier Six Pavilion
10/28 – Duluth, Ga. @ The Arena at Gwinnett Center
10/30 – Hollywood, Fla. @ Hard Rock Live Arena
11/06 – Allen, Texas @ Allen Event Center
11/07 – Austin, Texas @ FunFunFun Fest
11/10 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Nokia
11/12 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Jobing Arena
11/13 – Highland, Calif. @ San Manuel Casino
11/14 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ The Pearl
11/16 – San Jose, Calif. @ City National Civic
11/18 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Maverik Center
check out the opening track from the new album : johnnyconcert.com