judaspriest640 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.

To be released in the US on July 8th, 2014 through Epic Records (as a standard version and a deluxe edition with five bonus tracks), Redeemer of Souls is Judas Priest’s latest collection of epic metal – “raising the bar is consistent for us and Redeemer hits the ground running” – it matches up perfectly to earlier Priest classics as evidenced by the album’s lead off single March of the Damned (“we are forging ahead, slamming the pedal to the metal!”) – the band mean business once again.

“We feel Redeemer of Souls reinforces our passion for what we believe in from the Judas Priest style heavy metal.” The album also marks Richie Faulkner’s studio debut with Priest and is the co-writer of the material along with Glenn Tipton and Rob Halford.

And while fans are undoubtedly starved for more Priest (their last studio album Nostradamus was released in 2008) the band themselves are eager for the world to hear their latest studio triumph. “Classic combination of all the statements we love to create with raging guitar riffs and solos, thundering drums, thick grooves of bass and vocals tearing it all up!”

Redeemer of Souls track listing:

Redeemer Of Souls (listen here)
Halls Of Valhalla
Sword Of Damocles
March Of The Damned
Down In Flames
Hell & Back
Cold Blooded
Secrets Of The Dead
Battle Cry
Beginning Of The End

Bonus tracks:

Tears Of Blood
Bring It On
Never Forget

First bursting onto the scene with 1974’s Rocka Rolla Judas Priest is responsible for some of heavy metal’s all-time great albums – 1980’s British Steel, 1982’s Screaming for Vengeance, 1990’s Painkiller etc – and anthems Breaking the Law, Living After Midnight, You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’ etc – as well as trailblazing metal’s now instantly identifiable look – leather and studs – 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the band.

Judas Priest members Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner will be guests on Eddie’s,Trunk Nation show on Sirius/XM, Monday, May 5th.


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  • Mike on

    Love Priest, cannot wait for the new CD!!!! Not really feeling Redeemer of souls as the first single, but hopefully the rest of the album is classic Priest!!

  • staten island clown on

    That title track, something funny happened: I was listening to it and analyzing it somewhat…it is a repeat of Priest ideas. In their prime, ’76-’86, they were trendsetters, they set the bar for everyone else to try and match. But those days are long gone, so what we have now are guys who are just very good at their jobs. But anyway, I’m listening to this new song, and it has all the Priest hallmarks: the Gothic Romanticism of the melodies, the Shakespearean singing, …so they go into that lead break then Rob comes back in, a classic move is he always will come back in after the guitar breaks with just a bit more drama, a heightened disclosure, and I’ll be doggone if the goose bumps didn’t go up the back of my neck and shoulder area. So, Dana, any thoughts on the new Priest? have you heard the whole thing? Another thing that I liked from this song is that Faulkner has stayed very true to what Priest is about, in other words, I didn’t go, “hey, they’ve got a new guitar player.”

    • Dana on

      Hi Shannon,

      I haven’t had the pleasure of hearing the new album yet. I also have to admit that it is hard for me to be completely objective when it comes to Priest and Sykes, my two big loves. However, I am flattered that you asked for my opinion 🙂

      D 🙂

    • staten island clown on

      I heard that Priest were seriously considering Sykes for the job until they settled on Faulkner.

  • Gene Simmons of KISS (pronounced Keee-yuss!!) on

    Wow looking at the band photo & I am shocked to see Ace Frehley has joined Priest! I invented Judas Priest & I can’t believe they stabbed me in the back like that!

    • DR on

      Ace isn’t good enough for Priest.

    • DR on

      Shannon…..did we just agree on something?

  • Adam J. on

    At first listen I didn’t know what to expect. This is a major change in the line-up and our expectations are sky high. But I must say that I am very happy with this new song. It’s back to Priest basics and standards and after all, that’s why we love the Priest as much as we do. I’ve been thinking about this and we are damn lucky and fortunate to have classic bands like Priest and Motorhead still producing and playing. Eddie mentioned the younger generation and what they have today. In 40 years I only hope that they can look back and feel the longevity and passion with their music like we have done with ours. It’s a special feeling and I wouldn’t give it away for anything. I’m 50 yrs. old and feel blessed that these bands have been with me my whole life with album after album. I can’t imagine life without them. Long Live All Thing Rock and Heavy Metal and Long Live the Mighty Priest!!!

  • Trapper Crane on

    I am looking forward to this album! It sounds like it’s going to be great! I have not heard the last album, I must confess. But the songs sounded great live.

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