JUDAS PRIEST PREVIEW “CROSSFIRE” ONLINE
Judas Priest have been previewing and streaming full versions of songs from their upcoming album Redeemer of Souls, which will be released July 8th. Below is a snippet of the song Crossfire along with commentary from frontman Rob Halford.
To listen to some of the other songs Priest has previewed from Redeemer of Souls, click on the highlighted song titles below.
Redeemer of Souls
March of the Damned
Halls Of Valhalla
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They can groove, they can rock, and they can bang! And can somehow defy age. They are the Mighty Priest!
And we are so fortunate!
Maybe I’m in the minority, but I never was all that crazy about British Steel. I love Rapid Fire, there’s a couple others I like, and I understand it’s one of their most beloved albums but as a whole it doesn’t quite work for me. Screaming for Vengeance, on the other hand, is almost perfect. I’ve always really liked Defenders of the Faith too. Unleashed in the East has to be one of the greatest live albums of all time for a hard rock or metal band.
Screaming has always been my favorite Judas Priest album as well. It is perfection and it is a very hard album to top. It took British Steel time to grow on me, but I do really like it a lot now. You Don’t Have To Be Old To Be Wise has always been my favorite song off that record.
A funny story, I was listening to You Don’t Have To Be Old To Be Wise a couple of years ago and it got to the end of the song where they shout the title and my mother sings over it “She’s got looks that kill.” All those years that I had been listening to that song and I never made that connection-LOL!!! But, that certainly explained why I subconsciously liked that Motley Crue song so much-LOL!!
Dana from EddieTrunk.com 🙂
The cool kids^ are checking in. Living After Midnight and Breaking The Law just didn’t do it for them…
i always liked british steel but agree it may be a little overrated to some people such as myself. stained class is my favorite, then i would go screaming, defenders, painkiller, and then probably british steel. anyways, love the bluesyness of crossfire. looking forward to the new album. all hail the mighty priest!!!!
With all due respect, British Steel is not overrated. It is one of the cornerstone albums from a cornerstone metal band. British Steel was a major influence on many a metal band. Arguably it was Priest’s biggest record to that date, as it showed Priest’s major transition from a hard rock band to a dominant metal band. Screaming will arguably always be Priest’s benchmark album, and it probably should. But Screaming for Vengeance doesn’t exist if Priest don’t release British Steel several years earlier.
I was too young to grow up with priest and didn’t listen to their music until the late 90’s. Initially, I felt very strongly that Breaking the Law was very good and screaming was great. I didn’t become a huge priest fan but liked their stuff. Then in 2009 or so, I went back and listened to painkiller in depth. For some reason, it struck a chord with me on that listen and now it’s my fave priest album. And it made them one of my fave bands.
As much as I respect their previous work, I think the heaviness of Painkiller will be the one that will get new younger fans onboard. Mainly because it’s production is great and every song is aggressive and hard hitting. Front to back, it’s consistent in its power and agrresiveness. And it’s never boring. It can stand up to any metal album in the 2000’s. And that’s why I think younger fans will get into priest through this album.
Painkiller was put out at a time when a lot of mainstream metal artists were losing steam due to grunge. A lot of bands tried to ‘grunge it up’ during that time. But Priest came out ‘all guns blazing’ (pardon the pun) with Painkiller. I agree Luke, Painkiller is a classic Priest record for different reasons than other Priest classics before it. I remember seeing the Painkiller video before that album came out and though ‘thank God’, someone is still putting out great metal in a time of Nirvana and Soundgarden. Hell Patrol is still a fav of mine.
WOW WOW WOW! I knew there was a bluesy song on the album, but had no idea it would rock so hard. I wish they’d give us more of it. So happy that Richie made some big contributions here. It’s like when Scott joined in 89. Gave the band a new life.
Can’t wait for the Steel Panther/Priest tour!
Sounds good Dana, can’t wait to hear the whole album. Won’t be downloading it, but I will be buying the CD, I’m an old fashioned guy! Hard to believe CD’s are considered old fashion today! Wish I had a happy “RANGOVER”, would have if the Rangers didn’t blow it. But it’s only the first game, still got a long way to go, I HOPE!
Good for you going old school Doug. I am the same way 🙂
Yep, it’s a definite drag about the Rangers, but keep the faith.
Yeah, I keep reminding everybody (including myself) in the 2nd round the rangers were down 3 games to 1 vs. the penguins and came back, believe in blue! Always loved vinyl & CD’s, never really liked 8-tracks or cassettes that much. Have NO interest whatsoever in I-pods, I-pads, I-phones, I-tunes, WHATEVER! LOL! Well I’m off to Atlantic city again for the weekend, it’s poker time! wish me luck. Looking forward to a cold beer & a hot slot machine, CHA-CHING!! Have a great weekend, CHEERS!
Enjoy and blast some classic Priest on the way (and some Sykes too for good measure).
I’m back! BACK IN THE HEW YORK GROOVE! Had a great time as always in AC. Don’t worry Dana, I covered all the bases, Priest, Sykes (whitesnake & blue murder) AC/DC, Red Rocker, and of course, the CRUE! never leave home without ’em! Wether you like Kiss or not, the KISS slot machines are a lot of fun, win, lose or draw! If you’re ever in AC, Vegas or any casino that has them, you should try ’em if you haven’t already. Well, if the rangers don’t win tonight, we’re in a lot of trouble. But, it ain’t over till it’s over, or until the fat lady sings! LOL
I just had an idea, what about a TMS slot machine? What do you think Eddie?