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  JUDAS PRIEST UNLEASH TITLE TRACK FROM 'FIREPOWER': LISTEN HERE
3rd February 2018



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The buzz surrounding Judas Priest's forthcoming album, 'Firepower', is undeniably growing louder, on the strength of the video clip for the track 'Lightning Strike', as well as many of the attractive/limited edition purchasing options made available for fans via PledgeMusic already being sold out.

And it will soon reach a fever pitch with the unveiling of another new killer track, plus another limited edition of the forthcoming album being made available for purchase.

Fans can now hear the title track from 'Firepower' right here and can purchase a metallic silver-coloured cassette version of the album on PledgeMusic. This is being issued in an extremely limited pressing of only 300 and judging from how quickly some of the previous limited edition bundles sold out, such as signed guitars from Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, various colours of autographed vinyl, etc), this rare cassette version will be an instant rarity and collector's item.

Here's the title track of 'Firepower'.



Set for release on Friday March 9th via Epic Records, the album is comprised of fourteen tracks of pure and highly inspired Metal and to mark the occasion Priest singer Rob Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill and drummer Scott Travis have reunited with producer Tom Allom, the man behind the board for all of the band's releases from 1979-1988, including such stellar classics as 'Unleashed In The East', 'British Steel', 'Screaming For Vengeance' and 'Defenders Of The Faith', with Grammy Award-winning producer Andy Sneap also helping to raise the sonic bar even higher.

Rob Halford tells us:

"Tom Allom has got this classic Metal thing, and Andy 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."

"Tom Allom has been with us since 1979, so his knowledge of ourselves and our music in general is immense," adds Ian Hill. And according to Scott Travis, Priest returned back to a recording method that worked incredibly well on the band's earlier classics:

"We went back to the organic way of recording where it's all of us in a room and we got to play together."

With the impending arrival of 'Firepower' and the ensuing tour which kicks off on March 13th, THE PRIEST IS BACK!

'Firepower' tracklisting:

1. Firepower
2. Lightning Strike
3. Evil Never Dies
4. Never The Heroes
5. Necromancer
6. Children Of The Sun
7. Guardians
8. Rising From Ruins
9. Flame Thrower
10. Spectre
11. Traitors Gate
12. No Surrender
13. Lone Wolf
14. Sea Of Red

And in case you missed it first time around, here's 'Lightning Strike' again.



Confirmed tour dates:

13th March: Wilkes Barre, PA Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
15th March: Youngstown, OH Covelli Centre
17th March: Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
18th March: Washington, DC The Anthem
20th March: Newark, NJ Prudential Center
22nd March: Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
25th March: Ottawa, ON The Arena at TD Place
27th March: London, ON Budweiser Gardens
28th March: Oshawa, ON Tribute Communities Centre
30th March: Orillia, ON Casino Rama
31th March: Detroit, MI Detroit Masonic Temple
3rd April: Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theater
5th April: Green Bay, WI Resch Center
8th April: Bloomington, IL Grossinger Motors Arena
10th April: Casper, WY Casper Events Center
11th April: Loveland, CO Budweiser Events Center
15th April: Kent, WA ShoWare Center
17th April: Portland, OR Veterans Memorial Coliseum
19th April: San Francisco The Warfield
22nd April: Los Angeles, CA Microsoft Theater
24th April: Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
26th April: Tulsa, OK BOK Center
28th April: Dallas, TX The Bomb Factory
29th April: Sugarland, TX Smart Financial Centre
1st May: San Antonio, TX Freeman Coliseum

Priest have already been announced for both Wacken and Bloodstock festivals for 2018. The Metal icons are one of the most-requested bands by the Bloodstock's loyal fan base and have been hot favourites to play Catton Park for some years now. They will finally make their Bloodstock debut on Friday night, 10th August 2018.

The band commented when their Bloodstock appearance was announced:

"Judas Priest are thrilled, honoured and primed, ready to unleash Priest-style Metal fury into the headbanging heart and home of Heavy Metal at Bloodstock 2018!"

Gojira were previously announced as Saturday night headliners and Nightwish as Sunday headliners.

Tickets for Bloodstock 2018 at great prices (early bird offers at just £125 for four days of Metal fun) are currently available right here.

Priest join Helloween, Nightwish, Running Wild, Dimmu Borgir, In Extremo, Arch Enemy, Vince Neil, Children Of Bodom, Dirkschneider, Doro, Sepultura, Amorphis, Epica, Amaranthe, Knorkator, Belphegor, Watain, Firewind, Deserted Fear, Bannkreis at Wacken 2018 with many, many more acts still to be announced.

Tickets and travel packages for Wacken 2018 are on sale now right here.









 


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