Judas Priest

Thu
11
Dec

Remastered/Expanded Version Of JUDAS PRIEST'S Classic 'Defenders Of The Faith' Album Announced

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REMASTERED/EXPANDED VERSION OF JUDAS PRIEST'S CLASSIC 'DEFENDERS OF THE FAITH' ALBUM ANNOUNCED

New York, NY - December 10, 2014 - Coming off an era which saww several Judas Priest albums that have gone down as some of the greatest in the entire history of heavy metal (namely, 1980's 'British Steel' and 1982's 'Screaming for Vengeance'), the band from Birmingham knew that their next release had to 'deliver the goods,' to cement their standing as the leaders of metal. And deliver they did, with their platinum-certified 1984 release, 'Defenders of the Faith,' which spawned such headbanging classics as 'Freewheel Burning,' 'Jawbreaker,' 'The Sentinel,' 'Some Heads Are Gonna Roll,' and 'Love Bites.' 

And on March 10, 2015, a newly expanded three-CD version of the album will be unleashed via Columbia/Legacy, which includes the original ten-track album remastered by producer Tom Allom, and a complete live recording from the 'Defenders' tour, recorded at the Long Beach Arena in California, on May 5, 1984. 

The 21-track concert (split up over two discs) perfectly balances the then-new material from the group's ninth studio offering overall, including such classics as 'Metal Gods,' 'Breaking the Law,' 'Sinner,' 'Electric Eye,' 'The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Pronged Crown),' 'Victim of Changes,' and 'You’ve Got Another Thing Coming,' among many others.

As the band states in the liner notes to the reissue, "It's 30 years since we released 'Defenders of the Faith' - we're very proud to say it has become a classic that's beloved by Priest fans throughout the world"

Judas Priest continues to 'defend the faith' to this day, as the group recently issued their seventeenth studio album, 'Redeemer of Souls,' which sees the band's popularity amongst metalheads remain as strong as ever, as it debuted higher than any other previous Priest release (at #6 on the Billboard 200). And on the group's current tour, quite a few classics from 'Defenders' are being performed for the first time in years.

And soon, fans will get a chance to re-experience vintage Judas Priest, with the 'Defenders of the Faith' reissue.

CD1 'Defenders of the Faith' Re-Mastered 

1.   Freewheel Burning
2.   Jawbreaker
3.   Rock Hard Ride Free
4.   The Sentinel
5.   Love Bites
6.   Eat Me Alive
7.   Some Heads Are Gonna Roll
8.   Night Comes Down
9.   Heavy Duty
10. Defenders of the Faith

CD2 Live at Long Beach Arena, California 5th May 1984 

1.   Love Bites
2.   Jawbreaker
3.   Grinder
4.   Metal Gods
5.   Breaking the Law
6.   Sinner
7.   Desert Plains
8.   Some Heads Are Gonna Roll
9.   The Sentinel 
10. Rock Hard Ride Free

CD3 Live at Long Beach Arena, California 5th May 1984 

1.   Night Comes Down
2.  The Hellion
3.   Electric Eye
4.   Heavy Duty
5.   Defenders of the Faith
6.   Freewheel Burning 
7.   Victim of Changes
8.   The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Pronged Crown)
9.   Living After Midnight
10. Hell Bent For Leather
11. You’ve Got Another Thing Coming

 

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Wed
15
Oct

Talking Metal Podcast - JUDAS PRIEST

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http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/metal-wraps-4-judas-priest-steel-panther

In episode 4 of METAL WRAPS, hosts Mark Strigl (of Talking Metal), Mitch Joel (of Six Pixels of Separation) and Mitch Lafon (of One On One With Mitch Lafon) discuss JUDAS PRIEST as well as STEEL PANTHER and answers the question: 'Was bringing Steel Panther on the road a bonanza or bust for Judas Priest?'

METAL WRAPS is a show that delves into recent rock happenings as well as takes a look at recent One On One With Mitch Lafon and Talking Metal episodes with added insight, commentary, discussion and analysis. The length of each episode will be kept to a flexible fifteen minutes. The show is available via iHeartradio, Spreaker, Stitcher, TuneIn and iTunes as well as the Talking Metal and One On One With Mitch Lafon feeds on those very same digital distribution systems.

We cordially invite you to join us on METAL WRAPS with Mitch Joel, Mark Strigl and Mitch Lafon.

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Follow Mark Strigl on TWITTER: @Strigl and Talking Metal: @talkingmetal

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Tue
22
Jul

Noize In The Attic Podcast - JUDAS PRIEST

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Noize In The Attic (Where Your Past Comes Back To Haunt You) on WNHU 88.7FM New Haven, CT unleashes a two hour celebration of the triumphant new Judas Priest album Redeemer of Souls, with special guests Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner and featuring in-depth interviews, classic cuts, deep tracks and loads of rarities!
 
Free podcasts are available on iTunes or by following the link at www.noizeintheattic.com where you can also find additional air-times, affiliates and contact information for syndication. Delivering the goods with all guns blazing! 

Podcast link:

http://noizeintheattic.podomatic.com/entry/2014-07-15T08_49_08-07_00


 
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Thu
17
Jul

JUDAS PRIEST Debut At 6 On Billboard 200

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JUDAS PRIEST'S 'REDEEMER OF SOULS' DEBUTS IN BILLBOARD TOP TEN!

Judas Priest's 17th studio effort overall, 'Redeemer of Souls,' is set to debut in the Billboard 200 charts at #6, which is the highest US album chart debut of the legendary British band's career. Also, with a #5 chart debut in Canada, it is the highest chart-peaking album and first top five debut in the Canada Soundscan era.

And the album reviews have been some of the best of Priest's entire career as well, including Rolling Stone declaring "'Redeemer' is proof that Priest can still call themselves metal's defenders of the faith," while All Music Guide stated "'Redeemer of Souls' is also the loosest (attitude-wise), leanest (arrangement-wise), and most confident-sounding collection of new material the band has released in ages."

It was also recently announced that Priest (singer Rob Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill, and drummer Scott Travis) will be hitting the road this fall, along with special guests Steel Panther.

To purchase 'Redeemer of Souls' (which is available as both a 13-track standard version and a 18-track deluxe version), follow these links:

http://smarturl.it/redeemerofsouls-albm - iTunes   

http://smarturl.it/redeemerofsouls-amzn - Amazon

The metal gods have returned with the triumphant 'Redeemer of Souls'…and their strongest stateside and Canadian chart positioning ever!
 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION VISIT: www.judaspriest.comwww.facebook.com/OfficialJudasPriest

 

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Wed
18
Jun

JUDAS PRIEST OFFER ANOTHER SNEAK PEAK INTO 'REDEEMER OF SOULS' ALBUM, ANNOUNCE 'ROCKLINE' AND 'TOWN HALL' APPEARANCES

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JUDAS PRIEST OFFER ANOTHER SNEAK PEAK INTO 'REDEEMER OF SOULS' ALBUM, ANNOUNCE 'ROCKLINE' AND 'TOWN HALL' APPEARANCES

The tracks that Judas Priest has been offering the public as a prelude to the official July 8, 2014 release date of their 17th album overall, 'Redeemer of Souls,' are stirring up quite a buzz within the heavy metal community.  On June 17th, eager fans will be able to sample another winning metallic rocker from the legendary band, when "Dragonaut" is made available for purchase via iTunes and other digital retailers.

In the mean time, you can listen to "Dragonaut" via the Rolling Stone site, which has premiered the track:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-judas-priests-thunderous-new...

And you can pre-order the deluxe album version via these links:

http://smarturl.it/redeemerofsouls-albm - iTunes   

http://smarturl.it/redeemerofsouls-amzn - Amazon

Also, the band has confirmed that the night before the release of 'Redeemer of Souls,' Glenn Tipton, Rob Halford, and Richie Faulkner will appear on the Rockline radio program. Joining host Bob Coburn on Monday July 7, 2014 at 8:30 PT / 11:30 ET, fans are encouraged to speak with Judas Priest at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For a station near you and for information regarding how to log onto the Internet for the broadcast go to www.RocklineRadio.com The show will be streamed for free on the Rockline website beginning the evening after the day of broadcast. 

And on the day of the album's release, Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner will appear on Sirius XM's 'Town Hall' program. Fans are being asked to submit questions that winners will be able to ask the band in person:

https://www.siriusxm.com/judaspriest

Comprised of Rob Halford (vocals), Glenn Tipton (guitar), Richie Faulkner (guitar), Ian Hill (bass), and Scott Travis (drums), Judas Priest is responsible for some of heavy metal's all-time classic songs ("Living After Midnight," "Breaking the Law," "You've Got Another Thing Coming," etc.) and albums ('British Steel,' 'Screaming for Vengeance,' 'Painkiller,' etc. 

The countdown to the release of Priest's latest studio triumph has officially begun, and "Dragonaut" provides further proof that 'Redeemer of Souls' will be a prime slice of Judas Priest metal.

 

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Tue
20
May

JUDAS PRIEST SET "MARCH OF THE DAMNED" AS LEADOFF SINGLE

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JUDAS PRIEST SET "MARCH OF THE DAMNED" AS LEADOFF SINGLE FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM, 'REDEEMER OF SOULS'

For the past few weeks, metalheads worldwide have undoubtedly been enjoying the "sneak peak" title track from Judas Priest's forthcoming 'Redeemer of Souls' album. And on Monday, May 19th, the official leadoff single from the album, "March of the Damned," will be released to rock and metal radio, and will be available for purchase via all digital sales providers. Additionally, on the same day, preorders for the full album will be made available through iTunes: http://smarturl.it/redeemerofsouls-albm

As the band themselves said about "March of the Damned," "Our passion for heavy metal has never diminished, and this track sounds off with real conviction!" Listen to the new song here: http://youtu.be/HJhm2vZFj2k.

'Redeemer of Souls' will be made available from Epic Records on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014, as both a standard version and a deluxe edition with five bonus tracks. When asked what fans can expect from Priest's 17th album overall, guitarist Glenn Tipton replied, "Sometimes in the past we may have come under fire for being too adventurous musically - so we have listened!! From start to finish 'Redeemer of Souls' is 13 songs of pure classic Priest metal!!"

Comprised of Rob Halford (vocals), Glenn Tipton (guitar), Richie Faulkner (guitar), Ian Hill (bass), and Scott Travis (drums), Judas Priest is responsible for some of heavy metal's all-time classic songs ("Living After Midnight," "Breaking the Law," "You've Got Another Thing Coming," etc.) and albums ('British Steel,' 'Screaming for Vengeance,' 'Painkiller,' etc.

And soon, fans will discover that Priest has assembled another metal classic, with the "March of the Damned" single and 'Redeemer of Souls' full-length.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION VISIT:
www.judaspriest.com

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Tue
06
May

JUDAS PRIEST ANNOUNCE REDEEMER OF SOULS TRACK LIST

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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 15th, 2014 via 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 leadoff 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.
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 Coming' etc - as well as trailblazing metal's now instantly identifiable look - leather and studs - 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the band.

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 - tracklisting as follows: Dragonaut, Redeemer Of Souls, Halls Of Valhalla, Sword Of Damocles, March Of The Damned, Down In Flames, Hell & Back, Cold Blooded, Metalizer, Crossfire, Secrets Of The Dead, Battle Cry, Beginning Of The End. Bonus Tracks: Snakebite, Tears Of Blood, Creatures, Bring It On, Never Forget.
For further information visit: www.judaspriest.com / www.facebook.com/OfficialJudasPriest.

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