Thursday, June 5, 2014

Judas Priest move up release date for new album

Judas Priest have moved up the North American release date for their new album, “Redeemer Of Souls”, to July 8.

The project will be issued in Europe on July 14 as originally announced.

The band’s 17th album will be available in a standard version and a deluxe edition with five bonus tracks.

"The record is finished; it's absolutely finished as of today," revealed singer Rob Halford in March. “It's a relief. It's a relief because whenever Priest makes an album, like any band, you put your heart and soul into
it; it is that typical 'blood, sweat and tears.' It's not an easy thing to do 40 years later. But Priest has always been up for the challenge of that, and it's one of things that we love to do more than anything else as we move on through our metal years. So this is a great time for Priest: 40th anniversary, a brand new record. Life couldn't be better."

The project marks guitarist Richie Faulkner's studio debut with Priest; he replaced founding member K.K. Downing following his retirement in 2011.

Judas Priest plan to tour in support of the new album this year, although not quite as extensively as it has in the past, and will mark the 40th anniversary of their debut album, "Rocka Rolla."

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