Friday, February 2, 2018

AUDIO: Judas Priest streams Firepower title track

Judas Priest are streaming audio of the title track to their forthcoming album, “Firepower”, as the latest preview to the set ahead of its March 9 release.

The tune follows the project’s lead single, “Lightning Strike”, from the veteran UK metal band’s eighteenth studio album, which was recorded last year with producers Tom Allom and Andy Sneap.

“Tom Allom has got this classic metal thing,” explains frontman Rob Halford. “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,” adds bassist Ian Hill, “so his knowledge of ourselves and our music in general is immense.”

According to drummer Scott Travis, the group returned to their classic ways in the studio for their 18th album: “We went back to the organic way of recording, where it’s all of us in a room and we got to play together.”

Available via CD and digital formats, Judas Priest are also offering a limited-edition (300 copies) metallic silver-colored cassette version of the album via their PledgeMusic page, alongside a variety of bundle options including autographed colored vinyl, autographed vinyl test pressings, an exclusive t-shirt and an extremely limited number of autographed guitars.

Judas Priest will launch a spring North American tour in support of “Firepower” in Wilkes Barre, PA on March 13.

See also:

Former Judas Priest guitarist KK Downing to publish memoir
Former Judas Priest drummer Dave Holland dead at 69
Judas Priest preview Firepower track Spectre
Judas Priest release Lightning Strike video
Search Judas Priest at hennemusic