ICYMI: Judas Priest Releases Video for “Lightning Strike” off of Upcoming Release “Firepower”

Judas Priest could easily rest on their laurels at this stage of their highly successful and influential career. However, the legendary metal band – singer Rob Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill, and drummer Scott Travis – refuse to do so as evidenced by the arrival of their eighteenth studio album overall  ‘Firepower,’ which can be pre-ordered via the link http://smarturl.it/Firepower.

 

Set for release on Friday, March 9th, 2018 via Epic Records  the album is comprised of fourteen tracks of pure and highly inspired metal.  And to mark the occasion Priest has 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’) and with Grammy Award-winning producer Andy Sneap also helping to raise the sonic bar even higher.

 

“Tom Allom has got this classic metal thing,” explains 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, so his knowledge of ourselves and our music in general is immense,” adds Hill. And according to 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.”

 

The album’s first single, ‘Lightning Strike’ will be available worldwide on Friday, January 5, 2018, and on the same day the song’s music video will be premiered (and can be viewed via http://smarturl.it/JPLightningStrikeVid). Full album pre-order and a PledgeMusic pre-order (https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/judas-priest) will also begin the same day which includes exclusive limited autographed colored vinyl, autographed vinyl test pressings, an exclusive Judas Priest t-shirt and an extremely limited number of Judas Priest autographed guitars.

 

With the impending arrival of ‘Firepower’ and its 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
Judas Priest will also be touring this spring in support of “Firepower”.  Saxon and Black Star Riders will provide support for Judas Priest on this tour.  Check out the tour dates below!
Tuesday, March 13th- Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Thursday, March 15th- Covelli Centre in Youngstown, Ohio
Saturday, March 17th- Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York
Sunday, March 18th- The Anthem in Washington D.C.
Tuesday, March 20th- Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey
Tuesday, March 22nd- Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut
Friday, March 23rd- The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts
Sunday, March 25th- The Arena at TD Place in Ottawa, Canada
Tuesday, March 27th- Budweiser Gardens in London, Canada
Wednesday, March 28th- Tribute Communities Centre in Oshawa, Canada
Friday, March 30th- Casino Rama in Rama, Canada
Saturday, March 31st- The Masonic Temple in Detroit, Michigan
Monday, April 2nd- The Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Tuesday, April 3rd- The Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Thursday, April 5th- Resch Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin
Friday, April 6th- The Venue at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana
Sunday, April 8th- Grossinger Motors Center in Bloomington, Illinois
Tuesday, April 10th- Casper Events Center in Casper, Wyoming
Wednesday, April 11th- Budweiser Events Center in Loveland, Colorado
Sunday, April 15th- ShoWare Center in Kent, Washington
Tuesday, April 17th- Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon
Thursday, April 19th- The Warfield in San Francisco, California
Saturday, April 21st- Las Rageous Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada
Sunday, April 22nd- Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California
Tuesday, April 24th- Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona
Thursday, April 26th- Bok Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Saturday, April 28th- The Bomb Factory in Dallas, Texas
Sunday, April 29th- Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land, Texas
Tuesday, May 1st- Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas
Judas Priest will also be appearing at various festivals this summer.  Check out tour dates below!
Saturday, May 5th- Corona Heaven & Hell Festival in Mexico City, Mexico
Tuesday, June 5th- Spektrum in Oslo, Norway
Thursday, June 7th- Rockfest in Hyvinkaa, Finland
Tuesday, June 12th- Pilsen HomeMonitoring Arena in Pilsen, Czech Republic
Wednesday, June 13th- Spodek in Katowice, Poland
Friday, June 15th- Full Force Festival in Grafenhainichen, Germany
Sunday, June 17th- Firenze Rocks in Florence, Italy
Tuesday, June 19th- Sick Arena/Messe in Freiburg, Germany
Wednesday, June 20th- Zelt Festival in Mannheim, Germany
Friday, June 22nd- Hellfest in Clisson, France
Sunday, June 24th- Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium
Tuesday, June 26th- Samsung Hall in Zurich, Switzerland
Thursday, June 28th- Caja Magica in Madrid, Spain
Saturday, June 30th- Download Festival in Madrid, Spain
Monday, July 2nd- MEO Arena in Lisbon, Portugal
Thursday, July 5th- Rock Fest in Barcelona, Spain
Thursday, July 19th- Rockwave Festival in Athens, Greece
Saturday, July 21st- Hills Of Rock Festival in Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Tuesday, July 24th- Budapest Arena in Budapest, Hungary
Thursday, July 26th- Metal Days Festival in Tolmin, Slovenia
Saturday, July 28th- Stadthalle in Vienna, Austria
Tuesday, July 31st- Zenith die Kulturhalle in Munchen, Germany
Thursday, August 2nd- Haupstrabe in Wacken, Germany
Monday, August 6th- 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands
Wednesday, August 8th- Westfalenhalle in Dortmund, Germany
Friday, August 10th- Bloodstock Festival in Catton Hall, United Kingdom
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