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Formed: 1967
From: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Judas Priest News

Below is our complete Judas Priest news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Louder Than Life Festival Lineup Announced

The full lineup and band performance times have been revealed for the first Louder Than Life festival - featuring music, whiskey and "gourmet man food" - on October 4th & 5th at Champions Park near downtown Louisville, Kentucky.

In addition to the band lineup on three stages, the show will include celebrity chef appearances on the Jägermeister Cooking Stage. More than 70 food and beverage vendors will be on hand to help celebrate the bourbon culture and culinary heritage of this unique American city.

General admission and VIP weekend and single day tickets are on sale now at this location. The band's lineup is as follows: More...

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Gene Kirkland Releasing Classic Photos

Rock n’ roll photographer Gene Kirkland, known for photographing the biggest names in rock and metal throughout the 80’s and 90’s, has opened up his archives for the first time.

Kirkland teamed up with Black Lightning Gallery to unearth a stash of shots that had remained hidden and locked away since those glory days – many spanning back nearly twenty years. The following press release was issued about the restored images:

"Black Lightning Gallery undertook what can only be described as a painstaking labor of love to curate, restore and unveil these rare images. In addition, they worked to select iconic, renowned shots to be released as limited edition fine art prints.

"Kirkland has unveiled the first selection of images from the collection, including Guns N’ Roses during the 'Sweet Child ‘O Mine' video shoot, Ozzy Osbourne backstage with a white dove, Iron Maiden at Long Beach Arena in 1985, Motley Crue during the 'Girls, Girls, Girls' video shoot, Randy Rhoads, Steve Vai with David Lee Roth, Metallica with Cliff Burton, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Van Halen and many more.

"Visit Black Lightning Gallery and experience their brand new online presence! The new site features many exclusive images, hand signed by Gene Kirkland himself, which are all available to the public for purchase as limited numbered editions. The website has many fan bonuses including exclusive looks at images of backstage passes from the shows, personal memories from Gene Kirkland and many more. Once the numbered limited editions sell out, there will not be reprints! More historic images will be added over time."

Kirkland also adds: "I hope you enjoy looking back at these amazing memories as much as I enjoyed capturing them. These photographs hold very dear memories of a glorious time and I am proud to have them available to fans worldwide." More...

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Rob Halford Video Interview Available

Metal Injection has released a video interview with Judas Priest front man Rob Halford and guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner.

The group discusses new album, "Redeemer of Souls" and its recording process, the band's legendary outfitting, and what a modern day version of Heavy Metal Parking Lot would look like.

Halford also discusses sitting in on a Simpsons read-through and being a gay front man in a metal band. Halford revealed he has never been approached by a gay metalhead since coming out, but he welcomes it.

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Steel Panther Comments On Tour With Judas Priest

It's parody meets inspiration as Steel Panther continues its musical sex attack on the United States this Fall playing alongside the heavy metal icons in Judas Priest.

Michael Starr, Satchel, Lexxi Foxx and Stix Zadinia were tapped to open the upcoming North American tour for what is sure to be an unforgettable evening of heavy metal. The 20 city run (with more to be added) will kick off October 1st in Rochester, NY and will run through mid November wrapping up in Salt Lake City. Tickets for most of the upcoming dates will go on sale Friday, July 11th.

“I cannot believe that we are touring with Judas Priest. One of the most iconic heavy-metal bands of all time! We are going to have THE most amazing tour this fall,” exclaims vocalist Michael Starr. “If you don't buy a ticket for the show, you must be a Justin Bieber fan. Death to all but metal!”

Steel Panther will be touring in support of latest album "All You Can Eat," while Judas Priest also just dropped new album "Redeemer of Souls." Catch the show live on these dates: More...

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Judas Priest To Tour With Steel Panther

Since it was announced that the metal icons Judas Priest would be unleashing 17th studio album "Redeemer of Souls" on July 8, their legion of fans have been wondering if the band would be launching a supporting tour.

And the answer is a resounding yes: the Priest will be touring the U.S. in the fall, with dates running throughout October and for most of November. Steel Panther will be special guests for all the dates.

A special fan pre-sale for tickets, merchandise bundles, and more will start on Tuesday, July 8th at 10 A.M. (for select dates). Visit this location and sign up now for further information.

Oct-01 Rochester, NY Main Street Armory
Oct-03 Hammond, IN The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
Oct-04 Louisville, KY Louder Than Life Fest
Oct-06 Montreal, Quebec Canada Bell Centre
Oct-07 Rama, Ontario Canada Casino Rama Entertainment Centre
Oct-09 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
Oct-10 Atlantic City, NJ Harrah's
Oct-11 Mashantucket, CT Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino
Oct-14 Lowell, MA Tsongas Center at UMass
Oct-15 Allentown, PA PPL Center
Oct-17 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
Oct-19 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
Oct-24 Baltimore, MD Pier Six Pavilion
Oct-28 Duluth, GA The Arena at Gwinnett Center
Oct-30 Hollywood, FL Hard Rock Live Arena
Nov-06 Allen, TX Allen Event Center
Nov-07 Austin , TX FunFunFun Fest
Nov-10 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
Nov-12 Phoenix, AZ Theater at Jobing Arena
Nov-13 Highland, CA San Manuel Casino
Nov-14 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl
Nov-16 San Jose, CA City National Civic
Nov-18 Salt Lake City, UT Maverik Center More...

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Judas Priest Premieres "Battle Cry" Preview Clip

Legends Judas Priest premiered a clip from another new track "Battle Cry" over at Rock Hard's website at this location (also in the player below). The preview clip features an intro from guitarist Richie Faulkner. "Battle Cry" is the latest reveal from the band's upcoming new release "Redeemer of Souls," which drops July 14th (EU) through Columbia Records and July 8th (North America) via Epic Records.

The track listing for "Redeemer of Souls" is:

1. Dragonaut
2. Redeemer of Souls (streaming here)
3. Halls of Valhalla
4. Sword of Damocles
5. March of the Damned (streaming here)
6. Down in Flames
7. Hell & Back
8. Cold Blooded
9. Metalizer
10. Crossfire
11. Secrets of the Dead
12. Battle Cry
13. Beginning of the End

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Judas Priests Posts "Dragonaut" Teaser

Continuing to release a series of teasers for upcoming album "Redeemer of Souls," today Judas Priest posts a snippet of the track "Dragonaut," which can be heard below thanks to Bravewords.com.

"Redeemer of Souls" will be available July 8th in the U.S. and July 14th in the U.K. The track listing for "Redeemer of Souls" is as follows:

1. Dragonaut
2. Redeemer of Souls (streaming here)
3. Halls of Valhalla
4. Sword of Damocles
5. March of the Damned (streaming here)
6. Down in Flames
7. Hell & Back
8. Cold Blooded
9. Metalizer
10. Crossfire
11. Secrets of the Dead
12. Battle Cry
13. Beginning of the End

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Judas Priest Posts "Crossfire" Teaser

SkullsNBones.com has just released a new teaser for the "Crossfire" track, which will appear on upcoming album "Redeemer of Souls." Check out this latest trailer below.

"Redeemer Of Souls" will be released next month, and you can pre-order your copy right here. The track listing for "Redeemer of Souls" is:

1. Dragonaut
2. Redeemer of Souls (streaming here)
3. Halls of Valhalla
4. Sword of Damocles
5. March of the Damned (streaming here)
6. Down in Flames
7. Hell & Back
8. Cold Blooded
9. Metalizer
10. Crossfire
11. Secrets of the Dead
12. Battle Cry
13. Beginning of the End More...

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Judas Priest Premieres "Halls Of Valhalla" Preview

Judas Priest premiered a preview clip of the new song "Halls of Valhalla" over at Revolver Magazine at this location (also seen in the player below).

The preview clip features and intro with vocalist Rob Halford and guitarist Glenn Tipton discussing the cut. The new album "Redeemer of Souls" drops July 14th (EU) through Columbia Records and July 8th (North America) via Epic Records.

The track listing for "Redeemer of Souls" is:

1. Dragonaut
2. Redeemer of Souls (streaming here)
3. Halls of Valhalla
4. Sword of Damocles
5. March of the Damned (streaming here)
6. Down in Flames
7. Hell & Back
8. Cold Blooded
9. Metalizer
10. Crossfire
11. Secrets of the Dead
12. Battle Cry
13. Beginning of the End

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Priest, King Diamond To Headline Fun Fun Fun Fest

Fun Fun Fun Fest (FFF Fest) is excited to announce the music lineup of the 9th annual festival to be held November 7-9 at Auditorium Shores and Butler Park in Austin. Weekend passes and Ultimate Smooth Passes are on sale today at 10 a.m. CST at funfunfunfest.com.

For the first time in 25 years, Austin will welcome English heavy metal royalty Judas Priest as a FFF headliner. Recognized as one of the greatest and most influential metal bands of all time, Judas Priest is known for their twin lead guitars, original vocal style and for introducing the S&M leather look to metal. Their performance will follow the release of their seventeenth studio album, Redeemer of Souls, which marks 40 years since their debut recording.

Other FFF Fest 2014 headliners include Neutral Milk Hotel, Death Cab For Cutie, Nas, King Diamond, Wiz Khalifa, Alt-J, Death From Above 1979, and Girl Talk. The roster will also feature performances from The New Pornographers, Dinosaur Jr., 2 Chainz, Rocket From The Crypt, First Aid Kid, Death Grips, Atmosphere, Guided by Voices, Blood Brothers, City and Colour, Yo La Tengo, Dum Dum Girls, Foxygen, Sun Kil Moon, Flying Lotus, Yelle, and Ginuwine. Additional musical acts may also be announced later this summer.

Festival producers Transmission Events will offer a sound for everyone, with a mix of new music, long-awaited reunions, and fan favorites. The music lifting from the park will include indie, hip-hop, punk, electronic, metal, folk and more. This year will also feature an expanded comedy and action sports experience, with a fresh lineup of comedians and riders to be announced this summer.

“Each year, we try to bring Fun Fun Fun fans a unique and exciting lineup to top the year before,” says Bobby Garza, general manager at Transmission Events. “And this year we feel we went above and beyond to give you an experience you can’t find anywhere else.” More...

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Judas Priest Streaming "March Of The Damned"

Legendary metal act Judas Priest posted is now streaming the entire new track "March of the Damned" in the player below.

The track is accompanied by an introduction by guitarist Glenn Tipton and the song will appear on the upcoming new release "Redeemer of Souls," which drops July 14th (EU) through Columbia Records and July 15th (North America) via Epic Records.

The track listing for "Redeemer of Souls" is:

1. Dragonaut
2. Redeemer of Souls (streaming here)
3. Halls of Valhalla
4. Sword of Damocles
5. March of the Damned
6. Down in Flames
7. Hell & Back
8. Cold Blooded
9. Metalizer
10. Crossfire
11. Secrets of the Dead
12. Battle Cry
13. Beginning of the End

Check out "March of the Damned" here: More...

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Judas Priest Posts Preview Clip Of New Track

Legendary metal act Judas Priest posted a preview clip featuring a snippet of the new track "March of the Damned."

The song will appear on the upcoming new release "Redeemer of Souls," which is out on July 14th (EU) through Columbia Records and July 15th (North America) via Epic Records.

Pre-orders can be made via the band's Official website. The track listing for "Redeemer of Souls" is:

1. Dragonaut
2. Redeemer of Souls
3. Halls of Valhalla
4. Sword of Damocles
5. March of the Damned
6. Down in Flames
7. Hell & Back
8. Cold Blooded
9. Metalizer
10. Crossfire
11. Secrets of the Dead
12. Battle Cry
13. Beginning of the End

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Judas Priest Reveals Album Track Listing

Judas Priest recently announced that new album "Redeemer Of Souls" is due out July 15th, 2014.

You can hear the title track over at this location, and the full album's track listing is as follows:

1. Dragonaut
2. Redeemer of Souls
3. Halls of Valhalla
4. Sword of Damocles
5. March of the Damned
6. Down in Flames
7. Hell & Back
8. Cold Blooded
9. Metalizer
10. Crossfire
11. Secrets of the Dead
12. Battle Cry
13. Beginning of the End More...

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Judas Priest Posts New Song Online

Iconic British heavy metal band, Judas Priest has posted the title track from their forthcoming new studio album, "Redeemer of Souls" online. You can check it out below.

The band has also revealed the artwork for the album, which can also be seen at the bottom of the page. The album is expected to be released on July 14th in Europe, with a North American release of July 15th to follow. This will also be the first Judas Priest album to feature guitarist, Richie Faulkner, who replaced founding member KK Downing in 2011.

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New Judas Priest Album On The Way

After a series of teasing statements, Judas Priest has now confirmed via a Facebook post (check out the image below) that a new album is done and full details will be released in the coming weeks.

Keep your eyes peeled for the official album title and release date. This coming album will follow the band's 2008 full-length "Nostradamus" (reviewed here).

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Rob Halford Reveals New Judas Priest LP Is Done

Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford broke the exclusive news to Artisan News Service that the new album is "absolutely finished." The statement was released in the video clip below while Halford was interviewed attending the listening party for the upcoming Ronnie James Dio Tribute release "This Is Your Life," on which Halford took part.

Check out the clip here:

Read the full article at EXCLUSIVE: NEW JUDAS PRIEST ALBUM IS DONE.

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Judas Priest To Release New Album

Judas Priest has checked in with the following brief announcement online about gearing up to drop an album next year:

"We wish all of our fans a great Christmas and a very metal New Year! We will be releasing a new album sometime in 2014 so stay tuned......!"

This coming album will follow the band's 2008 full-length "Nostradamus" (reviewed here). Further details are forthcoming. More...

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Christopher Lee To Release Second Metal Album

Iconic actor Christopher Lee (known for his roles in such films as Dracula, The Man With The Golden Gun, Lord of the Rings, The Wicker Man and the Star Wars prequels,) has announced that at the age of 90, he will release his second metal album, "The Omens Of Death," under the Charlemagne moniker he used two years ago for his first metal album, "Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross." Lee claims that this second album will see him move into "full on" heavy metal, with music arranged by Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner. You can listen to two new songs, "Let Legend Mark Me as the King" and "The Ultimate Sacrifice," by heading to Amazon.com, where you may also purchase the music. A lengthy video in which Christopher Lee describes the music, as well as his storied acting career, can be seen below. The album does not yet have a release date, but it is expected to be released sometime later this year. More...

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Judas Priest Live Footage Available

Fan-filmed footage, courtesy of Youtube user detlefdeckm, has been posted online of Judas Priest performing at the Lotto Arena in Belgium. Check out the songs "Diamonds and Rust" and "Blood Red Skies" in the clips available below, with more footage available at YouTube.

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Just For Fun

"You've Got Another Thing Coming" Bossa Nova Cover

The latest cover/parody created by Andy Rehfeldt, well known for his metal and pop mashups as well as "Radio Disney," Bossa Nova and smooth Jazz version of metal songs, is a Bossa Nova cover of Judas Priest's "You've Got Another Thing Coming." Check it out below, and visit his YouTube channel for hours of entertainment.

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