Judas Priest announces dates for rescheduled 50th anniversary tour

Judas Priest has announced the 2021 North American dates for its rescheduled "50 Heavy Metal Years Tour." Sabaton will join the trek as the opening act. Produced by Live Nation, the North American tour--which will run throughout September (kicking off Sept. 8 in Reading, Pennsylvania) and November (concluding Nov. 5 in Hamilton, Ontario), will feature a... Continue Reading →

Judas Priest scores highest U.S. chart debut of career with ‘Firepower’

Judas Priest's 18th studio album, "Firepower" (read Live Metal's review), released March 9, has debuted at number 5 on the Billboard 200 chart—its highest chart placement ever in the United States. “This is incredible news, that our band Judas Priest—of nearly 50 years standing, can stay popular and relevant enough to gain our highest first... Continue Reading →

LIVE RECAP: Judas Priest – 03/18/18 – The Anthem – Washington, D.C.

LIVE PHOTOS: Judas Priest, Saxon, Black Star Riders ----- Review by Greg Maki ----- First, in 2011, guitarist K.K. Downing retired, and in response, Judas Priest didn’t just continue; the venerable metal act flourished with the addition of new axe-slinger Richie Faulkner. Then in early 2018, the band’s other longtime guitarist, Glenn Tipton, announced he... Continue Reading →

Judas Priest unleashes ‘Firepower’ title track

The buzz surrounding legendary metal band Judas Priest’s forthcoming album, "Firepower," is undeniably growing louder—on the strength of the video clip for the track “Lightning Strike,” as well as many of the limited edition purchasing options made available for fans via PledgeMusic already being sold out. And it soon will reach a fever pitch with the... Continue Reading →

Judas Priest to release ‘Firepower’ on March 9

Judas Priest easily could rest on its laurels at this stage of its career. However, the legendary metal band--singer Rob Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill and drummer Scott Travis--refuses to do so, as evidenced by the impending arrival of its 18th studio album overall, "Firepower," which can be pre-ordered here: http://smarturl.it/ Firepower. Set for release Friday, March 9, via... Continue Reading →

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