Judas Priest’s 18th (yes, 18th) full-length studio recording Firepower is almost here, and in growing anticipation for its release March 9, the band has unveiled another single from the forthcoming album.
The band unveiled this week the title track from its new album. The song, which is another powerful musical salvo and more reason to be excited about Firepower. It is streaming online now here.
Firepower can be ordered now in a limited edition silver metallic cassette via the band’s PledgeMusic campaign. The 14-song album was co-produced by the band’s longtime producer friend Tom Allom and equally famed Andy Sneap. Halford said in a recent interview that having the men’s contrasting approaches brought out the best in band this time out.
“Tom Allom has got this classic metal thing, and Andy is a bit more of a modern metal producer, but his thinking is a little bit different to Tom’s. I think to get this balance between that classic old school metal to what Andy’s world is was just a remarkable coalescence,” Halford said.
Bassist Ian Hill agreed with Halford’s thoughts on bringing Allom on board again.
“Tom Allom has been with us since 1979, so his knowledge of ourselves and our music in general is immense,” Hill said.
Drummer Scott Travis agreed Allom’s influence was positive.
“We went back to the organic way of recording where it’s all of us in a room and we got to play together.”
Firepower‘s track listing is noted below. The band will hit the road in support of Firepower beginning March 9.
2. Lightning Strike
3. Evil Never Dies
4. Never The Heroes
6. Children of the Sun
8. Rising From Ruins
9. Flame Thrower
11. Traitors Gate
12. No Surrender
13. Lone Wolf
14. Sea of Red
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