Judas Priest Releases New Song “Firepower”

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Judas Priest has just released the title track from their new album “Firepower”. Due on March 9 via Epic, the follow-up to 2014’s “Redeemer Of Souls” was recorded by British producer Andy Sneap, the band’s longtime collaborator Tom Allom and engineer Mike Exeter. The cover artwork for “Firepower” was created by the Chilean/Italian digital artist and photographer Claudio Bergamin.

“Firepower” track listing:

01. Firepower
02. Lightning Strike
03. Evil Never Dies
04. Never The Heroes
05. Necromancer
06. Children of the Sun
07. Guardians
08. Rising From Ruins
09. Flame Thrower
10. Spectre
11. Traitors Gate
12. No Surrender
13. Lone Wolf
14. Sea Of Red

Judas Priest singer Rob Halford told U.K.’s Metal Hammer magazine about the lyrical themes covered on “Firepower”: “We’re an open book. We can go anywhere, and that’s my job, where the proverbial word ‘challenge’ comes into play. I’m looking for things around me in the real world and in the metal fantasy world, so I’m making political comment and comments on the environment, as metaphorically as I can.

“We’ve always tried to be a bit ambigious, so our fans can make up their own mind, but on this one, you know, we are talking about Mother Earth and places like 10 Downing Street [the headquarters of the government of the United Kingdom],” he continued. “But we’ve always found a balance in not making the message too intense, while showing that we’re connected as a bunch of metalheads in the real world.”