The day has finally arrived in which British heavy metal legends Judas Priest have officially released their new studio album, “Firepower.” To go along with this, the band has also released a new music video to premiere one of their songs off the album, “Spectre.”
The new album is chock-full of heavy songs and tones that fans are sure to expect from anything that Judas Priest puts out. Some may think that this album, one that is in follow up to their last album, “Redeemer of Souls,” is far heavier as a whole.
“I think ‘heavy’ means so many different things — it could be heavy in terms of sound, it could be heavy in terms of speed, it could be heavy in terms of lyrical content. So it’s hard to know what someone’s interpretation of ‘heavy’ means. But I think it’s a more energetic record — I think there’s more fire in it — which is one of the reasons why ‘Firepower’ was a relevant title to call the record. It’s got that kind of intensity. I don’t think ‘Redeemer’ was lacking in that respect, but this one’s definitely got more of it. It’s got fast stuff, it’s got groovier stuff,” said guitarist Richie Faulkner.
With the new album finally out, Judas Priest can finally focus on their upcoming tour with the likes of Saxon and Black Star Riders. It’ll be a bitter sweet event after word spread that Judas Priest guitarist Glenn Tipton had to step away from the bands touring efforts in order to deal with his battle with Parkinson’s disease.
The tour will commence on March 13th in Pennsylvania.