Judas Priest have wet the whistles of many fans who are ready and eager to hear some new music that the band has in store. With their new album “Firepower” set for a March 2018 release, the anticipation is building. As for right now, Judas Priest have released a teaser to a new video for “Lightning Strike” that will be released tomorrow (January 5th).
“It’s great. This is what Priest lives for,” said singer Rob Halford. “We’re a hard-working metal band still making the metal forty-odd years later, thanks to our glorious metal fans around the world.
“So we make music now, obviously, still for our own pleasure and enjoyment, and the challenge of finding a new riff and a new melody is always very… It’s a great feeling,” he continued.
“We came off the ‘Redeemer Of Souls’ tour, had a little bit of a break, like we’ve always done, and then we dove straight back into the second record with Richie [Faulkner, Judas Priest guitarist]. And it’s Richie’s moment, really, because when we did ‘Redeemer Of Souls’ with Richie, obviously it was his first time with Priest as a writer, so I think it was great how Richie coming into the band at that point, and then going through the writing experience and the world tour together really put Richie in a better place for when we went in to do ‘Firepower’ — just because you learn so much in a band.”
“Richie’s playing is fucking unbelievable on this album. And just the contribution, I think, as the writing team of Richie and Glenn [Tipton, Judas Priest guitarist] and myself. This is some of our best work — without a doubt.”
Here’s a sneak peek of the ‘Lightning Strike’ video. Premiering tomorrow at RevolverMag.com
Posted by Judas Priest on Thursday, January 4, 2018
JT “Doc” Berry \m/