Judas Priest stream new track, Redeemer Of Souls

Judas Priest - Redeemer Of Souls

Judas Priest have confirmed the title of their new album and are streaming its title track online.

Redeemer Of Souls is due for release on the 14th of July via Columbia records in the UK, and on the 15th of July via Epic records in the US. Guitarist Glen Tipton says fans of the band’s classic sound will be delighted with the music.

“Sometimes in the past we may have come under fire for being too adventurous musically – so we have listened,” he says. “From start to finish, Redeemer Of Souls is 18 songs of pure classic Priest metal.”

Frontman Rob Halford said of the album last month: ““Whenever we make an album you put your heart and soul into it. It’s not an easy thing to do 40 years later.

“But Priest has always been up for the challenge of that. It’s one of the things we love to do more than anything else. This is a great time – 40th anniversary, a brand new record. Life couldn’t be better.”

Judas Priest started work on the follow-up to 2008’s Nostradamus after the departure of guiatrist KK Downing in 2011. Former Lauren Harris axeman Richie Faulkner replaced him.

It is not thought that the band will undertake any large scale tour following the release, as the band said that the Epitaph Trek, an extensive tour that finished in 2012, would be the last of its kind.

You can listen to the title track of the album, “Redeemer Of Souls”, below:

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New Michael Jackson album, Xscape, set for May release

Michael Jackson - XscapeDetails of a new Michael Jackson album featuring eight previously unreleased songs have been released.

Xscape will be released on the 13th May via Epic records and is the personal project of Executive Producer, LA Reid. Reid was granted unlimited access to 40 years worth of Jackson’s vocal recordings by the Jackson estate.

Producers who are credited with ‘contemporising’ Jackson’s work include Timbaland, Rodney Jerkins, Stargate, Jerome “Jroc” Harmon, and John McClain. The Deluxe Edition of the album will also include the vocal performances in their original form.

John Branca and John McClain, co-executors of the Estate of Michael Jackson commented: “Michael was always on the cutting edge and was constantly reaching out to new producers, looking for new sounds. He was always relevant and current. These tracks, in many ways, capture that spirit. We thank LA Reid for his vision.”

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