JUDAS PRIEST released an audio sample of “Firepower” title track of the upcoming album. You can check it out below. The disc will be released in March 2018.
JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford said about “Firepower”: “It’s great. This is what PRIEST lives for. 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.”
Rob also talked about the process of making the new PRIEST album, saying: “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.”
Halford added: “Richie‘s playing is fucking unbelievable on this album. And just the contribution, I think, as the writing team of Richie and Glenn and myself. This is some of our best work — without a doubt.”