by MythofRock

The Priest is back! Judas Priest, the legendary heavy metal band, is officially back as they released their new single, the song “Lightning Strike”, which will be one of the fourteen tracks of their new album, “Firepower”. The band’s first album in four years, due out March 9th via Epic Records, is produced by Tom Allom, who had collaborated with Priest in the albums of the 1979-1988 era. Also, famous producer Andy Snear has worked for “Firepower”, which will contain the following songs:


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 also shot a new video for “Lightning Strike”, which can be seen below:


The Brits have announced the dates of their upcoming tour in the United States, these are the following:

Mar 13: Wilkes Barre Mohegan Sun Arena At Casey Plaza, PA
Mar 15: Youngstown Covelli Centre, OH
Mar 17: Uniondale Nassau Coliseum, NY
Mar 18: Washington The Anthem, DC
Mar 20: Newark Prudential Center, NJ
Mar 22: Uncasville Mogehan Sun Arena, CT
Mar 25: Ottawa The Arena At TD Place, ON
Mar 27: London Budweiser Gardens, ON
Mar 28: Oshawa Tribute Communities Centre, ON
Mar 30: Rama Casino Rama, ON
Mar 31: Detroit Masonic Temple, MI
Apr 03: Milwaukee Riverside Theater, WI
Apr 05: Green Bay Resch Center, WI
Apr 08: Bloomington Grossinger Motors Arena, IL
Apr 10: Casper Events Center, WY
Apr 11: Loveland Budweiser Events Center, CO
Apr 15: Kent ShoWare Center, WA
Apr 17: Portland Veterans Memorial Coliseum, OR
Apr 19: San Francisco The Warfield, CA
Apr 22: Los Angeles Microsoft Theatre, CA
Apr 24: Phoenix Comercia Theatre, AZ
Apr 26: Tulsa BOK Center, OK
Apr 28: Dallas Bomb Factory, TX
Apr 29: Sugarland Smart Financial Centre, TX
May 01: San Antonio Freeman Coliseum, TX

As you already know, Judas Priest will rock Greece at this year’s Rockwave Festival in Athens! 


Our Reaction:

This new song presents us a fresh, but a nostalgic version of Judas Priest. We can hear the typical sound of the band, a sound that takes us back to the 80s. There is power, there is melody, this is surely Priest as we like them! Especially the guitar work and the vocals will excite you. As far as the production is concerned, the final result is very tight, solid and warm – excellent work by Tom Allom and Andy Sneap. So, light up, here is Judas Priest! The lightning will strike once again!!! 




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