Halford Says New Judas Priest Disc “Relentless”

The album’s also packed with energy, he says

Rob HalfordRob Halford

Rob Halford

Yesterday, the guy everyone loves but secretly hates, Eddie Trunk, conducted an interview with Judas Priests members, for the “Trunk Nation” show on SiriusXM’s Hair Nation.

Blabbermouth transcribed it for our benefit.

The new Priest album, Redeemer Of Souls, will be out this summer.

After Epitaph, Halford said the band knew “this next record really had to be really strong, full of energy, because it’s relentless, the tracks are relentless. The energy that you feel off Redeemer Of Souls is replicated in that direction time and time and time again.”

Halford added:

“If you look at bands of longevity, like Priest, you see the trail of music that we’ve left, I don’t think we could have probably made as great a record as we have with Redeemer Of Souls if we didn’t have Nostradamus as a reference point. It’s a stepping stone to the next place. Every record that we’ve made, we’ve tried to give it some distinction, some separate identity. British Steel doesn’t sound like Stained Class, Stained Class doesn’t sound like Painkiller, Painkiller doesn’t sound like Defenders Of The Faith… So I think everything has its place and has its moments, and we’ve always fed off these different areas that we’ve gone into with our metal. So thanks to Nostradamus, we’ve got Redeemer Of Souls.”

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