Judas Priest Score First Ever US Top 10 Album With 'Redeemer of Souls,' Sell Over 30,000 Units

Meanwhile, band starts streaming the album in full via YouTube, more inside.

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Metal icons Judas Priest are set for their very first Top 10 album in the US, as "Redeemer of Souls" is projected to sell over 30,000 copies in the States during the first week.

As Billboard reports, the band's best shot at the Top 10 domain was with 2008's "Nostradamus," which came a tad short with a No. 11 debut.

But that's all about to change, as "Redeemer of Souls" is a shoo-in for one of the leading positions. As for No. 1, the list will likely be topped by 50,000 copies sold by Sia's "1000 Forms of Fear."

The album saw its release on July 8 via Epic Records as the band's 17th studio effort. Following the initial iTunes streaming, the record was recently uploaded on YouTube in full, make sure to give it a listen below.

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    Haha, that's hilarious! The album sales industry has gone so far downhill, that selling 30.000 units gets you in the top 10! 30 years ago they sold millions of albums and they apparently couldn't even get near it.
    Listened too it .... really good priest songs, twin guitars, great voice...everything with a touch of painkiller ... definitley this will be a classic soon. For my taste the drums could have been more aggressive ... but then it would have been a painkiller vol 2. i guess
    I agree i liked painkiller...this is a really great album the one of there best with some crushing guitar solos.Now i am just waiting for Accepts new lp
    Listening to it now for the first time. 6 tracks in. Its making me smile. So far it's a pretty fine effort.
    This long to crack a top ten album? I'm a bit suprised to be honest. I'm not from America, but i would of thought British Steel and Screaming for Vengeance were chart toppers back in the day.