Judas Priest Stream Title Track Off New Album 'Redeemer of Souls'

The record is due to release on July 15.

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Judas Priest have posted cover art and are streaming the title track to their forthcoming new album, "Redeemer of Souls," which will be released in North America on July 15.

As Hennemusic reports, The news follows a week-long countdown to the official new album announcement, as the band have slowly revealing the project's cover art on their Facebook page over the past few days.

"We are revved up and ready to unleash the Priest one more time for our metal fans around the world," posted the group. "So here's a track for you to listen to entitled 'Redeemer of Souls' from our new album of the same title."

A few months ago, singer Rob Halford described the follow-up to 2008's "Nostradamus" as "hard. It's heavy. It's something we think our Priest fans will be thrilled with. We know we have a reputation to maintain, and we know we have to deliver something really strong and solid. The album is going to be full of all the great things you love about Judas Priest."

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    That chorus gives me chills. My only problem with the song is that it isn't very dynamic.
    "as the band have slowly revealing the project's cover art" What? "have slowly revealing"?
    Are you pointing out a grammatical error, or wondering how cover art can be revealed slowly? I'm guessing they posted it piece by piece. Or maybe they started with it completely blurred, then gradually cleared it up. So mysterious.
    I was pointing out the grammatical error. I already understand the concept of bands gradually revealing album artwork.
    The solos sound pretty uninspired. You'd expect much more from Glenn Tipton, surely? Not particularly feeling the riffs either. Meh.
    Could be Ritchie Faulkner, the new guy. Can't tell because I can't really hear any of Tipton's typical phrasing and I don't know how Faulkner's playing style sounds.
    I agree, but the sweeps still sound like Tipton at least. I wouldn't draw any conclusions about the album from this one song. Priest promoted Angel of Retribution with Revolution, which was a horrible Jane's Addiction-ripoff, but the rest of the album turned out to be very good.
    True. It's nice, it's Priest, but I can't say it's what I've been waiting for since however long ago it was that they announced this album.
    Does sound like Hell Patrol.. Its not really "in your face", but I like it. And to think, this is only 1 track out of 18..
    I hate to say it but it just sounds kind of generic. The riffs were kinda meh and repetitive (especially the intro). Rob was great as always but not as nearly piercing as in his younger days. Chorus was catchy but not super original. The one thing that would almost make up for all of this is if the solos were chaotic and screaming like were used to (think Painkiller, Angel of Retribution). Unfortunately the solos were alright but just didn't get there for me.
    May be not a Priest classic but still a good song and this has whetted my appetite for the album.
    quite uninspired, still sounds not too bad. I'm looking forward to hear the album in full.
    inb4 "We want Painkiller 2" On a serious note, though, this song is pretty damn good. It's about time the Priest launched some metal for the current generation to take note from. People who want another Painkiller need to realize that Priest is a band who makes sure no two albums sound the same. I suspect that'll be the case here. For being in their mid-60s and sounding this good still, it's pretty impressive. And to release 18 songs on one album is an even more impressive feat considering that.
    I like it, nothing to get too excited about admittedly, but this is only one track. I doubt they're going to spoil the best stuff right now. I'm reminded of late-70s Priest when I hear this, and I'll be the last to complain if that's what they're going for!
    Not much energy unfortunately. A bit generic. Slightly disappointed.
    priest is and will always be my favorite metal band of all time but this song is just meh to me right now. i'll prob grow to like it and will still pick up the album upon release
    it seems weak, solid song but isnt that classic in your face hey were judas priest like us or **** off style... still a good song though
    Sounds a lot like Hell Patrol. The song, while isn't bad is pretty average, they played it safe I would have preferred a faster face melter which I hope there's one in the album. As for the production the amount of chorus on the guitar is absurd, it doesn't go well with the guitar tone, makes the guitars sort of fade out in the back.
    This article is brilliant. It has really made me think and that's the kind of writing I enjoy reading the most. Thank you for this well written material and information.
    Loved it! Had a very Screaming for Vengence/Defenders of the Faith vibe (particularly with guitar tones). I kind of thought it was a little derrivative at first, but once the solo's hit it "clicked" a d I really got into it! Also, I loved the production, especially how it didn't sound overly compressed, as well as the reverb on Rob's voice! Refreshing to hear in todays production standards.
    The song is good. But it's not "great". I'll put it this way. For me it's like mildly "okay" sex. But in the sense that it starts good and is going and going and theres all this build up over the course of the song but when you feel theres going to be a release of all this energy thats been building they "pull out" and then nothing. So overall it's a good song. But I was a tad disappointed.
    Pretty good, reminds me of "Hell Razor" and "Hell Patrol". I like that they are going back to their Painkiller-esque sound, tho I really like Nostradamus.
    There's something about the production here that i don't like. I can't quite figure out what it is though...
    Excessive chorus on the guitar, makes the riffs fade within the bass line, it makes the guitar less crunchy because they have this "modern" tone which isn't bad but the massive amount of fx on it makes it horrible.
    I agree I dont know who produced it, its eq'd brutally. Sounds very much like nu metal which it definitely shouldnt, not enough high or upper mids and too much lower mids! Takes away alot of the dynamic I love from Priest. Sick song though, will be sweet live!