Sony Music has scheduled a listening session for the new JUDAS PRIEST album on Monday, December 13 in New York City. PRIEST principals Rob Halford (vocals), K.K. Downing (guitar) and Glenn Tipton (guitar) are expected to make an appearance at the event, which will be attended by members of the media.As previously reported, JUDAS PRIEST's new studio album has had its release date pushed back to February 1, 2005 (January 31, 2005 internationally) from the previously announced January 4, 2005. The release date was moved at the request of the band's record label, Sony/Epic Records in order "to make sure that we can get everything in place for the release of the new record i.e. marketing plans, interviews, video etc., etc." according to a posting on the group's web site. The initial shipment of the CD will include a bonus DVD filmed during the band's June shows in Barcelona and Valencia, Spain. A European tour in support of the album will kick off in late February.