JUDAS PRIEST: New Audio Interview With IAN HILL Available

An eight-minute audio interview with JUDAS PRIEST bassist Ian Hill conducted by Norway's Metal Express Radio has been posted online at this location.

JUDAS PRIEST's new double-disc concept album, "Nostradamus", has registered the following first-week chart positions around the world:

#3 - Croatia
#3 - Czech Rep
#3 - Finland
#4 - Hungary (international chart; #12 overall)
#5 - Germany
#5 - Sweden
#6 - Europe
#9 - Canada
#11 - USA
#12 - Norway
#12 - Switzerland
#13 - Austria
#16 - Australia
#17 - Denmark
#26 - Italy
#26 - Spain
#30 - UK
#31 - New Zealand
#38 - France
#50 - Netherlands

"Nostradamus" sold 42,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 11 on The Billboard 200 chart. This marks the band's highest-ever chart position in the U.S. In Canada, the CD opened at position No. 9 after shifting close to 4,000 units.

JUDAS PRIEST's last CD, "Angel of Retribution", premiered with 58,000 copies in the U.S. back in March 2005 to debut at No. 13.

Fan-filmed video footage of JUDAS PRIEST performing the classic song "Breaking the Law" on June 24, 2008 at Zenith in Mnchen, Germany can be viewed below (clip uploaded by YouTube user "z4128").

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