British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST have released the official music video for the song "No Surrender". The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Firepower", which came out on March 9 via Epic.
PRIEST frontman Rob Halford told Noisey about "No Surrender": "The great thing about PRIEST in all the years that we've been making heavy metal music is that we've always kind of carried this metal flag, if you will, this beacon of hope that no matter what you may be going through in life, there's always a sense of overcoming difficulties, a sense of winning, a sense of coming out on top. We've always tried to push this kind of positive experience in the songs that we make. So 'No Surrender', it's a statement. It's a simple fact that, from our perspective, no matter what you're up against, the greatest thing you can ever do is face that challenge. Overcome it, and win, and never surrender."
PRIEST will return to the United States at the end of August for a co-headlining run with fellow classic heavy rockers DEEP PURPLE.
The "Firepower" trek is PRIEST's first since guitarist Glenn Tipton announced that he was retiring from the road due to his battle with Parkinson's disease. He is being replaced on tour by "Firepower" album producer Andy Sneap, also known for his work as the guitar player in NWOBHM revivalists HELL and cult thrash outfit SABBAT.
Tipton was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease four years ago — after being stricken by the degenerative condition at least half a decade earlier — but only recently announced he was going to sit out touring activities in support of "Firepower". The guitarist, who is now 70 and has performed on every PRIEST album since the band's 1974 debut set, "Rocka Rolla", is not quitting the band, but simply cannot handle the rigorous challenges of performing live.