Comedian and metalhead Jim Florentine of VH1 Classic's "That Metal Show" recently sat down with JUDAS PRIEST members Richie Faulkner (guitar), Rob Halford (vocals) and Glenn Tipton (guitar) at The Log Cabin Recording Studio in New York City to talk about the band's new album, "Redeemer Of Souls". You can now watch the chat below.
"Redeemer Of Souls" will be released in North America on July 8 (pushed up a week from the originally announced July 15) via Epic Records. The CD's title track was made available for purchase via iTunes and other digital service providers on April 29.
Halford, Tipton and Faulkner will guest on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" with host Bob Coburn on Monday, July 7 at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET. Fans are encouraged to speak with JUDAS PRIEST by calling 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). The show will be streamed on the "Rockline" web site for two weeks beginning the afternoon after the live broadcast.
For more information, visit RocklineRadio.com.
On July 8, Halford, Tipton and Faulkner will appear on SiriusXM's "Town Hall" program. Fans are being asked to submit questions that winners will be able to ask the band in person.
Speaking to the "Trunk Nation" show, which airs on SiriusXM's Hair Nation, Halford stated about "Redeemer Of Souls": "When we finished [the] 'Epitaph' [tour], we just got so buzzed from the fans and the reaction wherever we went. Just to put the 'Epitaph' tour together, which was we tried to put a song from every record into the show, and we were living in the life of JUDAS PRIEST, all those decades, in one show, night after night on the world trek, and I think that really did something to us internally; as musicians, it should do when you tour. So we realized that this next record really had to be really strong, full of energy, because it's relentless, the tracks are relentless. The energy that you feel off 'Redeemer Of Souls' is replicated in that direction time and time and time again."
Extended interview (audio):