JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER: South America Has 'Most Extreme' Heavy Metal Fans

JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER: South America Has 'Most Extreme' Heavy Metal Fans

Pure Grain Audio and Pixel Focus Media ran through some of their "Most Extreme" questions with JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner when the band played at this year's edition of the Rock On The Range festival in Columbus, Ohio. You can now watch the chat below.

Asked where the most extreme JUDAS PRIEST fans by country are, Faulkner responded: "I wouldn't say one country in particular. It's gotta be… If I had to say… I mean, every single country, or every city, has got its own vibe, you know, everyone's got their own way of expressing their passion for metal. But definitely down in South America they're the most extreme; they're just off the hook. Again, everyone loves the band, they love metal, but in some places, they just have a different way of expressing it, and down in South America is definitely the most extreme."

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford recently told the "Sixx Sense With Nikki Sixx" radio show that the band "can't afford to wait three years, or five years now, to make" the follow-up to last year's "Redeemer Of Souls" album. He explained: "The clock is ticking, you know. And especially while the band is buzzing and the energy's there creatively. We had so much stuff happening in the studio, we had to put the blocks on because we were on a time schedule with the label. So we do have some stuff kind of left over from 'Redeemer Of Souls'. We'll be heading out for the rest of this tour 'till Christmas time, take a break, and then more than likely in the studio early of 2016 and see how quickly we can turn this around. It won't be a rush job, because we treasure everything that we do. But I think that the mindset is there to make this record efficiently and hopefully have it out there for our PRIEST family as soon as we can."

"Redeemer Of Souls" was released in July 2014. The follow-up to 2008's double-disc concept album "Nostradamus" was billed as a return to JUDAS PRIEST's heavy-metal roots.

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"Redeemer Of Souls" sold around 32,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 6 on The Billboard 200 chart.

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