JUDAS PRIEST's New Mobile Game, 'Road To Valhalla', Is Available Today

JUDAS PRIEST's New Mobile Game, 'Road To Valhalla', Is Available Today

Sony Music Entertainment and legendary heavy metal band JUDAS PRIEST have announced that "Judas Priest: Road To Valhalla", a new mobile game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is now available in the App Store.

The app features stunning new visuals and gameplay set to the iconic songs "Halls Of Valhalla", "Breaking The Law", "Turbo Lover", "Electric Eye", "Painkiller" and "You've Got Another Thing Coming".

"Judas Priest: Road To Valhalla" innovates by making isolated song stems (drums, vocals, guitar) from the 2016 "Battle Cry" album available to players exclusively within the game.

Using an innovative visual mechanic, players must fill "stem meters" to construct the full song and progress through each level of the game.

"When we set out to make this game, we wanted to give fans a new kind of visual listening experience," said JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford, who also appears in a series of exclusive video clips throughout the game.

"For the first time, we are making individual stems of our songs available to fans to give them a new and interactive way to engage with some of the best songs from our catalog."

"Judas Priest: Road To Valhalla" is a joint collaboration between Judas Priest, Sony Music Entertainment, Trinifold Management LLC UK and Babaroga, a leading mobile game studio.

Says JUDAS PRIEST: "Metal maniacs, are you ready to join JUDAS PRIEST on the Road To Valhalla? We are excited to have you take charge and lead the way on the bike and the tour bus! Let the molten metal mayhem begin with the thrill of the ride! Can you claim victory on this perilous journey that leads you into Valhalla?"

Halford tells Billboard about "Road To Valhalla": "It's like a little microcosm of that world we've created with the characters over these years that come to life in a very good way. The people that made it did a fantastic job, 'cause you don't want people to go, 'Oh, that's cheesy.' You want it to feel like people are really getting lost in the whole thing, and that can be kind of difficult to do on a small phone. But with this you can put your ear buds in and turn it up full and get lost on the 'Road To Valhalla' for as long as you can before the boss taps you on the shoulder and tells you to get back to work."

As previously reported, JUDAS PRIEST is putting the finishing touches on its long-awaited follow-up to 2014's "Redeemer Of Souls" album. Helming the sessions for the new disc are the band's longtime producer Tom Allom, acclaimed British knob-twiddler Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, EXODUS, TESTAMENT, ACCEPT) and engineer Mike Exeter (BLACK SABBATH).

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