Preview Judas Priest’s New Album ‘Firepower’ with an Explosive Music Video for ‘Lightning Strike’

Preview Judas Priest’s New Album ‘Firepower’ with an Explosive Music Video for ‘Lightning Strike’

Heavy metal heroes Judas Priest announced in late October that they’d be releasing a new studio album in the new year — and Firepower will indeed be unleashed on March 9. The band’s 18th proper studio record and the follow-up to 2014’s Redeemer of Souls, Firepower was previewed with an explosive music video for the […]

Judas Priest’s Rob Halford Talks ‘Battle Cry’, Heavy Metal Longevity

Judas Priest’s Rob Halford Talks ‘Battle Cry’, Heavy Metal Longevity

Bred from the same downtrodden working class industrial town of Birmingham, England as fellow brethren Black Sabbath, Judas Priest transcended the suffocating oppressive forces of their hometown and infused it into their music, equal parts brute and brutality. Corralling  pulverizing lethal stadium sized riffs, dark gothic imagery and the soaring operatic vocals of “Metal God” […]

Four Decades of Hellfire with Judas Priest (Interview)

Four Decades of Hellfire with Judas Priest (Interview)

The 1984 mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap depicted the insanity of life on the road with the fictional heavy metal band. To prepare for the film, director Rob Reiner attended a concert by metal icons Judas Priest. “It physically hurt my chest,” said Reiner. “The reverberation in the hall was so strong that I couldn’t […]

Black Sabbath Guitarist Tony Iommi: Through the Years (Interview)

Black Sabbath Guitarist Tony Iommi: Through the Years (Interview)

Over the past few decades, many contenders (and pretenders) have attempted to grasp the metallic throne – but no one has come close to Black Sabbath. They are the true progenitors of heavy metal. From Iron Man to Paranoid, Sweet Leaf to Heaven and Hell, Black Sabbath’s savage and brutal sound, borne out of sludgy, primal […]