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Watch JUDAS PRIEST Perform In Helsinki During Spring/Summer 2022 European Tour

Fan-filmed video of JUDAS PRIEST‘s June 8 live performance at Helsinki Ice Corridor (Helsingin Jäähalli) in Helsinki, Finland might be seen beneath.

The band’s setlist was as follows:

01. One Shot At Glory
02. Lightning Strike
03. You have Received One other Factor Comin’
04. Freewheel Burning
05. Turbo Lover
06. Hell Patrol
07. The Sentinel
08. A Contact Of Evil
09. Rocka Rolla
10. Sufferer Of Modifications
11. Desert Plains
12. Blood Crimson Skies
13. The Inexperienced Manalishi (With The Two Prong Crown) (FLEETWOOD MAC cowl)
14. Diamonds & Rust (Joan Baez cowl)
15. Painkiller

Encore:

16. The Hellion / Electrical Eye
17. Hell Bent For Leather-based
18. Breaking The Regulation
19. Dwelling After Midnight

JUDAS PRIEST kicked off its spring/summer time 2022 European tour with an intimate live performance on Could 31 in Berlin, Germany. For the gig, which was held on the 1,600-capacity Huxleys Neue Welt venue, Rob Halford and his bandmates ditched their conventional leather-and-studs look in favor of a extra stripped-down look.

Final month, Halford informed ABC Audio that PRIEST was within the technique of “monitoring” follow-up to 2018’s “Firepower” album.

“You possibly can by no means have sufficient songs whenever you’re making an album,” he stated. “Songs that you simply did not even know you had bits and items and fragments of, abruptly they turn out to be an extremely essential a part of your document.”

Relating to the musical route of the brand new JUDAS PRIEST materials, Rob stated: “The music that we’re making now could be consultant of the place PRIEST is at this most likely sixth decade of our existence when it comes out… It sounds nice. I am actually happy. I am actually, actually comfortable that… we’re not dropping the ball. Not that we ever have. But it surely’s good, as a result of there are some parts in there that we have by no means… sort of found earlier than.”

Greater than a yr in the past, Halford confirmed that PRIEST‘s subsequent album will see the band reuniting with the “Firepower” manufacturing crew consisting of Andy Sneap, longtime collaborator Tom Allom and engineer Mike Exeter (BLACK SABBATH).

Bassist Ian Hill is the only remaining authentic member of PRIEST, which shaped in 1969. Halford joined the group in 1973 and guitarist Glenn Tipton signed on in 1974. Rob left PRIEST within the early Nineteen Nineties to kind his personal band, then got here again to PRIEST in 2003. Founding guitarist Ok.Ok. Downing parted methods with the band in 2011, and was changed by Richie Faulkner.

Tipton was identified with Parkinson’s illness eight years in the past after being affected by the situation a minimum of half a decade earlier. Tipton introduced in early 2018 he was going to take a seat out touring actions in assist of “Firepower”. He was changed by Sneap, who can also be recognized for his work in NWOBHM revivalists HELL and cult thrash outfit SABBAT.

This previous March, Faulkner informed the “Metallic From The Inside” podcast concerning the recording course of for the brand new PRIEST album: “It has been slowed down quite a bit due to, clearly, the pandemic. We wished to get collectively, like we did on ‘Firepower’, and document it collectively, however, clearly, the lockdowns and every part like that slowed that course of [down]. A few of us stay within the U.S., a few of us stay within the U.Ok., so getting collectively proved to be a bit troublesome over the past couple of years. Now every part is sort of opening up, it is a bit simpler, however now we’re on the highway, so we have a touring cycle [to get through]. So, if we are able to, we’d be capable to do it in between the touring cycles.”

As for when followers can anticipate to get the following PRIEST album, Faulkner stated: “We do not have a launch date. It is not completed. We have the songs, however we have gotta document it. We have drums down. I do not know if that is even been stated but. So we’re gonna attempt to construct it up as we transfer via this touring cycle. However as Rob all the time says, it’s going to be completed when it is completed. At this level of their profession, there isn’t any level in dashing something, particularly once we’ve waited this lengthy via the pandemic to start out doing it. It’s going to be finished when it is finished. However there will be one other PRIEST document. We have some nice songs.”

Relating to the musical route of the brand new PRIEST materials, Richie stated: “It is completely different to ‘Firepower’, but it surely’s positively… You possibly can hear the place it is coming from. It is not even ‘Firepower 2’… It is onerous to say something as of late with out folks getting… If I say it is like a continuation of ‘Firepower’, folks suppose it is ‘Firepower 2’. It is received its personal character, it is received its personal legs, and we’re wanting ahead to releasing it on to the world when it is finished.”

In February, Halford was requested by Remy Maxwell of Audacy Examine In if he agreed with Faulkner‘s latest remark that the band’s upcoming album shall be extra musically “progressive” than “Firepower”. He responded: “Yeah, the steel is there. However this is the factor: we have tried our greatest to not replicate something that we have finished. From ‘Rocka Rolla’ all through to ‘Firepower’, every document has had a particular character. And it is powerful as a result of followers go, ‘We wish one other ‘Painkiller’,’ ‘We wish one other ‘British Metal’.’ And [it’s, like], ‘Dude, we have already finished that.’

“Followers know that we’re a band that’s all the time stuffed with journey and making an attempt new stuff,” he continued. “And so, yeah, this has received most likely some extra progressive parts that we have by no means actually delved into earlier than. And that is thrilling, as a result of, once more, it provides us and our followers one other alternative to see a distinct facet of PRIEST. But it surely’s nonetheless steel. There’s simply extra of it. There are extra notes than there have been earlier than.”

That very same month, Faulkner informed Canada’s The Metallic Voice concerning the general sound of the brand new PRIEST music: “Everytime you begin a document, you by no means know the way it’s gonna prove. So that you may begin with an thought of what it is gonna be, and because it sort of rolls on, it comes out one thing completely different. So you do not fairly know. And likewise it is actually onerous to sum up your individual music, I discover, with out sounding actually pretentious. However I feel this one — it is not ‘Firepower 2’, I do not suppose. It is its personal factor, it is its personal animal. If something, I’d say it is a bit extra progressive in locations, and in locations it is received a bit extra of that ‘Killing Machine’ swagger.”

Faulkner added: “I do know everybody says, ‘Oh, is it the following ‘Painkiller’?’ or ‘Is it the following…?’ no matter… I do not know in the event that they’d ever finished it, however I do know we have by no means finished it after I’ve been within the band; we have by no means tried to recreate an album. It is all the time we attempt to create an album that stands by itself legs. So I feel it is positively slightly bit extra progressive than ‘Firepower’ and, as I stated, in locations it is received slightly little bit of that ‘Killing Machine’ offended swagger perspective occurring. However once more, as I stated, we’re ready to see what it seems like, ‘trigger it may prove utterly completely different.”

JUDAS PRIEST will obtain the Musical Excellence Award at this yr’s Rock And Roll Corridor Of Fame, which is able to honor Eminem, Dolly Parton, DURAN DURAN, Lionel Richie, Pat Benatar, EURYTHMICS and Carly Simon within the Performers class.

The induction ceremony shall be held on November 5, 2022 on the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. It would air at a later date on HBO and stream on HBO Max. There can even be a radio simulcast on SiriusXM‘s Rock & Roll Corridor Of Fame Radio channel 310.

In accordance with the Corridor Of Fame, the JUDAS PRIEST members that can get inducted embody present members Halford, Hill, Tipton and Scott Travis (drums),together with former members Downing, Les Binks (drums) and late drummer Dave Holland.

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