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Watch JUDAS PRIEST Perform In Linköping, Sweden During Spring/Summer 2022 European Tour

Fan-filmed video of JUDAS PRIEST‘s June 12 efficiency at Saab Enviornment in Linköping, Sweden will be seen beneath.

Linköping is the previous hometown of GHOST chief Tobias Forge, who attended final evening’s live performance.

A photograph of Forge and PRIEST singer Rob Halford, taken backstage on the Linköping present and shared through Rob‘s Instagram, will 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 Adjustments
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 season 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, Halford and his bandmates ditched their conventional leather-and-studs look in favor of a extra stripped-down look.

Final month, Halford advised 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 if you’re making an album,” he stated. “Songs that you just did not even know you had bits and items and fragments of, out of the blue they change into an extremely essential a part of your report.”

Concerning the musical course of the brand new JUDAS PRIEST materials, Rob stated: “The music that we’re making now’s consultant of the place PRIEST is at this in all probability sixth decade of our existence when it comes out… It sounds nice. I am actually happy. I am actually, actually completely happy that… we’re not dropping the ball. Not that we ever have. Nevertheless it’s good, as a result of there are some components in there that we have by no means… form of found earlier than.”

Greater than a 12 months 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 real 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 Nineties to type his personal band, then got here again to PRIEST in 2003. Founding guitarist Okay.Okay. 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 laid low with the situation at the very least half a decade earlier. Tipton introduced in early 2018 he was going to take a seat out touring actions in help of “Firepower”. He was changed by Sneap, who can be recognized for his work in NWOBHM revivalists HELL and cult thrash outfit SABBAT.

This previous March, Faulkner advised the “Metallic From The Inside” podcast in regards to the recording course of for the brand new PRIEST album: “It has been slowed down rather a lot due to, clearly, the pandemic. We needed to get collectively, like we did on ‘Firepower’, and report it collectively, however, clearly, the lockdowns and all the pieces like that slowed that course of [down]. A few of us reside within the U.S., a few of us reside within the U.Okay., so getting collectively proved to be a bit troublesome over the past couple of years. Now all the pieces is form of opening up, it’s kind of simpler, however now we’re on the street, so we have got a touring cycle [to get through]. So, if we are able to, we’d be capable of do it in between the touring cycles.”

As for when followers can anticipate to get the subsequent PRIEST album, Faulkner stated: “We do not have a launch date. It is not completed. We have got the songs, however we have gotta report it. We have got 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 by means of 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 is no level in speeding something, particularly once we’ve waited this lengthy by means of the pandemic to start out doing it. It’s going to be completed when it is completed. However there will be one other PRIEST report. We have got some nice songs.”

Concerning the musical course of the brand new PRIEST materials, Richie stated: “It is completely different to ‘Firepower’, but it surely’s undoubtedly… You possibly can hear the place it is coming from. It is not even ‘Firepower 2’… It is onerous to say something today with out individuals getting… If I say it is like a continuation of ‘Firepower’, individuals 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 completed.”

In February, Halford was requested by Remy Maxwell of Audacy Verify In if he agreed with Faulkner‘s latest remark that the band’s upcoming album can 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 completed. From ‘Rocka Rolla’ all through to ‘Firepower’, every report 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 completed 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 in all probability some extra progressive components 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 unique facet of PRIEST. Nevertheless it’s nonetheless steel. There’s simply extra of it. There are extra notes than there have been earlier than.”

That very same month, Faulkner advised Canada’s The Metallic Voice in regards to the general sound of the brand new PRIEST music: “Everytime you begin a report, you by no means know the way it’s gonna end up. So that you may begin with an concept of what it is gonna be, and because it form of rolls on, it comes out one thing completely different. So you do not fairly know. And in addition it is actually onerous to sum up your personal 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’s kind of 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 subsequent ‘Painkiller’?’ or ‘Is it the subsequent…?’ no matter… I do not know in the event that they’d ever completed it, however I do know we have by no means completed 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 undoubtedly a bit of bit extra progressive than ‘Firepower’ and, as I stated, in locations it is received a bit of 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 end up utterly completely different.”

JUDAS PRIEST will obtain the Musical Excellence Award at this 12 months’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 can be held on November 5, 2022 on the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. It’ll air at a later date on HBO and stream on HBO Max. There will 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 may 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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