(Halifax, NS) – British heavy metal band Judas Priest will be bringing their “Redeemer of Souls” tour to Halifax’s Scotiabank Centre on November 10th in support of their 17th studio album of the same name.
Released in the US on July 8th, 2014 via Epic Records (as a standard version and a deluxe edition with five bonus tracks), ‘Redeemer of Souls’ is Judas Priest’s latest collection of epic metal – “raising the bar is consistent for us and ‘Redeemer’ hits the ground running” – it matches up perfectly to earlier Priest classics as evidenced by the album’s leadoff single ‘March of the Damned’ (“we are forging ahead, slamming the pedal to the metal!”) – the band mean business once again.
“We feel ‘Redeemer of Souls’ reinforces our passion for what we believe in from the Judas Priest style heavy metal.” The album also marks Richie Faulkner’s studio debut with Priest and is the co-writer of the material along with Glenn Tipton and Rob Halford.
First bursting onto the scene with 1974’s ‘Rocka Rolla’ Judas Priest is responsible for some of heavy metal’s all-time great albums – 1980’s ‘British Steel’, 1982’s ‘Screaming for Vengeance’, 1990’s ‘Painkiller’ etc – and anthems ‘Breaking the Law’, ‘Living After Midnight’, ‘You’ve Got Another Thing Coming’ etc – as well as trailblazing metal’s now instantly identifiable look – leather and studs – 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the band.
Band members Rob Halford (vocals), Glenn Tipton (guitar), Richie Faulkner (guitar), Ian Hill (bass), and Scott Travis (drums).
Special guest for Judas Priest during this leg of the tour will be Mastodon,an American heavy metal band from Atlanta, Georgia.
Tickets range from $35.50-$101.25 (including tax and service fee) and go on sale this Friday, July 31 at 10 a.m. at the Ticket Atlantic box office, by phone at (902) 451-1221 (1-877-451-1221), participating Atlantic Superstores and www.sonicconcerts.com. Additional fees may apply.