The outlandish leather biker jackets. The spike gauntlets. The S&M inspired outfits. The Satanic imagery. The crisp guitar playing that has become a staple in the realm of heavy metal. The operatic voice that resonates within a thunderous and boisterous crowd.
It’s been over four years since heavy metal fans around the world were left in a state of panic and dismay at the announcement of Judas Priest’s farewell tour. But, it appears that the Metal Gods still had unfinished business to attend to.
Now, one of the most iconic bands in heavy metal has returned in a blaze of glory. It’s undeniable; Judas Priest are better than ever.
In 2014, Judas Priest made their triumphant and glorious return with their seventeenth studio album, Redeemer of Souls. Other heavy metal bands, take note! This is how you make a comeback! The album is the band’s first top 10 on the Billboard 200, and has received with overwhelming positive reviews. Praised as a return to form for the experienced band, the album has cemented the Judas Priest’s rock superstar status. Rather than focus on sonic experimentation, Redeemer of Souls evokes the signature sound we all know and love. Judas Priest’s new album replicates the pure classic metal of the band’s finest moments, and the result is something to behold.
If their last tour was meant to be their farewell tour, the upcoming North American tour can be considered a rebirth of the band. This year, get your engines revved up as the band prepares to hit the road once again. The next leg of the North American tour will see Judas Priest perform at venues such Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, Halifax’s Scotiabank Centre, Vancouver’s Hard Rock Casino, Regina’s Brandt Centre, and Winnipeg’s MTS Centre.
Whether you’ve been a fan of Judas Priest since 1980’s British Steel, or whether you’ve been hooked on the band since 2008’s Nostradamus, seeing Judas Priest live in concert is an experience that is not to be missed under any circumstances!