JUDAS PRIEST

release brand new studio album

Angel of Retribution
February 28th 2005
Out of the Midlands more than 30 years ago surged Judas Priest one of the most influential bands ever in metal. After a series of outstanding live shows in the summer of 2004 throughout Europe and the US, 2005 sees the long awaited new studio album from Judas Priest with the definitive lineup of Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, KK Downing, Ian Hill and Scott Travis. Judas Priest will unleash their outstanding new studio album ‘ANGEL OF RETRIBUTION’ to an army of fans on February 28th 2005. Judas Priest are one of the true classic heavy metal bands, who for three decades have traveled the world putting on spectacular stage shows, and thrilling audiences everywhere, they have been making music that over the years has influenced many and have sold over 25 million albums worldwide. They are a band who have shaped the music of generations. Now in 2005 the reformed band will release their brand new studio album ‘Angel of Retribution’, this is the first new music from the quintet in fifteen years. With the flavour of classic Judas Priest combined with a new energy ‘Angel of Retribution’ sees the band creating a truly awe inspiring metal album. ‘We’ve got a lot of energy’, says Tipton. ‘We’re firing on all cylinders and it’s obvious on this album. I think it’s the most natural Judas Priest album. A lot of people who have listened to it have said it’s timeless. You couldn’t really date it.’ After the band reformed in 2003 the band began work on putting together their career spanning box set Metalogy which was released in 2004 during this time they also started work on their new album. The ‘Reunited’ tour across Europe followed in May 2004 which elicited incredible responses from audiences everywhere. The band continued on to the US where they performed as special guests on the Ozzfest tour again to outstanding reactions from everyone, and received rave reviews from the press reminding the world just what they been missing for more than a decade! Halford comments, ‘That decade that we were out of each other’s company just seems to have vanished in smoke. When we got together to begin writing the new material for ‘Angel Of Retribution’, it was really a continuation of where we would have been had we made the next record after Painkiller. All the pieces were already in place.’ Judas Priest are one of the legendary classic metal bands of all time, creating music that is known the world over. ‘Angel of Retribution’ is another classic album that will delight fans old and new. ‘Angel Of Retribution’ will be released on February 28 th 2005 with a limited edition bonus DVD featuring live footage of the band during their Summer 2004 shows in Spain together with documentary footage

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