The iconic British heavy metal band, Judas Priest has unveiled their latest single “Trial By Fire” from their highly anticipated studio album Invincible Shield. The official video for the “Trial By Fire” is now available for viewing below, giving fans a taste of what’s to come. To celebrate the release of the album, Judas Priest will also be embarking on their 2024 tour ‘Judas Priest’ in the UK from March, along with support from the Swedish heavy metal band Sabaton.
The band Judas Priest is set to release their nineteenth studio album, Invincible Shield, on March 8, 2024, under the label Epic Records. The album was produced by Andy Sneap, the band’s touring guitarist, who also produced their 2018 album, Firepower. Fan’s have been given the opportunity to pre order the new album here.
The album promises to deliver the classic ’70s metal sound. In a recent interview with Audio Ink Radio, Richard Faulkner expressed his excitement about the album’s nostalgic vibe, stating that it embraces the influence of ’70s Priest. He said, “This album was a bit more 70’s Priest, which I welcome as a guitar player.”
Describing the album as somewhat progressive, Faulkner revealed that it deviates from the traditional verse-chorus structure and incorporates more musical parts. This experimentation showcases the band’s willingness to push boundaries and explore new territories. Faulkner adds, “It’s ’70s Priest, but it’s not a retro album, by any means. It’s the influence of ’70s Priest in the progressive sense, but it sounds like Priest in 2023. It’s also a bit progressive in that it’s not verse-chorus-verse-chorus-solo-chorus-finish. It’s musical part-verse-musical part.”
Rob Halford, the legendary frontman of the heavy metal band, recently took to social media to announce the release of their new single “Trial by Fire“. In his post, Halford expressed his excitement about the new release and that he hoped fans would “dig it.” He said to fans, “We hope you dig it, oh yeah!”
— Judas Priest (@judaspriest) November 19, 2023
Fans expressed their support and delight by commenting and tweeting, with one fan leaving a comment, “Love this! thank you for posting and letting the world know that you are still awesome and the DON of metal! I will be tuning in swiftly!!”
Love this! thank you for posting and letting the world know that you are still awesome and the DON of metal! I will be tuning in swiftly!!
—(@KRANIUS) November 19, 2023
Originating from Birmingham in 1969, this band has achieved a remarkable feat of selling over 50 million albums and is often regarded as one of the most legendary metal bands in history. In May 2022, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame committee announced that the band had been chosen to join the 2022 inductee class and receive the “Award for Musical Excellence”.
Judas Priest’s 2024 Tour Dates. Purchase UK Tour tickets here.
11/03/24 – OVO Hydro – Glasgow
13/03– First Direct Arena – Leeds
15/03 – 3 Arena – Dublin, Ireland
17/03 – International Centre – Bournemouth
19/03 – Resorts World Arena Birmingham
21/03 – OVO Arena Wembley – London