The legendary British band, Judas Priest, released today (9 March) their newest album, Firepower, and next to it the music video for the song “Specter”.
The successor to Redeemer Of Souls (2014) was produced by Andy Sneap, who was invited to replace Glenn Tipton during the tour due to the advance of Parkinson’s Disease.
The art of the Firepower cover was done by artist Claudio Bergamin.
Asked by Wsou 89.5 FM if Firepower is heavier than the last release in 2014, guitarist Richie Faulkner said: “I think ‘heavy’ can mean many different things – could be heavy in terms of sound, could be heavy in terms of speed, could be heavy in terms of lyrical content”.
“So it is difficult to know what the interpretation of someone. I think it’s a more energetic record – I think there are more fires in it – and that’s one reason why ‘Firepower’ was a relevant title to call the album. It has that kind of intensity.”
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