Check out this interview with Judas Priest as they talk about their new album, Redeemer of Souls, with Jim Florentine.
Jim asks why it was important to make a new record? To record new music? "You are more relevant when you are making new music. We are driven by two things, new metal and the fans that look after us" says Rob Halford.
When asked how it was writing and recording with Richie Faulkner for the first time, Glenn Tipton stated that it was "just natural" and that his addition to the band was as if he was always a part of the team. "If we hadn't found Richie, I don't think we would of carried on".
Richie expresses his appreciation in the band's persistence in perusing him as their new guitarist after accidentally deleting two emails from the band's manager.
They also talk about their favourite tracks, how they selected the first single and about the bonus edition of the record.
Redeemer of Souls, Judas Priest's 17th studio album, will be available July 8th, 2014. You can pre-order the Deluxe Version of iTunes now.