As posted today on the official Judas Priest website: Judas Priest will shortly be releasing a LIVE ALBUM consisting of eleven tracks - all previously unreleased in a live version! The album is due out in JULY 2009 and will be entitled: "Judas Priest - A Touch Of Evil - LIVE"
All of the tracks were recorded throughout the JUDAS PRIEST WORLD TOURS in 2005 and 2008. More information to follow shortly!"
UPDATE (thanks to 20323)
Official press release
As the creators of a live release that is considered to be one of the all-time great concert recordings in the realm of heavy metal (1979's "Unleashed In The East"), whenever Judas Priest announce a new live album, metalheads worldwide instantly take note. And on "A Touch of Evil: Live" (due for release in July 2009 via Sony Music and Epic Records), the mighty Priest - which includes singer Rob Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton and KK Downing, bassist Ian Hill, and drummer Scott Travis - doesn't disappoint. Focusing primarily on fan-revered album cuts (all previously unreleased in live form on CD), "A Touch of Evil: Live" features absolutely scintillating renditions of such Priest gems as "Riding on the Wind," "Beyond the Realms of Death," "Dissident Aggressor," "A Touch of Evil," "Eat Me Alive," and the set-closing "Painkiller." Also of note are the first live album appearances of standouts from Priest's critically acclaimed 2008 concept double disc, 'Nostradamus' ("Death" and "Prophecy").
To celebreate the 30th anniversary of the Judas Priest album "British Steel", the band is very pleased to announce they will be performing the whole album in its entirety during the US 2009 Summer Tour plus some other Priest classics! Judas Priest are proud to announce that they will be touring in the US with Whitesnake for most of the dates - a few of the shows won't be with them
Jul. 01 - The Family Arena - St. Charles, MO
Jul. 02 - Summerfest, Harley Davidson Stage - Milwaukee, WI (no Whitesnake)
Jul. 03 - Taste Of Minnesota at Harriet Island - St. Paul, MN
Jul. 07 - Comcast Center - Mansfield, MA
Jul. 08 - CMAC - Canandaigua, NY
Jul. 09 - Molson Amphitheatre - Toronto, ONT
Judas Priest have confirmed live dates for Mexico and Argentina.
Oct. 27 - Monterrey, Mexico - Arena Monterrey
Oct. 29 - Guadalajara, Mexico - VFG Arena
Oct. 30 - Puebla, Mexico - Auditorium Siglo XXI
Oct. 31 - Mexico City, Mexico - Sportspalace
Nov. 03 - Columbia, Bogota - Palacio Deportes
Nov. 06 - Santiago, Chile - Arena
Nov. 08 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Luna Park
Nov. 12 - Porto Alegre, Brazil - Teatro Bourbon
Nov. 14 - Rio De Janiero, Brazil- Citibank Hall
Nov. 15 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Credit Card Hall
Nov. 16 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Credit Card Hall
Still more dates for Central and South America will be announced soon.
MTV2's Headbanger's Blog issued the following update:
"It's not hard to tell which Nostradamus Quatrain Judas Priest's new video "War" is about. As Jim Morrison sang so long ago: "This is the end/you're only friend/the end." "War" illustrates the apocalypse biblical-style with stunning computer animation that looks like an ass-kicking new video game.
The vid features witches practicing magic then being burned at the stake, a tyrannical ruler exerting fascist control, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse storming through the sky, fire spreading across the earth, winged beasts reigning destruction and lots more imagery that would have make Hieronymus Bosch giddy with delight. Priest are nowhere to be found in the clip — neither in actual nor animated form — but their operatic new music echoes through the video, creating a thunderous soundtrack for the devastation."
The following dates have been officially announced for "The Metal Masters Tour," which will feature Judas Priest, Heaven And Hell, Motörhead and Testament:
August 6 - Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
August 7 - Bristow, VA @ Nissan Pavilion
August 9 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
August 10 - Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach
August 13 - Toronto, ON @ Molson Amphitheatre
August 16 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Post Gazette Pavilion
August 18 - Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 19 - Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
August 22 - Dallas, TX @ Superpages.com Amphitheatre
August 23 - Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 24 - San Antonio, TX @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
To get a taste of what awaits for you within "Nostradamus", go to http://www.epicrecords.com/judaspriest/ today to download exclusive free mp3 of the album's title track, as well as view the world premiere of the album cover art.
"Nostradamus" track listing:
01. Dawn of Creation *
03. Awakening *
05. The Four Horsemen *
07. Sands of Time *
08. Pestilence And Plague
10. Peace *
12. Lost Love
14. Solitude *
17. Shadows In the Flame *
19. Hope *
20. New Beginnings
21. Calm Before the Storm *
23. Future Of Mankind
* Intro pieces of music/interludes going into the main track
As posted on the band's official website on Dec 1th:
It has come to our attention that someone is trying to falsely impersonate Glenn Tipton on a Myspace site. Please note that this site is totally unauthorised, unofficial and not legitimate and absolutely nothing at all to do with Glenn Tipton or Judas Priest. The only official sites relating to Glenn Tipton and Judas Priest are JudasPriest.com and GlennTipton.co.uk.
Management for Glenn Tipton/Judas Priest
Heavy metal icons Judas Priest will release the new live DVD 'Rising In the East' on November 15, 2005, via Rhino Home Video.
Vocalist Rob Halford, lead guitarists Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing, bass guitarist Ian Hill and drummer Scott Travis filmed 'Rising In The East' in May 2005 at the legendary Budokan in Tokyo, Japan. The definitive Judas Priest lineup played two sold-out nights at the venue to promote the early-2005 release of the critically acclaimed studio album 'Angel Of Retribution,' their first new material in 15 years. 'Rising In The East' is Judas Priest's first straight-to-DVD release.
"We talked about doing a DVD on this tour and we decided to do it at the Budokan because it's a special venue. It's world-renowned. We thought it was an ideal choice," says Tipton. "We filmed both nights but we ended up using the second night only for this DVD. We wanted it to be as live and as real as possible, and when you start taking from different shows there isn't continuity. We wanted it to be one show and that's exactly what it is."
Commemorating its 20th anniversary by touring with its original lineup for the first time in 13 years, Anthrax is exclusively playing its classics from 1985 to 1991, both on the Gigantour in early September (western Canada and the U.S. Pacific Northwest) and with Judas Priest from September 24 through October 18 (across Canada as well as the East and Midwest of the U.S.) with additional Judas Priest and Anthrax headline dates to be added.
Those gems are also heard on the band's most comprehensive "best of" collection ever issued, its first two-CD retrospective, "Anthrology: No Hit Wonders (1985-1991)", and its first video compilation, the DVD Anthrology: "No Hit Wonders (1985-1991) The Videos" (both on Island/UMe), and on separate live CD and DVD packages "Alive 2 (2005)" (on Sanctuary Records) which documents the group's momentous summer 2005 reunion tour. All four packages will be released September 20, 2005.
Due to the very sad passing of the Pope the Judas Priest show in Katowice on Wednesday 6th April has had to be cancelled - this is totally beyond our control - the President of Poland has declared all entertainment venues must cancel their shows in respect of 5 days of mourning for the Pope. We will of course try and reschedule this show at a later date - once we confirm any details we will announce them here.
The VH1 website currently has the new Judas Priest album "Angel of Retribution" available for streaming on their website for those of you who just can't wait until next week.
That's right - the ENTIRE new album is available for you to listen to at VH1.com
Just visit the VH1 website at the following link:
As previously noted, Angel of Retribution will be release on Monday, February 28th in Europe and Tuesday, March 1st in North America.
Rob Halford/Judas Priest fan site www.robhalford.de has posted the radio version of "Revolution" for download at this location: http://www.robhalford.de/Revolution.zip
Revolution is the 1st single off the forthcoming Judas Priest album "Angel of Retribution"
Release dates for the album are as follows:
28TH FEBRUARY 2005 - UK & EUROPE
1ST MARCH 2005 USA
JUDAS PRIEST have postponed the release date of their new studio album to January 4, 2005 from the previously announced December 28, 2004. The release date was moved the request of the band's record label, Sony/Epic Records, according to a posting on the group's official web site.
As previously reported, the initial shipment of the CD will include a bonus DVD filmed during the band's June shows in Barcelona and Valencia, Spain. A headlining world tour is in the planning stages for early 2005.