Judas Priest are gearing up to release a new studio album, Invincible Shield, on March 8th, but fans don’t have to wait that long to hear new music from the band. The metal legends have just unveiled “Trial by Fire” as the second single from the LP.
“Trial by Fire” features some classic metal riffage from guitarists Richie Faulkner and Glenn Tipton, along with singer Rob Halford’s anthemic vocals. It follows the album’s debut single, “Panic Attack,” which arrived last month.
“Trial by Fire” and “Panic Attack” follow the ’70s metal sound that Faulkner had hinted about the new album. During a recent interview with Audio Ink Radio, Faulkner said this album was “a bit more ’70s Priest, which I welcome as a guitar player.”
However, he added that it was “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.” He continued by saying it’s somewhat “progressive” in that it’s “not verse-chorus-verse-chorus-solo-chorus-finish. It’s musical part-verse-musical part.”
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Judas Priest will take their new songs on the road, as the band recently announced a Spring 2024 US tour with support from Sabaton. Tickets for the outing are available here.
Listen to “Trial by Fire” in the lyric video below.