Metal Gods: The Judas Priest Interview

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Judas Priest: An Interview with Glenn Tipton

by Andrew Epstein (

Photos by Travis Shinn

The British heavy metal titans Judas Priest are back on the road promoting their latest album Redeemer of Souls. Their previous tour entitled Epitaph, was supposed to be their last major jaunt around the world, but in the time since it’s seems as if Priest has not slowed down one bit. I was lucky enough to get guitarist Glenn Tipton on the phone to talk about the current tour and if in fact they actually have lightened their load.

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We also talked about the new album and how I feel that it’s the most prog-inspired release of their career. Finally I asked Tipton about working with new Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner, who has taken on a bigger role in the band with this album.

Judas Priest have a few more North American dates on their Redeemer of Souls Tour, including stops in Halifax and Toronto, followed by shows in Europe and the U.K.  Redeemer of Souls is available now and here’s Tipton introducing the track “March of the Damned.”

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