It is the second single from their forthcoming album ‘Invincible Shield’
Metal titans Judas Priest have unleashed a new song, “Trial by Fire.” The track is the second single from the band’s forthcoming album, Invincible Shield. It follows the previously released “Panic Attack,” which arrived last month. Stream the official audio of “Trial by Fire” below now.
Judas Priest’s upcoming nineteenth full-length LP is slated for arrival on March 8, 2024 through the band’s longtime label, Epic Records. It will be available on CD, two vinyl editions with alternate covers, cassette, and a very cool distressed, bootleg-style 7″ vinyl. Target will have an exclusive CD version that contains three bonus tracks.
The band has also put together several bundles, which combined different variations of the new record. Some bundles include a special Invincible Shield t-shirt, hoodie, or vinyl shipmate cover. The bundles will contain three exclusive bonus tracks. In addition to the physical versions, the album will also be available for digital download and streaming.
After a dominant performance at Power Trip last month, Judas Priest are set to return to the United States next spring. The Invincible Shield Tour leg begins on April 18 at the Toyota Oakdale Theater in Wallingford, Connecticut and wraps up on May 22 at Empower Federal Credit Union Amphitheater in Syracuse, New York. The band will be making stops at the Prudential Center, Santander Arena, The Armory, and more. The run includes a featured performance at Welcome to Rockville in May alongside Mötley Crüe, Foo Fighters, Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, and many others. Very special guests for the trek will be Swedish metal juggernauts Sabaton.
Next March, Judas Priest are embarking on their previously announced Metal Masters Tour across Europe. The trek kicks off on 24 March at Festhalle in Frankfurt, Germany and wraps up on 8 April, 2024 at Zenith in Paris, France. Special guests for the run will also be Saxon and Uriah Heep on select dates. Phil Campbell and The Bastard Sons will be performing at the Mediolanum Forum show in Milan, Italy on 6 April. After the U.S. leg, the band’s Invincible Shield Tour resumes on 13 June at Sant Jordi Club in Barcelona, Spain. Very special guests for the run will once again be Saxon and Uriah Heep.
In addition to their headlining shows, Judas Priest are set to perform at several festivals across Europe including Sweden Rock Festival, Rock Imperium Festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, and Tons of Rock.
Fresh off their 50th anniversary celebrations, the band’s upcoming LP is the follow-up to their acclaimed 2018 album Firepower. The record was the band’s biggest commercial success, charting at No. 5 on the UK Albums Chart and Billboard 200 as well as hitting No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Hard Rock Albums chart. For Firepower, Judas Priest reunited with producer Tom Allom (Black Sabbath, Def Leppard, Krokus), who last produced the band’s 1988 album, Ram It Down. The record was co-produced by Andy Sneap, who would stepped in as a touring guitarist for the band. Long-time member Glenn Tipton retired from touring after revealing his Parkinson’s diagnoses, just one month before the album’s release. Tipton co-wrote every song on Firepower. After delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Judas Priest toured relentlessly to celebrate the success of Firepower and the band’s five decades of heavy metal.
After selling over 50 million albums worldwide, Judas Priest were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year.
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