JUDAS PRIEST: 'Revolution' To Be Available As Legal Download Later This Month

February 7, 2005

JUDAS PRIEST will precede the release of their new album, "Angel of Retribution", with a special pre-release download of first single, "Revolution" — available on Judaspriest.com, iTunes, Napster and many more download services from February 21.

JUDAS PRIEST shot a video for "Revolution" earlier in the year. The clip is expected to begin airing on various video outlets later in the month.

PRIEST will be embarking on a Japanese tour in late April/early May, immediately following the group's European trek. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. The band have yet to announce their U.S. tour plans but it is expected that they will be scheduling a headlining run in the summer. Among the rumored support acts for the trek are QUEENSRŸCHE, DIO and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY.

PRIEST singer Rob Halford confirmed in a recent interview with Detroit's WRIF 101.1 FM that QUEENSRŸCHE is one of the acts being considered for the tour, but stressed that a final decision has not yet been made regarding the trek's lineup.

Singer Rob Halford's first album with the band in 15 years, "Angel of Retribution" was produced by Roy Z, who has previously worked on solo albums from Halford and IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson. The set will be bundled with a concert DVD shot in a bullring in Valencia, Spain.

Epic will celebrate the reunion of the "Painkiller"-era JUDAS PRIEST lineup by issuing a DualDisc (a two-sided disc made up of a CD player side and a DVD player side) for the "Angel of Retribution" title.

"Angel of Retribution" is scheduled for release on March 1.

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