Rob Halford is a guest on the latest episode of the "Rolling Stone Music Now" podcast, which is now available from iTunes and Spotify. The JUDAS PRIEST singer joins Rolling Stone staffers Kory Grow, Hank Shteamer, Brittany Spanos and host Brian Hiatt to discuss the magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Metal Albums Of All Time." While on the show, the singer also broke down some of his own Top 10 favorite albums, spoke about the history of heavy metal and discussed the thought process behind PRIEST's iconic "British Steel" album, which came in at No. 3 on the main list.
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As previously reported, JUDAS PRIEST is putting the finishing touches on its long-awaited follow-up to 2014's "Redeemer Of Souls" album. Helming the sessions for the new disc are the band's longtime producer Tom Allom, acclaimed British knob-twiddler Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, EXODUS, TESTAMENT, ACCEPT) and engineer Mike Exeter (BLACK SABBATH).
Allom produced every PRIEST release from "Unleashed In The East" (1979) through "Ram It Down" (1988),along with several live records since then. As a young engineer, he also worked on the first three BLACK SABBATH records under producer Rodger Bain.
"Redeemer Of Souls" was released in July 2014. The follow-up to 2008's double-disc concept album "Nostradamus" was billed as a return to JUDAS PRIEST's heavy-metal roots.
"Redeemer Of Souls" sold around 32,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 6 on The Billboard 200 chart.