Ian Hill from JUDAS PRIEST talks ‘Invincible Shield’


Interview: Nev Pearce

Heavy metal gods Judas Priest are set to release their killer new album ‘Invincible Shield’ on March 8 via Sony Music. 

‘Invincible Shield’ encapsulates the quintessential essence of Judas Priest’s sonic identity, delivering a relentless barrage of thunderous riffs, searing solos, and Rob Halford’s unparalleled vocal prowess. With each track, the album showcases the band’s unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of their genre while staying true to their iconic sound they have forged for over 50 years.

From the blistering energy of the title track to the face melting riffage of The Serpent and the King to the haunting melodies of “Eternal Fire,” “Invincible Shield” is a testament to Judas Priest’s enduring legacy.

The Everblack Podcast spoke to Ian Hill from Judas Priest about their new album ‘Invincible Shield’, recording with Andy Sneap while on the road, staying creative with Glenn Tipton through his Parkinson’s battle, backstage museum fan experience and when we can hope to see them again in Australia!

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Over the span of five decades, Judas Priest has achieved remarkable success, having sold over 50 million albums worldwide and headlined renowned stages across the globe. Alongside their evolving music and electrifying live performances, the band has cultivated a distinct and influential identity that has not only shaped their own legacy but also left an indelible mark on subsequent generations of metal musicians worldwide.

The saga of Judas Priest continues to flourish with each passing year. In 2022, the band was honored with induction into the prestigious Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, while also completing a rescheduled world tour, which sold out in support of their momentous 50th Anniversary. As we venture into 2024, Judas Priest remains steadfast in upholding their esteemed status as one of the foremost British bands on the global stage.

Invincible Shield is out March 8 via Sony Music Australia
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