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January 18, 2005

After a series of outstanding live shows in the summer of 2004 throughout Europe and the US, 2005 sees the long awaited new studio album from Judas Priest with the definitive lineup of Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, KK Downing, Ian Hill and Scott Travis. Judas Priest will unleash their outstanding new studio album ‘ANGEL OF RETRIBUTION’ to an army of fans on February 28th.

Now in 2005 the reformed band will release their brand new studio album ‘Angel of Retribution’, this is the first new music from the quintet in fifteen years. With the flavour of classic Judas Priest combined with a new energy ‘Angel of Retribution’ sees the band creating a truly awe inspiring metal album.

‘We’ve got a lot of energy’, says Tipton. ‘We’re firing on all cylinders and it’s obvious on this album. I think it’s the most natural Judas Priest album. A lot of people who have listened to it have said it’s timeless. You couldn’t really date it.’

Halford comments, ‘That decade that we were out of each other’s company just seems to have vanished in smoke. When we got together to begin writing the new material for ‘Angel Of Retribution’, it was really a continuation of where we would have been had we made the next record after Painkiller. All the pieces were already in place.’

‘Angel Of Retribution’ will be released on February 28th with a limited edition bonus DVD featuring live footage of the band during their Summer 2004 shows in Spain together with documentary footage.

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