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Judas Priest, heavy metal legends, released the title song of their upcoming album Redeemer of Souls, their first new music in six years on Monday.
Judas Priest released “Redeemer of Souls” on YouTube and the song is also available for download on iTunes.
“Redeemer of Souls” is the first song from the band recorded without K.K. Downing, a founding member and guitarist of the group who left the band in 2011. Instead, new Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner makes his debut with the band.
Rob Halford, Judas Priest’s frontman, has high hopes for their upcoming album, saying, “It’s heavy. It’s something we think our Priest fans will be thrilled with. We know we have a reputation to maintain, and we know we have to deliver something really strong and solid. The album is going to be full of all the great things you love about Judas Priest.”
We're back with another installment of Radio 66.6! This week features the latest news, music, videos and tour dates from the likes of Metallica, Kiss, Judas Priest, Black Flag, Opeth, Def Leppard, Arch Enemy, Whitechapel, Skid Row, Stray from the Path, The Wonder Years, Gwar and more. Don't touch that dial.
I’m very sad to report the passing of Gwar frontman/founder and Holliston co-star Dave Brockie (Aka Oderus Urungus). Details are scarce, but he was found dead in his home yesterday at the age of 50. Anyone who’s ever had the pleasure of seeing a Gwar show knows what a huge loss this is for the metal community. Rest in peace.
Opeth are eying a June release on Roadrunner Records for their upcoming eleventh album, »
- Alex DiVincenzo
After the show referred to the heavy metal band as 'death metal', Bart Simpson has apologised via the medium of his classroom blackboard
• The Simpsons' showrunner Al Jean on why the show endures after 25 seasons
As anyone who has been on the end of a righteous screed at at Black Country record fair will tell you, woe betide the layman who wrongly refers to a metal sub-genre – and the latest to find out the hard way are the writers of The Simpsons.
After calling the heavy metal band Judas Priest 'death metal' on a recent episode, they unleashed a Lethe-heated wave of anger from the genre's fans. "I don't care if you want to have fun at metal's expense," said Stereogum's Michael Nelson, "but if you brazenly mix up black metal and death metal – and the essence of the joke hinges on getting that reference right – well, »
- Ben Beaumont-Thomas
Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Metal Albums of the 1980s
The cartoon's January 5th installment, fittingly titled "Steal This Episode," finds eternal doofus Homer discovering the seedy world of illegal downloading, which leads to an anti-piracy investigation from the FBI. When his family seeks refuge in a Swedish consulate, Priest frontman Rob Halford and his cohorts team up with the authorities, reinventing their metal classic as "Respecting the Law" to warn the Simpson family. »
Sneak Peek new footage, images and synopsis from "The Simpsons" episode titled "Steal This Episode", airing January 5, 2014, with guest-voices Judd Apatow, Leslie Mann, Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, Channing Tatum and Rob Halford:
"...'Homer' becomes annoyed with movie theaters, so Bart teaches him how to download movies illegally.
"Homer is delighted with his discovery of free movies until he's caught for piracy..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Simpsons: Steal This Episode"...
- Michael Stevens
I’ve said before that The Simpsons’ comedy is usually at its sharpest when dealing with political material, but if there’s another fertile ground where the show digs up lots of laughs it’s in its own backyard: Hollywood. In tonight’s outing, “Steal this Episode,” the show quite thoroughly savaged all sides of the issue of pirating Hollywood movies, modern blockbusters, spoiler culture and the current state of venturing to the cinema. Throw into the mix perhaps the largest collection of celebrity guest voices that the show’s done in a while, and you have a recipe for an average though still sometimes amusing episode.
So, what went wrong? Well, pirating jokes seem so 2002, and anyone who knows anything about computers knows that finding pirated movies online is about as easy as finding something on Youtube. If you can Google it, you can find it, and I, at least, »
- Adam A. Donaldson
How is the Crawley family coping with Matthew's death? We'll find out when "Downton Abbey" returns to American TV screens on Sunday, Jan. 5 at 9 p.m. Et/Pt. The show's fourth season, which already aired in the U.K., will pick up six months after the tragic event.
Also returning to screens after a holiday hiatus is "The Good Wife" (9 p.m. Et/Pt on CBS) with "Goliath and David," which sees Alicia representing a band suing a TV show for copyright infringement. The case gets much more complicated when Will helps the opposing council by using her strengths and weaknesses against her.
"Revenge" (9 p.m. Et/Pt on ABC) picks up shortly after Emily's shooting, when the newlywed wakes up in the hospital with amnesia and can't remember anything that happened.
Here's a look at a few more shows that return Sunday night:
"The Simpsons" - "Steal This Episode" (8 p. »
Judd Apatow is one of Hollywood’s biggest comedy voices, and he’s lending his to The Simpsons on Sunday (Fox, 8 p.m.) The writer-director-producer whose credits range from This is 40 to Anchorman to Bridesmaids to Girls plays himself in an episode in which Homer screens illegally downloaded movies in his backyard, only to wind up on trial for piracy. (Will Arnett, Apatow’s wife, Leslie Mann, Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, Channing Tatum and Rob Halford also pop up.) This won’t be Apatow’s only contribution to the animated comedy; the producers also plan to turn a script »
- Dan Snierson
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