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Redeemer Of Souls: Judas Priest's Rob Halford Gets Spiritual On HPR

Anne M. Raso
All Things Considered speaks with Rob Halford - part one of complete interview - July 2014
All Things Considered speaks with Rob Halford - part two of complete interview - July 2014

All Things Considered lives up to it's name this week on HPR with special guest Rob Halford. The legendary vocalist and songwriter spoke with local afternoon host Dave Lawrence following the release of the new Judas Priest studio album, Redeemer of Souls. The British band has survived many trends and fads since their early 70’s beginning. Following Black Sabbath out of Birmingham, over four decades their music has won acclaim for a dual lead guitar approach, as well as the talents of their friendly vocalist and lyricist. While through the years the front man has crafted themes more typically associated with heavy metal, he’s also penned a musical journey filled with tales of redemption and spirituality. Exploring it, Rob spoke about the deeper meanings that often live within the songs of Judas Priest.

Hear the title track to the new album Redeemer of Souls:

See the band in a classic 70's performance of Dreamer Deceiver, discussed in the interview:

Judas Priest live in concert at The US Festival, 1983, California, which features Heading Out To The Highway, You've Got Another Thing Coming and other material referenced in the conversation:

Redeemer Of Souls

Dave Lawrence is the local host of All Things Considered, Road Stories (formerly Off the Road), and Stargazer.
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