Richie Faulkner Introduces New Judas Priest Album Track-by-Track on WSOU

Date: March 9, 2018

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Photo Caption (left to right): Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner, WSOU program director Garren Lewis, WSOU music director Dylan Gordeuk, and Judas Priest drummer Scott Travis after a recent listening session of the band’s new album “Firepower.” 

Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner will help launch the band’s latest album with a track-by-track introduction of all the songs on WSOU 89.5 FM the day the album is released. Beginning Friday, March 9 at 6 a.m. and continuing throughout the top of each hour on WSOU, Faulkner will introduce a different song from the new album “Firepower,” offering insights on each track.  This track-by-track introspective is exclusive to the student-run loud rock station at Seton Hall University. 

“It’s a more energetic album. It’s got more fire in it,” Faulkner recently told WSOU Music Director Dylan Gordeuk in a recent interview. “It still has that classic Judas Priest quality,” he added.  The interview, which also features the band’s drummer Scott Travis, can be heard at <https://tinyurl.com/y8g5fpku.>

Formed in England in 1969, Judas Priest is considered by many as critical to the rise and success of the heavy metal genre. “Firepower” is the band’s 19th studio album and will be available on March 9, 2018. WSOU’s “track-by-track” feature will continue through Thursday, March 15.

“There are few classic heavy metal acts that have the sonic variety of Judas Priest,” said Gordeuk. “With ‘Firepower,’ listeners will find songs that not only echo the intensity of ‘Painkiller’ but the melody of songs like ‘Bloodstone.’ With a focus on the former, I expect this album to be regarded as a resurgence of Judas Priest. The album breaks from the trend of copy-and-paste classic metal releases by offering fans Priest turned up to 11.”

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