At the Power Trip Festival in Indio, California, on Saturday night (October 7), the British metal band Judas Priest performed. The group wasn’t initially scheduled to perform. However, they filled Ozzy Osbourne’s spot when he had to postpone the festival due to health reasons. For a number of reasons, this was lucky for the fans. They were able to see the renowned band perform a full set as a start. They also received advance word of the release of the new album Invincible Shield. It’s appropriate that the band chose Power Trip to make the major announcement. They appeared on the same bill as renowned hard rock and metal groups. Old-school metal aficionados filled the entire audience as well. A perfect storm in the middle of the California desert, to put it briefly.
On March 8, 2024, the group’s 19th studio album, Invincible Shield, will be available for purchase and streaming. Their second album with new guitarist Richie Faulkner will be this one. After K.K. Downing left the band in 2011, he joined it. Judas Priest is still rocking hard after fifty years, as evidenced by this new album. There’s a potential that many of the band’s supporters were aware of the impending big thing. A day before performing at Power Trip, Judas Priest entirely deleted their Instagram account. They substituted a single post for all of their content. It featured the band’s iconic emblem and the phrase “TOMORROW” in combination.
Following Firepower (2018), the group’s most recent studio album, comes Invincible Shield. Both critics and fans of the film praised it. As a result, many anticipate the record’s release the following year to be more of the same. It is almost clear that these songs have been in the works for years given the five-year gap between albums. The band’s website currently accepts pre-orders for Invincible Shield. It will be released on vinyl in a double LP set, on CD, and on cassette. Judas Priest is also selling the album in a number of different formats, such as picture disc vinyl and a double LP with a different cover. The tracks for the next release have not yet been made public by the band. However, in the upcoming months, listeners should keep an eye out for pre-release music and singles.