Judas Priest Score Highest U.S. Chart Debut Ever With ‘Firepower’

Next year will mark 50 years since Judas Priest’s formation, and incredibly, they are more popular than ever. Case in point, the announcement that their 18th studio album, Firepower. has debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200 Chart – their highest chart placement ever in the States (yes, that includes such all-time classics as British Steel, Screaming For Vengeance, and Painkiller). Priest’s members are just as excited as the fans – “This is incredible news, that our band Judas Priest – of nearly fifty years standing, can stay popular and relevant enough to gain our highest first week Billboard Top 200 chart position ever! Good news for us, and good news for Metal in general!”

Currently touring the U.S. to adoring and large crowds on a bill that is shaping up to be the metal bill of the year (Judas Priest, Saxon, and Black Star Riders), metalheads will be receiving plenty of Firepower throughout 2018.