JUDAS PRIEST Bassist Ian Hill - "It’s Not So Much What’s Great About Being In The Band; More So Of Being Terrified Of It Stopping"
September 1, 2014, 9 years ago
Judas Priest bassist Ian Hill is featured in a new interview with My Global Mind discussing the band's new album, Redeemer Of Souls, and their long term career. An excerpt is available below:
MGM: In all the years of playing with the mighty Priest, what sticks out to you most about being in this band?
Ian: "The thing is, it’s been so long it’s a part of me now; I think it’s part of all of us. It’s not so much what’s great about being in the band more so of being terrified of it stopping. It’s like a drug. We’re all fans of the band at the end of the day. And we were talking about slowing down, which is what Epitaph was all about, not touring as often, and when we do it’ll only be two or three shows a week. Next thing you know we’re back on a regular Priest tour and nobody batted an eyelid or said, 'Wait a minute. Aren’t we supposed to be slowing down?' Everybody is just as excited as we were 30 years ago. I look back on my career with a great sense of gratitude, really. It’s a privilege to be able to do something you love for all these years and make a living at it. I’m a very lucky person."
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Judas Preist's new album, Redeemer Of Souls, entered the charts in the US and Canada in Top 10 positions in both countries! In the US, Redeemer Of Souls lands at #6 on the Billboard 200, selling approximately 32,000 copies in it's first week out. The album is the band's 17th studio effort, and first since 2008's Nostradamus, which topped out at #11. In Canada, Redeemer Of Souls enters the album charts at #5. More global chart entries will be revealed soon.
Read BraveWords' review of Redeemer Of Souls at this location.
Redeemer Of Souls tracklisting:"Dragonaut"
"Redeemer Of Souls"
"Halls Of Valhalla"
"Sword Of Damocles"
"March Of The Damned"
"Down In Flames"
"Hell & Back"
"Secrets Of The Dead"
"Beginning Of The End"
"Tears Of Blood"
"Bring It On"