Judas Priest set to unleash new live album this July

Focusing primarily on fan-revered album cuts (all previously unreleased in live form on CD), ‘A Touch of Evil: Live’ features absolutely scintillating renditions of such Priest gems as “Riding on the Wind,” “Beyond the Realms of Death,” “Dissident Aggressor,” “A Touch of Evil,” “Eat Me Alive,” and the set-closing “Painkiller.”

 

As the creators of a live release that is considered to be one of the all-time great concert recordings in the realm of heavy metal (1979’s Unleashed in the East), whenever Judas Priest announce a new live album, metalheads worldwide instantly take note. And on A Touch of Evil: Live (released 10 July, 2009), the mighty Priest - which includes singer Rob Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton and KK Downing, bassist Ian Hill, and drummer Scott Travis - apparently doesn’t disappoint.

 

Recorded by Martin Walker and Brian Thorene during the Judas Priest’s mammoth 2005 and 2008 world tours, A Touch of Evil: Live also marks the first Priest album that producer Tom Allom has worked on since 1988 (co-producing along with the band). It was such Allom-produced albums as the aforementioned Unleashed in the East’ as well as British Steel and Screaming for Vengeance (among others) that made Priest not only one of the premier metal acts, but one of the leading global rock acts.

 

A Touch of Evil - Live track listing

JUDAS RISING

HELLRIDER 

BETWEEN THE HAMMER & THE ANVIL           
RIDING ON THE WIND  

DEATH           
BEYOND THE REALMS OF DEATH 
DISSIDENT AGGRESSOR   

A TOUCH OF EVIL  

EAT ME ALIVE

PROPHECY   

PAINKILLER

 

Judas Priest's A Touch of Evil: Live will be released on 10 July on Sony.