Halford, who still has an incredible and instantly recognized voice, recently said that he is not holding back on his live vocals and that Judas Priest are sounding “unbelievable.”
He spoke with One On One With Mitch Lafon saying: “I’d like to feel that what I’m trying to do on Redeemer Of Souls are the best examples of my abilities right now. I’m going to places that I can go to – I’m not pulling back in any areas.
“I get frustrated. I freely admit that I wish I could do the stuff I could do when I was laying down tracks in 1974 or 1975, but that’s just ridiculous – I don’t think any singer can re-qualify those moments again. You go out and do your best.
“We’ve been jamming in the UK, rehearsing the setlist for the band’s North American tour and it sounds unbelievable. The new material, especially, is just roaring out of the band.”
The singer also spoke about choosing the setlist for the current ‘Redeemer of Souls’ tour saying: “There’s the classics Living After Midnight, Breaking The Law and You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’ – these are things that are part of Priest’s heritage. Even though we have this massive back catalogue of songs, if we didn’t come out and play these really important, significant moments of Priest, then I think our fans would be disappointed.
“So this tour is our best attempt to cover a lot of ground again – play the new stuff, play the classics and give everybody a good night out.”
Judas Priest continue their tour in support of ‘Redeemer of Souls’ with a date in Orillia, Ontario, Canada tonight at Casino Rama. (Oct. 7)