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Judas Priest Unveils Clip of New Song ‘Dragonaut’ [Video]

Judas Priest have just unleashed another taste of their 17th studio album, ‘Redeemer of Souls.’ The upcoming epic album will take you through a world with “vikings, dragons, aliens, a bit of bibles thumping and some guns,” according to the band, and you can hear a bit of what Judas Priest have coming in this audio sample of ‘Dragonaut.’

The heavy metal legends have been showering their fans with bits and pieces of ‘Redeemer of Souls,’ beginning in late April with the release of the album’s title track. Since then, Judas Priest pumped out the full ‘March of the Damned‘ single, before revealing clips of ‘Halls of Valhalla,’ ‘Crossfire‘ and now ‘Dragonaut.’

“‘Dragonaut’ starts off with a clap of thunder,” begins Priest guitarist Glenn Tipton. “Which you might say, ‘Oh, no. Not another clap of thunder.’ This isn’t a clap of thunder, this is a f—ing CLAP OF THUNDER! And it just sets the album up so beautifully.”

“It’s a heavy one, for sure,” adds drummer Scott Travis. “So we’re proud of that. It’s a great way to introduce people to the new Priest record.”

The clip continues with some powerful vocals from the Metal God himself, Rob Halford. Listening to the lyrics, you can hear that the Dragonaut character is the newest Priest deity in the band’s long line of larger-than-life beings.

Check out the clip of ‘Dragonaut’ above. To pre-order ‘Redeemer of Souls,’ which will come out July 8, click here.

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