COVER STORY ACCOMPANIED BY JUDAS PRIEST X REVOLVER CAPSULE STREETWEAR COLLECTION
Revolver’s February/March 2018 issue arrives on newsstands today, featuring one of hard rock’s most iconic front men, Judas Priest’s Rob Halford (https://www.revolvermag.com/music/rob-halford-judas-priests-new-album-legacy-metal-leather-pushing-boundaries).
“I remember sitting with Glenn and Richie and talking about what we wanted this record to have in it,” says Halford to Revolver writer Steve Appleford. “And we wanted to make the heaviest, most classic-feeling record that we could possibly do for 2018, representing Priest as a band that’s been around for four decades, but at the same time, bring something fresh.”
The cover story is accompanied by the release of an extremely limited-edition Revolver x Judas Priest streetwear collection. The collection, which features a hoodie and long sleeve tee, is available exclusively via revolvermag.com (https://shop.revolvermag.com/collections/judas-priest-x-revolver-collaboration).
The new issue also features interviews with Maryland hardcore act Turnstile, The Great Frog jewelry maker Imogen Lehtonen, NASA navigator Paul F. Thompson and how his early years listening to metal shaped his future, Swedish goth rockers Tribulation, a look back at Pantera’s 1991 visit to Moscow for Monsters of Rock, and an interview with shredder/berserker Zakk Wylde.
New video content available via Revolvermag.com:
* Rob Halford, Lyric Dissector – Rob Halford walks us through a line-by-line examination of “Lightning Strike,” the debut single from Judas Priest’s forthcoming record, Firepower. The iconic vocalist unpacks the metaphors that he employs to tell a story of resisting divisive, fear-based manipulation at the hands of authority figures, reveals his deep connection to these issues and explains his view of Priest’s community of “metal maniacs” as a unifying force that can help people overcome personal difficulties.
*Chris Gregson (Blood Wizard), Ride The Lightning – Chris Gregson discusses his passion for metal and skateboarding, and hits some of his favorite skate spots for a day of shredding with a few of his rowdiest Blood Wizard crew mates.
*Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach interviews Baroness’ John Baizley, Flex Your Head – Killswitch Engage front man Jesse Leach interviews Baroness’ John Baizley in a discussion about overcoming tragedy, Baizley’s passion for visual art as well as music, and how Baroness evolves “outwards like from a radial point, rather than forward.”