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LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 11: Judas Priest attends the Relentless Energy Drink Kerrang! Awards at the Troxy on June 11, 2015 in London, England.

Judas Priest achieved another milestone with the release of their new studio album Firepower.

Per Billboard, the metal giant’s 18th studio album debuted at number five on the Billboard 200 album chart, their highest charting position ever, with 49,000 units earned.  Of that number, 48,000 came from traditional album sales.  Their previous chart peak came with the release of 2014’s Redeemer of Souls, which debuted at number six.

Priest is currently in the middle of their North American tour in support of Firepower and can check out a complete list of tour dates at JudasPriest.com.

 

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger who once did a presentation in a college public speaking course about why The Rolling Stones were better than The Beatles.  (She received an A.)

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.