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VIDEO: Judas Priest's Richie Faulkner at Soundwave 2015

Ahead of their very metal set at Soundwave Melbourne, we caught up with Priest’s Richie Faulkner for a quick chat.

Since joining the band in 2011, Richie has given the iconic heavy metallers a new lease of life and “reenergised” the band. Here he talks about how it feels to not only play the classics but to tour with Priest playing songs he co-wrote on their latest LP Redeemer Of Souls.

But that’s not all, there seems potential for another record too – “We’ve got loads of ideas and the energy to do it,” he says. Count us in!

Judas Priest play main stage on the Friday of Download Festival (opens in new tab) this June.

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