Judas Priest stream new single Crown Of Horns

Judas Priest next to some shrubbery
(Image credit: James Hodges)

Judas Priest have released Crown Of Horns, the third single from their upcoming 19th album Invincible Shield.

The single and its accompanying lyric video were released today (January 19), and air the more mid-paced, radio-rock-friendly side of the Birmingham heavy metal veterans.

Invincible Shield will come out on March 8 via Columbia Records.

The album will be the band’s first since the release of Firepower in 2018, and was announced onstage at the Power Trip festival in Indio, California, on October 8.

Lead single Panic Attack was released on October 13, followed by Trial Of Fire on November 29.

The full Invincible Shield tracklist is available below.

Judas Priest have announced that they will support Invincible Shield with a tour of the UK and Europe in spring. The “Metal Masters” shows will start at Glasgow’s OVO Hydro on March 11 and conclude at the Zenith in Paris, France, on April 8. Support will come from Saxon and Uriah Heap.

Full “Metal Masters” dates are available below and tickets are on sale now.

Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford spoke about what to expect from Invincible Shield in an interview with Metal Express Radio last January.

“I'm aware of the great success and love that was given to Firepower,” the 72-year-old said (transcribed by Blabbermouth).

“And so how do you deal with that? Well, firstly, you have to let that go. You have to let that go, because it's like you're chasing after something that's elusive. What's the point of trying to emulate something that you've already done? We've just gotta do like we've always done with Priest, the way that every album has its own concept, every album has its own thing. British Steel isn't Painkiller; Painkiller isn't Point Of Entry; Point Of Entry isn't Nostradamus. So this album is shaping up to be its own thing.”

He then concluded: “It's great. It's a really good album, and I know our fans are gonna love it.”

Invincible Shield tracklist

1. Panic Attack
2. The Serpent And The King
3. Invincible Shield
4. Devil In Disguise
5. Gates Of Hell
6. Crown Of Horns
7. As God Is My Witness
8. Trial By Fire
9. Escape From Reality
10. Sons Of Thunder
11. Giants In The Sky

Judas Priest 2024 tour dates

March 11: Glasgow OVO Hydro, UK
March 13: Leeds First Direct Arena, UK
March 15: Dublin 2 Arena, Ireland
March 17: Bournemouth International Arena, UK
March 19: Birmingham Resorts World Arena, UK
March 21: London OVO Arena Wembley, UK
March 24: Frankfurt Festhalle, Germany
March 25: Munich Olympiastadion, Germany
March 27: Dortmund Westfalenhalle, Germany
March 29: Prague O2 Arena, Czechia
March 30: Krakow Tauron Arena, Poland
April 01: Vienna Wiener Stadthalle, Austria
April 03: Basel St Jakobshalle, Switzerland
April 05: Lyon Halle Tony Garnier, France
April 06: Assago Mediolanum Forum, Italy
April 08: Paris Zenith, France

Matt Mills
Contributing Editor, Metal Hammer

Louder’s resident Gojira obsessive was still at uni when he joined the team in 2017. Since then, Matt’s become a regular in Prog and Metal Hammer, at his happiest when interviewing the most forward-thinking artists heavy music can muster. He’s got bylines in The Guardian, The Telegraph, NME, Guitar and many others, too. When he’s not writing, you’ll probably find him skydiving, scuba diving or coasteering.