Judas Priest’s new album, Holy Priest Talent, is a tribute to their iconic 1980s hits and features two guitarists with different styles, but there is one thing that separates Judas from their peers in the guitar world.
The two guitarist in question, Antonia Stojanovic, has a passion for rock, metal, and indie rock, and is currently a soloist for the band.
Stojans unique style of playing, as well as the fact that she is a solo artist, is the reason why she is considered a rock star in the Greek scene, and has had a meteoric rise to stardom.
“I am not a rockstar because I play a lot of songs on my own albums, but because I am the only female guitarist who is actually a rocker and an indie rocker,” Stojas first solo album, Judas, was released in 2015.
The first two albums in her solo career, which also included solo performances with the indie rock band Avant Garde, were both quite successful and helped her to break into the Greek indie scene.
Stajanovic has gone on to achieve stardomic success as a solo musician and her own solo project, The Red-Eyed Man, which is set to be released later this year, is also a tribute of sorts to her early work.
Judas’ career has not been a one-way street.
Stjans solo career is now one of her biggest selling points as a musician, and she is also seen as a great voice for young people in the world of rock and metal. Stoyanović is currently the co-host of the new podcast The Rock Show, which airs on the same channel as TechRadars weekly podcast, Gizmodo.
Stanyanovs recent solo effort, The Last Word, is just as great and is the most anticipated album for the upcoming release of Judas.
“When I decided to go solo, I thought I wanted to make music that’s like me.
The only thing I wanted was to be me, but my passion was to make other people feel the same way I do,” Stanyans first solo release, The Return, was recorded at the house of her friend, composer and musician Ivan Gavrilov.
Stavanovic went on to record a solo album in 2016, which was followed by an EP in 2017 called The Return 2, which Stanyanić also recorded.
The Return is a rock album that focuses more on the band’s classic and traditional sounds and features some of the best rock guitar work of its kind from her days playing with the band in the 1980s.
Stonys new solo project The Last Words is set for release in the fall of 2018 and features many of the band members from The Return.
“This album is just the best,” Stavans stated about The Last Song.
“It has all the best moments from my life, which I had recorded on my album.
But also I wanted this album to be a record that would be more personal for me and more personal to my friend Ivan.
It’s a very personal record that is going to be the perfect record for me, and Ivan, who I respect and love very much, will also be on it.”
Stanyanej has a history of collaborating with her fellow rock musicians, and in 2017 she signed with the legendary rock band The Who for a worldwide tour, which featured performances on stages across the globe.
Stonyanovičs latest solo album will be released in November 2019.
“My first album will always be a tribute, and I always wanted to write a song to celebrate my father, who was the last living member of the Judas band,” Stonyans first album, The Next Time, was titled.
The album was released at the beginning of October 2019 and was the first album of its type from the band, and Stonyanić said it had a lot to say about her family, her childhood, and her musical influences.
“Music is an emotional connection that people are very emotional about,” Stovanovic said.
“You can’t really understand what you are listening to unless you have an emotional bond with it.”
With the release of her next solo album and her upcoming tour, Stojanić is also looking to capitalize on her own unique brand of music and to capitalize more on her personal connection to her fans.
“There are a lot more people that are passionate about the band than there are fans, and there is more interest in the band and more people interested in making it into the band,” she stated.
“People want to make a statement about a band that has changed so much in so many ways over the years, and it’s great to be able to give that back.”
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