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Judas Priest

Judas Priest onstage in Moline, Illinois.
Background information
Origin Birmingham, England
Genres Heavy metal, hard rock[1]
Years active 1969-present
Labels Epic, Columbia, CMC, Koch, RCA, Gull
Associated acts Trapeze, Fight, The Flying Hat Band, Halford, 2wo, Racer X, Iced Earth, Al Atkins, Beyond Fear
Website www.judaspriest.com
Members
Rob Halford
Glenn Tipton
K. K. Downing
Ian Hill
Scott Travis
Former members
See: List of Judas Priest band members
.Judas Priest are a Grammy Award winning English heavy metal band from Birmingham, formed in 1969. Judas Priest's core line-up consists of vocalist Rob Halford, dual lead guitarists Glenn Tipton, and K.K. Downing, and also bassist Ian Hill.^ There’s little dispute that Judas Priest singer Rob Halford is the Metal God.
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^ I love Judas Priest, I love heavy metal, and I love their classic metal songs.
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^ Thyrfing - Viking Heavy Metal Band From Sweden Thyrfing is a Heavy Metal band formed in 1995 in Sweden.
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.The band has gone through several drummers, though Scott Travis has held the position since 1989. They have been cited as an influence on many heavy metal musicians and bands.^ The influence of Judas Priest can be felt throughout the heavy metal genre with many bands of today citing Judas Priest as the reason they perform today.
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^ They have sold over 35 million albums worldwide Judas Priest have been cited as an influence on many heavy metal musicians and bands.
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^ They have been cited as an influence on many heavy metal musicians and bands.
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.Their popularity and status as one of the definitive heavy metal bands has earned them the nickname "Metal Gods" from their song of the same name.^ Their popularity and status as one of the definitive heavy metal bands of all time, has earned them the nickname "Metal Gods," from their song of the same name.
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^ Judas Priest are truly Metal Gods (as one of their songs are named, with appropriate humility).
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^ Their status as one of the definitive heavy metal bands has earned them the nickname "Metal Gods" from their song of the same name.
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[2] .They have sold over 35 million albums worldwide.^ Overall, the band has sold in excess of 35 million albums globally.
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^ With this line-up, Judas Priest recorded twelve studio and two concert albums to different degrees of critical and financial success; overall, the band has sold in excess of 35 million albums globally.

^ Often referred to as "Metal Gods", Judas Priest has sold more than 35 million albums worldwide.
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Contents

History

Origins

.K. K. Downing and Ian Hill had known each other since early childhood, as they lived near one another and attended the same nursery and school in West Bromwich.^ Origins K. K. Downing and Ian Hill knew each other since their early childhoods, as they lived nearby, attended the same nursery and school in West Bromwich.
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^ Hill, Downing, Halford & TiptonK.K. (Kenneth) Downing and Ian Hill knew each other almost since birth, as they lived nearby, attended the same nursery and school.
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^ Origins K.K. (Kenneth) Downing and Ian Hill knew each other almost since birth, as they lived nearby, attended the same nursery and school in West Bromwich, UK. Their friendship drew closer in their early teens as they shared similar musical interests (Jimi Hendrix, Cream, the Yardbirds) and both started to learn to play an instrument.

.They became close friends in their early teens, when they shared similar musical interests (Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Cream, The Yardbirds) and learned to play instruments.^ They became closer friends in their early teens, when they shared similar musical interests (Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Cream, The Yardbirds) and learned to play instruments.
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^ Their friendship drew closer in their early teens as they shared similar musical interests (Jimi Hendrix, Cream, the Yardbirds) and both started to learn playing an instrument.
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^ Origins K.K. (Kenneth) Downing and Ian Hill knew each other almost since birth, as they lived nearby, attended the same nursery and school in West Bromwich, UK. Their friendship drew closer in their early teens as they shared similar musical interests (Jimi Hendrix, Cream, the Yardbirds) and both started to learn to play an instrument.

.The band was founded in 1969 in Birmingham, England, after a local ensemble named Judas Priest (after Bob Dylan's song "The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest" [4] from the John Wesley Harding album) split up.^ My favorite band ever is Judas Priest .

^ Judas Priest Turbo Album details .
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^ Judas Priest is a heavy metal band formed in 1969 in Birmingham, England.
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.The band's singer, Al Atkins, approached Downing and Hill, who were playing as a power trio with drummer John Ellis, and asked if he could become their singer.^ Joined by Alan Atkins and drummer John Ellis , the band played their first concert in 1971.
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^ John Alan "Al" Atkins - vocals .
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^ Joined by Alan Atkins and drummer John Ellis, the band played their first concert in 1971.
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.With Atkins now in the band, Downing suggested they change their name to Judas Priest as he had been a fan of the original band.^ Besides, a fan would never take down Judas Priest.
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^ Judas Priest fans also like: .
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^ Judas Priest is a band that has come back from ...
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.With Downing as acting leader, the band moved away from their original blues influences to play hard rock and what would later come to be defined as heavy metal.^ With Downing in control, the band moved swiftly from their original bluesy tunes towards what later would be defined as heavy metal.
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^ With Downing in control, the band moved swiftly from their original bluesy tunes towards heavy rock and then what later would be defined as heavy metal.

^ I think it would be great if you had a metal band as an opening act.
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.October 2008" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] This quartet played around Birmingham and the surrounding areas with various drummers until 1974, sometimes opening for bands such as Budgie, Thin Lizzy and Trapeze.^ This quartet played around Birmingham and the surrounding areas with various drummers until 1974, sometimes opening for bands such as Budgie, Thin Lizzy and Trapeze.
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^ This trio, with various drummers, continued extensive touring of Birmingham and the surrounding areas, sometimes supporting Budgie, Thin Lizzy and Trapeze, until 1974.
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^ The new band toured around the local area… Read more in Amazon's Judas Priest Store .
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.Eventually, financial difficulties and problems with their management, Tony Iommi's company, IMA, led to the departure of Alan Atkins and drummer Alan Moore.^ Financial difficulties and problems with their management, Tony Iommi's company, IMA, lead to Alan Atkins' and drummer Alan Moore's departures.
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^ Eventually, financial difficulties and problems with their management, Tony Iommi's company, IMA, led to the departure of Alan Atkins and drummer Alan Moore.
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^ Joined by Alan Atkins and drummer John Ellis , the band played their first concert in 1971.
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.At the time, Ian Hill was dating a woman from the nearby town of Walsall who suggested her brother, Bob Halford,[5] be considered as a singer.^ At the time, Ian Hill was dating a woman from nearby town Walsall who suggested her brother, Bob Halford, be considered as a singer.
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^ At the time, Ian Hill was dating a girl who suggested her brother, Robert Halford as singer.
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^ Origins K. K. Downing and Ian Hill knew each other since their early childhoods, as they lived nearby, attended the same nursery and school in West Bromwich.
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.Halford joined the band, bringing drummer John Hinch from his previous band, Hiroshima.^ Halford was admitted in the band, and brought with him drummer John Hinch from his previous band, Hiroshima.
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^ He arrived in May 1973, bringing his Hiroshima band mate, drummer John Hinch with him.

^ Halford joined the band, bringing drummer John Hinch from his previous band, Hiroshima.
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.(It should be noted that only later did Bob Halford become widely known as Rob Halford.^ And Rob Halford really hit some high notes there.
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^ Before we get into the songs, let me also emphasize that the fixation with Rob Halford that often colors description of Judas Priest is only partially motivated.
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^ One song that was recorded but did not make the final album cut would be ''Heart Of A Lion', later donated by Halford to RACER X .
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) .This line-up toured in the UK, often supporting Budgie, and even headlining some shows in Norway and Germany.^ This line-up toured heavily in the UK, often supporting Budgie, and even headlining some shows in Norway and Germany .

^ This line-up toured heavily in the UK, often supporting Budgie, and even headlining some shows in Norway and Germany.
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^ This line-up toured in the UK, often supporting Budgie, and even headlined in some shows in Norway and Germany.
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Rocka Rolla

.Before the band entered the studio to record their first album, their record company suggested they add another musician to the line-up.^ Before the band entered the studio to record their first album, the record company suggested another musician should join them.
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^ Sin After Sin (1977) was the first album released under that contract; it was recorded with Simon Phillips, who replaced Moore.
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^ This line up released two albums, Jugulator and Demolition as well as two double-live albums - Live Meltdown and Live in London, the latter of which had a live DVD counterpart.

.As Downing was reluctant to incorporate a keyboard or horn player into the band, he chose another guitarist, Glenn Tipton, from the Stafford-based Flying Hat Band as their new member.^ Reluctant to add an organ or trumpet player, Downing settled on another guitarist - Flying Hat Band's Glenn Tipton.
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^ Reluctant to add an organ or trumpet player, Downing settled on another guitarist called Glenn Tipton, from the Stafford-based Flying Hat Band.

^ In 1996, following a solo album by Glenn Tipton , the band rebounded with a new young singer, Tim "Ripper" Owens , (formerly a member of a Priest tribute band and of Winter's Bane ).
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.The two guitarists worked together to adapt the existing material and Tipton also received credits as a song writer.^ And it doesn't hurt that you are in a band with: 1) the greatest heavy metal singer of all time 2) two of the greatest virtuoso guitarists of all time 3) the single greatest metal songwriter (Glenn Tipton) who ever lived, with the possible exceptions of Steve Harris and Tony Iommi Tipton/Downing/Halford have written the bulk of the band's material together.
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^ Seeing the two metal icons side by side in the vocal booth and how they work together is incredibly insightful.
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^ However, Atlantic deemed these songs too "old School" and requested Tipton work in Los Angeles with a younger set of players.
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.In August 1974, the band released their debut single "Rocka Rolla" and followed this a month later with an album of the same name.^ Rocka Rolla (Single) 1974 .
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^ ROCKA ROLLA 1974 .
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^ Rocka Rolla - Castle 1974 .

.Technical problems during the recording contributed to the poor sound quality of the record.^ 'Screaming For Vengeance', solidifying the production relationship with Tom Allom, was recorded once again at Ibiza Sound Studios in Spanish Ibiza during September through October 1981.
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^ According to Judas Priest band members, there were some technical problems during recording, but the record company refused to address them, and their debut album Rocka Rolla suffered of "horrible" sound quality.
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^ According to Judas Priest band members, there were some technical problems during recording, but the record company refused to address them, and their debut album Rocka Rolla suffered "horrible" sound quality.

.Producer Rodger Bain, whose CV included Black Sabbath's first three albums as well as Budgie's first album, dominated the production of the album and made decisions with which the band did not agree.^ The band's new producer had made his mark as engineer on the first two BLACK SABBATH albums then producing HUDSON-FORD and PAT TRAVERS .
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^ Producer Rodger Bain, who had made his name with BLACK SABBATH 's early albums, apparently had a large say in the 'Rocka Rolla' album's production.
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^ The band's 1980 breakthrough album British Steel (which was their first with new drummer Dave Holland and producer Tom Allom) is represented by "Breaking The Law", "United", "Metal Gods" and "Living After Midnight".
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[6] .Bain also chose to leave fan favourites from the band's live set, such as "Tyrant," "Genocide" and "The Ripper," off the album and he cut the song "Caviar and Meths" from a 10-minute song down to a 2-minute instrumental.^ Bain cut stage classic 'Caviar And Meths' from 8 minutes to a short instrumental and decided to leave off tracks such as 'Victim Of Changes', 'Genocide', 'Tyrant' and 'The Ripper'.
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^ So Rock Band fans got a six-pack of songs from the album, instead.
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^ Recorded during the band’s 2005 and 2008 world tours, A Touch of Evil – Live focuses primarily on fan-revered album cuts (all previously unreleased in live form on CD) as well as two tracks from the band’s 2008 concept opus Nostradamus .
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.The band participated more in the production of their next album, recorded during January and February 1976, and chose the producers themselves.^ With their next album, the band gained some more experience and confidence, fully participating in the production, as well as choosing the producers.
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^ In April, 1974, Glenn Tipton of the Flying Hat Band came in as second guitarist, and the debut album, 'Rocka Rolla', was recorded for Gull Records.

^ However, when the record company asked the band to record a cover (to boost albums sales), James Guthrie was called in to record cover Spooky Tooth's "Better By You, Better By Me."
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.The result, Sad Wings of Destiny (1976), included a variety of old material, including the aforementioned stage favorites and the epic "Victim of Changes". This song was a combination of "Whiskey Woman", a stage classic from the Al Atkins' era of Judas Priest, and "Red Light Lady", a song that Halford had written with his previous group, Hiroshima.^ Classic SHMHC: Judas Priest: "Victim of Changes" live 1982 ( youtube.com ) .
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^ I love Judas Priest, I love heavy metal, and I love their classic metal songs.
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.This album and a strong performance at the 1975 Reading Festival helped to raise wider interest in the band and extend their fanbase.^ Is the current trend of older bands performing old albums in their entirety a gimmick?
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^ Their British tour, supported by JAILBAIT and commencing at Huddersfield Arts Centre on 10th September, culminated in spectacular success at the 1975 Reading Festival.
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^ The band's first opportunity to perform material from the new album came on 23rd February at the Valbyhallen in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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Les Binks era

.For their next album, 1977's Sin After Sin, the band chose to use session drummer Simon Phillips for the recordings.^ Simon Phillips (Drums) 1977 .

^ Moore left, and session drummer Simon Phillips appeared on the 'Sin After Sin' album.

^ Three subsequent albums, Sin After Sin (1977), Stained Class, and Killing Machine (aka Hell Bent For Leather) (both 1978) further explored the possibilities of the heavy metal genre, employing such talented drummers as session player extraordinaire Simon Phillips and Les (James Leslie) Binks.
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.For the following tour Les (James Leslie) Binks played with the band, who were impressed with his performance and asked him to stay.^ Which bands have you toured with and which festivals have you played?

^ Les Binks left the band in 1979; he was replaced by former Trapeze drummer Dave Holland.
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^ To fill the vacancy the band eventually settled on ex- FANCY drummer Les 'Feathertouch' Binks.
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.Together they recorded 1978's Stained Class and Killing Machine (released in America as Hell Bent for Leather).^ KILLING MACHINE 1978 .
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^ What about something else off Stained Class or Killing Machine , fools?

^ Killing Machine/Hell Bent for Leather - Columbia 1978/1979 .

.Binks, credited with writing the very powerful "Beyond the Realms of Death", was an accomplished and technically skilled drummer and his addition added a dexterous edge to the band's sound.^ Judas Priest - 2003 london (a)(2 discs) live/cd2 - 01 - beyond the realms of death.mp3 .
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^ Judas Priest - Priest, live & rare/01 - Judas Priest - Beyond The Realms Of Death (Live).mp3 .
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^ The writing is, for the most part, better than so much of the Aqua Net crowd, but the production is so awful, so far from what this band ought to sound like, that it hardly matters.

.Binks also played on Unleashed in the East, which was recorded live in Japan during the Killing Machine tour.^ After releasing Hell Bent for Leather, the band recorded the live album Unleashed in the East (1979) in Japan; it became their first platinum album in America.
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^ The digitally re-mastered "Unleashed In The East" is as good a live recording as there is.
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^ Third, the two bonus tracks - "Fire Burns Below," which was recorded by the band "during the earlier years" of their career and a live version of "Better By You, Better Than Me" that was recorded during the one of the band's world tours.
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.Compared with previous records Killing Machine had shorter songs with increased commercial appeal while still retaining the band's heavy metal punch.^ Judas Priest, Heavy Metal band .
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^ The following release, British Steel , took an even sharper turn in the same direction and was perhaps the first heavy metal album to record radio-friendly songs with pop hooks, in a concise format.
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^ Killing Machine marked a new turn in the creative direction Judas Priest was taking: the songs were shorter and had commercial appeal, yet were performed with a lot of metal punch.
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Mainstream success

.Following the release of Killing Machine was the live release from the supporting tour, entitled Unleashed in the East.^ Owens split from the group amicably in 2003, allowing the newly reunited heavy metal legends to plan their global live concert tour in 2004, with their sixteenth studio album, Angel of Retribution, to be released the following year.
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^ NEWS ] Judas Priest : A Touch Of Evil Live : Its no Unleashed in the East, but its a worthy concert document of where Judas Priest are in the current phase of their career.
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^ After releasing Hell Bent for Leather, the band recorded the live album Unleashed in the East (1979) in Japan; it became their first platinum album in America.
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.It was the first of many Judas Priest albums to go Platinum.^ Judas Priest CD albums .
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^ List of albums by Judas Priest .
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^ Judas Priest albums .
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.At the time, there was some criticism of the band's use of studio-enhancements and overdubbing in what was marketed as a live album.^ There are some weak lyrics and some truly cheesy moments like “New Beginnings” where I’m waiting for someone to use it in a parody video.
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^ After releasing Hell Bent for Leather, the band recorded the live album Unleashed in the East (1979) in Japan; it became their first platinum album in America.
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^ Tim "Ripper" Owens, an Ohioan tribute band singer was chosen after a lengthy auditioning process and the band recorded 4 albums (2 studio, 2 live) with Owens.
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[7]
.After Les Binks quit, in part because of the band's direction, the band replaced him with Dave Holland, formerly from the band Trapeze.^ To fill the vacancy the band eventually settled on ex- FANCY drummer Les 'Feathertouch' Binks.
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^ The key to the Priest's reinvention was the band's parting with longtime drummer Dave Holland.
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^ The Tom Allom produced 'British Steel' saw the arrival of drummer Dave Holland in favour of Les Binks, who went onto to work with TYTAN and LIONHEART before entering the world of session work.
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.With this line-up, Judas Priest recorded six studio and one live album which garnered different degrees of critical and financial success.^ Judas Priest CD albums .
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^ List of albums by Judas Priest .
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^ Judas Priest albums .
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.Overall, the band has sold in excess of 30 million albums globally.^ Their uncompromising ethos has seen the band sell over 30 million albums globally.
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^ They have sold over 35 million albums worldwide Judas Priest have been cited as an influence on many heavy metal musicians and bands.
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^ They have sold over 35 million albums worldwide.
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[8]
.In 1980, the band released British Steel.^ British Steel Tour 1980 .

^ BRITISH STEEL 1980 .
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^ British Steel - Columbia 1980 .

.The songs were shorter and had more mainstream radio hooks, but retained the heavy metal feel.^ I love Judas Priest, I love heavy metal, and I love their classic metal songs.
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^ There are some heavy metal sounding tunes in the mix, but it is more the style of Judas Priest as Metal Minstrels.
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^ Their popularity and status as one of the definitive heavy metal bands of all time, has earned them the nickname "Metal Gods," from their song of the same name.
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.Tracks such as "United", "Breaking the Law", and "Living After Midnight" were frequently played on the radio.^ Breaking The Law Lyrics Painkiller Lyrics Youve Got Another Thing Comin Lyrics Living After Midnight Lyrics Love You To Death Lyrics The Hellion Lyrics Leather Rebel Lyrics .
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^ Breaking The Law Live Guitar Pro Tab .
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^ Hot Rockin' / Breaking the Law [Live] .
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.The next release, 1981's Point of Entry, followed the same formula, but critics generally panned it.^ Point of Entry - Columbia 1981..

^ Their next album, 1980's British Steel , entered the British charts at number three, launched the hit singles "Breaking the Law" and "Living After Midnight," and was their second American platinum record; Point of Entry, released the following year, was nearly as successful.
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^ Point of Entry [Holland Bonus Tracks] Label: Sony Music Distribution Released: 01.01.81 .
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However, the tour in support was successful, with new songs such as "Solar Angels" and "Heading Out to the Highway".
.The 1982 album Screaming for Vengeance featured the song "You've Got Another Thing Comin'", which garnered strong US radio airplay.^ You've Got Another Thing Coming lyrics .
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^ You've Got Another Thing Coming [8:35] 10.
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^ The PlayStation 2 video game, Guitar Hero features "You've Got Another Thing Comin'" as a playable song.
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.Songs such as "Electric Eye" and "Riding on the Wind" also appeared off this album, and proved to be popular live tracks.^ Electric Eye (Live) 1983 .
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^ The album includes undeniable Priest classics and permanent fixtures in their lives shows such as, “The Green Manalishi” and the title track, “Hell Bent For Leather,” one of the great metal songs of all time.
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^ Includes 15 full-length singles, live cuts, and album tracks from 26 albums released between ...
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"(Take These) Chains" (by Bob Halligan, Jr.) was released as a single and received heavy airplay. This album went two times Platinum.[9]
.Defenders of the Faith was released in 1984. Even though it was more progressive than their earlier efforts, some critics dubbed it as "Screaming for Vengeance II", due to its musical likeness to the previous album.^ It's like, like I become more than what I am.
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^ I hope the next album they make sounds more like Defenders Of The Faith.
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^ Defenders of the Faith - Columbia 1984 .

[10]
.On July 13, 1985, Judas Priest was - apart from Black Sabbath - the only metal band to perform at the Live Aid event.^ My favorite band ever is Judas Priest .

^ Judas Priest - Live Defenders/04 - Metal gods.mp3 .
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^ Live performance of Heavy Metal by Judas Priest from the album Ram It Down 1988 .
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The band played at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia. Their setlist was "Living After Midnight", "The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown)" and "(You've Got) Another Thing Comin'".
.Turbo was released in 1986. The band adopted a more colourful stage look and gave their music a more mainstream feel by adding synthesisers.^ A significant number of bands adopted Priest's leather-clad image and hard, driving sound, making their music harder, faster, and louder.
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^ Released not long after the multi-platinum Screaming for Vengeance (1982), 1986’s Turbo was perceived by many a low point of Judas Priest’s music in the 80s, however, now it’s a much more appreciated album than it was upon its initial release.
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^ Rob went on to form bands like Fight, whose music was considerably more extreme and aggressive than Priest's more "mainstream" metal.
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.The album also went Platinum and had a successful tour in support.^ Two successive sellout British tours, the latter with LEA HART as guest, bolstered their support.
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^ 'Turbo' actually enjoyed considerable success, gaining another platinum album accolade bolstered by lavish videos for 'Turbo Lover' and 'Locked in'.
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^ Their British tour, supported by JAILBAIT and commencing at Huddersfield Arts Centre on 10th September, culminated in spectacular success at the 1975 Reading Festival.
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A live album recorded on the tour, titled Priest...Live!, was released the next year, offering fans live tracks from the 1980s era. .The video documentary Heavy Metal Parking Lot was created by Jeff Krulik and John Heyn in 1986. It documents the heavy metal fans waiting on May 31, 1986 for a Judas Priest concert (with special guests Dokken) at the Capital Centre (later renamed US Airways Arena) in Landover, Maryland.^ I love Judas Priest, I love heavy metal, and I love their classic metal songs.
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^ Judas Priest and heavy metal go hand in hand.
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^ Heavy metal fans had been clamoring for a Judas Priest reunion from the moment Halford left.
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.In 1988, Ram It Down was released, featuring several reworked songs left over from Turbo, in addition to new songs.^ Ram it Down - Columbia 1988 .

^ Priest went through a considerable amount of drummers between their formation and 1980 when Trapeze drummer Dave Holland joined and stayed until 1988’s Ram It Down.
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^ Ram It Down (1988) was a return to raw metal and returned the group to gold status.
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.A reviewer has called Ram It Down a "stylistic evolution" that resulted from the band's "...attempt to rid themselves of the tech synthesiser approach...and return to the traditional metal of their fading glory days."^ Like Ram It Down, Painkiller didn't make an impact outside the band's diehard fans, yet the group was still a popular concert act.
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^ Ram It Down (1988) was a return to raw metal and returned the group to gold status.
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^ 'Jugulator' heralded the return of undiluted Heavy Metal from JUDAS PRIEST in spectacular fashion as not only, and quite incredibly, had Downing and Tipton surpassed themselves with their most extreme music to date.
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.The reviewer argued the album showed "...how far behind they were lagging...the thrashers they helped influence" in earlier years.^ PK09 writes: I don't understand how a band making it public that they have changed their sound for their upcoming album is all for attention.
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^ He has conducted research on subliminal influences for over twenty years and has a respectable track record of publications in peer-reviewed books and journals (e.g., Shevrin 1988).
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^ Purists will certainly argue that point and are certainly free not to attend the shows or buy the new albums.

[11] .As well, in the late 1980s, longtime drummer Dave Holland left the band.^ The key to the Priest's reinvention was the band's parting with longtime drummer Dave Holland.
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^ Priest went through a considerable amount of drummers between their formation and 1980 when Trapeze drummer Dave Holland joined and stayed until 1988’s Ram It Down.
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^ In 2003, former drummer Dave Holland was accused of sexually abusing and attempting to rape a 17-year-old boy who was studying drums with Holland at the time.
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.In 1990, the Painkiller album used a new drummer, Scott Travis (formerly from Racer X).^ In early 1990 Racer X drummer Scott Travis joined the band and recording begun on their Painkiller album.
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^ In 1989 Holland left the group and was replaced by drummer Scott Travis who joined in time to record "Painkiller"; this album was issued in autumn of 1990 and reached the #26 position on Billboard's Top 200 spawning the Active Rock top 30 hit "A Touch Of Evil".
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^ The definitive lineup of Judas Priest - vocalist Rob Halford, lead guitarists Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing, bass guitarist Ian Hill and drummer Scott Travis - returned in 2005 with the album Angel Of Retribution .
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This comeback album dropped the 1980s-style synthesisers for all of the songs except "A Touch of Evil." The tour used bands such as Pantera, Megadeth and Sepultura as opening bands, and culminated in the Rock in Rio performance in Brazil in front of 100,000+ music fans.
.Part of the Judas Priest stage show often featured Rob Halford riding onstage on a Harley-Davidson motorbike, dressed in motorcycle leathers and sunglasses.^ "I hope Rob Halford runs over them with his motorcycle" .
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^ Judas Priest returned to the stage with several triumphant concerts in Europe and then stormed through North America with headline-grabbing performances on the Ozzfest tour and select headlining shows.
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^ Originally formed by guitarist K.K. Downing and bassist Ian Hill, Judas Priest's classic line-up consists of Downing, Hill, vocalist Rob Halford and guitarist Glenn Tipton.
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.In a Toronto show in 1991, Halford was seriously injured as he rode on stage, when he collided with a drum riser that was hidden behind clouds of dry ice mist.^ For Halford it would not prove an ideal closing of events as, riding onstage in customary fashion on his Harley Davidson, he concussed himself on a faulty drum riser.
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^ The band opened the shows impressively with 'Solar Angels', Tipton and Downing rising through clouds of dry ice.
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.Although the show was delayed, he performed the entire set before going to hospital.^ He paused to glance at his knuckles before adding, "Although he wasn't going anywhere, a couple of straight rights quieted the one with the injured leg.
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^ After a temporary patch up the singer finished the show but would go into hospital afterwards.
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^ The band were set to return to the stage in early 1998, although only two shows were arranged for the United Kingdom, in London and Wolverhampton.
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.Hill later noted "he must have been in agony". In a 2007 interview Rob later claimed the accident had nothing to do with his departure from the band.^ Each band member supplies a simple, straight-forward interview (including Halford) discussing why they were selected for this band and what their expectations were working with the Metal God – Rob Halford.
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[12]
For nearly five years, Judas Priest remained dormant, with no release to top Painkiller.

Subliminal message trial

.In the summer of 1990, the band was involved in a civil action that alleged they were responsible for the self-inflicted gunshot wounds in 1985 of 20-year old James Vance and 18-year old Raymond Belknap in Reno, Nevada, USA.[13] On December 23, 1985, Vance and Belknap, after hours of drinking beer, smoking marijuana and allegedly listening to Judas Priest music, went to a playground at a church in Reno with a 12-gauge shotgun to end their lives.^ This music explores the musical genius that is Judas Priest.
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^ My favorite band ever is Judas Priest .

^ Judas Priest 1990, 30).
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Belknap was the first to place the shotgun under his chin. He died instantly after pulling the trigger. .Vance was the next to follow suit but only blew away the lower half of his face.^ Having blown away the lower portion of his face, the teenager underwent more than 140 hours of surgery.
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This was possibly because the weapon was slippery with blood.[14]
.The men's parents and their legal team alleged that a subliminal message of "do it" had been included in the Judas Priest song "Better By You, Better Than Me" from the Stained Class album (actually a cover of a Spooky Tooth number).^ Judas Priest - Stained Class/07 - Judas Priest - Savage.mp3 .
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^ Judas Priest - Stained Class/01 - Judas Priest - Exciter.mp3 .
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^ Judas Priest albums .
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.They alleged the command in the song triggered the suicide attempt.^ In mid 1990 they were taken to court over the attempted suicide of two young boys in Reno, allegedly driven by subliminal messages on their Stained Class album.
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^ Previously, the band had been cited in a $3 million law suit by the parents of James Vance and Raymond Belknap, who alleged that hidden messages involved in JUDAS PRIEST songs directly incited a suicide attempt by the teenagers.
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^ It was alleged that a particular subliminal phrase in one of their songs ("Better by You Better Than Me") on the album triggered a suicidal impulse.
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[13] .The trial lasted from July 16 to August 24, 1990, when the suit was dismissed.^ (Washoe County, 2nd Judicial District Court of Nevada, August 24, 1990).
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[13] One of the defense witnesses, Dr. Timothy E. Moore, wrote an article for Skeptical Inquirer chronicling the trial.[13]
The trial was covered in the 1991 documentary Dream Deceivers: The Story Behind James Vance Vs. Judas Priest. .In the documentary, Halford commented that if they wanted to insert subliminal commands in their music, killing their fans would be counterproductive and they would prefer to insert the command "Buy more of our records."^ Owens is a fine vo-kill-ist but only a daft chode would prefer him in the frontman spot for Priest.
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^ I would have preferred "Beyond The Realms Of Death" rather than "Diamonds And Rust" in the "slightly more mellow song" slot, but eh well.

^ Subliminal lyrics in heavy metal music: More litigation anyone?
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.Regarding the plaintiff's assertions that the statement "do it" was a command to commit suicide, Halford pointed out "do it" had no direct message.^ It was my opinion that there was no scientific support for the proposition that subliminal directives could induce behaviors of any kind, let alone suicide.
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^ Can a subliminal message induce someone to commit suicide?
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^ As in any concept piece, the lifeline needs to be of a solid source, taking the music over many levels of interest and perception,” points out singer Rob Halford.
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Halford leaves

.After the end of the Painkiller tour in 1991, Halford left Judas Priest.^ A video tour of the career of Judas Priest .
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^ Painkiller Tour 1990 -1991 .

^ Judas Priest - Painkiller/Judas Priest6.jpg .
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In September 1991, there were indications of internal tensions within the band. .Halford went on to form a street-style thrash metal group named Fight in the summer of 1993 with Scott Travis on drums for the recording sessions.^ Currently Scott Travis is playing drums for the group.
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^ Of course not to forget KK and Glen and their amazing guitar work, Ian Hill on the bass and Scott Travis who does some phenomenal work of his own on the drums.
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^ Rob went on to form bands like Fight, whose music was considerably more extreme and aggressive than Priest's more "mainstream" metal.
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He formed this band due to his desire to explore new musical territory, but due to contractual obligations, he left Judas Priest in May 1992.[15]
.Halford collaborated with Judas Priest in the release of a compilation album entitled Metal Works '73-'93 to commemorate their 20th anniversary.^ Judas Priest CD albums .
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^ Judas Priest - Metal Works '73 - '93/cd1/02 - Judas Priest - Electric Eye.mp3 .
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^ Judas Priest - Metal Works '73 - '93/cd1/15 - Judas Priest - Turbo Lover.mp3 .
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.He also appeared in a video by the same title, documenting their history, in which his departure from the band was officially announced later that year.^ To scholars studying these manuscripts, these two documents appear to be written in the same writing system, and they are.

In a 1998 interview on MTV, Halford also revealed his homosexuality, but it came as little surprise to fans or Halford's former bandmates.

Ripper Owens

.Tim "Ripper" Owens, who had previously sung in a Judas Priest tribute band called British Steel, was hired in 1996 as Judas Priest's new singer.^ News and articles about Judas Priest .
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^ My favorite band ever is Judas Priest .

^ Judas Priest - British Steel/01 - Judas Priest - Rapid Fire.mp3 .
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.This line up released two albums, Jugulator and Demolition, as well as two live double-albums - '98 Live Meltdown and Live in London, the latter of which had a live DVD counterpart.^ This line up released two albums, Jugulator and Demolition.
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^ From classic Priest tunes such as "The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Pronged Crown)" to the newest stuff ("Bullet Train," "Death Row") "98 Live Meltdown" covers all the bases.
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^ Containing 24 songs and over 120 minutes of music, "98 Live Meltdown" is not only advertised but is the definitive live Judas Priest collection.
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Jugulator sold relatively well.
.Owens' move from fan and weekend tribute band singer to frontman for the actual band was the inspiration for the film Rock Star.^ You're a singer, you're a rock star!"
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^ Owens' story of turning from fan to frontman was the inspiration for the film Rock Star, although Owens did not actually participate in the production of the movie.
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^ Because the film's content bore only a tangential resemblance to Owens's actual history with the band, Judas Priest later moved to disassociate themselves from the film.
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.Because the film's content bore only a tangential resemblance to Owens's actual history with the band, Judas Priest later moved to disassociate themselves from the film.^ My favorite band ever is Judas Priest .

^ Judas Priest is a band that has come back from ...
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^ Judas Priest, Heavy Metal band .
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.The film (starring Mark Wahlberg) and the fictional band portrayed in the film - Steel Dragon - achieved a cult status among some heavy metal and Judas Priest fans.^ I love Judas Priest, I love heavy metal, and I love their classic metal songs.
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^ My favorite band ever is Judas Priest .

^ Judas Priest and heavy metal go hand in hand.
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[citation needed]
.On August 15, 2002 PETA, an animal rights group, sent the band's management a request to stop wearing leather onstage.^ The band's long established leather clad image came under fire in August when P.E.T.A. (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) sent an open letter to the band requesting the lyrics to 'Hell Bent For Leather' be changed to 'Hell Bent For Pleather', pleather being a hide substitute.
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.It was even reported that they asked the band to change the name of their Hell Bent for Leather album to Hell Bent for Pleather.^ Hell Bent for Leather [3:49] 11.
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^ They are an album band.
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^ Hell Bent For Leather [2:41] 05.
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.Judas Priest responded that they wear artificial leather, but PETA still protested that this could encourage listeners to wear real leather.^ Listen to Judas Priest on your iPod!
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^ Whilst still on the road lengthy negotiations took place and JUDAS PRIEST finally teamed up with Bill Curbishly, manager of ROBERT PLANT and THE WHO .
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^ It pains me to admit it, but - until yesterday - I had never taken the time to sit down and listen to Judas Priests 1980 release British Steel.
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Reunion

.After almost twelve years apart, faced with an ever-growing demand for a reunion, Judas Priest and original lead vocalist Rob Halford announced they would reunite in July 2003, to coincide with the release of the Metalogy box set.^ METALOGY BOX SET SAMPLER 2004 .
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^ Rob Halford, legendary Judas Priest singer and frontman!
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^ Early July 2003 brought news that all JUDAS PRIEST fans had been awaiting with the reunion of band and Rob Halford.
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.They did a live concert tour in Europe in 2004, and co-headlined the 2004 Ozzfest, being named as the "premier act" by almost all U.S. media coverage of the event.^ How, then, did they record the events?

^ 'Ozzfest', despite the last show in West Palm Beach, Florida being cancelled due to an impeding hurricane Frances, was deemed to be an enormous success for the band with much of the US media JUDAS PRIEST had consistently been the premier act.
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^ Touring in Europe would see a run of dates in Spain supported by SAVATAGE as well as European festival headlining slots such as the German 'With Full Force' and 'Bang Your Head' events.
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.A new studio album, Angel of Retribution, was released on March 1, 2005 (U.S.) on Sony Music/Epic Records to critical and commercial success.[citation needed] A global tour in support of the album ensued, and was hugely successful.^ Angel of Retribution - Epic 2005 .

^ And onlz 2 from new album and this is album tour.
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^ Judas Priest - Angel of Retribution 2005 1.
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.Judas Priest and "Ripper" Owens parted amicably, with Owens joining American heavy metal band Iced Earth.^ Judas Priest is a band that has come back from ...
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^ I love Judas Priest, I love heavy metal, and I love their classic metal songs.
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^ Judas Priest are a heavy metal band formed in 1968 in Birmingham.
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.As for the band Halford, writing for the fourth release was cut off.^ But mostly the problem is vocal - Ripper may have built his career leeching off of Rob Halford's songs and band, but he's far from being in the same league as his idol.

^ The only good thing you can say is that it sounds like Rob Halford can still sing and the band can still play, but they aren’t writing great songs.
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^ When "Jugulator" was first released in 1997, it had been a long damn time - seven years - since Rob Halford had left the band.
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.However, after the Retribution tour in June 2006, Halford announced he would create his own record company, entitled Metal God Entertainment, where he would release all his solo material under his own control.^ A diligent search entailing the isolation and amplification of dozens of snippets from a three-minute heavy metal rock recording would probably yield some intelligible words or phrases that would not be intelligible under normal listening conditions.
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^ Their popularity and status as one of the definitive heavy metal bands of all time, has earned them the nickname "Metal Gods," from their song of the same name.
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^ Non-profit bootlegging is trafficking in recordings that the record companies have not commercially released, whereas piracy is the illegal copying/sale of recordings that are (or have been) available commercially or are planned/scheduled for commercial release.
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In November 2006 he remastered his back catalog and released it exclusively through Apple's iTunes Store. .Two new songs allegedly set for the fourth release, "Forgotten Generation" and "Drop Out", were released through iTunes as well.^ Fortunately the US single option had been thought through more carefully and the riff dominant 'Heading Out To The Highway' served the band well across radio.
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^ 'Troubleshooter' was quickly dropped although 'Desert Plains' and 'Heading Out To The Highway' held a tenacious grip in the set for many years to come.
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VH1 Rock Honors

Along with Kiss, Queen, and Def Leppard, Judas Priest were the inaugural inductees into the "VH1 Rock Honors." The ceremony took place May 25, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and first aired on May 31, 2006. Their presentation was preceded by the band Godsmack performing a medley of "Electric Eye"/"Victim of Changes"/"Hell Bent for Leather", and Judas Priest themselves played "Breaking the Law", "The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown)" and "You've Got Another Thing Comin'", before which Halford rode a Harley onstage.

Nostradamus and recent events

Judas Priest headlined the Sweden Rock Festival in June 2008.
.In a June 2006 interview with MTV.com, frontman Rob Halford said in regards to the group's concept album about the legendary 16th century French prophet Nostradamus, "Nostradamus is all about metal, isn't he?^ In a recent interview with Spinner.com, he said about the band's forthcoming new album: .
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^ Rob Halford, legendary Judas Priest singer and frontman!
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^ Metal Edge ( web site ) contributor Bryan Reesman ( web site ) was the first American journalist to fully hear the new JUDAS PRIEST rock opera "Nostradamus" and interview Rob Halford , Glenn Tipton , and K.K. Downing about it this past Tuesday.
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He was an alchemist as well as a seer — a person of extraordinary talent. He had an amazing life that was full of trial and tribulation and joy and sorrow. He's a very human character and a world-famous individual. .You can take his name and translate it into any language and everybody knows about him, and that's important because we're dealing with a worldwide audience."^ But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.

^ From now on, you do know him and have seen him.” .

^ Then one of them, named Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, spoke up, “You know nothing at all!

[17] .In addition to digging new lyrical ground for the band, the album would contain musical elements which might surprise their fans.^ The album was produced during the period they adopted the 'leather & studs' style breaking new ground ...
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^ A new studio album was plotted for 2004, the band's 30th anniversary.
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^ What do you think fans would be surprised to learn about you?

"It's going to have a lot of depth", Halford said. "There'll be a lot of symphonic elements. We might orchestrate it, without it being overblown. .There may be a massive choir at parts and keyboards will be featured more prominently, whereas they've always been in the background before."^ I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me.” .

^ They set out to do something much more theatrical and narrative than they’ve ever done before.
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^ They've been practicing out at the barn and whenever they get together, Delilah always fills their heads full of crap.
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[17] .The album Nostradamus was released in June 2008; the band began a support tour in that same month.^ Recorded during the band’s 2005 and 2008 world tours, A Touch of Evil – Live focuses primarily on fan-revered album cuts (all previously unreleased in live form on CD) as well as two tracks from the band’s 2008 concept opus Nostradamus .
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^ Dude, the 2 best, most monumental bands that are touring this suumer, are on the same bill !!!
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^ Judas Priest performing Prophecy from their album Nostradamus on the Jimmy Kimmel Show in 2008 .
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.In early February 2009, the band joined the ranks of bands speaking out against ticket-touting ("scalping"), issuing a statement condemning the practice of selling tickets at well above face value and urging their fans to buy tickets only from official sources.^ SolarAngels says: July 9, 2008 at 2:23 am Okay, I know I am only 24, but Priest is my dads favorite band and mine as well.
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^ The band were set to return to the stage in early 1998, although only two shows were arranged for the United Kingdom, in London and Wolverhampton.
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^ As media and fan conjecture had widely predicted throughout much of 2002 Ripper Owens, according to statements given by Scott Travis, had seemingly exited the band.
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[18] .In the same month, Judas Priest continued their tour, bringing their "Priest Feast" (with support from guests Megadeth and Testament) to multiple arenas in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland in February and March 2009. From there the tour progressed to multiple venues in Sweden.^ A video tour of the career of Judas Priest .
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^ Gerard Way didn't bring down Judas Priest.
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^ JUDAS PRIEST's only 2006 show came at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall on 31st March.
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Later in March 2009, Judas Priest performed in Portugal (at Lisbon on the Atlantic Pavilion), which they had not visited since 2005. The tour then continued on to Milan, Italy, and then to Paris, France; Halford had last performed with Judas Priest in Paris in 1991.
.From June through August 2009, Judas Priest completed a North American tour to commemmorate the 30th anniversary of the release of the album British Steel; the album was performed in its entirety on each tour date, with some other Judas Priest songs thrown into the setlist.^ The 80s caught JUDAS PRIEST favouring lengthy American tours.
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^ I almost completely forgot what great Priest songs are on this release.
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^ Judas Priest - British Steel/01 - Judas Priest - Rapid Fire.mp3 .
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This tour was to be a joint effort with fellow Englishman David Coverdale and Whitesnake. .Unfortunately, Whitesnake would have to leave the tour after the 11th August 2009 show in Denver, Colorado, due to singer David Coverdale falling ill with a serious throat infection; he was advised to stop singing immediately to avoid permanently damaging his vocal chords.^ The German did not exactly help matters by touring in a tribute band titled JUST PRIEST! Former ACCEPT vocalist David Reece would also audition.
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^ JUDAS PRIEST would announce another exhaustive set of U.S. tour dates throughout the Summer and Fall of 2002 commencing in Toledo, Ohio in early July.
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^ "Would you like for me to tell the men to stop and leave, monsieur?"
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.Judas Priest returned to Japan with a headliner slot at the Loud Park Festival in Chiba City on October 17, 2009. The band subsequently announced additional headliner dates in Osaka on October 14 at the Kobe Kokusai Hall, and October 15 at Nagoya City.^ Judas Priest, Heavy Metal band .
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^ Judas Priest is a band that has come back from ...
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^ Judas Priest - Osaka, Japan 1978 .
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.On 14 July 2009, Judas Priest released a new live album, featuring 11 previously unreleased live tracks from the 2005 and 2008 world tours, A Touch of Evil: Live.^ News and articles about Judas Priest .
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^ Judas Priest CD albums .
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^ Judas Priest - Metalogy - CD 4/07 - A touch of evil.mp3 .
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.The performance of "Dissident Aggressor" won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance.^ Still the metal god, he hits ALL the right notes and quite possibly gives his best performance ever.
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^ SLASH To Perform With JAMIE FOXX, T-PAIN And DOUG E. FRESH At GRAMMY AWARDS ...
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In video games

.In the 2000s, Judas Priest has become known to a new generation thanks to their music being included on the soundtracks of several popular video games.^ This music explores the musical genius that is Judas Priest.
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^ Judas Priest Video - Prophecy 2008 .
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^ The latest news about Judas Priest .
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.The 2006 PC and Xbox 360 video game, Prey and the PlayStation 2 2005 console games Guitar Hero and RoadKill include "You've Got Another Thing Comin'" on their soundtrack, as does 2002's Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, which features the song on rock station V-Rock.^ If Priest include “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming” in their set then good on em.
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^ You've Got Another Thing Coming lyrics .
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^ You've Got Another Thing Coming [8:35] 10.
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In the prequel, 2006's Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, V-Rock features the song "Electric Eye." RoadKill also includes "Heading Out to the Highway," back-to-back with the aforementioned song on its classic rock pseudo-radio station.
.Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s, also features "Electric Eye", including its intro, "The Hellion". The 2001 PlayStation 2 video game, Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec features "Turbo Lover" on the game's soundtrack.^ Judas Priest - Metalogy - CD 2/18 - The hellion electric eye (live).mp3 .
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^ 'Turbo' actually enjoyed considerable success, gaining another platinum album accolade bolstered by lavish videos for 'Turbo Lover' and 'Locked in'.
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^ Judas Priest live performance of The Hellion/Electric Eye 1982 - originally from the album Screaming For Vengeance 1982 .
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.Its sequel Gran Turismo 4 features "Freewheel Burning" as well as Skate It and Skate 2 including the song in its soundtrack.^ The second (the version I chose) includes a brilliant book as well, featuring a forward by the band and full lyrics to the songs.
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^ 'Freewheel Burning') A poorly disguised gay sex song with motorcycles.

.The song "Breaking the Law" is also featured on the soundtrack to the 2006 PC, PS2 and Xbox game Scarface: The World is Yours. Additionally, Harmonix announced on April 18, 2008 that the first full-album available for download for the very popular video game Rock Band would be Judas Priest's Screaming for Vengeance. The album became available on April 22 for Xbox 360 and April 24 for PlayStation 3.^ Judas Priest CD albums .
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^ Judas Priest - Metalogy - CD 2/19 - Screaming for vengeance.mp3 .
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^ Judas Priest - Priest, live & rare/04 - Judas Priest - Breaking The Law (Live).mp3 .
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.Its sequel, Rock Band 2 features "Painkiller" as the hardest song across all instruments in the game, and Guitar Hero: Metallica features "Hell Bent for Leather" and on 14 July 2009 Rock Band released a Judas Priest three pack containing the live versions of "Dissident Aggressor", "Eat Me Alive" and "Prophecy". Guitar Hero: Smash Hits, which is an compilation of previous Guitar Hero songs that have been updated, also features "Electric Eye". "Painkiller" was featured in Madden 2010 as well as in Guitar Hero: Van Halen.^ Judas Priest - Hero, Hero/Folder.jpg .
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^ Judas Priest - Painkiller/03 - Judas Priest - All Guns Blazing.mp3 .
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^ Judas Priest - Painkiller/Judas Priest6.jpg .
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.The songs "The Hellion" and "Screaming for Vengeance," both from the Screaming for Vengeance album, are played on the official website for the video game Brütal Legend. It has also been announced that the songs "Battle Hymn," "The Hellion/Electric Eye," "Leather Rebel," "One Shot at Glory," and "Painkiller" will all be included in the 100 song in-game setlist for the video game Brütal Legend, which was released on October 13, 2009. Rob Halford also provides the voices of General Lionwhyte and the Fire Baron in the same game.^ Judas priest - Screaming For Vengeance/02 - Judas Priest - Electric Eye.mp3 .
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^ One Shot At Glory [6:48] 11.
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^ 'Painkiller' added an unreleased studio take 'Living Bad Dreams' plus a live version of 'Leather Rebel', 'Ram It Down' offered live tracks 'Bloodstone' and 'Night Comes Down', 'Live' added three further live cuts 'Screaming For Vengeance', 'Rock Hard, Ride Free' and 'Hell Bent For Leather' whilst 'Turbo' came with the unreleased 'All Fired Up' and live 'Locked In'.
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Musical style and influence

.Judas Priest were one of the first heavy metal bands to modernize the twin-guitar sound, with the duo of K. K. Downing and Glenn Tipton.^ Judas Priest feature a two-lead-guitar sound and are particularly noted for their complex guitar duets courtesy of K.K. Downing and Glenn Tipton .
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^ I love Judas Priest, I love heavy metal, and I love their classic metal songs.
  • Judas Priest – Nostradamus – review 18 January 2010 15:40 UTC www.hiponline.com [Source type: General]

^ Judas Priest and heavy metal go hand in hand.
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.They combined this sound with Rob Halford's unique vocal style create their own unique style of heavy-rock.^ Rob Halford , vocalist for much of Judas Priest's career, is reknowned for his impressive vocal range and his trademark high-pitched screams.
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^ Posted in Judas Priest , Rob Halford with tags Judas Priest , Rob Halford , Rock In Rio III on October 7, 2008 by gearsofrock Here is the teaser trailer… .
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^ There are some heavy metal sounding tunes in the mix, but it is more the style of Judas Priest as Metal Minstrels.
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.They are cited often for their influence on heavy metal.^ They’re supposed to be a Heavy Metal band!
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.Many people, including influential musicians and members of prominent hard rock and heavy metal bands, believe that among the foundations for what would define "pure" heavy metal were three early Judas Priest albums: Sad Wings of Destiny (1976), Sin After Sin (1977), and Stained Class (1978).^ I love Judas Priest, I love heavy metal, and I love their classic metal songs.
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^ Judas Priest CD albums .
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^ What a Jerkface: JUDAS PRIEST "IS" Heavy Metal and Heavy Hard Rock that paved "many" paths for bands/and future bands to delve in.
  • My Chemical Romance Questions Judas Priest? - in Metal News ( Metal Underground.com ) 2 February 2010 8:20 UTC www.metalunderground.com [Source type: General]

.The band often played faster than most rock groups of the time and brought a more "metallic" sound to the guitars.^ There are some heavy metal sounding tunes in the mix, but it is more the style of Judas Priest as Metal Minstrels.
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^ Their popularity and status as one of the definitive heavy metal bands of all time, has earned them the nickname "Metal Gods," from their song of the same name.
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^ If you ask me, Judas Priest is one of the top three metal bands of all time.
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.The songs varied from simple and straightforward tunes (e.g.^ Priest is at their best when they keep it simple, direct and straightforward with songs like “Hell Bent For Leather”, “Breaking The Law” and “The Ripper”.
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."Starbreaker") to fairly structured material, changing from fast and loud to slower tempo and softer tunes in one song (e.g., "Victim of Changes", "Run of the Mill", "Beyond the Realms of Death").^ Judas Priest - 2003 london (a)(2 discs) live/cd2 - 01 - beyond the realms of death.mp3 .
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^ Judas Priest - Metalogy - CD 1/11 - Beyond the realms of death.mp3 .
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^ Says: June 27th, 2008 at 5:49 pm I’m sad to not see beyond the realms of death…maybe ol’ Rob can’t reach them highs any more?
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.Some songs, such as 1978's "Exciter", were groundbreaking for their sheer ferocity and speed; others, like "Dissident Aggressor", "Sinner" and "Tyrant", are considered to be the heaviest songs of their day, and today are considered classic metal tracks.^ 'Sin After Sin' would musically prove to be an extension of the epic Metal stylings of 'Sad Wings Of Destiny' and hosted such concert classics as 'Starbreaker', 'Dissident Aggressor' and the KK Downing showcase 'Sinner'.
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^ Judas Priest are British (so am I :P) Judas Priest have been a major influence on countless other bands Judas Priest have been described as "the godfathers of speed metal" .
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^ I like fast songs as HellRider, Painkiller, Jugulator, Hard As Iron and all the fuckin other songs resembling to that!
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.Their 1978 album Killing Machine (retitled Hell Bent for Leather and released in 1979 in the USA) saw a change of direction towards shorter, poppier, more American-influenced songs.^ Hell Bent for Leather [3:49] 11.
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^ KILLING MACHINE 1978 .
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^ Hell Bent For Leather [2:41] 05.
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.The following release, British Steel (April 14, 1980), took an even sharper turn in the same direction and was perhaps the first heavy metal album to record radio-friendly songs with pop hooks, in a concise format.^ BRITISH STEEL 1980 .
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^ British Steel - Columbia 1980 .

^ This album ISN’T heavy metal.
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The band's next effort, Point of Entry (February 26, 1981), is harder to define — the sound was very "raw" (i.e. minimal sound manipulation) and the songs were somewhat moody, and paced at a slower than usual tempo. As guitarist Glenn Tipton later admitted, Point of Entry had the tough task of living up to the standards set by its predecessor, and failed to do so. .Subsequent albums Screaming for Vengeance (July 17, 1982), which contained the popular radio hit "You've Got Another Thing Comin'", and Defenders of the Faith (January 4, 1984) once again set high standards in intensity and production, and continued to influence the sonic shape of heavy metal.^ If Priest include “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming” in their set then good on em.
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^ You've Got Another Thing Coming [8:35] 10.
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^ Screaming for Vengeance - Columbia 1982 .

.Turbo (April 15, 1986) found the group introducing a "synth-guitar" sound to their metal template.^ Judas Priest - Metal Works '73 - '93/cd1/15 - Judas Priest - Turbo Lover.mp3 .
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^ April 1986's 'Turbo', one of the very first digitally recorded Rock albums, heralded a new age of Metal for the band.
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^ Note-for-note guitar transcriptions with tab for 15 hard, fast & loud hits spanning the illustrious career of this menacing Birmingham metal band.
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.Ram It Down (1988), an album containing several cast-off and reworked tracks from the previous album Turbo[21], including the eponymous tune, garnered little commercial attention.^ Ram it Down - Columbia 1988 .

^ Sure, "Ram It Down" was a fantastic album which served to continue the Priest steamroller.
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^ After the release of 1988's "Ram It Down," many metal fans felt Priest were starting to lose that magic touch.
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.The style was heavier than the material found on Turbo but still contained the synth elements of the previous release.^ Dark, sinister songs about the end of the world and cybernetic monsters that would fit into any science fiction story run wild in this release, heavier than most of the band's previous CDs.
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.For Painkiller (1990) Judas Priest returned to a more straightforward heavy metal style with more technical and double-bass drumming from new member Scott Travis.^ I love Judas Priest, I love heavy metal, and I love their classic metal songs.
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^ There are some heavy metal sounding tunes in the mix, but it is more the style of Judas Priest as Metal Minstrels.
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^ Judas Priest 1990, 30).
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.This album represents one of the heaviest and most intense in the band's discography, with Halford's trademark high-pitched wail rising to an ear-splitting shriek on certain tracks.^ Rob Halford , vocalist for much of Judas Priest's career, is reknowned for his impressive vocal range and his trademark high-pitched screams.
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^ This is the band as a single metallic unit, one organism...a method that is revisited over and over again on this album.

^ The allegation was that the two had tried to kill themselves with a shotgun after listening to the track 'Better By You, Better Than Me' from the 'Stained Class' album, probably one of the band's most innocuous songs recorded and a cover version of a SPOOKY TOOTH track at that.
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.Florida death metal band Death covered the title track on their album The Sound of Perseverance.^ However, when the record company asked the band to record a cover (to boost albums sales), James Guthrie was called in to record cover Spooky Tooth's "Better By You, Better By Me."
  • Rough Edge: Judas Priest CD Reviews 2 February 2010 8:20 UTC www.roughedge.com [Source type: General]

^ PK09 writes: I don't understand how a band making it public that they have changed their sound for their upcoming album is all for attention.
  • My Chemical Romance Questions Judas Priest? - in Metal News ( Metal Underground.com ) 2 February 2010 8:20 UTC www.metalunderground.com [Source type: General]

^ This is the band as a single metallic unit, one organism...a method that is revisited over and over again on this album.

.Judas Priest also released two albums with Tim 'Ripper' Owens following Rob Halford's departure.^ Judas Priest CD albums .
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^ List of albums by Judas Priest .
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^ Judas Priest albums .
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.Jugulator (1997) was given mixed reviews, although it contains the epic "Cathedral Spires" which became one of Ripper's more popular songs.^ Jugulator/10 - Cathedral Spires.ape .
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^ "Cathedral Spires" is fantastic--IMO the best thing they did with Ripper Owens.
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^ Their popularity and status as one of the definitive heavy metal bands of all time, has earned them the nickname "Metal Gods," from their song of the same name.
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.Demolition (2001) was generally considered another disappointment, although holding some memorable tracks.^ As well as including new 'Demolition' material the band would resurrect some rarely performed vintage tracks such as 'Desert Plains' and the 'United' anthem.
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.Judas Priest's Angel of Retribution (2005), which was Rob Halford's first Judas Priest album since 1990, contributed to the current revival of classic heavy metal.^ I love Judas Priest, I love heavy metal, and I love their classic metal songs.
  • Judas Priest – Nostradamus – review 18 January 2010 15:40 UTC www.hiponline.com [Source type: General]

^ Judas Priest CD albums .
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^ Judas Priest - Angel of Retribution/09 - Judas Priest - Eulogy.mp3 .
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.It contains songs in the band's classic style, such as "Judas Rising" and "Hellrider", as well as mid-tempo songs with clear and prominent drums and less prominent guitars ("Worth Fighting For", "Wheels of Fire"), a ballad ("Angel"), and the epic ("Lochness") which runs 13:28, a length of song the band had not done since its concerts in the early 1970s.^ What the fuck kind of songs do you think 'Hellrider' or 'Wheels of Fire' are?

^ I love Judas Priest, I love heavy metal, and I love their classic metal songs.
  • Judas Priest – Nostradamus – review 18 January 2010 15:40 UTC www.hiponline.com [Source type: General]

^ Containing 24 songs and over 120 minutes of music, "98 Live Meltdown" is not only advertised but is the definitive live Judas Priest collection.
  • Rough Edge: Judas Priest CD Reviews 2 February 2010 8:20 UTC www.roughedge.com [Source type: General]

.The latest installment in the Judas Priest discography, Nostradamus was released in June 2008. The double-CD/triple-LP concept album details the life of the 16th century French prophet Michel de Nostredame.^ Judas Priest CD albums .
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^ Judas Priest performing Prophecy from their album Nostradamus on the Jimmy Kimmel Show in 2008 .
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^ List of albums by Judas Priest .
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.The style is mostly slow to mid-paced heavy metal, though some songs (particularly the title track) still display the band's trademark speed metal sound.^ The veteren group has been cited as an influence on many other heavy metal musicians and bands.
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^ Their status as one of the definitive heavy metal bands has earned them the nickname "Metal Gods" from their song of the same name.
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^ With Downing as leader, the band moved from their original bluesy tunes towards heavy rock and what would later come to be defined as early heavy metal.
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Influence on the genre

.Judas Priest have influenced all metal music since the late-mid 70s either directly or indirectly.^ This music explores the musical genius that is Judas Priest.
  • Rough Edge: Judas Priest CD Reviews 2 February 2010 8:20 UTC www.roughedge.com [Source type: General]

^ If you play guitar music, Judas Priest is influencing you.
  • My Chemical Romance Questions Judas Priest? - in Metal News ( Metal Underground.com ) 2 February 2010 8:20 UTC www.metalunderground.com [Source type: General]

^ Judas Priest music & merchandise .
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.Their influence was so important that MTV.com named Judas Priest the second most important band in heavy metal, just behind Black Sabbath.^ Judas Priest was a British heavy metal rock band-one of the first of that genre.
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^ They have been cited as an influence on many heavy metal musicians and bands.
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^ Judas Priest Judas Priest is a heavy metal band formed in 1969 in Birmingham, England.
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[22]
.In addition to the sound, Judas Priest are also known for being revolutionaries in heavy metal fashion.^ I love Judas Priest, I love heavy metal, and I love their classic metal songs.
  • Judas Priest – Nostradamus – review 18 January 2010 15:40 UTC www.hiponline.com [Source type: General]

^ Judas Priest - Metalogy - CD 4/02 - Heavy metal.mp3 .
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^ Judas Priest and heavy metal go hand in hand.
  • Rough Edge: Judas Priest CD Reviews 2 February 2010 8:20 UTC www.roughedge.com [Source type: General]

.Rob Halford thus began incorporating a macho image of what today is known as hardcore metal/biker/S&M style into his look as early as 1978 (to coincide with the release of their album Killing Machine), and the rest of the band followed.^ KILLING MACHINE 1978 .
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^ By late 2000, with no new JUDAS PRIEST album on the horizon, the rumour machine was in full flight suggesting in fighting between Ripper and the rest of the band about the new material.
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^ As the reformed band unit settled down to write material for a new album, projected for 2004 issue, Rob Halford made time to participate in a VH1 television documentary 'AIDS: A Pop Culture History'.
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.It became a mainstay in heavy metal; soon, several other bands, particularly of the NWOBHM and early black metal movements, began incorporating Halford's fashion into their look as well.^ With Downing as leader, the band moved from their original bluesy tunes towards heavy rock and what would later come to be defined as early heavy metal.
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^ Thyrfing - Viking Heavy Metal Band From Sweden Thyrfing is a Heavy Metal band formed in 1995 in Sweden.
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^ What a Jerkface: JUDAS PRIEST "IS" Heavy Metal and Heavy Hard Rock that paved "many" paths for bands/and future bands to delve in.
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[23] This sparked a revival in metal in the early '80s, and catapulted them to fame, in both the mainstream and underground. Even in the present, it is not uncommon to find metal artists sporting such a look at concerts.

Tours

  • Judas Priest Tour 1969 (none of the current band members were in the band at the time)
  • The return of the Priest tour 1970-1971 (First tour with KK. Downing and Ian Hill + First gig of the tour with Black Sabbath)
  • Whiskey Woman Tour 1972
  • Never Turn Your Back On A Friend Tour 1973 (First Tour with Rob Halford, Judas Priest is the support act of Budgie)
  • Gull Record Tour 1974 (First Tour with Glenn Tipton, Judas Priest is the support act of Budgie again)
  • Rocka Rolla Tour 1974
  • Sad Wings Of Destiny Tour 1975-1976
  • Sin After Sin Tour 1977
  • Stained Class Tour 1978
  • Killing Machine Tour 1978
  • Killing Machine/Hell Bent For Leather Tour 1979
  • British Steel Tour 1980
  • World Wide Blitz Tour 1981
  • World Vengeance Tour 1982-1983
  • Metal Conqueror Tour 1984
  • Live Aid 1985
  • Fuel For Life Tour 1986
  • Mercenaries Of Metal Tour 1988
  • Painkiller Tour 1990
  • Operation Rock 'N' Roll Tour 1991
  • Jugulator World Tour 1998
  • Demolition World Tour 2001-2002
  • Reunited Summer Tour 2004
  • Ozzfest 2004 Tour
  • Retribution World Tour 2004-2005
  • Priest Feast Tour 2008 (+ US Summer tour called Metal Masters Tour w/ Heaven & Hell, Motorhead, Testament)
  • Priest Feast Tour 2009 (w/ Megadeth, Testament)
  • British Steel 30th Anniversary Tour 2009 (w/ Whitesnake, Pop Evil)

Band members

Current members

Former members

  • Al Atkins – vocals (1970–1973)
  • John Ellis – drums, percussion (1970–1971)
  • Alan Moore – drums, percussion (1971–1972, 1975–1976)
  • Chris Campbell – drums, percussion (1972–1973)
  • John Hinch – drums, percussion (1973–1975)
  • Les Binks – drums, percussion (1977–1979)
  • Dave Holland – drums, percussion (1979-1989)
  • Tim "Ripper" Owens – vocals (1996–2003)

Session musicians

Discography

References

  1. ^ "Judas Priest: Demolition: Music Reviews: Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone. http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/judaspriest/albums/album/274281/review/6068203/demolition. Retrieved 17 February 2010. 
  2. ^ Berelian, Essi. The Rough Guide to Heavy Metal. Rough Guides. pp. 172. ISBN 1-84353-415-0. 
  3. ^ http://www.ticketluck.com/concert-tickets/Judas-Priest/index.php
  4. ^ Al Atkin's recounting of the founding of Judas Priest
  5. ^ Judas Priest Info Pages - Forging The Metal
  6. ^ Judas Priest Info Pages - Rocka Rolla
  7. ^ "Unleashed in the East > Overview'". Allmusic.com. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:f9fyxq95ldse. Retrieved 2007-04-23. 
  8. ^ "Judas Priest CD & DVD release on Sony BMG'". JudasPriest.com. http://judaspriest.com/biog/TheEssentialJudasPriest.asp. Retrieved 2007-04-23. 
  9. ^ "Screaming for Vengeance Info Page". Judas Priest Info Pages. http://members.firstinter.net/markster/SCREAMINGFORVENGEANCE.html. 
  10. ^ "Defenders of the Faith Info Page". Judas Priest Info Pages. http://members.firstinter.net/markster/DEFENDERSOFTHEFAITH.html. 
  11. ^ Judas Priest - Ram It Down review
  12. ^ [1]Q&A with Rob Halford "Q&A with Rob Halford > Overview'"]. Montral Gazette. http://www2.canada.com/montrealgazette/spotlights/story.html?id=b78b4958-bf9c-4d93-85b8-16ed6546e29d]Q&A with Rob Halford. Retrieved 2009-08-22. 
  13. ^ a b c d Moore, Timothy (November/December 1996). "Scientific Consensus and Expert Testimony: Lessons from the Judas Priest Trial". Skeptical Inquirer. http://www.csicop.org/si/9611/judas_priest.html. Retrieved 2006-11-18. 
  14. ^ Cooper, Candy (July 1, 2005). "The Judas Priest Trial: 15 Years Later". Blabbermouth.net. http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=38769. Retrieved 2006-11-18. 
  15. ^ "War of Words Info Page". Judas Priest Info Pages. http://members.firstinter.net/markster/WAROFWORDS.html. 
  16. ^ Hell Bent for Pleather, from peta.org
  17. ^ a b "Work On New Album Is 'Going Incredibly Well'". Blabbermouth.net. September 12, 2006. http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=58296. Retrieved 2006-11-18. 
  18. ^ "Judas Priest Issues Warning About Ticket Prices". idiomag. 2009-02-12. http://www.idiomag.com/peek/64383/judas_priest. Retrieved 2009-02-13. 
  19. ^ http://judaspriest.com/news/fullstory.asp?id=2A15DF96-5A35-4777-8ED8-46B113F97448
  20. ^ http://judaspriest.com/news/fullstory.asp?id=4FC150D2-BF3F-49DA-B9A0-ADBAB3A12448
  21. ^ Judas Priest Info Pages - Turbo
  22. ^ "Greatest Metal Bands of All Time". MTV.com. http://www.mtv.com/bands/m/metal/greatest_metal_bands/071406/. 
  23. ^ "Hell Bent for Leather/Killing Machine Info Page". Judas Priest Info Pages. http://members.firstinter.net/markster/KILLINGMACHINE.html. 

External links

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Interviews


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Judas Priest
File:Judas Priest Retribution 2005
Judas Priest onstage in Moline, Illinois.
Background information
Origin Birmingham, England
Genres Heavy metal
Years active since 1969
Website www.judaspriest.com
Members
Rob Halford
Glenn Tipton
K. K. Downing
Ian Hill
Scott Travis

Judas Priest are an English heavy metal group. They formed in Birmingham, England in the early 1970s. They are famous for having two guitarists, named Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing. The singer, Rob Halford, left the band in the early 1990s because of problems with the other people in the band. He went back to the band in 2003.

On 7 December 2010, the band said they would play their last concert tour during 2011.[1]

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