Judas Priest

Judas Priest



Judas Priest are an English heavy metal band formed in West Bromwich in 1969. The band have sold over 50 million copies of their albums to date. They are frequently ranked as one of the greatest metal bands of all time. Despite an innovative and pioneering body of work in the latter half of the 1970s, the band struggled with indifferent record production, repeated changes of drummer, and lack of major commercial success or attention until 1980, when they adopted a more simplified sound on the album British Steel, which helped shoot them to rock superstar status.

The band's membership has seen much turnover, including a revolving cast of drummers in the 1970s, and the temporary departure of singer Rob Halford in the early 1990s. The current line-up consists of Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill, and drummer Scott Travis. The band's best-selling album is 1982's Screaming for Vengeance with their most commercially successful line-up, featuring Halford, Tipton, Hill, guitarist K. K. Downing, and drummer Dave Holland. Tipton and Hill are the only two members of the band to appear on every album.

Their influence, while mainly Halford's operatic vocal style and the twin guitar sound of Downing and Tipton, has been adopted by many bands. Their image of leather, spikes, and other taboo articles of clothing were widely influential during the glam metal era of the 1980s. The Guardian referred to British Steel as the record that defines heavy metal. Despite a decline in exposure during the mid 1990s, the band has once again seen a resurgence, including worldwide tours, being inaugural inductees into the VH1 Rock Honors in 2006, receiving a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 2010, and their songs featured in video games such as Guitar Hero and the Rock Band series.



Firepower is the upcoming eighteenth studio album by British heavy metal band Judas Priest.
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Popular Albums36

Album Appearances & References3

Popular Songs41

Popular Live Albums10

Minor Film Appearances & References1

Song Appearances & References5


TV Shows4

Video Game References2

Collaborators & Influencers8

Other Music-Related Relationships34

Awards & Nominations3


Popular Tours1

Band Members12

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Spotify - Albums & Singles117


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Spotify - Top Tracks10


Upcoming Concerts55

Prudential Center
Newark, United States
March 20, 2018
Mohegan Sun Arena
Uncasville, United States
March 22, 2018
The Palladium
Worcester, United States
March 23, 2018
The Arena at TD Place
Ottawa, Canada
March 25, 2018
Budweiser Gardens
London, Canada
March 27, 2018
Tribute Communities Centre
Oshawa, Canada
March 28, 2018
Casino Rama
Rama, Canada
March 30, 2018
Masonic Temple
Detroit, United States
March 31, 2018
The Armory
Minneapolis, United States
April 2, 2018
The Riverside Theater
Milwaukee, United States
April 3, 2018
Resch Center
Green Bay, United States
April 5, 2018
The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
Hammond, United States
April 6, 2018
Grossinger Motors Arena
Bloomington, United States
April 8, 2018
Casper Events Center
Casper, United States
April 10, 2018
Budweiser Events Center
Loveland, United States
April 11, 2018
Vivint Smart Home Arena
Salt Lake City, United States
April 13, 2018
ShoWare Center
Kent, United States
April 15, 2018
Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Portland, United States
April 17, 2018
The Warfield
San Francisco, United States
April 19, 2018
Las Vegas, United States
April 21, 2018
Microsoft Theater
Los Angeles, United States
April 22, 2018
Comerica Theatre
Phoenix, United States
April 24, 2018
Bok Center
Tulsa, United States
April 26, 2018
The Bomb Factory
Dallas, United States
April 28, 2018
Smart Financial Centre At Sugar Land
Sugar Land, United States
April 29, 2018
Freeman Coliseum
San Antonio, United States
May 1, 2018
Corona Heaven & Hell Festival
Mexico, Mexico
May 5, 2018
Oslo, Norway
June 5, 2018
Hyvinkaa, Finland
June 7, 2018
Sweden Rock Festival
Norje, Sweden
June 9, 2018
Royal Arena
Copenhagen, Denmark
June 10, 2018
Pilsen Homemonitoring (HM) Arena
Pilsen, Czech Republic
June 12, 2018
Katowice, Poland
June 13, 2018
With Full Force
Gräfenhainichen, Germany
June 15, 2018
Firenze Rocks
Florence, Italy
June 17, 2018
Sick Arena/Messe
Freiburg, Germany
June 19, 2018
Zelt Festival
Mannheim, Germany
June 20, 2018
Clisson, France
June 22, 2018
Graspop Metal Meeting
Dessel, Belgium
June 24, 2018
Samsung Hall
Zurich, Switzerland
June 26, 2018
Sala Cubec
Bilbao, Spain
June 28, 2018
Download Festival Caja Magica
Madrid, Spain
June 30, 2018
Altice Arena
Lisbon, Portugal
July 2, 2018
Rock Fest Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain
July 5, 2018
Rockwave Festival
Athens, Greece
July 19, 2018
Hills of Rock Festival
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
July 21, 2018
Bucharest, Romania
July 22, 2018
Budapest Arena
Budapest, Hungary
July 24, 2018
Metal Days Festival
Tolmin, Slovenia
July 26, 2018
Vienna, Austria
July 28, 2018
Zenith, die Kulturhalle
München, Germany
July 31, 2018
Wacken Festival
Wacken, Germany
August 2, 2018
Tilburg, Netherlands
August 6, 2018
Dortmund, Germany
August 8, 2018
Catton Hall, United Kingdom
August 10, 2018

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Judas Priest - Spectre Music Video
  –  March 16, 2018
Judas Priest have unveiled a black and white video for their latest song 'Spectre', taken from their brand new album 'Firepower'. It's a montage of performance footage with what looks like security camera footage from both cities and woodlands. For their ...
Judas Priest singer Rob Halford talks surviving controversy: ‘Common sense prevails’
  –  March 15, 2018
And while Judas Priest was once targeted by the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) for their lyrics, listing them in 1985’s “Filthy 15” of artists that should be banned, the group has persevered over the years and their followers remain loyal.
CD Reviews: New releases from Judas priest, Shawn Colvin ... and Jimi Hendrix?
  –  March 15, 2018
Judas Priest has gone through some changes in recent years ... These songs were adapted from the children’s music book “Lullabies and Night Songs.” While I was only familiar with a couple of the tunes, “Go Tell Aunt Rody” and “Hush, Little ...
Glenn Tipton Vows Judas Priest ‘Will Be as Strong as Ever’
  –  March 14, 2018
And while there's obviously no way to truly tell what's in store for him, he made it clear he doesn't consider himself retired from making music — and still has unfinished business with Judas Priest. "It's not the end for me," continued Tipton.
JUDAS PRIEST's Rob Halford & BEHEMOTH's Nergal Both Want To Do A Black Metal Album Together
  –  March 14, 2018
Here's probably the most unlikely bit of news you're going to read all month, maybe even this entire quarter: Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford is ... ‘You know I love your kind of music. I would love to kind of put my toe into the water and see what ...
Judas Priest’s Glenn Tipton Elaborates on Parkinson’s Disease Diagnosis + His Future
  –  March 14, 2018
Many were shocked earlier this year when it was revealed that Judas Priest guitarist Glenn Tipton was stepping ... but adds that this this is not it for him in terms of music. "I’ll still be able to write and record and on good days even join the band ...
Richie Faulkner of Judas Priest on Why Gibson 'Embodies Rock 'n' Roll'
  –  March 13, 2018
Judas Priest just released a new album ... proves the powerful pathway to making iconic metal music. Faulkner is a major fan of the Flying V. Who are some of his all-time favorite Flying V players? "Michael Schenker is a huge one," he told Gibson.com.
Judas Priest’s Glenn Tipton Refused to Use Backing Tracks Live; Richie Faulkner Questions Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  –  March 13, 2018
“On the other hand, I think after 50 years of creating new music and touring the world, with our fan base, that’s more of an accolade than any award. Our fans are passionate.” Judas Priest’s 18th studio album is out now, so check out our review of ...
RICHIE FAULKNER: If JUDAS PRIEST Is Not Inducted Into The ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME, What Is The Credibility Of It?
  –  March 10, 2018
Having been eligible for induction since 1999, JUDAS PRIEST was on the ballot for this year's class ... On the other hand, I think after 50 years of creating new music and touring the world, with our fan base, that's more of an accolade than any award.
Judas Priest to kick off tour at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Township
  –  March 10, 2018
That’s what life’s all about.” Plenty of Eagles fans and metal fans will have a chance to see Halford perform when Judas Priest headlines an evening of music that begins at 7 p.m. March 13 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Township and also ...
Judas Priest on New Album 'Firepower,' Their 'Beatles Moment' & Being Out In Metal
  –  March 9, 2018
That's the joy of the way music can instill itself into your life. And that's part of this big machine called Judas Priest. Does that put pressure on you guys for new albums? You have so many classics, songs people cite as their favorites of all time.
Judas Priest Release New "Spectre" Music Video
  –  March 9, 2018
Judas Priest have premiered the music video for "Spectre," the latest single from their new album, Firepower. You can watch it above. Firepower—the band's eighteenth studio album—is out today. It was recorded with longtime collaborator Tom Allom and ...
Judas Priest on Their Half-Century Heavy-Metal Odyssey
  –  March 9, 2018
He also does a mean Bob Dylan impression. It's early December and he and two other members of Judas Priest have gathered in a small room on the 28th floor of Sony Music's Manhattan corporate headquarters to hype their new album, Firepower. The room ...
'Metal Together': Judas Priest Soldiers On With 'Firepower' World Tour
  –  March 8, 2018
the band rallying together as brothers and all agreeing unconditionally that this whole experience that’s associated around the life of Judas Priest must go on. Q: It’s probably easier for you, as you said, on stage. Once the music starts, everything ...
Music Review: Judas Priest goes ballistic on 'Firepower'
  –  March 6, 2018
If you think these heavy metal dinosaurs have had it, you've got another thing coming. "Firepower," the fast-paced title track from the British steel merchants' latest album, is the best song Judas Priest has recorded in nearly three decades, kicking off a ...


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