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.

Halford's operatic vocal style and the twin guitar sound of Downing and Tipton have been a major influence on metal and have 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.
Never The Heroes
Never The Heroes is a song by musical group Judas Priest, released on March 2, 2018.
Firepower is a song by musical group Judas Priest, released on February 2, 2018.
Lightning Strike
Lightning Strike is a song by musical group Judas Priest, released on January 5, 2018.

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JUDAS PRIEST Bassist: 'After All These Years, We're Still Learning'
  –  April 13, 2018
JUDAS PRIEST bassist Ian Hill was recently interviewed by Pete Bailey of the Primordial Radio podcast "Binge Thinking". You can now listen to the chat using the widget below. Asked if it's difficult for PRIEST to create new music without previously used ...
Judas Priest: ‘Firepower’
  –  April 13, 2018
The sound you get from each track is pure heavy metal music in the Judas Priest style, which makes it heavy metal at its best. “Firepower” is an excellent opener, and is immediately backed up by tracks that are as good or even surpass it.
Judas Priest to headline Budweiser Events Center in Colorado
  –  April 8, 2018
Judas Priest has been making waves in the music industry for decades. While they formed in the late 1960s, it was the addition of singer Rob Halford in 1973 that helped them change heavy metal forever. Hill was actually the reason the singer even joined ...
Judas Priest Brings Heavy Metal to Hammond's Horseshoe Casino
  –  April 6, 2018
NWIL: What’s the coolest use of your music in pulp culture outside of your performances ... With years of experience, Judas Priest is still bringing heavy metal to the masses. Check out some more information on their Firepower 2018 tour, or take a ...
Judas Priest at the Masonic Temple in Detroit, MI
  –  April 4, 2018
This evening with Judas Priest along with guests Saxon and Black Star Riders captures everything fans love about heavy metal music with soaring vocals, blazing guitars, crushing rhythms, and a bigger than life stage show.
Former Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing opens new venue K.K.'s Steel Mill
  –  April 4, 2018
Former Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing has once again proved himself one of the good guys. Bucking the trend for venue closures up and down the country, he’s opened a new haven for live rock music in Wolverhampton. K.K.’s Steel Mill is to open in ...
Judas Priest makes rare appearance at Grossinger Motors Arena April 8
  –  April 3, 2018
Judas Priest is easily one of the best shows you will ever see live ... the legendary band has made a lasting contribution to the world of rock and roll. Its music, lyrics and persistence in spite of challenges serve as an inspiring source of strength ...
Judas Priest’s Rob Halford: Glenn Tipton ‘Is a Heavy Metal Hero Whether He Likes It or Not’
  –  April 3, 2018
We're here to celebrate the new Judas Priest album, Firepower, the 18th studio album. Judas Priest has such a large catalog of music. Does it become a challenge to make new music that sounds like vintage Priest without repeating yourselves? I think where ...
Cover Story: Judas Priest
  –  April 1, 2018
With the music world (and the world in general ... then there’s something sorely wrong.” Judas Priest makes area stops at The Riverside Theater in Milwaukee on April 3rd and the Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington on April 8th (which is only ...
From parked cars to Judas Priest: Minneapolis' Armory rises again as concert venue
  –  March 30, 2018
Judas Priest is playing its first Twin Cities date in nine years ... “When you get up to sports arenas, music is usually the redheaded stepchild, and things like acoustics aren’t a big part of the equation,” Abdul said. “But we definitely had ...
'Metal Together': Judas Priest Soldiers On With 'Firepower' World Tour
  –  March 30, 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 ...
Judas Priest at the Masonic, 5 Things To Know
  –  March 30, 2018
If You Go • Judas Priest, Saxon and Black Star Riders • 7 p.m. Saturday, March 31. • Masonic Temple, 500 Temple Ave., Detroit. • Tickets are sold out. Call 313-832-7100 or visit themasonic.com. Gary Graff is a longtime Detroit-area music critic and ...
Judas Priest, has it been 50 years already?
  –  March 28, 2018
It’s very real. It’s keeping it legit, and it’s keeping it at a level of honest acceptance. That’s another part of the magic that’s kept Judas Priest alive and thriving so long, defending the faith of heavy metal music.
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.


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