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Formed: 1967
From: Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Judas Priest Cancels South African Shows

British heavy metal legends Judas Priest has announced that they have been forced to cancel their planned first shows in South Africa. A statement from the band posted on social media reads as follows:

"Due to circumstances totally beyond our control we are extremely sorry to have to announce that because of logistical and technical reasons the South African shows have been cancelled - we are very disappointed that this has happened as we were looking forward to performing in South Africa for our fans there for the first time - we have been touring the world for nearly 50 years and have always honored our commitments - we are all very upset about this situation."

Judas Priest has been touring in support of their critically acclaimed new album, "Firepower," which was released last year.

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Ozzy Osbourne Postpones Entire European Tour

Following the announcement yesterday that heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne had postponed shows in Dublin, Manchester, Newcastle and Nottingham after coming down with a case of the flu, the singer has delayed his entire European run on doctor's orders. After seeing his physician again, Osbourne has been diagnosed with a severe upper-respiratory infection which the doctor feels could develop into pneumonia given the physicality of the live performances and an extensive travel schedule throughout Europe in harsh winter conditions.

Statement from Ozzy:
“I’m completely devastated for having to postpone the European leg of my tour. It just seems that since October everything I touch has turned to shit.

"First the staph infection in my thumb and now coming down with the flu and bronchitis. I want to apologize to all of my fans who have been so loyal over the years, my band, my crew and to Judas Priest for letting you all down. However, I promise the tour with Judas Priest will be completed. It’s being rescheduled right now to start in September. Again, I apologize to everyone. God Bless. Love you all, Ozzy."

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Ozzy Osbourne Postpones Four UK Shows

Heavy metal icons Judas Priest has announced that the upcoming shows in Dublin, Manchester, Nottingham and Newcastle supporting fellow metal legend Ozzy Osbourne have been postponed after the headliner was taken ill. A statement from the band reads as follows:

"It is with great regret we have to announce that the first four UK shows on the Ozzy Osbourne/Judas Priest tour have been postponed due to Ozzy having a very bad case of flu - therefore Dublin, Nottingham, Manchester and Newcastle will be rescheduled at a later date - details to follow once finalised - we are very sorry that this has happened and to disappoint so many fans - we wish Ozzy well and look forward to the Glasgow, Birmingham and London shows together - and to the rescheduled ones in the future."

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Diamond Oz: My Top Five Albums Of 2018

Eagle eyed readers may have noticed that last year, Metal Underground didn't have our annual Best Of awards. While we unfortunately won't be having one this year either, we don't want to miss out on telling you about some of our favourites of 2018. So with this in mind, here's one Limey's opinions on who released the best albums this year, who rocked hardest live and what I'm most looking forward to in 2019. Why not start proceedings off with...

Best Live Band

I've been absolutely spoiled this year quite frankly. Beginning the year with an awesome co-headlining show from Rage and Firewind and almost capping it off with the Headbanger's Ball tour, which was comprised of Exodus, Sodom, Death Angel and Suicidal Angels, as well as attending the Bloodstock Open Air festival and 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, it's been a great year for gigs. I've seen some truly phenomenal sets this year, and choosing just one band was difficult, especially given that I've seen Voivod three times this year and they were outstanding every single time. Other special mentions go to Mantar, Judas Priest, Primordial and Skindred, the last of which I've often stated are the best live band I've ever seen. However this year my choice is...

Melechesh

It's been twenty two years since Jerusalem black metal veterans released their debut full length, "As Jerusalem Burns..." and they've continued to just get better and better. Melechesh are a band which can deliver on big festival stages and intimate club shows with a mix of darkness, enigma, great stage presence and most importantly, great music. Those who aren't necessarily fans of their studio work should really give them a go in a live setting because you're almost guaranteed to come away as fans. The seamless performances of such intricate music is stunning but most of all, Melechesh are incredibly fun live, without being corny. Frontman Ashmedi knows he doesn't have to give the "Are you ready to party!?" shtick, or pretend to have arrived straight from Hell, he just has to be Ashmedi... And Ashmedi is fucking badass! More...

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Judas Priest North American Tour Announced

Uriah Heep will join Judas Priest as direct support on their 2019 spring/summer North American tour. Below's where that trek will hit:

05/03 Hollywood, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
05/06 Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
05/08 Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
05/09 Biloxi, MS – Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
05/12 Washington, DC – The Anthem
05/14 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
05/15 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
05/16 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
05/18 Albany, NY – Palace Theatre
05/19 Albany, NY – Palace Theatre
05/22 Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
05/23 Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
05/25 Rosemont, IL – Rosemont Theatre
05/28 Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater
05/29 Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater
05/31 Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory
06/01 Little Rock, AR – First Security Amphitheater
06/03 St. Louis, MO – Stifel Theatre
06/05 Colorado Springs, CO – Broadmoor World Arena
06/08 Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Centre
06/10 Lethbridge, AB – ENMAX Centre
06/11 Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
06/13 Dawson Creek, BC – Encana Events Centre
06/14 Prince George, BC – CN Centre
06/16 Kelowna, BC – Prospera Place
06/17 Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Centre
06/19 Airway Heights, WA – Northern Quest Resort and Casino
06/21 Kent, WA – Accesso Showare Center
06/22 Portland, OR – Moda Theatre of the Clouds
06/24 San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre
06/25 San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre
06/27 Los Angeles, CA – Microsoft Theater
06/29 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel

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Ozzy & Judas Priest European/UK Tour Announced

Ozzy Osbourne‘s forthcoming European/UK tour will find him joined by Judas Priest as special guests in early2019. Dates for said trek , dubbed ‘No More Tours 2‘, will run as follows:

01/30 Dublin, IRE – 3 Arena
02/01 Nottingham, UK – Motorpoint Arena
02/03 Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
02/05 Newcastle, UK – Metro Radio Arena
02/07 Glasgow, UK – SSE Hydro
02/09 Birmingham, UK – Genting Arena
02/11 London, UK – O2 arena
02/13 Munich, GER – Olympiahalle
02/15 Frankfurt, GER – Festhalle
02/17 Hamburg, GER – Barclaycard Arena
02/19 Berlin, GER – Mercedes-Benz Arena
02/22 Stockholm, SWE – Tele2
02/24 Helsinki, FIN – Hartwall Arena
02/27 Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion
03/01 Bologna, ITA – Unipol Arena
03/03 Barcelona, SPA – Palau Sant Jordi

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See: Toddler Cry Until Mommy Puts On Judas Priest

For little Abby, it was a rough day in the back of the car when her mom wouldn’t put on some Judas Priest...

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Bloodstock 2018: Day One

Festival season is drawing to a close for another year, with the likes of Wacken, Graspop, Hellfest and others all over until 2019. This year, Metal Underground had the pleasure of attending Bloodstock Open Air, the fastest growing metal festival in the United Kingdom, held at Catton Park, Derbyshire and featuring bands from all across the globe, from legends to unsigned acts. So how did this year's edition of Bloodstock go? Read on, MacDuff.

The grounds open on Thursday, as the finishing touches are being put on the main stage, though fans are still treated to an evening of metal courtesy of the second stage, named after the SOPHIE charity (Stamp Out Prejudice Hatred and Intolerance Everywhere) which this year was headlined by Russian folk metal band, Arkona. I was only able to catch one set, which was from British death metal outfit Bloodshot Dawn, a solid performance which attracted a decent sized crowd and a positive response from those in attendance. One thing that will hit you immediately after entering the arena area is how expensive everything is, even by festival standards. We expect prices to be raised at festivals, but £7 for a standard burger is ridiculous, add fries and a soft drink and it comes to £14.80, way more than the mediocre refreshments should cost. This is why it's useful to bring food and drink of your own and eat in the campsite during some downtime. More...

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Watch: Sisters Doing Cover Of Judas Priest

Having a bad day? Watch these two sisters doing a hilarious guitar and vocal cover of the Judas Priest classic "Painkiller" streaming below.

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Judas Priest Premiere Music Video “No Surrender”

Judas Priest premiere a music video for their song “No Surrender” from their latest effort, “Firepower“. Stream it below:

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Judas Priest & Deep Purple Summer Tour Announced

Deep Purple and Judas Priest announce a North American summer co-headlining tour which will see them out across the United States and Canada kickking off in August. Dates for that trek include:

08/21 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
08/22 Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/24 Detroit, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
08/25 Mt. Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort
08/27 Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Centre
08/29 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
08/30 Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron
09/01 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
09/02 Bethel Woods, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
09/05 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
09/06 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
09/08 Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
09/09 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
09/11 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
09/12 Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
09/14 Atlanta, GA – Verizon Amphitheatre
09/16 Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
09/18 Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
09/20 Welch, MN – Treasure Island Casino
09/21 Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah’s Council Bluffs
09/23 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
09/26 San Diego, CA – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
09/27 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
09/29 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
09/30 Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre

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Tipton Rejoins Judas Priest On Stage For Encores

Judas Priest guitarist Glenn Tipton revealed earlier this year that he was struggling with Parkinson's Disease and he won't be touring with the band for the time being. Clarifying later that, he would still get up on stage for some songs here and there.

Glenn Tipton first kept that promise on March 20 in Newark, NJ, when he joined Judas Priest on stage for three songs. Past week he's done it again at the band's April 19 performance in San Francisco, CA. Tipton played "Metal Gods", "Breaking The Law" and "Living After Midnight".

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Rock Fest Barcelona Completes Festival Lineup

With a grand total of 51 confirmed bands and some of the biggest artists in rock history, Rock Fest Barcelona is officially finishing its bill for the 2018 edition, which will happen on July 5th, 6th and 7th at Parc de Can Zam in Santa Coloma de Gramenet. The spectacular Kiss, the great Scorpions, the ‘madman’ Ozzy Osbourne, the return of Judas Priest and Helloween’s reunion, among others, will be headlining the festival and now five more bands will be added to the festival as the countdown begins for the most awaited, special and historic edition of Rock Fest Barcelona in its five years of existence. More...

Read the full article at Five new additions and closing of the bill.

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Judas Priest Debut New Music Video “Spectre”

Judas Priest‘s new music video for “Spectre” has premiered online alongside the release of the group’s eighteen studio album, “Firepower“.

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Judas Priest Tease New Track “Children Of The Sun”

“Children Of The Sun” is the latest track to be teased from Judas Priest‘s upcoming album “Firepower“. That effort will be out tomorrow, March 09th.

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Judas Priest Premiere New Song "Never the Heroes"

Judas Priest premiere a new song entitled "Never the Heroes", taken from their upcoming new album "Firepower", which is due out on March 9.

Check out now "Never the Heroes" below.

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Rob Halford Fires Back At K.K. Downing

Rob Halford fires back at K.K. Downing over the ex-Judas Priest guitarist's assumption that producer Andy Sneap was covering Glenn Tipton's parts on the group's new release, insisting that "everything that you hear from Glenn on 'Firepower' is the amazing Glenn Tipton".

Two weeks after Tipton announced that he was retiring from touring life in the wake of his battle with Parkinson's disease, K.K. Downing issued a statement in which he tells that he was "shocked and stunned" that he wasn't approached to rejoin the band and insinuates that Sneap's "contribution to the new Judas Priest album was much more than just as a producer".

During an appearance on yesterday's "The Freaks with Kenny & Crash" show on Phoenix's Fox Sports 910 radio station, Halford responded directly to Downing's comments:

"Let me just say that the great joy of Judas Priest is that we've never gone into this kind of arena of a public dispute. And it's so easy to fall into that trap in social media today. How many people have you seen in sports, for example, that have made a rash comment on Twitter, just on the heat of the moment, emotionally. You know, we're all human, we've all got feelings, and we have a tendency to blurt out the first thing that is on our minds, and rightly or wrongly, things can kind of come back and chase you afterwards in a negative way.

So, with regards to everything that was made in K.K.'s statement today, a lot of it, to me, is completely superfluous. But the one point that I would like to clarify and have on record is this insinuation that Andy Sneap was covering Glenn's guitar parts on 'Firepower', and I can categorically state that that is a thousand percent false. Because I was with Glenn for all of his guitar work, and he worked really, really hard. Imagine this guy in the tenth year of Parkinson's. I've never seen anybody so brave in the fact that every song was a challenge for him to make it work, but he did - consistently, day after day. It was just a very powerful thing to experience firsthand. And this just goes to show you about the amazing stories that surround invididuals around the world that are dealing with Parkinson's in their life.

So, thank you for that opportunity, Kenny. I just wanted to touch on that one issue, because out of everything that was laid out in that statement, that one hit me personally. And so now I've been able to clarify that and make sure that everybody out in the world listening to the show, on the Internet and elsewhere, understands that everything that you hear from Glenn on 'Firepower' is the amazing Glenn Tipton. Oh yeah!"

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K.K. “Shocked" He Wasn’t Asked To Rejoin The Band

Ex-Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing isn’t pleased that he wasn’t approached to fill in for Glenn Tipton, who was recently forced to step down from live shows due to his ongoing struggles with Parkinson’s disease. Judas Priest have since tapped producer/musician Andy Sneap to step in at their forthcoming live appearances.

K.K. retired from Judas Priest back in 2011 due to some differences in opinion with their management and was replaced by Richie Faulkner.Tells Downing in a recently shared statement: More...

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Another Preview Of A New Judas Priest Song Posted

A short preview of a new track titled "Evil Never Dies" from UK heavy metal icons Judas Priest is available below. The track is taken from the group's new effort, "Firepower", which will be released on March 9 through Epic. "Firepower" was recorded by British producer Andy Sneap, the band's longtime collaborator Tom Allom and engineer Mike Exeter behind the boards. The cover artwork for "Firepower" was done by Claudio Bergamin.

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Judas Priest Tease New Track “Traitors Gate”

Judas Priest share a short tease of their new track “Traitors Gate“. The full track will arrive via the group’s upcoming album, “Firepower“, out March 09th. If the case you missed the news, Judas Priest’s guitarist Glenn Tipton decided to step down from touring in consequence of his struggles with Parkinson’s disease.

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