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Formed: 1967
From: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Judas Priest News

Below is our complete Judas Priest news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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"Hellfest Open Air" 2018 Full Lineup Revealed

The full lineup is in for the 2018 ‘Hellfest Open Air‘, which will be held from June 22nd-24th in Clisson, France. Check out the billing below:

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Ten Previous Judas Priest Vinyl Albums Re-Pressed

With a new album titled “Firepower” still to come, Judas Priest have re-pressed ten of their previous albums on 180 gram vinyl and released them past weekend. Should you be trying to complete your collection you can find links to all of the new pressings HERE. The U.S. version of Amazon has a number of the new pressings of the albums listed as arriving this Friday, December 08th. Those albums include:

“Painkiller“
“Defenders Of The Faith“
“Ram It Down“
“Killing Machine“
“Priest…Live!“

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2018 "Las Rageous" Festival Lineup Revealed

The lineup for the 2018 edition of the ‘Las Rageous‘ festival has been unveiled. ‘Las Rageous‘ will be held at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center on April 20th and April 21st. Set to perform next year at the event are the following bands: More...

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Judas Priest Teases New Song "Firepower"

Judas Priest are streaming a short clip of their new song “Firepower” below. The song is the title track to the group’s new album, which is currently scheduled for a March release date.

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Bloodstock Open Air Adds Four More Bands To Lineup

The organisers of Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival has confirmed a further four bands to perform at next year's edition of the festival, including German heavy metal legend Doro, who will be headlining the Sophie Lancaster stage on the Friday night. Also added to the event are death metal supergroup Bloodbath, who will also perform on Friday, but on the Ronnie James Dio stage, while Greek symphonic death metal veterans Septicflesh and the Chris Jericho fronted heavy metal group Fozzy will also play the RJD stage, on Saturday and Sunday respectively. The festival will take place in Catton Hall, Derbyshire from August 10th to 12th. More bands will be confirmed over the coming year, including plenty of unsigned talent.

The current lineup is as follows:

Friday: Ronnie James Dio Stage
Judas Priest
Emperor
Bloodbath
Memoriam

Friday: Sophie Lancaster Stage
Doro

Saturday: Ronnie James Dio Stage
Gojira
Combichrist
Septicflesh
Orden Ogan

Sunday: Ronnie James Dio Stage
Nightwish
Devildriver
Fozzy

Sunday: Sophie Lancaster Stage
Watain

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More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2018

The organisers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival has announced a string of new names for next year's edition of the event, which will be held over four days from June 21st to June 24th. In addition to the previously announced acts, Guns N Roses, Ozzy Osbourne and Iron Maiden, the festival will also host such big names as British heavy metal icons Judas Priest, thrash metal legends Megadeth, Kreator and Exodus, nu metal giants Limp Bizkit and the Ice-T fronted, Body Count, amongst many others.

The lineup so far is as follows:

Guns N Roses
Iron Maiden
Ozzy Osbourne
Judas Priest
Avenged Sevenfold
Bullet For My Valentine
A Perfect Circle
Limp Bizkit
Parkway Drive
Megadeth
Kreator
Body Count
Exodus
Anti Flag
P.O.D.
Killswitch Engage
Watain
Asking Alexandria
At The Gates
Less Than Jake
The Darkness
Iced Earth
Underoath
Amaranthe
Thy Art Is Murder
Powerwolf
Emmure
Marduk
Tesseract
Powerflo
Vader
Miss May I
Stray From The Path
Tyr
Knocked Loose
Arkona
Carnivore A.D.
Pist*On
Modern Life Is War
Asphyx
Planet Of Zeus
Akercocke
Blessthefall
Silverstein
Zeal & Ardor
Bolzer
Monuments
Stone Broken

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Judas Priest Reveals New Album Title

British heavy metal icons Judas Priest has announced via a short post on Facebook that the title of their forthcoming new studio album will be, "Firepower." The album will be released in early 2018 but at present, no other details are available. The album was produced by Andy Sneap, who has previously worked with the likes of Testament, Exodus and Kreator and recorded at This will be their second album to feature guitarist Ritchie Faulkner who replaced longtime member KK Downing and made his recording debut with the band on 2014's, "Redeemer Of Souls."

The band has also announced the first dates of their 2018 tour of North America where they will be supported by fellow heavy metal legends Saxon and Thin Lizzy spinoff, Black Star Riders. The dates can be seen below: More...

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Rob Halford Performs With Babymetal

Last night pop metal icon Babymetal and Judas Priest's legendary vocalist Rob Halford came together for the third annual Journey's Alternative Press Music Awards, fueled by Monster Energy.

The performance, which featured Babymetal's Su-Metal and Halford's dueling vocals on Judas Priest classics "Painkiller" and "Breaking The Law," officially saw the meeting of the Fox God and the Metal God. Check out footage below. More...

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Wacken 2015 CD/DVD Set Announced

Just in time for 2016's Wacken Open Air that will see another 75,000 metalheads having the time of their lives, UDR Music is pleased to announce the release of "Live At Wacken 2015 - 26 Years Louder Than Hell.

This double CD/DVD (or BluRay) set is hitting North American stores on August 26th. Transport yourself back to 2015's stellar lineup with over 120 bands on eight stages. The full track listing is as follows:

DVD1 / Blu-ray1:
01. JUDAS PRIEST - Painkiller
02. IN FLAMES - Paralyzed
03. IN FLAMES - Everything's Gone
04. AMORPHIS - My Kantele
05. AMORPHIS - Magic And Mayhem
06. RUNNING WILD - Under Jolly Roger
07. RUNNING WILD - Riding The Storm
08. BEYOND THE BLACK - Rage Before The Storm
09. BEYOND THE BLACK - Songs Of Love And Death
10. ARCHITECTS OF CHAOZ - Horsemen
11. ARMORED SAINT - Left Hook From Right Field
12. ANNIHILATOR - Creepin' Again
13. ANNIHILATOR - Alison Hell
14. DEATH ANGEL - Voracious Soul
15. DEATH ANGEL - Buried Alive
16. EXUMER - Possessed By Fire
17. BURGERKILL - Under The Scars
18. SABATON - To Hell And Back
19. SABATON - Night Witches
20. DANKO JONES - The Twisting Knife
21. DANKO JONES - Full Of Regret
22. ULI JON ROTH - Dark Lady
23. ULI JON ROTH - Virgin Killer
24. THE POODLES - Night Of Passion
25. EUROPE - War Of Kings
26. EUROPE - The Second Day More...

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Jim Breuer Premieres New Music Video

Jim Breuer and the Loud & Rowdy's premieres a new music video for "Old School", taken from the band's debut album "Songs from the Garage", out in stores now via Metal Blade Records. In the clip, Breuer name drops some of his favorite metal and hard rock songs and references and also does his best impersonations of some of hard rock and metal's biggest personalities.

Check out now "Old School" below.

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Babymetal To Perform With Rob Halford

Each year, the Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards fueled by Monster Energy brings fans collaborative performances from, and the 2016 APMAs will present even more. The first will feature none other than legendary heavy metal vocalist Rob Halford of Judas Priest and pop metal phenomenons and Best International Band nominees Babymetal.

Babymetal's Su-Metal states, "I am still at a loss of what to feel, but to be able to perform together with the metal god, I am in disbelief... I know it will be an amazing experience for us and I am really looking forward to it."

Babymetal - the breakout Japanese heavy metal/teen-pop hybrid group featuring 18 year old Su-Metal and 16 year olds Yuimetal and Moametal, backed by a four-piece band - released sophomore album "Metal Resistance: this past April (debuting atop Billboard's "World Albums" chart and iTunes' "Top Heavy Metal Albums" chart). More...

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Six Feet Under Premieres Iron Maiden Cover

On May 27th, Six Feet Under will release the fourth installment of the "Graveyard Classics" series, this time paying tribute to two of NWOBHM's most heralded legends: Iron Maiden and Judas Priest.

Entitled "Graveyard Classics IV: The Number of the Priest" and mixed by Jesse Kirkbride at Kirkbride Recordings in Cape Coral, FL, the album is comprised of five Judas Priest covers (side A), and six Iron Maiden covers (side B), handpicked by Metal Blade Records CEO Brian Slagel.

For a preview of the record, the cover version of Iron Maiden’s "Murder In The Rue Morgue" is now streaming below

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Six Feet Under Covers Judas Priest

On May 27th, Six Feet Under will release the fourth installment of the "Graveyard Classics" series, this time paying tribute to two of metal's most heralded legends: Iron Maiden and Judas Priest.

Entitled "Graveyard Classics IV: The Number of the Priest" and mixed by Jesse Kirkbride at Kirkbride Recordings in Cape Coral, FL, the album is comprised of five Judas Priest covers (side A), and six Iron Maiden covers (side B), handpicked by Metal Blade Records CEO Brian Slagel.

For a preview of the record, the cover version of "Never Satisfied" is now streaming below, and the previous single "Invader" can be heard here. More...

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Judas Priest Announces "Golden Epitaph" Tour

This was obviously an April Fool's gag. For the full list of our 2016 jokes, head here.

Legendary metal act Judas Priest vowed to tour in every corner of the globe to spread the word of true metal. The band announced a string of tour dates in some of the most remote locations in the world. Dubbed, the "Golden Epitaph," the tour will launch with a performance at the Garvault Hotel in Sutherland, Scotland on July 1st and will come to an end on July 31st, with a performance at the Internet Cafe on the main island of Tristan da Cunha.

Vocalist Rob Halford commented: "I rarely read Facebook comments, but I scanned the Judas Priest page and it was filled with shouts from fans to come to their locations...'come to Botswana' and 'come to Indonesia' and the like. I turned to Glenn and we both agreed that the time was right to take Priest to the most remote locations in the world."

Confirmed dates and locations for the "Golden Epitaph" tour can be found on the poster below: More...

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Judas Priest Premieres New Live Music Video

Judas Priest premieres a brand new live music video for "Breaking The Law", taken from the upcoming new live CD/DVD "Battle Cry". The outing will be out as CD, Blu-Ray/DVD, and was largely filmed/recorded during the band’s August 01, 2015 performance at the annual "Wacken Open Air" festival.

Check out now "Breaking The Law" below.

Battle Cry CD Track List: More...

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Judas Priest: New Multi-Cam Live Video Clip Posted

YouTuber "metalist908" is streaming a new fan shot multi-camera video clip of Judas Priest performing the band's all-time classic "Desert Plains" in Stockholm, Sweden on December 5 at Ericsson Globe.

Check it out now below.

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Judas Priest Streaming New Live Video Clip

YouTuber "metalist908" is streaming a new fan shot multi-camera video clip of Judas Priest performing the band's all-time classic "Metal Gods" in Stockholm, Sweden on December 5 at Ericsson Globe.

Check it out now below.

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Iron Priest/Judas Maiden? Two New Mashups Posted

YouTuber "TheTaskmaster" has put Halford's "Devil’s Child" vocal track over top of Iron Maiden's "Iron Maiden" for a "Maiden’s Child" mashup.

On the following mashup "TheTaskmaster" did it the other way round and put Bruce Dickinson's "Flight Of Icarus" vocal track over Judas Priest's "You’ve Got Another Thing Coming" for a "Icarus Got Another Flight Coming" mashup.

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Abbath Covers Judas Priest

Abbath, the band founded by Norway's iconic black metal frontman Abbath Doom Occulta (formerly of Immortal), is now streaming a Judas Preist cover for the track "Riding On The Wind."

The cover track is taken from the band's "Count the Dead" 7", which has been released worldwide by Season of Mist today. You can also hear the previously released track "Count The Dead" at this location.

Following this shorter 7" release, the self-titled full-length album "Abbath" will be released by Season of Mist on January 22nd, 2016. The full track listing is as follows:

1. To War
2. Winter Bane
3. Ashes of the Damned
4. Ocean of Wounds
5. Count the Dead
6. Fenrir Hunts
7. Root of the Mountain
8. Endless More...

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Metal Allegiance Posts "We Rock" Music Video

Metal Allegiance premieres another new music video for the band's cover of Dio's “We Rock“, taken from the band's self-titled debut album, which is out now in stores via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The supergroup's core musicians include Megadeth‘s David Ellefson, Testament‘s Alex Skolnick and Mike Portnoy of The Winery Dogs/ex-Dream Theater.

Joining them on "We Rock" are Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), Chris Jericho (Fozzy), Tim "Ripper" Owens (ex-Judas Priest), Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Chuck Billy (Testament), Steve “Zetro” Souza (Exodus), Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), Phil Demmel (Machine Head) and Gary Holt (Slayer/Exodus) with additional lead guitars.

Check it out now below.


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