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

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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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Priest, King Diamond To Headline Fun Fun Fun Fest

Fun Fun Fun Fest (FFF Fest) is excited to announce the music lineup of the 9th annual festival to be held November 7-9 at Auditorium Shores and Butler Park in Austin. Weekend passes and Ultimate Smooth Passes are on sale today at 10 a.m. CST at funfunfunfest.com.

For the first time in 25 years, Austin will welcome English heavy metal royalty Judas Priest as a FFF headliner. Recognized as one of the greatest and most influential metal bands of all time, Judas Priest is known for their twin lead guitars, original vocal style and for introducing the S&M leather look to metal. Their performance will follow the release of their seventeenth studio album, Redeemer of Souls, which marks 40 years since their debut recording.

Other FFF Fest 2014 headliners include Neutral Milk Hotel, Death Cab For Cutie, Nas, King Diamond, Wiz Khalifa, Alt-J, Death From Above 1979, and Girl Talk. The roster will also feature performances from The New Pornographers, Dinosaur Jr., 2 Chainz, Rocket From The Crypt, First Aid Kid, Death Grips, Atmosphere, Guided by Voices, Blood Brothers, City and Colour, Yo La Tengo, Dum Dum Girls, Foxygen, Sun Kil Moon, Flying Lotus, Yelle, and Ginuwine. Additional musical acts may also be announced later this summer.

Festival producers Transmission Events will offer a sound for everyone, with a mix of new music, long-awaited reunions, and fan favorites. The music lifting from the park will include indie, hip-hop, punk, electronic, metal, folk and more. This year will also feature an expanded comedy and action sports experience, with a fresh lineup of comedians and riders to be announced this summer.

“Each year, we try to bring Fun Fun Fun fans a unique and exciting lineup to top the year before,” says Bobby Garza, general manager at Transmission Events. “And this year we feel we went above and beyond to give you an experience you can’t find anywhere else.” More...

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Judas Priest Streaming "March Of The Damned"

Legendary metal act Judas Priest posted is now streaming the entire new track "March of the Damned" in the player below.

The track is accompanied by an introduction by guitarist Glenn Tipton and the song will appear on the upcoming new release "Redeemer of Souls," which drops July 14th (EU) through Columbia Records and July 15th (North America) via Epic Records.

The track listing for "Redeemer of Souls" is:

1. Dragonaut
2. Redeemer of Souls (streaming here)
3. Halls of Valhalla
4. Sword of Damocles
5. March of the Damned
6. Down in Flames
7. Hell & Back
8. Cold Blooded
9. Metalizer
10. Crossfire
11. Secrets of the Dead
12. Battle Cry
13. Beginning of the End

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Judas Priest Posts Preview Clip Of New Track

Legendary metal act Judas Priest posted a preview clip featuring a snippet of the new track "March of the Damned."

The song will appear on the upcoming new release "Redeemer of Souls," which is out on July 14th (EU) through Columbia Records and July 15th (North America) via Epic Records.

Pre-orders can be made via the band's Official website. The track listing for "Redeemer of Souls" is:

1. Dragonaut
2. Redeemer of Souls
3. Halls of Valhalla
4. Sword of Damocles
5. March of the Damned
6. Down in Flames
7. Hell & Back
8. Cold Blooded
9. Metalizer
10. Crossfire
11. Secrets of the Dead
12. Battle Cry
13. Beginning of the End

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Judas Priest Reveals Album Track Listing

Judas Priest recently announced that new album "Redeemer Of Souls" is due out July 15th, 2014.

You can hear the title track over at this location, and the full album's track listing is as follows:

1. Dragonaut
2. Redeemer of Souls
3. Halls of Valhalla
4. Sword of Damocles
5. March of the Damned
6. Down in Flames
7. Hell & Back
8. Cold Blooded
9. Metalizer
10. Crossfire
11. Secrets of the Dead
12. Battle Cry
13. Beginning of the End More...

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Judas Priest Posts New Song Online

Iconic British heavy metal band, Judas Priest has posted the title track from their forthcoming new studio album, "Redeemer of Souls" online. You can check it out below.

The band has also revealed the artwork for the album, which can also be seen at the bottom of the page. The album is expected to be released on July 14th in Europe, with a North American release of July 15th to follow. This will also be the first Judas Priest album to feature guitarist, Richie Faulkner, who replaced founding member KK Downing in 2011.

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New Judas Priest Album On The Way

After a series of teasing statements, Judas Priest has now confirmed via a Facebook post (check out the image below) that a new album is done and full details will be released in the coming weeks.

Keep your eyes peeled for the official album title and release date. This coming album will follow the band's 2008 full-length "Nostradamus" (reviewed here).

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Rob Halford Reveals New Judas Priest LP Is Done

Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford broke the exclusive news to Artisan News Service that the new album is "absolutely finished." The statement was released in the video clip below while Halford was interviewed attending the listening party for the upcoming Ronnie James Dio Tribute release "This Is Your Life," on which Halford took part.

Check out the clip here:

Read the full article at EXCLUSIVE: NEW JUDAS PRIEST ALBUM IS DONE.

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Judas Priest To Release New Album

Judas Priest has checked in with the following brief announcement online about gearing up to drop an album next year:

"We wish all of our fans a great Christmas and a very metal New Year! We will be releasing a new album sometime in 2014 so stay tuned......!"

This coming album will follow the band's 2008 full-length "Nostradamus" (reviewed here). Further details are forthcoming. More...

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Christopher Lee To Release Second Metal Album

Iconic actor Christopher Lee (known for his roles in such films as Dracula, The Man With The Golden Gun, Lord of the Rings, The Wicker Man and the Star Wars prequels,) has announced that at the age of 90, he will release his second metal album, "The Omens Of Death," under the Charlemagne moniker he used two years ago for his first metal album, "Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross." Lee claims that this second album will see him move into "full on" heavy metal, with music arranged by Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner. You can listen to two new songs, "Let Legend Mark Me as the King" and "The Ultimate Sacrifice," by heading to Amazon.com, where you may also purchase the music. A lengthy video in which Christopher Lee describes the music, as well as his storied acting career, can be seen below. The album does not yet have a release date, but it is expected to be released sometime later this year. More...

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Judas Priest Live Footage Available

Fan-filmed footage, courtesy of Youtube user detlefdeckm, has been posted online of Judas Priest performing at the Lotto Arena in Belgium. Check out the songs "Diamonds and Rust" and "Blood Red Skies" in the clips available below, with more footage available at YouTube.

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Just For Fun

"You've Got Another Thing Coming" Bossa Nova Cover

The latest cover/parody created by Andy Rehfeldt, well known for his metal and pop mashups as well as "Radio Disney," Bossa Nova and smooth Jazz version of metal songs, is a Bossa Nova cover of Judas Priest's "You've Got Another Thing Coming." Check it out below, and visit his YouTube channel for hours of entertainment.

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As I Lay Dying Posts "Electric Eye" Video

As I Lay Dying premiering a new music video for the band's take on the Judas Priest classic "Electric Eye" through www.Ulitmate-Guitar.com. The song appears on the recently released EP, "Decas, "which marks the band's 10 year anniversary.

The clip was shot with director Paul Brown (My Chemical Romance, Staind, Stone Sour) at El Mirage Lake, a dry lake bed in the Mojave Desert of San Bernardino County, California.

"After a long day of sunburns and drought out in the desert I'm glad to be done fighting scorpions for the filming of Electric Eye. We came out victorious, but we probably couldn't have done it without the classic metal inspiration of Halford and Priest's legendary guitar melodies," explains front man Tim Lambesis.

Check out the video clip by navigating over to this location.

The "Decas" EP also features three brand new songs, three additional covers that pay homage to just a few of the bands that have influenced As I Lay Dying, and remixes.

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The Rockstar Ramblings: 1981 M/F/K

30 years ago the bands Anthrax, Metallica, Motley Crue, Pantera, Queensryche, and Slayer were formed. It was also the year many important hard rock/heavy metal albums were released, laying the groundwork for the eighties. Here’s a look back at ten of these classic albums in no particular order. Same as the “1986 M/F/K” edition there is a twist as Marry/Fuck/Kill rules apply. It’s as simple as it sounds. M (Marry) is a song you want to “save” and listen to forever, F (Fuck) is the song you get one more listen to and that is it, and K (Kill) is the song you want to go away and never be heard from again. More...

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Judas Priest Posts Trailer For "The Chosen Few"

U.K. metal masters Judas Priest posted a video trailer with interview segments about the recently released compilation "The Chosen Few." The compilation was released on October 11, 2011 through Sony Records.

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Judas Priest Streaming Entire "The Chosen Few"

U.K. metal masters Judas Priest are streaming the entire new compilation "The Chosen Few" at
this location. The album is out today through Sony Records.

The release is a compilation of classic Priest songs chosen by other big name musicians. The complete track listing is as follows:

1. Diamonds And Rust (chosen by Joe Elliott)
2. Dissident Aggressor (chosen by Steve Vai and Geoff Tate)
3. Exciter (chosen by Accept)
4. Beyond The Realms Of Death (chosen by Lars Ulrich)
5. Delivering The Goods (chosen by Kerry King)
6. The Green Manalishi (chosen by David Coverdale and Randy Blythe)
7. The Ripper (chosen by Ozzy Osbourne)
8. Victim Of Changes (chosen by James Hetfield)
9. Breaking The Law (chosen by Lemmy)
10. Rapid Fire (chosen by Vinnie Paul)
11. Grinder (chosen by Zakk Wylde)
12. Living After Midnight (chosen by Alice Cooper and Geezer Butler)
13. Screaming For Vengeance (chosen by Slash)
14. You’ve Got Another Thing Coming (chosen by Klaus Meine & Corey Taylor)
15. The Sentinel (chosen by Chris Jericho)
16. Turbo Lover (chosen by Jonathan Davis)
17. Painkiller (chosen by Joe Satriani)

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Judas Priest To Release Special Compilation Album

British heavy metal titans Judas Priest has announced that they will be releasing a new compilation album on October 11th through Legacy/Sony, entitled, "The Chosen Few." What seperates this record apart from other compilation albums is that all the songs were chosen by some of the biggest names in hard rock and heavy metal, including the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Motorhead frontman, Lemmy and Metallica members Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield amongst others.

"This is a collection of songs chosen by our friends and respected peers," Priest frontman Rob Halford tells Rolling Stone. "So we hope all the metal maniacs out there will rock out to the tunes enjoyed by metal legends."

The tracklisting is as follows: More...

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Graspop Metal Meeting: Day Two

Being awoken by drunks at a festival is to be expected, being awoken by rain, was not. The second day of the Graspop Metal Meeting was considerably more dreary than the first when it came to weather, but just like the first day, there was still a fantastic lineup of metal to look forward to.

After deciding to stick around in the campsites for a little while, we headed into the main area to be greeted by the frustrating news that tonight's headliner, Ozzy Osbourne, has cancelled his performance due to laryngitis. Instead, second from top Judas Priest would be taking over the headlining position with an extended two hour set and Belgian metal veterans Channel Zero would be stepping in to fill the empty slot, bumping Whitesnake up the bill in the process.

Although we missed the first couple of bands on saturday, we arrived with plenty of time to catch the second band on the main stage, Italian gothic rockers Lacuna Coil. The band performed a solid set with material which focused mostly on their last three albums, "Comalies," "Karmacode" and "Shallow Life" and were on fine form. Although singer Cristina Scabbia receives much of the attention lavished on the band, her singing partner Andrea Ferro also deserves a huge amount of recognition, as both singers voices sounded absolutely perfect. The fans were clearly enjoying it too, otherwise they wouldn't have stayed throughout the entire set in the miserable weather, not just bearing the climate, but singing along and raising their hands too. Scabbia carried herself on stage with a real ballsy attitude, the kind that shows just how well women really can fit into rock and metal music, and was able to coax the crowd into singing as loud as they could for the Depeche Mode cover, "Enjoy The Silence." I must say there were a few songs I was hoping it would be included in the set that weren't, most notably, "Swamped," but nevertheless, they were still a captivating live spectacle and disappointed no-one.

It would then be a while before I was to catch another set in full, having only caught a few songs from Kylesa in one of the Marquees to avoid the rain and watching the first song from Greek power metal outfit Firewind before deciding it was time to eat. In any case, we made sure we were in Marquee 1 with plenty of time to spare to catch Triptykon, one of the main reasons I wanted to return to Graspop. Following their chilling, "Crucifixus" intro, the band broke into the Celtic Frost classic, "Procreation Of The Wicked." The song went down a storm but in all honesty, took some time to recognise as it has become a much slower and more doom metal laden affair than what is heard on the "Morbid Tales" album. It was truely a thrill to see Tom G. Warrior back on stage, displaying the dark intensity that has made him such a popular figure in metal music for almost three decades. He wasn't the only notable member of the band too, as Dark Fortress guitarist V. Santura was able to perform with total accuracy and bassist Vanja Slajh showed everyone that she has a mesmerising stage presence too. After "Procreation..." the band busted out one of their own tracks in the form of "Eparistera Daimones" opener, "Goetia," before heading back into more familiar territory with another Celtic Frost song, this time "Circle Of The Tyrants." Warrior thanked the fans afterwards, displaying the utmost sincerity and grattitude for the warm welcome the audience had given Triptykon, before launching into another Frost staple, "Babylon Fell." Only four songs into the set and it was time for the last, in this case, Triptykon's album closer, "The Prolonging." It takes some balls to perform a twenty minute song at a festival and it takes alot of musicianship and charisma to keep the crowd interested, which is exactly what they did. "The Prolonging" is clearly a song the group are very proud of, as performing it meant that they had to cut out other brilliant songs both of their own and the Frost catalogue. Having seen Celtic Frost before, I can say that seeing Triptykon is as close as one can get but with the added bonus of their own, outstanding material. I eagerly await seeing them again. More...

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New Dates Added To Judas Priest's "Epitaph" Tour

A new batch of dates have been announced for the upcoming "Epitaph" farewell tour from heavy metal icons Judas Priest. You can view the newly added dates, cities and venues in the list provided below with the previously announced stops being featured at this location.

Oct. 27 - Sleep Train Pavilion, Concord, CA
Nov. 08 - US Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OH
Nov. 09 - Prairie Capital Convention Center, Springfield, IL
Nov. 10 - The Family Arena, St. Louis, MO
Nov. 15 - Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
Nov. 16 - The Armory, Rochester, NY
Nov. 22 - Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
Nov. 23 - Colisee Pepsi Arena, Quebec City, QC
Nov. 24 - Bell Centre, Montreal, QC
Nov. 26 - Sovereign Center, Reading, PA
Nov. 30 - 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, Tampa
Dec. 01 - Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, Miami
Dec. 03 - Hard Rock Biloxi Hotel & Casino, Biloxi

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Setlist Revealed For Judas Priest "Epitaph" Tour

The official setlist has been revealed for the ongoing farewell "Epitaph" tour presented by heavy metal icons Judas Priest. You can view the setlist below, with dates for the band's North American leg of its "Epitaph" tour at this location.

1. Rapid Fire
2. Metal Gods
3. Heading Out To The Highway
4. Judas Rising
5. Starbreaker
6. Victim Of Changes
7. Never Satisfied
8. Diamonds And Rust (Joan Baez cover)
9. Prophecy
10. Night Crawler
11. Turbo Lover
12. Beyond The Realms of Death
13. The Sentinel
14. Blood Red Skies
15. The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown) (Fleetwood Mac cover)
16. Breaking The Law
17. Painkiller
18. The Hellion/Electric Eye
19. Hell Bent For Leather
20. You've Got Another Thing Comin'

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Judas Priest Performs On American Idol Finale

British heavy metal icons Judas Priest performed on last night's American Idol finale with runner-up contestant James Durbin. The band performed a medley of its classics "Living After Midnight" and "Breaking The Law." You can view video footage of the event in the player below, which also features the band's first appearance with its new guitarist Richie Faulkner.

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