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Pro-LGBT Compilation In Response To "Religious Freedom Bills" To Be Issued By Judas Priest

In what has become a near annual tradition, legendary U.K. act Judas Priest announced another compilation release, the 374th in the band's storied career. This one comes in response to the "religious freedom" bills recently passed in Indiana and Arkansas, which many believe is an avenue for businesses to refuse service to the LGBT community.

The release will be called "Hard As Iron: Ram it Down....The Throats Of Congress" will be issued on July 4th via Sony Music. It has been heralded by some as "the most definitive Judas Priest compilation of all time." All proceeds for the release will go directly to the Gay & Lesbian Leadership Institute to fight the passage of the bills in Indiana and Arkansas, as well as proposed bills in a myriad of other states. The album's artwork can be viewed below.

Vocalist Rob Halford commented: "Judas Priest supports the rights of all in the LGBT community to fight these highly discriminatory bills. We hope that the inclusion of classics contained on 'Ram it Down,' within 'Point of Entry,' will have them 'Screaming for Vengeance.'"

Chuck Wolfe, the President of the Gay & Lesbian Leadership Institute, commented: "We are honored to have Judas Priest on our side for this fight."

The track list for "Hard As Iron: Ram it Down....The Throats Of Congress" is:

1. You Say Yes
2. Hard As Iron
3. Eat Me Alive
4. Ram it Down
5. Savage
6. Rapid Fire
7. The Ripper
8. Here Come the Tears
9. Delivering the Goods
10. Screaming For Vengeance
11. Painkiller
12. Love Bites

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1. Blindgreed1 writes:

Wait... Does this mean Halford is really gay?

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2. metalunderground.com troll wire writes:

according to asa hutchinson, rob halford was a key figure in constructing the now defunct religious freedom act, hutchinson was quoted as saying that halford helped blueprint the bill and assured hutchinson he would be an asset of high caliber like jonathan gruber was with obamacare.
~tim MUTW

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3. metalgate writes:

LOL at that tracklist. Genius.

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4. Blindgreed1 writes:

This was my favorite one this year Carl. Well done my friend.

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5. CROMCarl writes:

The key was getting that track list in an order that it tells the progression of the "lust story" ;-)

Thanks man!

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6. Blindgreed1 writes:

Brilliant!

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7. Donald Lutkin writes:

I love you Rob Halford and I support gay rights but if a bakery or catering business doesn't want to participate in a gay wedding based on their religious beliefs then they shouldn't have to lose their business by being bankrupted with legal fees defending their right to abstain being involved in that activity. It's called freedom of conscience.

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8. Donald Lutkin writes:

I will buy the Judas Priest compilation for my collection but I don't support the cause in this case with all due respect to the "Metal God".

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9. Blindgreed1 writes:

^^^ You're going to have to pay up the a$$ to get this compilation.

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