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Judas Priest's 'Angel Of Retribution' Enters Billboard Chart At #13

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JUDAS PRIEST's "Angel of Retribution" has sold 57,522 copies in the United States during its first week of release to debut at No. 13 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

The group's first collection of new material in 14 years to feature singer Rob Halford, "Angel of Retribution" has given the band their highest ever career chart position in the U.S. The following are the peak U.S. chart positions for the PRIEST catalog:

#13 – "Angel of Retribution" (2005)
#165 - "Demolition" (2001)
#82 - "Jugulator" (1997)
#155 - "Metalworks" (1993)
#26 - "Painkiller" (1990)
#31 - "Ram It Down" (1988)
#38 - "Priest Live" (1987)
#17 - "Turbo" (1986)
#18 - "Defenders of the Faith" (1984)
#17 - "Screaming for Vengeance" (1982)
#39 - "Point of Entry" (1981)
#34 - "British Steel" (1980)
#70 - "Unleashed in the East" (1979)
#128 - "Hell Bent for Leather" (1978)
#178 - "Stained Class" (1978)

JUDAS PRIEST's most successful album to date is 1982's "Screaming For Vengeance", which spent 53 weeks on the Billboard charts, receiving gold RIAA sales certification on October 29, 1982, platinum on April 18, 1983 and double platinum October 16, 2001. The album included the band's only U.S. top 100 hit single, "You've Got Another Thing Comin'".

Other million-seller RIAA certifications for JUDAS PRIEST are "Priest Live" (October 29, 2001), "Turbo" (July 24, 1989), "Defenders of the Faith" (September 26, 1988), "British Steel" (August 9, 1989) and "Unleashed in the East" (November 10, 1989).

JUDAS PRIEST also has gold albums certifications (500,000 sales) for "Stained Class" (November 10, 1989), "Hell Bent For Leather" (November 10, 1989), "Point of Entry" (November 10, 1989), "Ram It Down" (July 18, 1988) and "Painkiller" (January 2, 1991).

In the band's home country of the U.K., 1980's "British Steel" remains their most successful outing, peaking at No. 4 in the charts and launching three hit singles: "Living After Midnight", which peaked at No. 12; "Breaking The Law" No. 12 and "United" No. 26.

JUDAS PRIEST has remained at the top of the Rockdetector.com user charts for an incredible ten months, only once being briefly usurped by METALLICA over the Christmas period.

"Angel of Retribution" has also entered the charts in the following countries:

#4 - Japan
#4 - Germany
#6 - Norway
#12 - Canada
#19 - Switzerland
#39 - U.K.
#40 - Ireland
#43 - France
#46 - Holland

A full JUDAS PRIEST history, including international chart positions for all albums and singles, full global gig guide (present and archive), plus listings of rarities and promotional items, can be found here.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. david writes:

judas priest, good old rockin roller, i grew up on some of that sh**, but you arent ozzy and you are just too fukin old. The new breed of headbangers and freaks are definatley gonna stomp the sh** out of all you old fux. (no offense ozz man)

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2. DimmuBurger writes:

Priest Priest Priest!!!

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3. Finn writes:

Judas priest entered the finnish charts at #6! Swedish charts at #10!

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4. BLACKDOG writes:

It will climb as long as the TRL nitwit's don't start buying more lip synchers.The record industry is no longer concerned with actual talent.All they care about is how you look.That's why Ashley Simpson has a record contract.Yeah sure I'd do her but if she start's singing to me I might throw myself out a window.That goes triple for Britney.

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