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Judas Priest Fan Listens To "Nostradamus" For 145 Straight Days

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Friday, November 7th, 2008 will mark the 145th straight day Cleveland, Ohio JUDAS PRIEST fan, Jim Bartek, has listened to Priest's epic, two-disc concept album Nostradamus in its entirety from start to finish since the initial release.

To put his obsession in better perspective, this translates to approximately 249 hours or 1 1/2 weeks of his life listening to the album. There have even been some days when Bartek has listened to the entire album multiple times so the numbers are more higher than reported. He owns all the various configurations released and mixes between listening to the 2CD and 3LP sets.

Asked why this album has made such an impact in his life, Bartek responds "I wish I could answer that! I don't know, it just grabs me and I enjoy listening to it. I honestly wish I could pinpoint and give a rock solid answer but I can't." Bartek adds "The flow of the record and the way you can just feel what the guy (Nostradamus) was going through from the way Priest play and sing it. Rob's vocals tell you exactly how the guy is feeling at a particular moment. It all just fits perfectly. I'm not tired of it yet. It's an epic record about a very interesting subject."

Bartek is holding hopes the band fulfills its promise to perform the album in its entirety and says if the dates are limited he promises to travel to be there. He has become a popular cult icon in the Cleveland-area with Priest fans and is asked often while out in public, where he can be seen sporting his Nostradamus t-shirt, if the streak is still going. He is a true 'fan' in every sense of the word.

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1. deathbringer writes:

I'm sure when he goes and kills someone, they will blame it on the music. Not his obvious OCD... :-)

# Nov 6, 2008 @ 3:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Diamond Oz writes:

What are you talking about? Heavy metal is EVIL! It's the root of every problem in the world! Isn't it?

EEEVIL NAAASTY MUUUSIIIC!!!

# Nov 6, 2008 @ 3:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Jenny writes:

I love Judas Priest but DAMN!!!!

# Nov 6, 2008 @ 4:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Dark_Funeral writes:

the killer was obviously influenced by heavy metal music, as he was wearing a heavy metal t-shirt when he stabbed a cashier in the eye earlier today, eyewitnesses said.

i bet jesus christ has judas priest shirts...

np: Goatwhore- Wear these Scars of Testimony

# Nov 6, 2008 @ 5:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. SHREDDER13 writes:

Take that Sam Dunn!!...

# Nov 6, 2008 @ 5:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Kali writes:

WOW! I mean, I love Priest too, but this is o.c.d to 11!

# Nov 6, 2008 @ 9:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. ATTILATHEHEN writes:

Get a life,Jim-or listen to Screaming for Vengeance or British Steel a few thousand times;There was an incident in England where a neighbor went apesh!t after hearing Whitney Houston's"I Will Always Love You" played for 45hrs. by his neighbor(I would've gone psycho after 30 secs. of her)-Do You have any neighbors?Or do you use headphones?Just Curious(Voyeurism)

# Nov 6, 2008 @ 10:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. koopa writes:

that dude needs a job

# Nov 6, 2008 @ 11:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. KORNDOGG writes:

JUDAS PRIEST are a bunch of d*** loving homos

# Nov 6, 2008 @ 11:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Terminator writes:

i liked "Nostradamus", but it i didnt think it was 145-straight-days-of-playing-the-entire-album good.

now playing: symphony x - rapture or pain

# Nov 7, 2008 @ 1:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. haha writes:

and my friends thought i listened to it a lot! keep it up dude...hopefully we'll get more metal fans that way!

# Nov 7, 2008 @ 1:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Cynic writes:

Hmmm I read some average reviews but I guess if it can be listened to this many times... damn that's some good marketing!

# Nov 7, 2008 @ 2:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. BenC writes:

*shakes head* hmm perhaps he needs a job? Or a girlfriend? Or better yet friends?

# Nov 7, 2008 @ 4:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Jackrum writes:

i like the album. but not that much

# Nov 7, 2008 @ 4:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Anubiz writes:

145 times? If it's that good. Maybe I need to listen to it more!

# Nov 7, 2008 @ 7:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Blindgreed1 writes:

I was proud of myself for making it through the entire album once...

# Nov 7, 2008 @ 9:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. That_One_Guy writes:

Holy sh** that's a lot of Priest.. I don't think I could listen to any one album THAT MANY times.. at least once a day, every day... no matter how good it is. I'd just get burned out.

# Nov 7, 2008 @ 11:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. bilursag writes:

Sick,but...great album!!

# Nov 7, 2008 @ 6:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Gunface138 writes:

I honestly didn't like this album that much. I was expecting big things after Angel of Retribution, but this never caught my interest. Maybe I should go back and listen to it again.

Although I'll probably end up listening to it that much ^^ just to force myself to enjoy it...

# Nov 10, 2008 @ 3:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. That_One_Guy writes:

You shouldn't have to force yourself to listen to a CD just to try to enjoy it. Either you like it or you don't.

# Nov 10, 2008 @ 2:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Txmetalhead writes:

I really love Judas Priest - but even I have my limits. I could only listen to them for 1 or 2 hours...
but 145 times in a row? That poor chap needs mental health services.

# Nov 10, 2008 @ 4:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Jenny writes:

Post 20: I agree, but I also find that there's a fine line between not liking something at all and letting something decent sink in after awhile. At least that's how it works with me.

NP: "Sunshine Of Your Love" -Cream

# Nov 10, 2008 @ 6:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Fuck_A_Name writes:

^Ya, i hated Typo negative when i first accidently bought the cd, and then the place wouldnt let me return it, so one day i was stuck with just that cd and like 3 others I had listened to so much i was sick of them, so i popped that cd in. Now I think Type O negative is the next Black Sabbath. :/

but listening to something 145 times? I have some where around 17000 songs spread throughout each of my computers and cds, specifically because i can't listen to a song more than four times a day, and that's when I REALLY like the song. So goddamn. This man is a creature i could never understand.

Now Playing: Ice Cube- Why We Thugs

# Nov 10, 2008 @ 9:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Jenny writes:

^Accidentally bought the CD? Ah well, at least it sank in; better late than never :)

Yeah, if I like a song a lot, I have to admit that I can live on it for a long time. When it comes to Pantera, I can listen to the same song for an entire day, but if I go over 5 days then I know I've ran the song over completely haha. As far as certain albums go, I can listen to the same one for AT LEAST 3-4 days, but not straight (the exception being Amon Amarth) ; I play different tunes in between every so often.

# Nov 10, 2008 @ 9:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Kallah 2000 writes:

Wow, and I thought I was insane to have listened to Dream Theater's Train of Thought in it's entirety over 45 times (not in 45 days tho, lol). But damn, 145??????

# Nov 10, 2008 @ 10:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. SHREDDER13 writes:

Hmmm...

NP - Richard Wagner - "The Ride Of The Valkyries"

# Nov 11, 2008 @ 2:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. SHREDDER13 writes:

NP - Ludwig Van Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata"

# Nov 11, 2008 @ 2:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. XWigglesX writes:

I've listened to Isolation, Carpathian's new disc 145 times on my iPod since I got it, just checked :p. But keeping in mind it is a 25 minute album haha

# Nov 11, 2008 @ 3:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. XWigglesX writes:

Trying to sound epic with those tunes Shred? Hahahah now I wanna watch Apocolypse Now again.

# Nov 11, 2008 @ 3:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. That_One_Guy writes:

I like Type O Negative, but I wouldn't go as far as to say they're the new Black Sabbath. But that's just my opinion.

Now playing: Gorguts - "Considered Dead"

# Nov 12, 2008 @ 11:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. wilco writes:

yeah think the f***er will kill himself or buy the new guns and roses and ge this free docter pepper
well maybe beter he should kill obama

# Nov 13, 2008 @ 7:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Kali writes:

I wonder if this guy is still listening to Nostradamus??

# Nov 15, 2008 @ 7:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. jackylone writes:

yes, i am still listening to it, and still lovin' it!

# Nov 21, 2008 @ 1:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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