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28th April 2017

judas priest

Judas Priest legend Rob Halford rocked up at the very first showing of the 'Hell Bent For Leather' art exhibition in London's Finsbury Park last night, Thursday 27th April 2017.

This is the first exhibition of its kind and is an official collaboration between London's Parliament Tattoos and Judas Priest, who have enlisted some of the planet's greatest tattoo artists to hand-paint leather jackets taking their inspiration from Priest album covers and song titles.

Rob gave a speech at the opening which you can see in full here:

Judas Priest and Parliament Tattoo Studio have joined forces to bring you 'Hell Bent For Leather', featuring tattooing nobility such as Grime, Jondix, Scott Move, Gregory Whitehead, Xam and more.

Each artist taking part in the exhibition has selected their favourite Judas Priest song or album title from which to create their artwork, painting directly onto the back of biker jackets using specially designed acrylic leather paint. Each piece represents hours of meticulous work resulting in some of the most exciting Heavy Metal artwork ever produced.

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The one off pieces will be displayed publicly in London this May, at a free exhibition in the heart of Camden. An invitation only drinks reception will launch the original art event on Friday 5th May at the Provender Building, right in the subculture epicenter that is the Stables Market.

Visitors attending the 'Hell Bent For Leather' exhibition will not only get the chance to view these one off pieces, but also have the opportunity to purchase Judas Priest merchandise, music and more with proceeds being donated to charity.

judas priest

Moving on from its stint in London, the jackets will head south to the prestigious Brighton Tattoo Convention on 13th and 14th May where they will exhibit alongside more than 300 world class tattooists, including several of the artists participating in the 'Hell Bent For Leather' exhibition.

Following the events, the jackets will be auctioned off online along with a signed certificate of authenticity from Judas Priest to benefit both The Teenage Cancer Trust and the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, two extremely worthy causes close to the hearts of Priest.

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Opening Times:
Friday 5th May – Opening view – Invitation Only
5.30pm to 8.30pm
Saturday 6th May – Wednesday 10th May
11am – 6pm daily

The Provender Building
The Stables Market
Chalk Farm Road

The Provender Building sits in the the heart of Camden’s famous Stables Market. For the easiest access, head to the main entrance gate of the Stables Market on Chalk Farm Road. The Provender building is accessible by a flight of stairs to the right of The Cuban Bar situated opposite Cyberdog.

judas priest

judas priest

judas priest


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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