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Judas Priest announce 50 HEAVY METAL YEARS of the USA

Judas Priest have announced a string of September and October North American dates in celebration of their 50th anniversary this year. The ’50 Heavy Metal Years’ Tour will also feature Sabaton as openers. The band said in a statement: “Judas Priest are primed and ready to deliver the goods with …

K.K Downing, founding member of Judas Priest, has today announced the name of his new band – ‘KK’s PRIEST’. K.K. is joined by two other ex-Judas Priest members. Tim “Ripper” Owens, who fronted the band for eight years and recorded two studio albums and Les Binks, who was the drummer on the …

It’s finally here. ‘Firepower’, the most hotly anticipated Metal album of 2018 has arrived and it lives up to and surpasses all expectations. Judas Priest: ‘Firepower’ Released: 9th March 2018 (Columbia) Words: Johnny Churchill Judas Priest’s eighteenth studio album brings together the sound and fury of classic albums past into …

Judas Priest’s tenth studio album, ‘Turbo’, has received a thirty-year anniversary boost with a 3-CD box set, featuring the original nine track album re-mastered and an unreleased live concert recording from the ‘Fuel For Life’ tour in Kansas City. There’s also dynamic new cover art, featuring the original classic imagery …

As part of their farewell ‘Epitaph’ tour Judas Priest are once again unleashed in the East, playing a handful of dates in Japan and ending the Far Eastern tour by playing a date in Singapore for the very first time in their long history. Fans have travelled from afar, including …

On a dark Sunday night at KK’s Steel Mill in Wolverhampton the faithful gathered at the temple of the MegaPriest to witness a truly unique night of Heavy Metal. Beyond The Realms Of Deth Words: Johnny Churchill, Pictures: Steve Ritchie KK Downing, David Ellefson, Les Binks, Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens and …

The Metal world was shaken when Judas Priest sensationally announced the departure of founding guitarist KK Downing in April 2011 and although both KK and the band did not go into specific detail about the split at the time, KK did say: “There had been an on-going breakdown in working …

Judas Priest at the cinema? Oh yes. For one night only at the exclusive Soho Hotel screening room in central London, I was privileged to watch the new Judas Priest: ‘Epitaph’ DVD on the big screen in impressive surround sound. Judas Priest: Epitaph (DVD) UK release: Monday 27th May 2013 (Sony …

Judas Priest bassist Ian Hill talks to MetalTalk.net’s Jonathan Churchill about American Idol, producing Priest’s next studio album, and the music industry today. This has been a year of headlines for Judas Priest. Initially with the announcement of their final ever world tour, then the retirement of founder-member KK Downing, …

It’s Saturday night and the Priest is back! The Epitaph stage curtain is glowing red. The house lights are down. The crowd’s chanting “Priest, Priest, Priest” and I feel out of place because I’m not standing in my usual spot! Tonight is a special night for various reasons. KK Downing …