Judas Priest are to release an official coffee table book, through Rufus Publications, documenting their history over the last 50 years. The book will ship in early December, in time for Christmas.
Glenn Tipton told MetalTalk: “We spear-headed the visual image of Metal – breathing new life into it and it has been captured forever in the pages of this book.”
The book has been created by David Silver, Ross Halfin and Jayne Andrews and features written pieces from current band members detailing their love and passion for the band.
Mark Blake has written the history of the band and coupled with these exciting photographs, the book is a photo documentary sure to excite fans.
Ross Halfin told us: “I’ve photographed Judas Priest from 1978 until now and of all the bands I’ve worked with they are one of the most enjoyable to me – you have to love the mighty Priest.”
The book is a 648 page Metalfest, featuring unpublished photographs from Metal’s greatest photographers including Ross Halfin, Neil Zlozower, Mark Weiss, Fin Costello, Oliver Halfin and many more.
There are four editions of the book:
The Standard Edition: 648 page book 12” square printed on art paper – supplied in a cloth slipcase with red foil
The Deluxe Edition: 500 numbered copies 12” square – bound in black leather with a 3D lenticular to the front – gold foil and an exclusive fold out poster. Each copy is personally signed by Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, Ian Hill, Richie Faulkner and Scott Travis
The Glenn Tipton Parkinson’s Foundation Charity Edition: 100 numbered copies 12” square – printed on art paper with a special blue cover supplied in a cloth slipcase with blue foil. Each copy is personally signed by Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, Ian Hill, Richie Faulkner and Scott Travis. All proceeds from this edition will go to The Glenn Tipton Parkinson’s Foundation
The Epic Leather and Metal Edition: 100 numbered copies 16” square – bound in luxurious padded black leather with a 3D lenticular to the front – gold foil and an exclusive fold out poster. The book comes in a die cut black metal slipcase. Each copy is personally signed by Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, Ian Hill, Richie Faulkner and Scott Travis.
Pre-order starts this Friday on the Rufus Publications website – use the code PRIEST50 for a 10% Discount.