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Judas Priest

United Kingdom · Group · 1969–present
Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. The band has sold close to 50 million albums to date. They are frequently ranked as one of the greatest metal bands of all time. Despite an innovative and pioneering body of work in the latter half of the 1970s, the band struggled with indifferently produced records, repeated changes of drummer and a lack of major commercial success or attention until 1980, when they adopted a more simplified sound on the album British Steel, which helped shoot them to rock superstar status. In 1989, they were named as defendants in an unsuccessful lawsuit alleging that subliminal messages on the song "Better By You, Better Than Me" had caused the suicide attempts of two young men.

The band's membership has seen much turnover, including a revolving cast of drummers in the 1970s, and the temporary departure of singer Rob Halford in the early 1990s. The current line-up consists of Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill, and drummer Scott Travis. The band's best-selling album is 1982's Screaming for Vengeance with their most commercially successful line-up, featuring Halford, Tipton, Hill, guitarist K. K. Downing, and drummer Dave Holland. Read more »

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Judas Priest - Thunder Road (Ram It Down Sessions 1988) [Audio]
Judas Priest - Riding on the Wind (Live at the US Festival 1983) [Audio]
Judas Priest - Race with the Devil (Stained Class Sessions 1978) [Audio]

Discography

Redeemer of Souls
2014 Official Album
Nostradamus
2008 Official Album
Angel of Retribution
2005 Official Album
Demolition
2001 Official Album
The Remasters
2001 Official Album
Jugulator
1997 Official Album
Painkiller
1990 Official Album
Ram It Down
1988 Official Album

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