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Judas Priest
Judas Priest


Background information
Origin Birmingham, England
Genre(s) Heavy Metal
Years active 1968—present
Label(s) RCA Records
Epic Records
Columbia Records
Koch Records
CMC International
Associated acts Halford
Trapeze
Fight
2wo
The Flying Hat Band
Website Website
Members
Rob Halford
Glenn Tipton
K. K. Downing
Ian Hill
Scott Travis



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Judas Priest are an English heavy metal band from Birmingham, formed in 1968. Judas Priest's core line-up consists of vocalist Rob Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton, K.K. Downing, and bassist Ian Hill. The band has gone through several drummers over the years, though Scott Travis has held the position since 1989. They have been cited as an influence on many heavy metal musicians and bands. Their popularity and status as one of the definitive heavy metal bands has earned them the nickname "Metal Gods" from their song of the same name. They have sold over 35 million albums worldwide., and were named the 78th greatest artist of all time by VH1 in 2010.


Albums
A Touch Of Evil: Live (2009) Nostradamus (2008) Angel Of Retribution (2005) Live In London (2003) Demolition (2001) '98 Live Meltdown (1998) Jugulator (1997) Metal Works '73-'93 (1993) Painkiller (1990) Ram It Down (1988)


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News

K.K. Downing Quits Judas Priest

April 20, 2011
K.K. Downing has left Judas Priest and will not be joining them on their forthcoming tour, it has been announced. The guitarist, a founding member of Judas Priest, has announced his retirement from the band.   Read more 

More Acts Announced To Join Judas Priest At High Voltage Festival

January 25, 2011
More acts have been announced to play the High Voltage Festival this year. Black Country Communion, Jethro Tull , MSG, Spock's Beard and Caravan will now play at the two day event.  Read more 

Judas Priest Announce Final World Tour

December 7, 2010
Judas Priest have announced that their world tour next summer will be their last. The band will play a number of festivals including a headline slot at London's High Voltage on July 23.  Read more 

Judas Priest To Play High Voltage Festival 2011

December 7, 2010
Judas Priest and Dream Theater are set to headline the High Voltage Festival next year, it has been announced. Juads Priest will headline the Saturday night whilet Dream Theater will play the Sunday night of the event, which runs from July 23-24 at Victoria Park, London.  Read more 

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