Killing Machine (known as Hell Bent for Leather in the U.S.) is the fifth studio album by British heavy metal band Judas Priest, released in November 1978. With Killing Machine, Judas Priest began moving to a more accessible, commercial format that abandoned the complex, fantasy-themed songs of their previous three albums. While this album still had dark undertones, it was more grounded in realism. This was reflected in their change of stage costumes from flowing Gothic robes to leather, but also may have been inspired by the rising punk and New Wave movements. The album is certified gold. In 2005, Killing Machine was ranked number 321 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.
Judas Priest, the heavy metal legends whose influence on generations of musicians and metalheads is incalculable, celebrate their 40th year as recording artists with the global cinema release of the live concert EPITAPH. Epitaph is a great place to get all the Judas Priest classics that you know and love in one collection – live of course. The Priest is Back!
This DVD was recorded live on 19th December, 2001 at the Brixton Academy, London - an exclusive live performance by the Heavy Metal legends - rare concert footage of this show featuring an extended set of many Priest classics as well as material from their latest album Demolition. Also, rare backstage footage, the band during sound check, being interviewed and travelling the world - this package is a must for every Priest and metal fan on the planet!
Tim "Ripper" Owens, who had previously sung in a Judas Priest tribute band called British Steel, was hired in 1996 as Judas Priest's new singer. This line up released two albums, Jugulator and Demolition, as well as two live double-albums – '98 Live Meltdown and Live in London…
Judas Priest is a pioneering British Heavy Metal band and was a forerunner in the ‘New Wave of British Heavy Metal’ movement, laying the groundwork for the speed and thrash metal of the ’80s and ’90s with numerous classic LPs…
Redeemer of Souls is the seventeenth studio album by the heavy metal band Judas Priest, which was released on 8 July 2014. It is their first album since 2008's Nostradamus and also their first without founding guitarist K.K. Downing, who left the band in 2011 and was replaced by new guitarist Richie Faulkner. This Deluxe CD Bookpack includes the album plus 5 bonus tracks across 2 CDs in a hardback lyric book.
Point of Entry is the seventh album from the British heavy metal band Judas Priest. It was released on 26 February 1981. In 2005, Point of Entry was ranked number 352 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.