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JUDAS PRIEST – Metal Odyssey’s Staff Picks Their Top 5 JUDAS PRIEST Songs!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on March 26, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Today, Scott Coverdale and I have decided to post our Top 5 songs from Judas Priest, respectively. (See below). Judas Priest. The band that made spiked leather and duo lead guitars a mainstay in the world of Metal. Judas Priest. The band that has been shunned by The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame for such other acts like: Beastie Boys, Green Day and ABBA. Life isn’t always fair and really do any of us Metalheads give a smelly shit about that Rock Hall anyways?

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Without Judas Priest, would there have been such a remarkable New Wave Of British Heavy Metal era? You make the call, it’s an easy call to make. I and Scott Coverdale pledge our Metal Allegiance to Judas Priest, now and forever. Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

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Scott Coverdale’s Top 5 Judas Priest Songs:

  1. You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’ – Screaming For Vengeance (1982)
  2. Love Bites – Defenders Of The Faith (1984)
  3. Rock Hard Ride Free – Defenders Of The Faith (1984)
  4. Locked In – Turbo (1986)
  5. Hell Bent For Leather – Hell Bent For Leather (U.S.) (1979)

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Stone’s Top 5 Judas Priest Songs:

  1. Some Heads Are Gonna Roll – Defenders Of The Faith (1984)
  2. Exciter – Stained Class (1978)
  3. Metal Gods – British Steel (1980)
  4. Touch Of Evil – Painkiller (1990)
  5. Hot Rockin’ – Point Of Entry (1981)

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LONG LIVE JUDAS PRIEST.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

JUDAS PRIEST “Battle Cry” – Live CD/DVD Releases On March 25th

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on March 6, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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The phenomenal JUDAS PRIEST will be releasing via Epic, their live DVD and CD Battle Cry, on March 25th, 2016.

JUDAS PRIEST are: Rob Halford (vocals), Glenn Tipton (guitar), Ian Hill (bass), Richie Faulkner (guitar) and Scott Travis (drums).

Judas Priest – Battle Cry – Track Listing:
(Intro) Battle Cry
Dragonaut
Metal Gods
Devil’s Child
Victim of Changes
Halls of Valhalla
Redeemer of Souls
Beyond the Realms of Death
Jawbreaker
Breaking the Law
Hell Bent for Leather
The Hellion
Electric Eye
You’ve Got Another Thing Coming
Painkiller
DVD/Blu-ray Bonus Tracks:
Screaming for Vengeance
The Rage
Desert Plains

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LONG LIVE JUDAS PRIEST.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

JUDAS PRIEST “Defenders Of The Faith” – Returns To Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart At #170 – With 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on March 20, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Metal legends Judas Priest have returned to the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, at #170, with their remastered, Special 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Defenders Of The Faith. Originally released back in January of 1984, Defenders Of The Faith has been highly regarded as a Metal jewel, these past 30 years, among Judas Priest and Metal fans alike.

The original release has been certified Platinum in the U.S.A. by the RIAA. The original Defenders Of The Faith release has previously spent 37 weeks on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and peaked at #18. This is a Metal album that has helped recruit generations of Judas Priest fans, without any question.

Defenders Of The Faith was the ninth studio album released by Judas Priest and the revival of this Metal classic is a proud statement within the world of Metal. With such beloved Metal songs as Freewheel Burning, Some Heads Are Gonna Roll, Love Bites, The Sentinel, Eat Me AliveRock Hard Ride FreeHeavy Duty and the Anthemic title track, this Judas Priest album has earned its status as timeless. Metal be thy name. – Stone

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This 3CD edition comes with 2 live CD’s (see info below).

* Defenders Of The Faith was remastered by producer Tom Allom.

CD 1Defenders of the Faith – Remastered

21 song live concert CD breakdown:

CD 2 – Live at Long Beach Arena, California 5th May 1984

CD 3 – Live at Long Beach Arena, California 5th May 1984

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Purchase here:

Amazon: http://smarturl.it/Defenders30_Amz?IQid=fb.jp

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/Defenders30_iT?IQid=fb.jp

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* For more info on JUDAS PRIEST:

Website: http://www.JudasPriest.co

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LONG LIVE JUDAS PRIEST.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Stone Picks His Top 6 JUDAS PRIEST Albums… Whoa!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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JUDAS PRIEST – I ponder rather consistently, as to which albums are my favorite from the Judas Priest catalog. I’ve decided to choose my top six Judas Priest albums once and for all. Or is it really once and for all? Everyone has their own likes and dislikes; therefore my list is just that, a personal choice.  Four out of the six albums I’ve chosen are from the classic era of Judas Priest; an era that catapulted this iconic band into super Metal stardom.

Let me know which Judas Priest albums you would choose as favorites, via comments; it will be interesting discussion! Judas Priest really are the Defenders Of The Faith. There are great Metal bands and then there are F*#king great Metal bands. Judas Priest for me are F*#king great. Metal be thy name. – Stone

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#6

PAINKILLER 

Released in 1990, Painkiller was a comeback album for Judas Priest after the Turbo and Ram It Down mainstream darlings. This was also the last studio album before Rob Halford stepped out and Tim “Ripper” Owens stepped in for 1997’s Jugulator and 2001’s Demolition. A kick-ass album is Painkiller, front beginning to end it rages. ‘Nuff said.

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#5

REDEEMER OF SOULS

I honestly never anticipated such a milestone album from Judas Priest! With the absence of guitarist and founding member K. K. Downing, I wondered how anyone else could step in? Well, Richie Faulkner has stepped in, quite superbly! Rob Halford sounds like he’s 25 years old on this album! This is a grand follow-up to 2005’s Angel Of Retribution; with my making no insult to 2008’s concept (detour) album Nostradamus.

I could easily have made this new Priest offering my #2 pick; only I would be ignoring all the influential reasons why I fell in love with this band in the first place. This new album from Judas Priest has me psyched-out beyond Metal belief; a consummate Metal album of 2014! I’m tempted to put this Redeemer Of Souls CD under my pillow at night. Just kidding. No, I’m not.

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#4

DEFENDERS OF THE FAITH

1984 was a very, very good year due to Defenders Of The Faith being released. With classics such as Freewheel Burning, Love Bites, Some Heads Are Gonna Roll and the anthemic Heavy Duty, studio album #9 from Judas Priest will forever give me super Metal powers. Well, I think so, anyways.

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#3

SCREAMING FOR VENGEANCE

There’s no denying that Screaming For Vengeance was my first album (vinyl) purchase of this amazing band. The first time I heard a Judas Priest song was You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’ and I was transformed! The Hellion sent me over the Metal edge! I never heard anything that badass in my entire life! The rest is my being a Metalhead history. Thank you, thank you, Judas Priest. Thank you, again.

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#2

BRITISH STEEL

“Grinder, Looking for meat, Grinder, Wants you to eat”

Yes, even your neighbors grandmother knows the songs Living After Midnight  and Breaking The Law, however, it’s songs such as Grinder and Metal Gods that makes British Steel a beacon for Metal.

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#1

STAINED CLASS

A 1978 release, Stained Class was ahead of its time. Really. Please name another Metal band that captured a Metal sound like this, back in 1978! You can’t! Black Sabbath’s Doom and Stoner Metal was the complete opposite! KISS, Deep Purple, Van Halen, Thin Lizzy, Scorpions, Rainbow, Ted Nugent and Led Zeppelin were all too unique with entirely different sounds; so different in fact, that Judas Priest made everyone else in 1978 sound like Hard Rock bands. This was… METAL! A New Wave Of British Heavy Metal!

This Judas Priest album was a look into the future of Metal, as we all know and cherish it today. Without this era of Judas Priest, there would be NO Metallica or any of their 1980’s peers; I firmly believe that. A strong, lean and yet (never before heard) powerful album, lyrically oozing with a rabid bite that only Rob Halford could deliver vocally! Stained Class is my favorite Judas Priest album of all-time. Metal be thy name. – Stone

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* For more info on JUDAS PRIEST:

Facebook: Judas Priest

Website: http://www.JudasPriest.com/

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LONG LIVE JUDAS PRIEST.

LONG LIVE THE NWOBHM.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

JUDAS PRIEST – To Appear On ROCKLINE Radio; U.S. Tour Tickets Update!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 3, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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JUDAS PRIEST – Call 1-800-334-ROCK to speak with Rob, Glenn and Richie on ROCKLINE Radio this Mon July 7th and Rob and Richie on Wed, July 9th! Both shows air at 8:30pdt/11:30edt. To find the show in your area go to: www.rocklineradio.com.

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US Tour update! A special fan presale for tickets and exclusive packages will begin on Tuesday, July 8th at 10am local time. Visit http://tickets.judaspriest.com/ for further information now!

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(Source: JUDAS PRIEST Facebook page)

* For more info on JUDAS PRIEST:

Facebook: Judas Priest

Website: http://www.JudasPriest.com/

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LONG LIVE JUDAS PRIEST.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

JUDAS PRIEST “Redeemer Of Souls” – Available For Pre-Order On iTunes; Album Info You NEED

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on May 25, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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JUDAS PRIEST – Redeemer Of Souls releases on July 14th, in the UK and on July 15th in the USA!

Redeemer of Souls is available on iTunes for pre-order now! http://ift.tt/1ggzIVy

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Crank Up Below, Redeemer Of Souls And March Of The Damned… Metal Be Thy Name!


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Stone Says: I’m 100% digging BOTH new Judas Priest songs! Just knowing that the iconic Judas Priest are still around and creating new Metal material, really makes me feel like everything is freaking okay in the Metal world. Plus, I really appreciate the kick-ass album artwork for Redeemer Of Souls too! Metal be thy name.

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Redeemer Of Souls – Track Listing:

01. Dragonaut

02. Redeemer Of Souls

03. Halls Of Valhalla

04. Sword Of Damocles

05. March Of The Damned

06. Down In Flames

07. Hell & Back

08. Cold Blooded

09. Metalizer

10. Crossfire

11. Secrets Of The Dead

12. Battle Cry

13. Beginning Of The End

Bonus tracks:

14. Snakebite

15. Tears Of Blood

16. Creatures

17. Bring It On

18. Never Forget

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* For more info on JUDAS PRIEST:

Facebook: Judas Priest

Website: http://www.JudasPriest.com/

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LONG LIVE JUDAS PRIEST.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

JUDAS PRIEST – Unleashes Title Track To Forthcoming Album: “Redeemer Of Souls”

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the JUDAS PRIEST Facebook page:

We are revved up and ready to UNLEASH the PRIEST one more time for our metal fans around the world – so here’s a track for you to listen to entitled ‘Redeemer of Souls’ from our new album of the same title – Judas Priest

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Redeemer Of Souls releases on July 14th, in the UK and on July 15th in the USA! Whoa! For other release dates, by country, click on the link below:

http://bit.ly/RedeemerOfSouls

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Stone Says: I’m digging this new Judas Priest song! Just knowing that the iconic Judas Priest are still around and creating new Metal material, really makes me feel like everything is freaking okay in the Metal world. Plus, I really appreciate the kick-ass album artwork for Redeemer Of Souls too! Metal be thy name.

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* For more info on JUDAS PRIEST:

Facebook: Judas Priest

Website: http://www.JudasPriest.com/

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LONG LIVE JUDAS PRIEST.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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