Following on from the last post Ozzy Osbourne, highlighting the musical prowess or the ultimate metal rocker, Ozzy Osbourne, often dubbed the Lord of Darkness himself, we move on to another heavy metal band that took the music to new heights in the late 1970s and early 80s to necome one of the biggest heavy metal bands of that era, Judas Priest.
Judas Priest are back on the live arena once again and this year they have several live performances lioned up.
One of these is at the Cricket Wireless Pavilion in Phoenix, Arizona on Thursday, August 28 at 5:30 pm. Judas Priest will then play next at the Glen Helen Pavilion in Devore, California on Saturday, August 30.
Originally formed in 1968, the heavy metal outfit, Judas Priest was put together in Birmingham, England by guitarist KK Downing and bassist Ian Hill. Several false stars followed until a stale line-up consisting of Downing, Hill, Rob Halford on vocals, and Glenn Tipton on guitar was achieved. They went through several drummers during their long history.
Judas Priest are considered as a major influence on the whole heavy metal music scene, which has earned them their nick name: “Metal Gods,” taken from the album track of the same name.
Here is a discography of their recordings from the beginning:
- Rocka Rolla (1974)
- Sad Wings of Destiny (1976)
- Sin After Sing (1977)
- Stained Class (1978)
- Killing Machine/Hell Bent for Leather (1978)
- British Steel (1980)
- Point of Entry (1981)
- Screaming for Vengeance (1982)
- Defenders of the Faith (1984)
- Turbo (1986)
- Ram I Down (1988)
- Painkiller (1990)
- Jugulator (1997)
- Demolition (2001)
- Angel of Retribution (2005)
The British heavy metal outfit have been playing to huge audiences for three decades now and despite a lull in their appearances during the mid 1990s and the first part of this century, Judas Priest are back just as loud and brilliant as ever they were!
If you get a chance to go and see them live, do it!