Judas Priest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

JUDAS PRIEST 
50 HEAVY METAL YEARS OF MUSIC
LIMITED EDITION BOX SET OUT October 15th 2021

PLUS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACK OUT JULY 15th

‘Hellion/Electric Eye’ Turbo ‘Fuel For Life’ Tour – Live In Houston, TX
– 
June 21, 1986 – The Summit’ 

“Judas Priest’s curated box set representing 50 heavy metal years is the ultimate treasure trove defining the bands unwavering commitment to keeping and defending the heavy metal faith” – Rob Halford

 

“If there’s one box set you should have in your Heavy Metal collection it should be this one – it’s immortal – proclaiming and truly representing Metal for over 50 years – Flying the Flag and proudly leading the way inspiring many bands throughout the years—-this 42 CD selection says it all——it’s a big part of Metal history and as such will live forever…..” – Glenn Tipton 

 

“AMAZING – 50 years of metal crammed into a small box…..!!” – Ian Hill

 

One of heavy metal’s greatest bands Judas Priest are set to release a mammoth limited edition box set which will include every official live and studio album to date plus 13 unreleased discs. This is the most extensive release of previously unreleased music the band have made from their vast archives – a real treat for fans. Restored and mixed by Tom Allom at La Cucina W8 and mastered by Alex Wharton at Abbey Road Studios.   This special release will be out on October 15th 2021 via Sony Music.   

 

Pre-order available here: https://judaspriest.link/50HMY

 

This special box set comes as the band finally get the opportunity to celebrate their 50th anniversary with a headline slot at Bloodstock Festival in the UK plus the launch of a US tour this Autumn The 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour  is  fueled by the highest charting album of Priest’s career ‘Firepower’ which peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200 and #5 in the UK.

 

Judas Priest originally formed in 1970 in Birmingham, England (an area that many feel birthed heavy metal). The original nucleus of musicians would go on to change the face of heavy metal. Throughout the 70’s Priest were responsible for helping trail blaze metal with such classic offerings as ‘Sad Wings of Destiny’ (1976) ‘Sin After Sin’ (1977) and ‘Hell Bent for Leather’ (1978) as well as one of the genre’s top live recordings ‘Unleashed in the East’ (1979) among others.

 

It was during the 80’s that Priest conquered the world becoming a global arena headliner on the strength of such all-time classics as ‘British Steel’ (1980) and ‘Screaming for Vengeance’ (1982) as well as being one of the first metal bands to be embraced by the then-burgeoning MTV plus performing at some of the decades biggest concerts (1980’s Monsters of Rock, 1983’s US Festival and 1985’s Live Aid) and being the first to exclusively wear leather and studs – a look that began during this era and would eventually be embraced by metal heads throughout the world. Priest’s success continued throughout the 90’s and beyond with the addition of drummer Scott Travis as evidenced by such additional stellar offerings as ‘Painkiller’ (1990) ‘Angel of Retribution’ (2005) and ‘A Touch of Evil: Live’ (2009) the latter of which saw Priest win a Grammy Award for a killer rendition of the classic ‘Dissident Aggressor’

 

In 2011 new guitarist Richie Faulkner came in to replace KK Downing who had left in 2010 – the move seemed to have reinvigorated the band as evidenced by a show-stealing performance on the ‘American Idol’  Finale that also served as Faulkner’s debut performance with the band (also in 2011 was the release of a new compilation ‘The Chosen Few’ which included Priest classics selected by some of metal’s biggest names) and the ‘Epitaph’ concert DVD in 2013. 

 

Priest’s next studio effort would arrive in 2014 –  ‘Redeemer of Souls’ which was supported by another strong tour. In 2017 (and again in 2019) Judas Priest received a nomination for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and got ready to unleash their latest studio album ‘Firepower’ (produced by Andy Sneap and Tom Allom) which received global success and critical acclaim. In 2020 a fully official and authorized photographic book ‘Judas Priest: 50 Heavy Metal Years’ was issued. 

 

A Reflections Edition of the box set will also be available to purchase in CD and 2LP formats.

 

50 HEAVY METAL YEARS OF MUSIC 

TRACKLISTING

  • CDs housed in mini LP Japanese-style wallets
  • Box set designed by long-time Judas Priest collaborator Mark Wilkinson
  • Includes Ross Halfin photos signed by each band member:

                   Rob Halford

                   Glenn Tipton 

                   Ian Hill

                   Richie Faulkner 

                   Scott Travis

  • Numbered British Steel metal razor blade (blunt)
  • Memorabilia book featuring rare photos, posters, adverts and passes 
  • Replica British Steel tour programme
  • Two Replica Tour posters from:

                  British Steel 1980 German Tour

                  Defenders Of The Faith 1984 European Tour

 

CD1 – Rocka Rolla 

 

CD2 – Sad Wings of Destiny  

 

CD3 – Sin After Sin (1977) 

 

CD4 – Stained Glass (1978) 

 

CD5 – Killing Machine – (1978)

 

CD6 – Unleashed In the East (Live in Japan 1979) 

 

CD7 – British Steel 

 

CD8 – Point Of Entry 

 

CD9 – Screaming for Vengeance 

 

CD10 – Defenders of the Faith

 

CD11 – Turbo 

 

CD12 & CD13 – Priest… Live!  

 

CD14 – Ram It Down

 

CD15 – Painkiller 

 

CD16 – Jugulator 

 

CD17 & CD18  – ’98 Live Meltdown

 

CD19 – Demolition 

 

CD20 & CD21 – Live in London 

 

CD22 – Angel of Retribution 

 

CD23 – Nostradamus (Act 1) & CD24 – Nostradamus (Act 2) 

 

CD25 – A Touch Of Evil Live 

 

CD26 & CD27 – Redeemer of Souls 

 

CD29 – Firepower 

 

5 previously unreleased live stereo recordings from the archives

Restored and edited by Tom Allom at La Cucina W8

Mastered by Alex Wharton at Abbey Road Studios, London

 

CD30 & CD31 – Live In Atlanta ’82 (Previously Unreleased)

 

CD30

The Hellion / Electric Eye

Riding on the Wind

Heading Out to the Highway

Metal Gods 

Bloodstone 

Breaking the Law

Sinner

Desert Plains

The Ripper

Diamonds and Rust 

 

CD31

Devils Child

Screaming for Vengeance

You’ve Got Another Thing Coming 

Victim of Changes 

Living After Midnight

The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown)

Hell Bent For Leather 

 

CD32 – Live At The Mudd Club ’79

Hell Bent For Leather  

Delivering The Goods 

Running Wild 

Beyond The Realms Of Death 

The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown) 

Victim Of Changes 

Rock Forever 

Starbreaker 

 

CD33 & CD34 – Live In Houston ’86 

 

CD33

Out In The Cold 

Locked In 

Heading Out To The Highway 

Metal Gods 

Breaking The Law 

Love Bites 

Some Heads Are Gonna Roll 

The Sentinel 

Private Property 

Desert Plains 

Rock You All Around The World 

 

CD34

The Hellion/ Electric Eye  

Turbo Lover

Freewheel Burning 

Victim Of Changes 

The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown) 

Living After Midnight 

You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’

Hell Bent For Leather

 

CD35 & CD36 – Live In New Haven ’88 

 

CD35

The Hellion/ Electric Eye 

Metal Gods 

Sinner 

Breaking The Law 

Come And Get It 

I’m a Rocker 

The Sentinel 

The Ripper 

Beyond The Realms Of Death 

Some Heads Are Gonna Roll 

 

CD36

Turbo Lover  

Ram It Down 

Heavy Metal 

Victim Of Changes 

The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown) 

Living After Midnight 

You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’ 

Hell Bent For Leather 

 

CD37 – Los Angeles ’90 (Previously Unreleased)

Riding on the Wind 

Grinder

Heading Out to the Highway

Between the Hammer & the Anvil

Bloodstone

Better by You, Better Than Me

Leather Rebel

The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown) 

Hell Bent for Leather 

You’ve Got Another Thing Coming 

 

CD38 – London ’81(Previously Unreleased)

Solar Angels Intro / Heading Out to the Highway 

Metal Gods

Hell Bent for Leather

Breaking the Law

Sinner

Beyond the Realms of Death

Grinder

Desert Plains

You Don’t Have to Be Old to Be Wise 

Victim of Changes 

The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown)

 

CD39 – Denver ’80 (Previously Unreleased)

Hell Bent for Leather 

The Ripper

Running Wild 

Living After Midnight 

Sinner 

Beyond the Realms of Death 

You Don’t Have to Be Old to Be Wise 

Grinder

Victim of Changes

Steeler

Genocide 

Tyrant 

The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown)

 

CD40 – Irvine ’91 (Previously Unreleased)

Hell Bent for Leather 

Heading Out to the Highway 

The Hellion / Electric Eye

Diamonds and Rust

All Guns Blazing

Metal Gods

Some Heads Are Gonna Roll 

The Ripper 

Night Crawler

Turbo Lover

A Touch of Evil 

Painkiller 

The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown)

Breaking the Law 

Living After Midnight

You’ve Got Another Thing Coming

 

CD41 & CD42 – Beyond Live & Rare

Previously unreleased stereo recordings from the archives

 

CD41

Epitaph (Studio Demo) Demo from 1976’s Sad Wings Of Destiny 

Solar Angels (Live) July 22, 1981 – New York, NY – The Palladium 

Sinner (Live) July 22, 1981 – New York, NY – The Palladium 

Desert Plains (Live) July 22, 1981 – New York, NY – The Palladium 

You Don’t Have To Be Old To Be Wise (Live) July 22, 1981 – New York, NY – The Palladium 

Genocide (Live) May 09, 1978 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre 

Victim Of Changes (Live) May 09, 1978 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre 

Ripper (Live) May 09, 1978 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre 

Screaming For Vengeance (Live) November 24, 1982 – Tucson, AZ – Tucson Convention Center 

The Green Manalishi (With The Two Pronged Crown) (Live) June 07, 1981 – Odessa, TX – Ector County Coliseum 

Victim of Changes (Live) June 07, 1981 – Odessa, TX – Ector County Coliseum 

 

CD42

Tyrant (Live) June 07, 1981 – Odessa, TX – Ector County Coliseum 

Diamonds and Rust (Live) February 14, 1981 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Jaap Edenhal 

White Heat Red Hot (Live) July 29, 1978 – Tokyo, Japan – Yuubin Chokin Hall 

Better By You Better Than Me (Live) July 29, 1978 – Tokyo, Japan – Yuubin Chokin Hall 

Starbreaker (Live) July 29, 1978 – Tokyo, Japan – Yuubin Chokin Hall 

Rock Forever (Live) Killing Machine Tour – February 09, 1979 – Tokyo, Japan – Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan 

Evil Fantasies (Live) Killing Machine Tour – February 09, 1979 – Tokyo, Japan – Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan 

Troubleshooter (Live) World Wide Blitz Tour – February 29, 1981 – Wiesbaden, Germany – Rhein-Main-Halle 

Grinder (Live) World Wide Blitz Tour – February 29, 1981 – Wiesbaden, Germany – Rhein-Main-Halle 

The Sentinel (Live) May 02, 1984 – Albuquerque, NM – Tingley Coliseum 

Freewheel Burning (Live) May 02, 1984 – Albuquerque, NM – Tingley Coliseum 

All Guns Blazing (Live) August 17, 1991 – Montreal, QC, Canada – Forum de Montreal 

Painkiller (Live) March 26, 1991 – Sheffield, England – Sheffield City Hall 

Mother Sun (Live) October 11, 1975 – Slough, England – Slough College 

 

REFLECTIONS – 50 HEAVY METAL YEARS OF MUSIC

1CD

Let Us Prey / Call for the Priest  

You Don’t Have to Be Old to Be Wise  

Fever  

Eat Me Alive  

All Guns Blazing  

Never The Heroes  

Dissident Aggressor (Live)  

Out in the Cold (Live)  

Judas Priest – Running Wild (Live)  

*Victim Of Changes (Live)  (May 09, 1978 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre)

*The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown) (Live)  (Point of Entry ‘Worldwide Blitz’ Tour – Live in Hammersmith, London – November 21, 1981 – Foundations Forum – Hammersmith Odeon)

*Bloodstone (Live) (Screaming For Vengeance World Vengeance Tour – Live in Atlanta, GA – December 11, 1982 – The Omni)

*Judas Priest – The Ripper (Live)  (Irvine, CA – July 12, 1991 – Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre)

*Beyond the Realms of Death (Live) (Killing Machine/Hell Bent For Leather Tour – Live In New York, NY – March 11, 1979 – The Mudd Club)

*The Hellion / Electric Eye (Live) (Turbo ‘Fuel For Life’ Tour – Live In Houston, TX – June 21, 1986 – The Summit)

*Sinner (Live) (Ram It Down ‘Mercenaries Of Metal’ Tour – Live In New Haven, CT – August 7, 1988 – New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum)

 

*previously unreleased

 

REFLECTIONS – 50 HEAVY METAL YEARS OF MUSIC 

2LP DOUBLE GATEFOLD RED VINYL, 180GSM

 

SIDE A 

Let Us Prey / Call for the Priest  

You Don’t Have to Be Old to Be Wise  

Fever  

Eat Me Alive  

 

SIDE B 

All Guns Blazing  

Never The Heroes  

Dissident Aggressor (Live)  

Out in the Cold (Live)  

Judas Priest – Running Wild (Live)  

 

SIDE C *previously unreleased*

Victim Of Changes (Live)  (May 09, 1978 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre)

The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown) (Live)  (Point of Entry ‘Worldwide Blitz’ Tour – Live in Hammersmith, London – November 21, 1981 – Foundations Forum – Hammersmith Odeon)

Bloodstone (Live) (Screaming For Vengeance World Vengeance Tour – Live in Atlanta, GA – December 11, 1982 – The Omni)

Judas Priest – The Ripper (Live)  (Irvine, CA – July 12, 1991 – Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre)

 

SIDE D *previously unreleased*

Beyond the Realms of Death (Live) (Killing Machine/Hell Bent For Leather Tour – Live In New York, NY – March 11, 1979 – The Mudd Club)

The Hellion / Electric Eye (Live) (Turbo ‘Fuel For Life’ Tour – Live In Houston, TX – June 21, 1986 – The Summit)

Sinner (Live) (Ram It Down ‘Mercenaries Of Metal’ Tour – Live In New Haven, CT – August 7, 1988 – New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum)

 

Judas Priest
Call Now Button