Judas Priest

Also known as Sudas Priest
Members of Judas Priest: Alan Atkins, Alan Moore (2), Dave Holland (2), Glenn Tipton, Ian Hill (2), John Hinch, K. K. Downing, Les Binks, Richie Faulkner, Ripper Owens, Rob Halford, Scott Travis
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Discography of Judas Priest:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Metal Works '73-'93 32 Audio 1993-05-18 Columbia
2 Screaming For Vengeance 10 Audio 1986
3 Defenders Of The Faith 10 Audio 1984
4 Sad Wings Of Destiny 9 Audio 1976 Gull
5 Point Of Entry 10 Audio 1981 CBS
6 Killing Machine 10 Audio 1978 CBS
7 British Steel 9 Audio 1980 Columbia
8 Screaming For Vengeance 10 Audio 1982 Columbia
9 Defenders Of The Faith 10 Audio 1990 Columbia
10 Jugulator 10 Audio 1997 Steamhammer
11 Priest, Live & Rare 10 Audio 1998
12 Unleashed In The East (Live In Japan) 9 Audio 1979 CBS
13 Defenders Of The Faith 10 Audio 1984 Columbia
14 The Best Of 8 Audio Telaeg Records
15 Screaming For Vengeance 10 Audio Columbia
16 Sad Wings Of Destiny 9 Audio 1976 Gull
17 Stained Class 9 Audio 1982
18 Killing Machine 10 Audio 1987
19 Sin After Sin 8 Audio 1982
20 Living After Midnight 18 Audio 2002
21 Unleashed In The West 12 Audio 1990 Metal Memory Records
22 Stained Class 9 Audio Columbia
23 Unleashed In The East (Live In Japan) 9 Audio 1979 Columbia
24 Point Of Entry 10 Audio 1981 Columbia
25 Turbo Lover (Hi-Octane Mix) 2 Audio 1986 Columbia
26 Screaming For Vengeance 10 Audio 1990-10-25 Columbia
27 Point Of Entry 10 Audio 1989 CBS
28 Screaming For Vengeance 10 Audio 1982 CBS
29 British Steel 12 Audio 2001-05-29 Legacy
30 Electric Eye 41 Audio 2003 Columbia Music Video
31 Killing Machine 10 Audio 1978
32 British Steel 9 Audio 1984
33 Angel Of Retribution 10 Audio 2005 Epic
34 British Steel 9 Audio Columbia
35 Point Of Entry 10 Audio Columbia
36 Sad Wings Of Destiny 9 Audio 2003 Snapper Classics
37 Sin After Sin 11 Audio 2001-10-22 Columbia
38 Stained Class 11 Audio 2001-10-22 Columbia
39 Killing Machine 14 Audio 2001-10-22 Columbia
40 Point Of Entry 13 Audio 2001-05-07
41 Angel Of Retribution 18 Audio 2005 Sony Music UK
42 British Steel 12 Audio 2001-05-29 Columbia
43 Unleashed In The East 14 Audio 2001-10-22
44 Sin After Sin 11 Audio 2001
45 Live Vengeance '82 17 Audio 2006 Sony BMG Music Entertainment
46 Sad Wings Of Destiny 9 Audio 2000 Koch Records
47 Demolition 13 Audio 2001 Atlantic
48 Jugulator 10 Audio 1997 CMC International Records
49 Painkiller 10 Audio 1990 Columbia
50 Priest... Live! 15 Audio 1987 Columbia


Judas Priest are a pioneering British Heavy Metal band and were forerunners of 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.

The band was formed in Birmingham, England in 1969 by guitarist John Perry (who died shortly after and was replaced by Earnest Chataway), bassist Bruno Stapenhill, drummer John Partridge, and singer [a=Alan Atkins]. In 1970, guitarist Kenneth [a=K. K. Downing] and bassist [a=Ian Hill (2)] joined, replacing Chataway and Stapenhill. Later, in 1972, [a=Rob Halford] and drummer [a=John Hinch] joined to replace Atkins and Partridge, respectively. A second guitarist, [a=Glenn Tipton], was also added to the line-up in 1974 as compensation for their record company’s (Gull Records) suggestion to add a horn section to the first album, Rocka Rolla.

The band featuring Halford, Downing, Tipton and Hill would go on to record 14 albums from 1974 through to 1990. Priest went through a considerable amount of drummers between their formation and 1980 when [a=Trapeze] drummer [a=Dave Holland] joined and stayed until 1988’s Ram It Down. In early 1990 [a=Racer X] drummer [a=Scott Travis] joined the band and recording begun on their Painkiller album. In mid 1990 they were taken to court over the attempted suicide of two young boys in Reno, allegedly driven by subliminal messages on their Stained Class album. The case was eventually thrown out of court and in September 1990, Painkiller was released.

Halford left the group in 1993 to pursue a solo career but the band was determined to find a suitable replacement vocalist. Tim "Ripper" Owens, an Ohioan tribute band singer was chosen after a lengthy auditioning process and the band recorded 4 albums (2 studio, 2 live) with Owens.

In 2003, the Judas Priest’s 1990 line-up was restored when Rob Halford returned to the group after rekindling the relationship during work on Judas Priest’s 4-CD career retrospective “Metalogy.” In 2004 the band played Ozzfest and released a CD of new studio material entitled Angel of Retribution and an accompanying live DVD in 2005, enjoying a successful world tour that year. This was followed by the 2CD concept album Nostradamus in 2008 and the release of their 5th live album in 2009.


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