2013 News Archive

22nd December 2013

Christmas message

We wish all of our fans a great Christmas and a very metal New Year!

We will be releasing a new album sometime in 2014 so stay tuned......!!


9th December 2013

Jammit.com - 'The Hellion/Electric Eye'

Get the isolated parts of 'The Hellion/Electric Eye' & jam with the scrolling tab & notation!
22nd November 2013


We are very proud and pleased to see that Rob Halford has made it into the championship!


This final round runs until Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 10AM ET. Fans can vote once per hour.

Keep voting - He IS the Greatest Metal Frontman so let's prove it!!


18th November 2013

Rob Halford advances to Semifinals of Greatest Metal Frontman

Rob is dead chuffed to move into the semi finals and once again sends a scream of metal thanks to everyone that got him into the semi finals!

Rob Halford advanced to the Loudwire semifinals of the Greatest Metal Frontman

Rob Halford vs. James Hetfield:


This round ends on THURSDAY, NOV. 21 at 9AM ET. Fans can vote once per hour until then.


13th November 2013

Loudwire Greatest Metal Frontman tournament - Quarterfinals

We are very excited to announce that Rob has advanced to the quarterfinals of Loudwire's Greatest Metal Frontman tournament!! So we need your votes as he IS the greatest ever metal frontman - so let's prove it by getting your votes.....!!

Rob is up against Rammstein's Till Lindemann:


This round runs until Nov. 17 at 11:59PM ET. Fans can vote once per hour until then.


8th November 2013

Loudwire Greatest Metal Frontman tournament - Round 2

Round 2 ends this Sunday at 11:59PM ET. Halford's in a close battle with Tom Araya of Slayer:


Fans can vote once per hour.

Rob sends a massive scream out to all the metal heads voting for the metal god and is thrilled to be in the company of such great talent, many of them being his good friends and hoping everyone digs the passion from the fans in the contest!


23rd October 2013

Jammit.com - 'Eat Me Alive'

Now you can jam with the ORIGINAL studio tracks from JUDAS PRIEST’s, ‘Eat Me Alive’! 

Isolate the part, slow it down, loop the section you want…all set to scrolling tab & notation!

14th October 2013

Jammit.com - 'Some Heads Are Gonna Roll'

'Some Heads Are Gonna Roll' by Judas Priest!
Get the isolated parts (+ scrolling tab/notation) & jam with the band!



10th October 2013

Get Hell Bent in Vegas with us at @Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp!

Get Hell Bent in Vegas with us at @Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp

Get the details here: 
7th October 2013

Jammit.com - 'Rock Hard Ride Free'

'Rock Hard Ride Free' by Judas Priest!
Get the isolated parts and jam along to scrolling tab & notation!



27th September 2013

Jammit.com - 'Night Comes Down'

'Night Comes Down' by JUDAS PRIEST!!!
These are the ORIGINAL isolated parts right from the studio!
AND you can follow along with scrolling tab & notation!



20th September 2013

Jammit.com - 'Love Bites'

'Love Bites' by JUDAS PRIEST!
Grab the gtr, bass, drums & vocals (+ scrolling tab & notation) and jam with the band!



15th September 2013

Jammit.com - 'THE SENTINEL'

From, 'Defenders of the Faith', get the isolated tracks from JUDAS PRIEST and jam with the original parts of THE SENTINEL!



6th September 2013

Jammit.com - 'Fever'

FEVER by Judas Priest!
Ever wanted to jam with the isolated tracks + scrolling tab & notation? Now you can with Jammit!



29th August 2013

Jammit.com - 'Devils Child'

Jam with the original JUDAS PRIEST studio tracks! Get the isolated parts for 'Devil's Child' along with scrolling tab & notation!



22nd August 2013

Jammit.com - 'Screaming For Vengeance'

Now you can jam with JUDAS PRIEST! Get the isolated tracks for 'Screaming For Vengeance' with scrolling tab & notation!



15th August 2013

Jammit.com - 'Riding On The Wind'

Judas Priest has made the isolated parts of their 'Screaming For Vengeance' record available with Scrolling Tab/Notation!
Get 'Riding On The Wind' on:



7th August 2013

Jammit.com - '(Take These) Chains' by Judas Priest!

***NEW*** Judas Priest WEDNESDAY! Get the iso-tracks + scrolling tab & notation for '(Take These) Chains'!



31st July 2013

Jammit.com - 'Pain and Pleasure' by Judas Priest!

Get the isolated studio tracks + scrolling tab/notation for 'Pain and Pleasure' by JUDAS PRIEST!



24th July 2013

Jammit.com - BLOODSTONE by Judas Priest!

Get the isolated tracks + scrolling tab & notation from BLOODSTONE by Judas Priest!



21st July 2013

JUDAS PRIEST have teamed up with Jammit.com

JUDAS PRIEST have teamed up with Jammit.com to unleash the isolated tracks from their classic records.



14th July 2013

'People Loved It Loud': Rockers Recall Academy of Music and Palladium

Rob Halford, Judas Priest

For most UK bands, playing New York City was just a massive thrill. A very important venue to play in rock and roll. I’ve got memories hanging out with Linda Blair in the dressing room. That was crazy. The Ramones always showed up, which was just really, really cool.

We used to do a song called “Genocide” and at the end of the show, for whatever reason, it was probably one of my wacky ideas, I said wouldn’t it be great if at the end of the breakdown, we kind of set off some explosions or whatever. And that idea manifested itself into me walking out on stage with a fully automatic Thompson submachine gun full of blanks.

I’m standing there looking all Rambo, holding this machine gun. And you can actually see the blanks, the blank cartridges flying all over the place.

I think one of the final shows that we played there was also memorable because our management at the time had arranged for limos to pick us up to take us to a sold-out Palladium show. And we waited and waited and waited in the lobby of the hotel by the UN building. It didn’t show up and we couldn’t get a cab because it was Friday night, it was insane so we actually took the bus. We got on this city bus together and the band is stuck in there, furious, rock stars taking the bus to a sold-out show at the Palladium.

Read the full article at


6th June 2013

MetalTalk.net reviews Epitaph



4th June 2013

VEVO premiere Judas Priest



30th May 2013

Rob Halford on Full Metal Jackie Radio show this weekend!

Rob Halford will be a guest on the US Full Metal Jackie Radio show this weekend! To find a rock station near you airing the show, go to: http://bit.ly/141lP4z


28th May 2013

Billboard: Judas Priest at 40: Rob Halford Talks 'Epitaph' in Very Metal Video Q&A



24th May 2013

Judas Priest: Epitaph broadcast premier on VH1 Classic Television Saturday, May 25

Watch the broadcast premiere of Judas Priest: Epitaph this Saturday, May 25 at 8 pm Eastern time on VH1 Classic Television in the US!


24th May 2013

Classic Rock Revisited reviews DVD/Blu-Ray Epitaph!

Read the Judas Priest review for their new DVD/Blu-Ray Epitaph! THIS is stuff Metal Gods are made of!



21st May 2013

UK Fans: 24th May event at London's Forum cancelled - screening now at the Soho Hotel

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the EPITAPH event that was planned for this Friday 24th May at London's Forum has had to be cancelled. However we will be holding a screening at the Soho Hotel, 4 Richmond Mews, London W1D 3DH at 8pm on Friday 24th May. Tickets already issued will be honoured and those attending will also receive an advance copy of the DVD. Alternatively, a full refund will be offered by Ticketmaster We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.


20th May 2013




17th May 2013

UK Fans: 1 week to The Forum!


On Friday May 24, The Forum in London will be playing host to a very special screening of Judas Priest EPITAPH, with support from Cage The Gods and Planet Rock DJ, Paul Anthony.

Get your tickets now at


14th May 2013

Q&A with Judas Priest in Rolling Stone



13th May 2013

UK Fans: screening of EPITAPH at The Forum has been moved to Friday May 24

Due to technical issues arising from putting on this special one-off screening of Judas Priest EPITAPH at The Forum, the show has now been moved to Friday May 24.

This will ensure that we are able to put on the biggest show possible!

We are sorry for the inconvenience and all tickets for the original date will be honoured or refunded.


13th May 2013

'Heading Out to the Highway' Live - Premiere from live DVD 'Epitaph'

Judas Priest Blast Through 'Heading Out to the Highway' Live – Premiere Song comes from upcoming live DVD 'Epitaph'



10th May 2013

Rob Halford and Richie Faulkner on US radio show ROCKLINE this Monday May 13th, 2013

Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford and guitarist Richie Faulkner will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated US radio show ROCKLINE with host Bob Coburn this Monday May 13th, 2013 at 8:30 PT / 11:30 ET.

Fans are encouraged to speak with Rob Halford and guitarist Richie Faulkner at 1-800-344-ROCK(7625) - For a station near you and for information regarding how to log onto the Internet for the broadcast go to

The show will be streamed for free on the Rockline website beginning the evening after the day of broadcast.


5th May 2013

Request an EPITAPH screening in your local theater!

Epitaph will screen in selected theaters from May 14th but if it's not showing in your area, all is not lost.

You can request a screening via Tugg and create the event in your local theater


4th May 2013

US Fans: Rob & Richie introducing the New York Screening at Clearview Chelsea on 14th May

We are excited to announce that Rob & Richie will be introducing the New York Screening at Clearview Chelsea on 14th May, hosted by Eddie Trunk.

Tickets available at


4th May 2013

UK Fans: JUDAS PRIEST EPITAPH is coming to The Forum, London!

On Wednesday 15th May, JUDAS PRIEST EPITAPH is coming to The Forum, London, in association with Planet Rock. This is your chance to relive the last show of their FINAL WORLD TOUR on the massive 25ft HIGH DEFINITION SCREEN, complete with ELECTRIFYING SURROUND SOUND. On top of that, Planet Rock will be hosting the evening and British rockers, Cage The Gods will be providing live support!

Book Tickets here


24th April 2013


EPITAPH in selected cinemas around the world from 14th May!

See the
 judaspriest.com/Epitaph-Cinema/ page for all the details!



19th April 2013

Judas Priest announce a big screen cinema release of EPITAPH live concert!

Judas Priest today announce a big screen cinema release of the electrifying EPITAPH live concert as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations, which promises to be a unique and full-on concert film experience.

From May 14th a series of exclusive screenings will take place in selected cinemas in the US, UK, Germany, Austria, Spain, Sweden, Finland, Hungary, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil with more being added and promises to be a full-on concert film experience. Fans will have a limited opportunity to re-live the excitement of the final show of the band's last ever world tour, which was filmed at the Hammersmith Apollo London in May 2012.

EPITAPH features dynamic versions of 23 classic tracks covering all 14 studio albums, and was shot in stunning HD with a 5.1 surround sound audio mix.

Cinema locations and ticket purchasing information will be available at
judaspriest.com on Tuesday 23rd April.


13th April 2013

Clearance sale in official UK merch store!

Massive clearance sale in our official UK merch store.

Hurry whilst stocks last!

2nd April 2013

EPITAPH Blu-ray and DVD to be released on May 28th 2013




Blu-ray or separate DVD available everywhere May 28, 2013, through Legacy Recordings


Judas Priest
, the heavy metal legends whose influence on generations of musicians and metalheads is incalculable, celebrate their 40th year as recording artists this year with the release of the live concert EPITAPH. A unique live career retrospective, EPITAPH will be released on Blu-ray and separate DVD on May 28th through Legacy Recordings, a division of SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT. This release precedes a new studio album by Judas Priest which the band are working on now.

Judas Priest's current lineup comprises lead singer Rob Halford, lead guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill, and drummer Scott Travis.

Heavy metal historians will regard EPITAPH as the most far-reaching live concert recording in the band's career. The set revisits the climactic closing date of the 50-week "Epitaph World Tour," captured live at London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo on May 26, 2012. Adding to the drama is the fact that this was Judas Priest’s final large-scale world tour ever. EPITAPH’s 23 tracks represent at least one song from every one of the band’s 14 studio albums, from 1974’s Rocka Rolla (“Never Satisfied”) to 2008’s Nostradamus (“Prophecy”).

In the special case of British Steel, four songs are featured: “Rapid Fire,” “Metal Gods,” “Breaking The Law,” and perennial set closer, “Living After Midnight.” Others exempted from the one-song-quota are the LPs which appeared before and after British Steel. The first of these is 1979’s Hell Bent For Leather (UK title: Killing Machine) which lends the title song as well as “The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown).” The other LP is 1982’s Screaming For Vengeance, source of “The Hellion,” “Electric Eye,” and “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming.”

“They have epitomized the genre with their Harley riding frontman, rapid-fire guitar assaults, and spectacular stage shows,” wrote journalist Bryan Reesman in his liner notes for 2004's leather-bound, metal-spiked Metalogy box set. “Influential, innovative, and exuberant in expression,” he wrote, “they are the true Metal Gods who have been as unwavering in their desire to expand the boundaries of their music as they have been in crossing international borders to deliver it to their disciples.”

“Unabashedly committed to their cause, and unrepentant in proclaiming themselves a true heavy metal band even when others have shied away from the term, Judas Priest have forever been defenders of the faith.”

(Columbia/Legacy: Blu-Ray 88765481119, DVD 88883715539)

Selections: 1. Battle Hymn (L) • 2. Rapid Fire (F) • 3. Metal Gods (F) • 4. Heading Out To The Highway (G) • 5. Judas Rising (M) • 6. Starbreaker (C) • 7. Victim Of Changes (B) • 8. Never Satisfied (A) • 9. Diamonds And Rust (C) • 10. Prophecy (N) • 11. Night Crawler (L) • 12. Turbo Lover (J) • 13. Beyond The Realms Of Death (D) • 14. The Sentinel (I) • 15. Blood Red Skies (K) • 16. The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown) (E) • 17. Breaking The Law (F) • 18. Painkiller (L) • 19. The Hellion (H) • 20. Electric Eye (H) • 21. Hell Bent For Leather (E) • 22. You’ve Got Another Thing Coming’ (H) • 23. Living After Midnight (F).

Album index:
A – from Rocka Rolla (originally issued 1974, on Gull Records)
B – from Sad Wings Of Destiny (originally issued 1976, on Gull Records)
C – from Sin After Sin (originally issued 1977, on Columbia Records)
D – from Stained Class (originally issued 1978, on Columbia)
E – from Hell Bent For Leather (originally issued 1979, on Columbia; aka Killing Machine in UK)
F – from British Steel (originally issued 1980, on Columbia)
G – from Point Of Entry (originally issued 1981, on Columbia)
H – from Screaming For Vengeance (originally issued 1982, on Columbia)
I – from Defenders Of the Faith (originally issued 1984, on Columbia)
J – from Turbo (originally issued 1986, on Columbia)
K – from Ram It Down (originally issued 1988, on Columbia)
L – from Painkiller (originally issued 1990, on Columbia)
M – from Angel Of Retribution (originally issued 2005, on Epic Records)
N – from Nostradamus (originally issued 2008, on Epic)


26th March 2013

Judas Priest advance to quarterfinals of Loudwire's 2013 March Metal Madness

It was super close, but Judas Priest beat out Tool in the previous round of March Metal Madness, the tournament to determine the greatest metal album of all time.

We're now down to the final 8, and Judas Priest are up against Dream Theater in the quarterfinals:


This round runs until Monday, April 1, at 8AM ET.
Fans can vote once per hour until then.


20th March 2013

VOTE NOW - Loudwire's March Metal Madness: Judas Priest vs Tool

Judas Priest's 'Screaming for Vengeance' has advanced in LOUDWIRE's (US national music website) 2013 March Metal Madness, the tournament to determine the greatest metal album of all time. Judas Priest now face Tool in Round 2:



9th March 2013

Working in the studio on new album PLUS Live 'Epitaph' DVD & Bluray released soon

The guys are working in the studio on their new album - and all is going is really well!

We will be releasing the live 'Epitaph' DVD & Bluray soon - release date to be announced shortly!

Judas Priest have just done really well in the Japanese Burrn! magazine polls:

They won the best live act
2nd most shining band (we think this means most outstanding!)
Rob Halford is 4th in the best vocalist category
Screaming For Vengeance 30th Anniversary DVD is 7th in the Best DVD Category

We're keeping the sites quiet for now whilst the guys are in the studio - more details to be announced soon!


4th February 2013

US webstore is now open!

Check it out here for all your official Judas Priest merchandise!


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