JUDAS PRIEST BLAZE ONTO BILLBOARD'S TOP 200 AT NO. 13!

BAND RETURNS SCREAMING FOR VENGEANCE WITH
ANGEL OF RETRIBUTION

HIGHEST CHARTING ALBUM IN BAND'S THIRTY-PLUS-YEAR-CAREER


Fifteen years after the release of their last studio album (Painkiller), a reunited Judas Priest has returned with skyscraping ambition and thunderous sound to match. Fueled by the blistering lead single "Revolution," ANGEL OF RETRIBUTION rocketed onto Billboard's Top 200 this week at #13, the highest debut in the band's illustrious 30-plus-year-career.

The album is drawing rave reviews from ravenous fans and critics alike, including Rolling Stone, who gave it 3 stars. "This is what Judas Priest fans have been waiting for," wrote Revolver. "Hallelujah!" praised GQ, "Judas Priest screams again." The Associated Press wrote, "Judas Priest seems primed to reclaim their perch as the most dominant band in heavy metal."

Co-produced by Roy Z and Priest, ANGEL OF RETRIBUTION follows the 2004 release of the band's acclaimed career-spanning boxed set Metalogy and their headline-grabbing stint on last summer's Ozzfest tour.

The legendary Priest -- vocalist Rob Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing, bassist Ian Hill and drummer Scott Travis -- is currently tearing up stages across Europe and gearing up for a U.S. tour.

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