Official Judas Priest News

22nd Dec 2004

Our record label have picked out a track from the new album entitled 'Revolution' as the radio track - it is not commercially available at this time!

 

18th Dec 2004

DIMEBAG

We are all still reeling with shock from the terrible tragedy of Dimebag's death. We send his family our sincerest condolences and our thoughts are with them at this terrible time - he was a friend of the band and we will miss him.


ROB, GLENN, K.K., IAN and SCOTT

 

18th Dec 2004

I have just got back from an incredibly busy few days in New York with Rob, Glenn and K.K. doing some major press, TV and radio interviews for the new album - Angel Of Retribution - we played five tracks to the media who all seemed to love them!!

The titles of the tracks we played are:

Judas Rising
Deal With The Devil
Revolution
Worth Fighting For
Hellrider



We had a great time talking to everyone and was really knocked out by their reaction to the tracks!! We've got another big media day next week and then the guys will be taking a break over the Christmas/New Year holidays - we wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a Metal 2005!!

Jayne Andrews
18th December, 2004

 

14th Dec 2004

The new album, Angel Of Retribution, will be released:

28TH FEBRUARY 2005 - UK & EUROPE
1ST MARCH 2005 USA

 

3rd Dec 2004

Judas Priest 2005 World Tour tickets will be on general sale from 9am Friday 3rd December at http://www.gigsandtours.com/index.asp?link=judas+priest&site=jp

 

26th Nov 2004

We are pleased to announce the first of our 2005 World Tour dates - tickets will be on sale shortly!! More dates to follow!!

Click Here to go to the Tour Info section to view the Tour Dates

 

19th Oct 2004

To make sure that we can get everything in place for the release of the new record i.e. marketing plans, interviews, video etc., etc., we have agreed with the record label to release the new Judas Priest record on 31st January 2005 (for UK & Europe) and 1st February 2005 (for the USA) - we are working on the world tour now and will announce the dates as soon as we finalise them!!

Judas Priest
19th October, 2004

 

30th Sept 2004

Please see details for ringtones and wallpaper available (at this time only from a UK phone number) - as soon as I get details of availability from other Countries I will let you all know!!

Click to view larger image

 

3rd Sept 2004

Due to Hurricane Frances fast approaching Florida, (as you can see from the press release below), the last Ozzfest Show in West Palm Beach has been cancelled. We are very sorry about this but obviously there is nothing we can do - the weather is not under our control!!! We want to thank everyone who came to the shows and gave the Band such a great reception - we've had a fantastic time and we look forward to seeing you next year!! Dates to be announced as soon as they are confirmed.

Jayne Andrews
3rd September, 2004

Ozzfest Press Release (Word Document)

 

17th August 2004

JUDAS PRIEST TO RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM ON DECEMBER 28, 2004, ON EPIC RECORDS

BONUS CONCERT DVD FILMED IN SPAIN IN JUNE 2004 INCLUDED IN INITIAL SHIPMENT


The long wait for new music from the definitive Judas Priest lineup of vocalist Rob Halford, lead guitarist Glenn Tipton, lead guitarist K.K. Downing, bass guitarist Ian Hill and drummer Scott Travis is nearly over.

Judas Priest will release a new studio album on December 28, 2004, worldwide on Sony Music (Sony's Epic Records label in North America). The album title and track listing is forthcoming.

As a special bonus, a live concert DVD filmed during shows in Barcelona and Valencia in Spain in June 2004 will be included in the initial shipment.

The new album is the first from the Halford/Tipton/Downing/Hill/Travis lineup since 1990's acclaimed 'Painkiller.'

Tipton recently described the new album as "classic Priest" to 'Entertainment Tonight': "Even though we've evolved, it is recognizable Priest. The formula between myself, K.K. and Rob has been tried and tested. It was fantastic to all get back in the same room."

Judas Priest has celebrated its reunion with triumphant concerts in summer 2004. The band first conquered Europe and is now in the middle of the Ozzfest tour, for which rave reviews for its performances are the norm. Select non-Ozzfest dates are included on this North American rampage.

The most recent release from Judas Priest is the critically acclaimed, best-selling box set career retrospective 'Metalogy' on Sony Music/Legacy Recordings.

The full power of Judas Priest will be on display when the band embarks on a headlining world tour in early 2005 immediately following the release of the new album.

www.judaspriest.com
www.epicrecords.com

 

12th August 2004

Quite a few of you have been asking whether Judas Priest will be doing any shows after they finish on the Ozzfest on 4th September, 2004. Please note we won't be doing anymore shows this year - the guys will be finishing off the album so we can deliver it in time for 28th December, 2004 release! We are working on a World Tour starting early in 2005 (this will include the U.K.!!) and will announce the dates as soon as we finalise them.

Jayne Andrews
Management Co-ordinator for JUDAS PRIEST

 

11th August 2004

I've just got back from another few days out on the road with the Band - Judas Priest took Texas by storm!! It was great to be back! The Band's manager Bill Curbishley flew in to join us for the San Antonio show - we all had a great time! Afterwards, the Band, Bill and myself went out for dinner - it was really good to have the Management team and the Band all together - we had a lot of fun!!

Jayne Andrews
Management Co-ordinator for Judas Priest
Bill Curbishley - Manager

 

10th August 2004

Click Here to view the latest Reviews of Judas Priest at OzzFest.

 

28th July 2004

We just want to put the record straight!!

Despite some people being misled by inference that Judas Priest are being managed by Sanctuary Management - this is definitely not the case! Sanctuary have absolutely nothing at all to do with the Band in any way - the Band's Manager is still Bill Curbishley and everything relating to Judas Priest should be directed to Bill Curbishley and Jayne Andrews - nothing has changed!! Any enquiries regarding Judas Priest should be directed to Trinifold Management in London - tel: + 44 207 419 4300/ fax: +44 207 419 4325 or via email to the main address: [email protected]

 

22nd July 2004

Sorry! Sorry! Sorry! My mistake!!! - I had just flown back from the US with photos from the Holmdel show and the one of Rob was in amongst them - I was pretty jet-lagged when I scanned them in and sent them to my webmaster I wasn't really looking too closely!! Thank you for pointing it out to me - actually it was just a test to see how observant you all are!!!!!

Jayne Andrews
22nd July, 2004

 

21st July 2004

The Ozzfest shows have been absolutely fantastic - the reaction to Judas Priest has blown us all away!! I've just got back from a few days in the U.S. with the guys - we had a great time - very, very busy what with specials on MTV, VH1, Eddie Trunk, etc and lots of press and radio interviews including the UK magazine Kerrang! - Oh! of course - and some incredible shows!!!!

The Band and I had meetings with our new label Epic (Sony) when we were in New York - their support and enthusiasm was great - we really look forward to working with them all - We have now confirmed a release date for the new album - it will be released on 28th December, 2004!!!
A World Tour will be following starting early in 2005. More news as we finalise it!!

Jayne Andrews
21st July, 2004

Click Here to view Photos from the OzzFest Tour 2004

 

28th June 2004

I've just got back from being out with the Band for a few shows - we did two fantastic shows in Spain - those Spanish fans certainly know how to show much they love Judas Priest!! They were really great!! The Band did the last show of this European leg at the Graspop festival in Belgium and now they are all taking a short break before they start back out in the US. A big thank you to all of Judas Priest's European fans for welcoming them back so warmly and ecstatically!!

Jayne Andrews
28th June, 2004

Click Here to view Photos from the European Tour 2004

 

18th June 2004

Unfortunately due to circumstances totally beyond Judas Priest's control (technical problems with the venue) the show on Wednesday 23rd June, 2004 in Grenoble has had to be cancelled - sorry to everyone who had bought tickets - hopefully we'll be able to reschedule this show at some time in the future.

Jayne Andrews
18th June, 2004

 

16th June 2004

The Band have just done the most amazing show in Prague - the fans went absolutely crazy!! Here are some shots from the show!!

Click Here to view Photos from the European Tour 2004

 

15th June 2004

Judas Priest are taking Europe by storm!! The reaction to the Band has been absolutely amazing - the fans have been going wild - the Band playing better than ever!! Yet again in Holland on Saturday bad weather nearly stopped the show but the Band and crew fought against all of the elements and went on stage to perform yet another spectacular performance!

Here are a few photos taken from the stage from one of the shows!!

Click Here to view Photos from the European Tour 2004

 

8th June 2004

Hi everyone - I've just got back from spending the first few days on the road with the Band in Europe! The shows have been phenominal!! The Priest are well and truly back!!
The 'Gods of Metal' festival in Italy caused some chaos!! After a day of brilliant sunshine there was suddenly the most horrendous storm - the sky turned black and the heavens opened - the roof was ripped off the outdoor stage - absolutely soaking through all of the Band's equipment - we thought we were going to have to cancel but when the rain finally stopped the Band asked their crew to do everything they could so they could go on stage that night and not disappoint all of the fans!! The crew worked a small miracle and the Band went onstage - that show was one of the best so far - the audience went wild - they were more than rewarded for waiting so long in the pouring rain!! I'll be showing you all some photos very soon!

Jayne Andrews

 

25th May 2004

Well it has finally happened!! The band had their first rehearsal yesterday (Monday 24th May) with the reunited line-up and it was fantastic!!! I was with the guys so was very proud to be a part of it!!
We are manically getting everything ready for the Tour - working on the new album and millions of other things!!
Needless to say the time is just flying by - it won't be long before Judas Priest step back out on those stages and blow everyone away!! The Priest will be well and truly back!!!

Jayne Andrews
for JUDAS PRIEST

 

6th May 2004

We are in the process of adding a few extra dates during the Ozzfest - so far we have confirmed the following shows:
26th July THE IDAHO CENTER AMPHITHEATRE/NAMPA, IDAHO
30th July Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Marysville, CA
4th August EL PASO, Tx
18th August MOLSON AMPHITHEATRE/TORONTO, CANADA

As soon as we confirm anymore we'll announce them!

Go to the Tour Info section for details.

 

22nd April 2004

JUDAS PRIEST

The Original line-up return!

New deal announced with Sony Music UK and World Tour.

We are pleased to announce that Sony Music U.K has re-signed the giants of Heavy Metal Judas Priest to a worldwide deal.

Returning to the home of their classic albums, the definitive Judas Priest line-up of vocalist Rob Halford, lead guitarist Glenn Tipton, lead guitarist K.K. Downing, bassist Ian Hill and drummer Scott Travis are back.

The long-awaited reunion of Judas Priest will thrill fans around the globe, and once again provide them with the opportunity to see and hear the band that defined Heavy Metal as we know it today.

The band will be embarking on a World tour in June 2004 starting in Europe then on to the Ozzfest in the USA with further shows planned in South America, Japan, UK and all corners of the planet!

This years reunion tour and album will also celebrate the bands 30th anniversary.

 

20th April 2004

Click to view large Click to view large Here are a couple of polaroid's of four members of Judas Priest!!

- These were taken during a photo session we did with Glenn, Rob and K.K. last Friday with Ross Halfin for the US magazine Guitar World - as we were having a meeting afterwards we did a few shots with Ian as well!!

Scott meanwhile is working hard on the drum tracks!!

 

13th April 2004

New European date:
23rd June - LE SUMMUM/GRENOBLE, FRANCE

Go to the Tour Info section for details.

 

31st March 2004

'METALOGY' BOX SET

Release Dates:

EUROPE 10th May, 2004
UK & Italy release date will now be 17th May 2004
USA & CANADA 11th May, 2004
JAPAN 4th August, 2004
AUSTRALIA/NZ 10th May, 2004
KOREA May 2004
HONG KONG/SINGAPORE/TAIWAN/THAILAND June 2004

 

23rd March 2004

Hi - Jayne here again! I haven't had a chance to post any messages on the board recently as I've been up to my eyes what with sorting out the new record deal, arranging the world tour, working on the boxset, sorting out studios, stage sets, stage clothes etc., etc., etc!! I had a flying visit (literally!) to LA with Rob, Glenn and K.K. to participate in the Ozzfest press conference with Ozzy and Sharon - that was great fun! Things are pretty hectic this end to say the least!!

The band are working with the producer ROY Z on the new record and things are going really really well! Scott flew over to the UK last week and is now working on his drum tracks - Glenn and K.K. have been very busy with their guitar parts - Rob will be flying back to the UK very soon to start on his vocals and of course Ian will be laying down his great solid bass lines imminently!

We know you are all impatient but you have to trust the guys and know they will come up with a great record - they like to keep their heads down and get on with it!!

JAYNE ANDREWS
Management Co-ordinator for JUDAS PRIEST

 

24th February 2004

More Judas Priest European Tour dates for June 2004 announced.

Go to the Tour Info section for details.

 

20th February 2004

JUDAS PRIEST ANNOUNCE OZZFEST DATES!

Judas Priest are very pleased to announce that they will be joining Ozzy Osbourne for the US Ozzfest 2004 which starts on 10th July and goes through until the beginning of September. This will of course be the first reunion dates that the band will be playing in America with the original line up of Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, K.K. Downing, Ian Hill and of course Scott Travis!

Until now we had not been able to confirm that we were doing the Ozzfest as we had been asked by Ozzy & Co. to keep it quiet until after the official press conference – so naturally we respected that!!

We are really looking forward to getting out on the road again and playing at these shows!!

Please see below dates:

JULY:
10TH HARTFORD, CT/MEADOWS MUSIC THEATRE
12TH BOSTON, MA/TWEETER CENTER
14TH WANTAGH NY/TOMMY HILLFIGER@ JONES BEACH
16TH HOLMDEL,NJ/PNC BANK ARTS CENTER
18TH BRISTOW, VA/NISSAN PAVILION
20TH COLUMBUS,OH/GERMAIN AMPHITHEATRE
22ND NASHVILLE, TN/STARWOOD AMPHITHEATRE
24TH DENVER,CO/FIDDLER’S GREEN
27TH SEATTLE, WA/WHITE RIVER AMPHITHEATRE
29TH SAN FRANCISCO, CA/SHORELINE AMPHITHEATRE
31ST SAN BERNARDINO, CA/HYUNDAI PAVILION

AUGUST:
3RD ALBUQUERQUE, NM/JOURNAL PAVILION
5TH DALLAS, TX/SMIRNOFF MUSIC CENTER
7TH SAN ANTONIO, TX/VERIZON WIRELESS AMPH
10TH KANSAS CITY,KS/VERIZON AMPHITHEATRE
12TH ST. LOUIS,MO/UMB PAVILION
14TH EAST TROU, WI/ALPINE VALLEY MUSIC THEATRE
17TH DETROIT, MI/DTE ENERGY CENTER
19TH CLEVELAND/BLOSSOM
21ST CHICAGO, IL/TWEETER CENTER
24TH INDIANAPOLIS, IN/VERIZON WIRELESS MUSIC CEN
26TH CAMDEN, NJ/TWEETER WATERFRONT
28TH PITTSBURGH, PA/POST GAZETTE PAVILION
31ST RALEIGH, NC/ALLTEL PAVILION

SEPTEMBER:
2ND TAMPA, FL/TAMPA BAY AMPHITHEATRE
4TH WEST PALM, FL/SOUND ADVICE AMPHITHEATREC

More Information

www.ozzfest.com

 

11th February 2004

It has come to our attention that yet again someone is trying to sell non official Judas Priest product and making out it is official. Someone who calls themself Zoom439 is trying to sell on Ebay an album entitled 'The Complete Remastered Bonus Tracks' - this is not a certified release and will probably only be a burned CDR of copyrighted material - it is illegal!! We have taken action and have Sony's legal people onto this so please do not waste your money on this inferior product. We see all the time so called 'original' autographed items of the band for sale and most of the time these are not genuine. Be careful!!

JUDAS PRIEST
11th February, 2004

 

9th February 2004

JUDAS PRIEST SCHEDULED TO RELEASE CAREER-SPANNING BOX SET 'METALOGY' ON SONY MUSIC/LEGACY RECORDS

FOUR-CD, 65-TRACK SET TOTALING MORE THAN 5 HOURS OF MUSIC INCLUDES HITS, RARITIES AND MORE ENCASED IN LEATHER-AND-STUDS DELUXE PACKAGING

LIMITED EDITION LIVE DVD ADDED BONUS IN INITIAL PRESSING

Release Dates:
UK & EUROPE 10th May, 2004
USA & CANADA 11th May, 2004
JAPAN 11th May, 2004 (on import from US then domestic release 22nd July, 2004)
AUSTRALIA/NZ 10th May, 2004
KOREA May 2004
HONG KONG/SINGAPORE/TAIWAN/THAILAND June 2004

Judas Priest has reigned supreme for 30 years as the most influential and commercially successful pure heavy metal band, and the masters are being honored with the career-spanning, four-CD, 65-track box set 'Metalogy' scheduled for release on May 3rd for Europe and the UK and May 4th 2004 for the US and Canada, by Sony Music/Legacy Records. The worldwide reverence for Judas Priest has resulted in sales of 20 million albums and countless sold-out concerts.

'Metalogy,' the first-ever Judas Priest box set, was assembled with the full participation of the band and it covers music recorded worldwide for the Gull, Sony Music/Columbia, CMC International, SPV, Atlantic and JVC labels between 1974 and 2002. Remastered hits, fan favorites, live rarities, B-sides and a previously unreleased demo are included. And as a bonus, the initial pressing of 'Metalogy' will include a live DVD of a complete concert filmed on December 12, 1982, at Mid South in Memphis, TN, on the 'Screaming for Vengeance' tour. This show was released on home video as 'Judas Priest Live' but it has been out of print for many years, and fans have often requested that it be reissued. This new DVD is mastered in pristine 5.1 Surround Sound for the ultimate Priest live concert experience.

Fans will be thrilled with the packaging of 'Metalogy.' The 7"x7" box is appropriately wrapped in leather and metal studs. The 7"x7" full color book features a full discography, biographical essay, timeline and numerous previously unpublished photos.

The CD track listing is as follows:
CD 1
1. Never Satisfied (4:52)
2. Deceiver (2:44)
3. Tyrant (4:39)
4. Victim Of Changes (Live) (7:11)
5. Diamonds & Rust (Live)** (3:28)
6. Starbreaker (Live)** (7:19)
7. Sinner (6:40)
8. Let Us Prey (6:12)
9. Dissident Aggressor (3:02)
10. Exciter (5:33)
11. Beyond The Realms Of Death (6:51)
12. Better By You Better Than Me (5:19)
13. Invader (4:10)
14. Stained Class (5:12)
15. The Green Manalishi (With The Two Pronged Crown) (Live)* (4:42)

CD 2
1. Killing Machine (3:02)
2. Evening Star (4:06)
3. Take On The World (3:03)
4. Delivering The Goods (4:16)
5. Evil Fantasies (4:13)
6. Hell Bent For Leather (2:40)
7. Breaking The Law (Live)** (2:45)
8. Living After Midnight (3:30)
9. Rapid Fire (4:00)
10. Metal Gods (4:04)
11. Grinder (Live)* (4:21)
12. The Rage (4:44)
13. Heading Out To The Highway (3:45)
14. Hot Rockin' (Live)** (3:28)
15. Trouble Shooter (3:47)
16. Solar Angels (4:03)
17. Desert Plains (4:36)
18. Hellion (Live)** / Electric Eye (Live)** (4:17)
19. Screaming For Vengeance (4:43)

CD 3
1. Riding On The Wind (3:07)
2. Bloodstone (3:52)
3. You've Got Another Thing Comin' (5:09)
4. Devil's Child (4:48)
5. Freewheel Burning (4:42)
6. Jawbreaker (3:25)
7. The Sentinel (5:24)
8. Love Bites (Live)* (5:37)
9. Eat Me Alive (3:31)
10. Some Heads Are Gonna Roll (4:05)
11. Rock Hard Ride Free (5:00)
12. Night Comes Down (4:00)
13. Turbo Lover (5:32)
14. Private Property (4:29)
15. Parental Guidance (3:35)
16. Out In The Cold (6:27)
17. Heart Of A Lion (demo)* (3:53)

CD 4
1. Ram It Down (4:48)
2. Heavy Metal (5:58)
3. Come & Get It (4:05)
4. Blood Red Skies (7:05)
5. Painkiller (6:06)
6. Between The Hammer & The Anvil (4:48)
7. Touch Of Evil (5:54)
8. Metal Meltdown (4:47)
9. Nightcrawler (5:44)
10. All Guns Blazing (3:57)
11. Jugulator (5:50)
12. Bloodstains (5:26)
13. Machine Man (5:15)
14. Feed On Me (5:28)
*Previously Unreleased
**First Time On CD

The track listing for the bonus DVD is as follows:
1. Hellion/Electric Eye
2. Riding On The Wind
3. Heading Out To The Highway
4. Metal Gods
5. Bloodstone
6. Breaking The Law
7. The Sinner
8. Desert Plains
9. The Ripper
10. Diamonds And Rust
11. Devil's Child
12. Screaming For Vengeance
13. You've Got Another Thing Comin'
14. Victim Of Changes
15. Living After Midnight
16. The Green Manalishi (With The Two Pronged Crown)
17. Hell Bent For Leather

'Metalogy' compiles the phenomenal musical achievements of Judas Priest's first three decades, and the next phase of the band's career begins later this year with the release of a highly anticipated new studio album and world tour from recently reunited vocalist Rob Halford, lead guitarist Glenn Tipton, lead guitarist K.K. Downing, bass guitarist Ian Hill and drummer Scott Travis.

www.judaspriest.com
www.judaspriestonline.com
www.legacyrecordings.com

 

23rd January 2004

DAVE HOLLAND

We are as shocked and stunned as everyone else by this news - however, we would like to point out that Scott Travis is Judas Priest's drummer and has been since 1989.

We have not see or heard from or had any contact with Dave Holland at all since we parted company with him over 15 years ago.

JUDAS PRIEST
23rd January, 2004

 

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