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How long have you been a Priest fan?
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Just say how many years it been since you've become a Judas Priest fan.


[metal12] Tuesday, August 30, 2011 8:55:15 PM 
About 27 years I think. I have not been a hard core fan tho, but been one of my TOP 3 metal band of all time between Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osboune. It changes frequently. hahaha
[catwood] Wednesday, August 10, 2011 3:45:07 PM 
when i saw them in memphis in 1982.
[stressedfairy] Sunday, August 07, 2011 8:59:25 AM 
hell bent for leather

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by spapad from Friday, August 05, 2011 6:21:03 PM)
[stressedfairy] Sunday, August 07, 2011 8:58:02 AM 
I believe it was 1979, my sister seen them as a warm up band for who know who, she came home and was all like, I just seen the most awesome band, from then on I was a full blown priest fan. Rob has the most amazing voice ever.
[spapad] Friday, August 05, 2011 6:21:03 PM 
My go to song?............That might be near impossible to just pick one. I love so many songs for different reasons. My go to album?  Tough to call, but overall I think I would pick Hell Bent for Leather.  What about you? What would you pick?

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by vanessa JudasReis from Friday, August 05, 2011 4:31:05 AM)
[You Don't Know What It's Like!] Friday, August 05, 2011 3:16:32 PM 
Very similar to "winged singer" in that I first heard "Take On The World" either on the radio or on Top Of The Pops back in 1979, at the age of thirteen.

Didn't know who the band was, but knew that this was the music I had to follow.

It wasn't until a couple of years later that I truly decovered the Priest though in 1981, and my first album purchased on it's day of release was the magnificent "Screaming For Vengeance" in 1982.

My first concert was at the Hammersmith Odeon in 1983, and I've been to every UK tour since, including 4 Ripper shows.   [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by winged singer from Thursday, August 04, 2011 4:44:21 PM)
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[thekissofjudas] Friday, August 05, 2011 2:04:22 PM 
 All my life 
[vanessa JudasReis] Friday, August 05, 2011 4:31:05 AM 
Thanks Spapad. The music is everythang. if it all goes away the music stays. Whats your  go to  song/album?
[spapad] Thursday, August 04, 2011 8:06:50 PM 
Good job keeping up with your goods Vanessa. I wish I had all of mine.

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by vanessa JudasReis from Thursday, August 04, 2011 7:53:23 PM)
[vanessa JudasReis] Thursday, August 04, 2011 7:53:23 PM 
30 years. Priest has been a part of my life for most of my life. I have my original albums,posters,picture discs,memories. I bought the Mark Wilkinson set of prints, I love them . I recommend checking them out in the merchandise section. Priest tattoo on leg. I am a Judas Priest  fan,defender,follower from a wee girl to middle age. Rock Hard With A Purpose , V
[winged singer] Thursday, August 04, 2011 4:44:21 PM 
I've been a Priest fan for 33 and a half years. I was 8 and a half when I heard Take On The World on the radio and just knew it was a brilliant tune.

Edited at: Thursday, August 04, 2011 4:58:12 PM
[bov1] Wednesday, August 03, 2011 8:13:55 AM 

I Heard

PRIEST in 1987. Be PRIEST fan from august 1997 !
For me PRIEST is the most than simply music, PRIEST is my Faith, PRIEST is my Air, PRIEST is my Heart, my soul ! This is truth ! no PRIEST = no Music !
[redfiresun58] Wednesday, August 03, 2011 12:46:02 AM 

I have been a fan ever since they were in Allentown PA in 1980 for the Festival 80.  I helped with the festival and before that time didn't listen to alot of music. 

After hearing them I started listening to all the music I could get.

As of yet I haven't found any I like as much.

[Budred] Friday, July 08, 2011 11:01:54 PM 
I love that Nazareth album. I still put it on sometimes. A timeless classic.
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[heimda11] Friday, July 08, 2011 5:49:00 PM 

I bought Screaming for Vengeance on cassette from a Wal-Mart in rural Missouri in the early '80s.  Wore it and Nazareth Hair of the Dog slick.

[\~AuntieB~/] Saturday, May 07, 2011 11:02:43 AM 
I have been a 'Priest fan for a very long time.  Not as long as some.  Much longer than others.  Since I cannot post in the main threads, yet, I will echo HRMG's sentiments ... again.  The feeling I felt when I noticed the new artwork and lineup photos was the kick in the gut and then it was sinking, empty.

At this point, I don't see the new guitarist filling the void.  Nor do I see him contributing at any length with regard to composition, etc.  He will serve a purpose and that is all.  I will be at the shows, if for no other reason than to support Ian, the JP legacy, and to meet those of you I've yet to meet.

It is with a low heart I can sincerely say I am very disappointed.
[chan] Thursday, April 21, 2011 2:41:38 PM 
 Desde los 14 y ahora tengo 36, asi que 22
[Gemfyre] Wednesday, April 20, 2011 11:23:21 PM 
i've been a fan of theirs since i was 13 in 1986
i'm now almost 38 and it's 2011
so thats 25 years now
[The Desert Plainer] Saturday, April 16, 2011 5:15:15 PM 

Ever since 1978 on the "Killing Machine" tour,i went to see them with some friends and we were totally blown away by them.Ive been a huge fan ever since that night,they truly are the metal gods!!!!!

[lmz] Thursday, April 14, 2011 12:33:36 PM 

Every since I heard You've Got Another Thing Comin' on the radio.  I went out and bought the album Screaming For Vengence, which was the very first album I have ever bought in my life.  I believe that I was 12 or 13 at the time. 

[thekissofjudas] Wednesday, April 13, 2011 8:17:31 PM 
I think my record is next to yours: I am following the band since 1985, when I was almost a child to the present, good metal heads we are, the Judas fans
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by mexfixxxer from Thursday, April 07, 2011 4:47:36 PM)
[mexfixxxer] Thursday, April 07, 2011 4:47:36 PM 
Well, I'm a fan of Priest, since I was 8 years old (1979), when I listen the "Unleashed In The East" LP. So I have 32 years following the Metal Gods.

Edited at: Thursday, April 07, 2011 4:58:10 PM
[thekissofjudas] Thursday, April 07, 2011 7:46:27 AM 
Hi, this is my first post and my answer, guys and girls, since I can remember I have been a Judas Priest fan, let´s say 1984, guess it was love at first glance ;)
[AnneHelena] Thursday, April 07, 2011 6:41:03 AM 
31 years (vuotta) fani I love Judas Priest <3 
[Nupe The Ripper] Sunday, April 03, 2011 2:43:33 PM 
Heard them for the first time in GTA Vice City back in 2003. At the time I had just gotten into hard rock with Uriah Heep and Deep Purple, so it was an obvious choice for me to listen to V-Rock in that game. Although the song featured in the game (You've Got Another Thing Comin') didn't yet make a huge impact on me back then.

Anyway, three years later I was looking for new bands as Heep & Purple started to sound a little too "soft". Because I knew fairly little about traditional heavy metal (modern metal bands sound like s**t if you ask me), I decided to use the playlist of V-Rock as a base on finding new bands. I admit that I resorted to pirating songs (back then I didn't think about the negative effects of it much). So I downloaded a couple of songs from each of the bands featured in Vice City, and Judas Priest really stood out of the rest. The first songs I heard from them (besides YGATC) were Painkiller, Jawbreaker, Hellrider, Revolution and I think Turbo Lover was there as well. And the more songs I heard from Priest, the more I started to think that "this is it, this is the band I want to start following". In a couple of months later I bought my first Priest CD - Killing Machine - and I consider having been a real fan ever since.

So, around four and a half years of defending the faith. And did I already say that I was born in 1991?

Edited at: Sunday, April 03, 2011 2:44:36 PM
[Prelude] Sunday, April 03, 2011 1:57:51 PM 
Well, I've been a Priest fan over ten years.
But still my first Priest album was Nostradamus.
I just loved it and started to buy more, now I have them all. :)
[the highway terror] Tuesday, December 21, 2010 10:08:25 PM 
Since 1978. The first album Iheard was Stained Class ( still my favorite )
[B metal] Tuesday, December 21, 2010 1:57:19 PM 
I have been a Priest fan for 26 years,heard my first Priest song when I was 10 and that was it,I was hooked.I've gone to many of thier concerts and plan to take my two boys (also HUGE Priest fans) to the final show.As stoked as I am to see them again I can't believe it's over. 
[Shipin] Tuesday, December 21, 2010 1:29:36 PM 
I've only been a priest fan in 7 years, since i was 10. To bad that the first time i see priest live will also be the last :(
[SpiralDrift] Tuesday, December 21, 2010 4:55:55 AM 
I'd heard a handful of Priest songs before and liked them a bit, so I ordered British Steel from one of the mail order CD catalogs in the early 90's. Of course I immediately ordered every other Priest album they had after that. It was mostly their 80's stuff and Painkiller, so I kind of got into Priest through that era, which is still my favorite era to this day. :) I remember not liking Painkiller that much at first because I thought it was too heavy, LOL. It's my favorite album of all time now.

I listened to Fight a lot back then too, right around when they put out their first album.
[fizl] Monday, December 20, 2010 10:46:36 AM 
Way, way back in th day, I joined a mail order cassette club.  I really new nothing about metal, let alone Priest.  I had grown up with deep purple, led zeppelin albums from my older brother, and his crew of friends.

I went out on a limb, and chose Sad Wings of Destiny as one of my 12 introductory "free" cassettes...... It was leather, studs, and rock star hair after that!  and to this day, I still absolutely love "Sad Wings of Destiny"
[Lauen] Monday, December 20, 2010 4:11:51 AM 
About 5 years, my friend played Painkiller for me, and I was stunned. about a year later I got my hands on the entire collection, and had it all copied into my computer, and I listen to it every day ^^
[YngwiePriestRule!!] Friday, December 17, 2010 9:40:44 PM 
I became a fan of Priest in '87. I had just gotten my drivers' license, had an AMC Hornet that I bought for a mere 350 bucks. The factory AM/FM stereo was awesome (or so I thought at the time, LOL!!), and I was discovering my local hard rock/metal station, the mighty DC 101   Those who grew up in the Maryland burbs of D.C. in the eighties remember this station well. THey had a morning DJ named The Grease Man. This was where I heard my first Priest song, "Turbo"!! I'll never forget the first time I heard that song. It was a sunny fall day, and I was driving home from school. I misheard the lyrics, hearing this dude belting out "I'm your terrible lover!!" "Damn!!!", I thought, "This singer must be a real bad ass dude!!" There was something magical about this song. I had to know who it was by. When I asked a couple of classmates about the song, this one dude, who drove a very nice Monte Carlo with Cragars and a nice aftermarket stereo, starts laughing, telling me that the words are "Turbo Lover", not "Terrible Lover", that this is Priest, and what other songs are Priest. I already knew "Livin' After Midnight" and "Breakin' the Law", just didn't know who they were by. Pretty soon, I had cassette copies from K-Mart of Turbo and British Steel for my Walkman, and looked forward to hearing Priest on DC 101.
[LisaUniacke] Monday, December 13, 2010 6:07:36 AM 
Rocka Rolla came out the year I was born, 1974. Have been a Priest fan all my life.... but really got into them when I was about 14, 22 years ago!!! Wow, I AM old!!
[don8724] Saturday, December 11, 2010 10:01:34 PM 

I've been a full fledged Priest fan since 1982. I heard Living After Midnight on the radio and liked it but when my buddy down the street got the Screaming For Vengance  tape (yes cassette tape folks!), my life changed forever. I got a Walkman and listened to that tape constantly. It wasn't long after that my brother and I got the whole back catalog. The first Priest show we went to was Defenders in 1984 at the St. Paul Civic Center. We were on the main floor in about row 20. Me, my brother and 2 of my friends drank a gallon of Jim Beam before the show. Great White opened. Those were the days...

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[MichaelLeeSmyth] Thursday, December 02, 2010 7:49:20 AM 
I heard "Diamonds and Rust" on the radio in 1977-78, picked up "Sin After Sin" shortly thereafter.
[foureyeddemon] Friday, November 26, 2010 2:28:47 PM 
been listenin to priest for a good six years now and very recently have been moved to FAVOURITE BAND status resluting in me purchasing their entire colelction several items of merch
[GLORIAROMANA S.-THE QUEEN OF METAL GOD-ROB HALFORD] Thursday, November 25, 2010 5:00:44 AM 

If you will look down of Judas Priest page,you will see that the page was designed by Francis Murray,and if you click on his name,this will bring you directly on his site,and there you will see all details about his birth,and also about all his work,and even his contact details.
I notice you are born on 19 february,which means you are on the cusp between aquarius and pisces,because the aquarius sign end on 18 february in old horoscopes but 19 february in new horoscopes,so you can be a aquarian too,and the pisces start in 19 february in old horocopes and even 20 february in new ones,so you can be a pisces too,so definetly you are on the cusp between these two signs,and in that case you have the both character and personality,some from one,some from other,but the better way to enstablish also which is your sign exactly is to know your year of birth,and special the hour and the location of your birth,cause just with these details,you can find your ascendante which is the most important point of your chart and from where practicaly start the building of your own astrology natal chart,and togeter with the positions of planets in the others signs,and houses,and with the aspects between planets,etc ,all will determinate your true character and personality and your destiny and your life in all domains,from health,love,work,and to karma,etc...

So better check for these details first,untill then you can look over the pisces and aquarian personality too,and when you will have all that details about you,and you will give your details to an astrologer todo your chart,then maybe you will be surprised that you are in fact more like other sign,other than pisces or aquarian.

Gloria   [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Vaillant 3.0 from Friday, November 05, 2010 12:33:07 PM) Edited at: Thursday, November 25, 2010 5:02:27 AM
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[Vaillant 3.0] Saturday, November 06, 2010 4:32:58 PM 
A cusp? Does that mean that I'm in between both? Damnit, where's Walter Mercado when you need him?

And yes, we are odd, indeed.
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[K2M] Friday, November 05, 2010 1:54:26 PM 
Cool Valiant. You are an aquarious/ pisces cusp.

I am FeB 17. That is cool. we are ODD.   7 and 9.
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[Vaillant 3.0] Friday, November 05, 2010 12:33:07 PM 
He has a website?? Cool! I didn't know that!! How did you find it?

As for my zodiac, well, it depends on which horoscope you look at. There are some that say that I'm a Pisces, others say that I'm an Aquarius, and there's one or two that don't even have my birthdate (February 19).
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by GLORIAROMANA S.-THE QUEEN OF METAL GOD-ROB HALFORD from Friday, November 05, 2010 8:46:31 AM)
[GLORIAROMANA S.-THE QUEEN OF METAL GOD-ROB HALFORD] Friday, November 05, 2010 8:46:31 AM 

If you look at his website,then you will see that he was born in on 14 august 1975,that mean he is definetly a leo,a man with lots ideas,imagination,and creativity in all,and if you will look little over his Cv,then you will see that.
I notice that because,besides of  my passion for music,clasic and rock music and for dance,and for painting and  designed and graphics,and for reading and writting,and for photos and animals,and for cars and motors,and for jewelry and furniture,and for travels and nature,i also have a passion for astrology.
Are you a  leo too???

Greeting from Romania,Arad
Gloria Romana Suciu(Halford)
The Queen of Metal God   [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Vaillant 3.0 from Saturday, October 30, 2010 1:39:05 PM)
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[Mindwavescapes] Thursday, November 04, 2010 10:26:20 PM 
I've been a loyal Judas Priest fan Since 1976. Judas Priest Rules! Keep the Faith!
[cristi cri] Thursday, November 04, 2010 1:42:51 PM 
1,5 Years
[Vaillant 3.0] Saturday, October 30, 2010 1:39:05 PM do you know the webmaster is a "leo"? Do you know when his birthday is?
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by GLORIAROMANA S.-THE QUEEN OF METAL GOD-ROB HALFORD from Saturday, October 30, 2010 6:27:10 AM)
[GLORIAROMANA S.-THE QUEEN OF METAL GOD-ROB HALFORD] Saturday, October 30, 2010 6:27:10 AM 

Thx. for your observation...
I know some of my messages are maybe too much longer,but that is because i am a truly and devoted fan of Judas Priest,and because i want to share here all my thoughts and feelings about they,and a plus,is because i love to write,i am not skimped with the words
I know also that my style messages are maybe too boring for others,but that because i am organize and i like to put my work in a some kind of way and i don't have what to do in changing myself,i am a leo zodiac sign,which means originlity,idea,imagination,creativity in all,but which i must to do JUST in my own style,like the webmaster of Judas Priest,another leo,about which if you know some,when will''see he too has his own style on his work here.
I think also that if someone really want to read what i wrote,then will read,not matter how i wrote,and untill now i already received lots private messages from other fans about what i wrote,so that means they red my full messages,not matter how i wrote,but i will keep account on what you say,at least when i will write some for you,to not be such hard for you to read my messages.
Thx.for your observation also.

Greetings from Romania,Arad
Gloria Romana Suciu(Halford)
The Queen of Metal God

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[beerwolfhlc] Thursday, October 28, 2010 5:59:49 PM 
Got to meet the band at SoundWarehouse here in SanAntonio,TX a record store that no longer exists. Got autographes on two albums, Hell Bent For Leather and Unleashed in the East Live From Japan-Dave Holland from Trapeze had just joined them and signed instead of Les Binks
[beerwolfhlc] Thursday, October 28, 2010 5:53:46 PM 
Been a Priest fan since 1976
[J.D. DIAMOND] Thursday, October 28, 2010 2:33:38 PM 
Gloriaromana,when you post these you really should "space-bar" apart your paragraphs a few times if the post is that long because it looks like a bunch of "clutter" and nobody is reading it because it hurts the eyes to read it because its all cluttered up. Try using the space-bar to separate the post into a few different sections,this will make your posts easier for other people to read. Just letting you know.  

Just like I am doing here right now,now you can see my post much clearer and its much easier for other people to actually read my posts.

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[K2M] Thursday, October 28, 2010 1:35:18 PM 
[GLORIAROMANA S.-THE QUEEN OF METAL GOD-ROB HALFORD] Thursday, October 28, 2010 3:45:12 AM 

I remembered that in my childschool i loved rap music and my favorite artist was Dr.Alban and in my teenagers year i loved pop music and my favorite artist was Michael Jackson(God Bless him)and i remembered that in that period of teenager year,in 2000,i met my first boyfriend,Lucian Videscu,a libra sign,born at 12 ocotber,4 years older than me then,with which i got in time the most serious and long relationship,about more than 8 years,with which i worked togeter in his firm and i lived togeter in my parents house,and which unfortunately,is not around us anymore,cause he died in 2007,on 17 july,in Italy,Brescia,where was to work for a while,and from where he came back in Romania to me,in coffin,but what i wanted to say is that my boyriend was a ROCKER man,and then i even didn't liked the rock music,i was about rapp,hip-hop,dance,pop,etc...I even remembered how strange i felt when i met that rocker man,i was in my last year of highschool,and then he worked in a rock store,and my sister knew him more early than me,she used to visit his store cause she liked him,and she wanted to be with him,and one day in the breaktime of our classes,my sister ask me to go with her at his store,cause she wanted to show him to me,to tell her my opinion about him,so we gone,and when we arrived at his store and i saw him,i man with long long hair,with all clothes broken on him,i tell her:"My god this is the man with which you want to be???"but what was strange was the fact that more late,this rocker man became my boyfriend untill he died,because in that day in when he saw me in the store,a girl with short hair and dressed like a rapper one,he fallin in love with me,and he told my sister to not upset but he dont want to be with her,but with me,and my sister told me that later,and then i think:"My god this is the man with which i will be???"and that was,untill he died,but i never regret this choice,because even if we were different,he with the rock music,and me with rap,and pop,we understood each other good,in bussiness but in love too,and he was a special man,how few are in our days,a powerfull one in the social life,which knew what he wanted from this life,and also a romantic one in the private life,which knew to keep me around him with simple things such as flowers,love letters,songs,etc...and carring me,respect me and loving me,just me,till the day he died,and probably know from where he is,should be very proud about the rocker woman which i became,but not because of him,and i am very sad that he is not around us to see that,but probbaly he will feel bad,because i became this because of other man,which discovered me the rock music,and also Judas Priest band.
I remember that was happen,now 4 years ago,some time after his death,when i met one of my actualy best friends here in my town,named Gianny Painkiller,a aquarian man,2 years older than me,and a rocker fan and a Judas Priest fan,and i remembered when we met,he was a rocker and me with my same rap and pop,but that was not an impediment to became best friends untill today,i remember the way how we met,then he was a meteoroligist man which came down from the montains where he worked as meteoroligsi togeter with his last girlfriend but who cheated him,and they break the relation and he came down in town,and he gave an newspaper announcement for searching a new woman,and i was after my breaking of my who died,and i felt alone,and i need it a friend and i answered at his annoucement an since then we became best friends untill today,a friend from which i got the love for rock music,for Judas Priest,and many other,such as the passion for travels,and photography.I  remembered the day when we met on a restaurant and we spoke ech other the lifes stories and he told me he like rock music and Judas Priest.Some time after,one day when he came in my house,he put me the Judas Priest tape British Steel album,and the Priest live dvd,and he ask my opinion,and i told him i dont like them style,and neither the albums,the songs,neither the voice of Rob,nothing.Some time late,he put me again these,and after i re-listen,i told him i like little them stile,and little the song Breaking the Law,and little the voice of Rob,and the same way was happen with the Fight band and Halford,which i didn' like at the first listening,but just late,but what is strange is that since then and till today they are my soul band,and Rob Halford my soul artist,and i am proud i discovered them,i am proud i got a small corespondence with Miss Jayne their manager,which passed all my letter to the band,and i am proud that i have all their music in original,i am proud i was at their first show in Romania,i am proud i got an autograph from Mr.Scott Travis,and finnaly i am proud i had dedicated and i administer for they some of net pages,about i invite you to look over ,such these below,and finnaly i will be proud to see one day again the Judas Priest somewhere in Romania,and also the Halford band in my city Arad,at our Rock on Mures Festival,at Port Arthur,and to met Rob Halford,to salute him,to thanks him for his music,and to give him my sorries for all my fan crazzines,and also to get an photo with autograph from him,and just like a crazziness,still dream to colaborate in music with him.
Is my page from Go Petition site,page which i administrate for Rob Halford's induction into the Rock&Roll Hall of Fame,and if you are agree with my petition for him you can sign there
Is the Halford pafe from Metalhead romanian rock site,page which that I administrate for Rob Halford and his bands,Halford and Figth and if you like my fan page for him,you can register as member in his fan club there:
Is the page from My Space site,page that is dedicated entirely to Rob Halford,and hos bands,Halford ,Fight and Judas Priest,and if you like it and you have an account there you can comment on my page or you can let me a private message there
Is my page from Facebook  site that I dedicated entirely to Rob Halford and his bands,and if you want,you can comment on my page or write me a private message there
Greetings from Romania,Arad
Gloria Romana Suciu
The Queen Of Metal God
[nordfinger] Wednesday, October 27, 2010 4:29:04 PM 
from the beginning and to the end. 
[Jack the knife94] Monday, October 18, 2010 3:33:46 PM 
Like 2 years, but I feel they were 10 years! if you know what I mean :D!
[MetalGeneral] Monday, October 18, 2010 3:02:52 PM 
7 years ago
[HalfordIsGod!!] Saturday, October 16, 2010 6:34:39 AM 
30 yrs here and see no sign of ever slowin down.....METAL GODS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[Arra] Monday, September 06, 2010 4:58:14 AM 
I've been a fan for so long I can remember! Bye the way, is there anyone that knows what gear Glenn Tipton uses? Or just Strap, Picks and Strings. Thanks alot!
[Danny Boston] Monday, September 06, 2010 4:23:07 AM 
I've been a Judas priest fan since 1984. It feels like a millenia ago! 26 years has past! Last year I celebrated 25 years as a fan by seeing them in Gothenburg, Sweden!
[pedro68] Sunday, August 15, 2010 3:46:59 AM 
I've been a Priest fan for 30 years -1980 saw me introduced to Killing Machine and British Steel.
The rest is history.
I couldnt imagine my life without Priest.
[Cooler] Tuesday, August 10, 2010 4:28:51 PM 
I was afraid to see this kind of thread here, as reply would surely expose my age...

Lets just say, early  seventies... when even my friends flamed me when said this is and will be something great!
Humiliation of those days was almost unbearable. Of course, a dose of JP helped me thru it.
[tattooguy] Monday, August 09, 2010 2:38:34 PM 
1983 27 YEARS
[drowninghope] Saturday, August 07, 2010 12:21:47 PM 

Since 1985, way back when... MTV still played videos. Breaking the Law was my favorite! I was 6yrs old when I saw the video for the first time. My parents were worried. All the other kids liked Michael Jackson, but not me!

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[blakdymond] Sunday, August 01, 2010 11:58:04 PM 
[Ladywhitewolf] Friday, July 30, 2010 3:59:09 PM 
I've been a fan since 1992.
[Zomby] Sunday, July 25, 2010 11:28:15 AM 
late seventies
[ron h] Sunday, July 25, 2010 9:38:54 AM 
31 years and counting!! 
[hotlegs] Friday, July 23, 2010 9:53:01 AM 
since i was  15  years old   that  was  a very  good  age for  me.

that  was  the time  they  did  point  of  entry  album in 1981. hotlegs.
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[hellrider 31038] Wednesday, July 21, 2010 5:53:03 PM 
last century
[Mr. Dave Genocide] Wednesday, July 21, 2010 1:48:28 PM 

Since the age of Five... Roughly around '95 er '96 it started... I'm 19 now..  Have loved every minute of it. \m/

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[metallo] Wednesday, July 21, 2010 8:58:41 AM 
29 years and NEVER SATISFIED. I wanna MORE !!
[Necroticist] Tuesday, May 04, 2010 7:10:43 AM 
Nope - i forgot i was at Donington 'Monsters Of Rock' in '80...Priest played there but never made the album due to contractual probs....shame...
[Necroticist] Tuesday, May 04, 2010 7:01:47 AM 
Said this yrs ago - but will repeat - it was at a schoolmates house, just after Sad Wings came out, his bro was like 'Mr. Popular' and had all these rock albums...we listened, but Sad Wings ruled them all. My dear wife imparted to me in later years that she saw the tour with Budgie...which i would have donated a testicle to attend. MY first attendence at a JP gig was far later...prolly '81 when Maiden supported..but at least i got backstage  (i was roadie) comment on JP's attitude to fans would piss ppl i won't. Let's just say some bands are open/friendly..and don't use a battalion of security b4 u can even say hi....
[mr.murdock] Tuesday, May 04, 2010 6:33:11 AM 

I'm a priest-fan since 1997, and my first albums I heard were Jugolator and Screaming for vengeance (my favourite album).
[MetalDeer] Sunday, May 02, 2010 5:13:34 PM 
35 years,I think?  Since my  brother went out and bought Rocka Rolla and Sad Wings of Destiny and I thought WOW!  I was only 16 but I went to see the band AND I met them. KK was wearing his famous hat and I'll always remember how nice the guys were.
[toddmpeterson] Sunday, April 18, 2010 11:37:10 AM 
1978, I was into Aerosmith (Back In The Saddle) and thought that was kick ass guitar.  Then a new friend threw a cassette (remember those) of Unleased In The East and I was BLOWN AWAY.  Priest was (and continue to be) the true and only Metal Gods!  With Halford's vocals and unbelievable range and Downing and Tipton ripping rifts that still seem impossible!  I saw Priest at the Long Beach Arena (CA) in 1980 and have NEVER stopped being a dedicated fan.  I have seen Priest over 40 times in concert and they never disappoint.  My wife and three children are a Priest Family and see them every year that they tour!
[eddie_ead] Friday, April 16, 2010 5:52:10 AM 
since 1988 - feels like I am one of the youngest here-)
[Frosty] Saturday, January 23, 2010 11:25:20 PM 
Screaming for Vengence, what ever year that album came out.
[Budred] Wednesday, January 20, 2010 4:55:26 PM 
Since 1980  }: o
[sammer] Thursday, December 31, 2009 10:35:37 AM 
I bought Sin After Sin when it hit the shops 'cause a local Musicencyclopedy told me they were to compare with Sabbath (and I wa a fan of Sabb already). I don't think Priest and Sabb are to compare but i started loving Priest rightaway and still do. I can say I am a Judas Priest fan since 1977.
[kickstand1968] Tuesday, December 29, 2009 1:56:18 PM 
I have been a faithful Priest fan since 1980 thru thick and thin(turbo). My gods its been almost 30 years!!!
[ammedredd] Thursday, December 24, 2009 3:49:52 PM 
30 years.
[truckreye] Wednesday, December 23, 2009 4:22:00 PM 
Wow I cant speak for the "intracacies" of Judas Priest I started listening to preist about '81 or '82 and  I thought they kicked ass and still do but thanks for expanding my vocab.ROCK ON!!!
[Deep Freeze] Wednesday, December 23, 2009 10:12:15 AM 
I see. That certainly is a way of looking at it. I agree that Priest have always been innovative and intricate. I have always enjoyed how they do not use vulgarity in their lyrics, for example. Taking the "high road", as it were. The composition of the music is technical and well. It shows how talented the Band really is.

Again, I am not one of those that "hates" Nostra nor do I think it is a "bad" album. It is technical genius, for sure. It has layers and deepness that only a few bands can pull off anyway. I just do not care for it.  I was not and I am still not a fan of the "Ripper" years. Not that I dislike Tim Owens, just that I do not care for the musical direction the Band took during that period. Far more "NU" Metal sounding, to me. Far less technical and melodic. Just my observations.

I appreciate your opinion. No need to fear that anyone would get angry. This is an intelligent discussion and I like that. We need not agree on every, single aspect to have a good chat about it.
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[Nicky007] Wednesday, December 23, 2009 5:20:22 AM 
Mike, in my experience, it's not so much the fact that they made a concept album and brought some interesting themes together in a cohesive whole - yes, that's also surprising, and great - but it's more the music itself; it's so mature, and deep.

OK, now that I'v gone more into Priest music, I can see that they'v been seeking and experimenting all along, and they certainly have formed metal much more than  metalheads outside of the Priest community are willing to acknowledge. There definitely is some unusual intelligence in several of the Priest guys.

When I hear Nostra, I get the picture of highly intelligent and innovative musicians, who have always been ahead of their big fanbase, but during those 40 years never willing to take the big risk that's probably been at the back of their minds for long. You hear some of it coming along in Jugulator and Angel.

The big risk is what Floyd took with all their Waters-albums, and thus they created masterpieces all along.

Now Priest have made that jump into the unknown ... and have been surprisingly successful with it imo. I think it's fully justified to compare Nostra with The Wall. They'r similar in many ways, except that the music is so clearly Priest's, and Priest's alone, nobody else comes close - they really broke ground with this one. People will be talking about Nostra for decades to come - I'm certain about that !!!

This might not be the right place to have this discussion, but I'v been on so many boards, and sufficiently thru the fave this and that, and I certainly prefer a discussion like this one. Hope nobody is disgruntled  

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[K2M] Tuesday, December 22, 2009 6:36:09 PM 
[Deep Freeze] Tuesday, December 22, 2009 12:12:02 PM 
Well, that is certainly one point of view. I mean, I cannot say for certain what was in their minds but I do recall past discussions regarding this subject and the varying thoughts. 

Quite frankly, it is not all that "surprising" to me. Perhaps it is simply a matter of doing what they want rather than churning out  one "heavy" album after another. Pink Floyd did "The Wall",  The Who has "Tommy". It is not anything new for a big name act to do a concept album. Its almost as if the guys decided they wanted to express themselves in a more creative and  in-depth fashion. I really cannot say. Surely they can write heavy albums just as quickly as we write a letter. In fact, they likely have several songs already written. I believe Glenn has mentioned that they have a lot of material that does not make albums and ends up saved for future endeavors.

I am not a huge fan of Nostra. I don't "hate" it but it is not among my favorites. That does not mean it is a bad album. It is just not my "cup of tea", so to speak.
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[Nicky007] Tuesday, December 22, 2009 11:12:21 AM 

Mike (Deep Freeze), I'd say that Nostra is a complete change of course for Priest, Angel being a feeler in this direction.

I see on the board that some Priest fans recognise their beloved group in Nostra, some even find this change exciting, and others are disappointed.

And I understand the disappointment: I see that lotta, maybe most, Priest fans are into groups like Maiden, Testament, Megadeth, Slayer, and AC/DC. For my part, I like Slayer somewhat, but the other four groups don't do much for me.

Otoh I expect that Nostra is attracting an entirely different crowd: proggies (like me) - fans of Dream Theater, Symphony X, Queensrÿche, maybe even Arena.

I'm utterly surprised and dumbstruck by the fact that Rob & Co. made such a radical turn almost 40 years into their career, the guys being in their fifties. Unbelievable - I don't think anything like that's ever happened before ! The closest I can think of is Johnny Cash, who churned out endless albums with monotonous country stuff (hey, I didnt say "crap"), and then just before the end, together with Rick Rubin, made the amazingly deep, spiritual American Recordings  


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[Deep Freeze] Tuesday, December 22, 2009 7:50:44 AM 

That's interesting, given that Nostra was not as well received as so many albums before it. Still, I do believe it has its moments of brilliance and certainly it is not a "bad" album. I recall hearing Sad Wings back in the early 70's and being just blown away. I actually bought Sin After Sin first, I think..(Oh, so long ago for an aging Metalhead) Nonetheless, it should think it really doesn't matter how you got here, so long as you are!

I don't think I will ever forget Unleashed, though. That album just put me "over the edge". I had graduated high school and was starting college and I remember playing that damn thing constantly! 

Quite frankly Nicky, you're HERE so you have earned your Priesthood as far as I am concerned!!!

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[Nicky007] Tuesday, December 22, 2009 7:15:28 AM 
It might surprise you guys, but Priest didnt grip me much thru the many years ... until I heard Nostradamus two months ago. Within three spins this masterpiece had catapulted in my world from being completely unknown to being my fave album by any group

Consequently, I naturally had to immerse myself into the stuff the guys had done before that, and I was fortunate to find Metalogy at the library, and the Angel songs on the official JP MySpace page (I'm totally poor these days), and the fabulous world of Priest opened up to me with pearls like Angel, Blood Red Skies, Heavy Metal, and A Touch Of Evil.

And now I'm here, waiting for my Priesthood  

Sooooo, I'v only been a real Priest fan for two months. Crazy, ainit 

Sure curious to see what their next step is. Expecting somethin totally surprisin  

[iamnostradamus88] Monday, December 21, 2009 10:26:10 PM 
i'm a new fan or a NU fan as some of you folks like to call us. It all started back in 2003. I was 14 and a buddy gave me Edward The Great(Iron Maiden hits package) and Living After Midnight(obviously Judas Priest hits package). The priest hits I enjoyed so much more and listened to it all the time. The maiden one pretty much became a novelty on my shelf at that point(i started appreciating maiden about a year later). Around that time I was working at a White Castle fast food joint with a Tower Records right nextdoor. On saturdays i'd go to work, get paid and on my break i'd go and spend it all in Tower. Pretty much every classic priest album I bought there. Good time to get into priest too being they were just about ready to reunite, tour, and put out a kick ass new record. That Tower records has long since been shut down :-( God I miss that place. So i've been defending my faith since 2003!
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[acolyte55] Monday, December 21, 2009 1:11:28 AM 
acolyte sinde 83
[jane_nothing] Sunday, December 20, 2009 1:19:46 PM 
since rocka rolla
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[Ageneral3] Wednesday, October 07, 2009 9:07:52 PM 
I first heard Judas Priest in 1980, BLASTING 'Living after Midnight' from a friends basement.  I was in total awe, holy s**t, what a sound.  Priest is my fav group,  head and shoulders above them all.  First concert at Madison Square Garden, '83, when all of the seat cushions were ripped out of the seats, and KK literally had to wade knee deep in foam to finish the encore....I thought this must occur at every concert, though I do not think right to do.  I have an 11 year old daughter now who has seen twice with me (her call) at the PNC Art Center in NJ, together...all great shows, am looking forward to full Nostradamus production and Priest in Hall of Fame, 
keep the faith, this band deserves all our support.
[K2M] Wednesday, October 07, 2009 1:17:38 PM 
[HOT ROCKIN' METAL GODDESS] Wednesday, October 07, 2009 1:14:52 PM 
That's awesome Metalhead7! Welcome to the Board. Hope you like it here!
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[Priest_Fan78] Wednesday, October 07, 2009 12:18:57 PM 
Hello good people! I've been a Judas Priest fan since I was 4 years old. That was in 1997.
At that time Tim Owens was in the band, but I listened to the older stuff the most. I was very influenced by KK Downing to pick up the guitar. I just liked his style and everything! Now I have played for 8 years. JUDAS PRIEST FOREVER!
[moggy1967] Monday, September 14, 2009 2:12:41 PM 
HELLO  all  
   i am an older priest fan been to lots of gigs in the 70s i was the first MONSTERS OF ROCK GIG donington 1980 and the lads were there i love it HELL BENT  FOR LEATHER  was best song on the day
i am returning to the family now   ROCK N ROLL moggy
[Becks] Saturday, September 12, 2009 1:58:33 AM 
Heya, welcome to the boards! A fellow antipodean, yay! LOL!
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[LadyRider] Saturday, September 12, 2009 1:23:22 AM 
New here, so hello to all you fellow Judas Priest fans. Fell in love with Judas Priest when a band I hung around with in NZ did a cover version of Metal Gods. That was about twenty years ago, needless to say Metal Gods is still my all time favourite Priest song and always will be. From memory I started listening to them when Turbo was released but many of my friends had their older albums so I got to listen to a lot of their music and the love affair grew. I admit to not being overly interested during The Ripper years since Rob Halford's vocals is a big part of the attraction and I couldn't get used to the idea of him not being there. Biased I know so please feel free to inform me if I am missing out. I may or may not do anything about it. For me, JP are still the best metal band ever. Unfortunately missed seeing them when they were in Australia in 2008 due to major changes in life, so desperately hope they return.
[Phantom A6] Friday, September 11, 2009 7:14:10 PM 
Yep!! Born in '64 too.
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[Sheba_69] Thursday, September 10, 2009 6:25:46 PM 
LOL..Not in '69 but i was born in '64...Thanx for welcoming  me...
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