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Give us song suggestions, possible names for the project, ideas and we'll keep you posted!!!

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[maiden/priest6666] Thursday, April 24, 2014 10:19:44 PM 
 ha. im almost 23 now. the time....
[Deep Freeze] Thursday, March 27, 2014 9:42:52 AM 

Indeed, old friend. I miss all of you as well. So nice that a simple "stop by" can bring so much joy to an old man's heart!

[guidogodoy] Thursday, March 20, 2014 10:28:13 PM 
Ah, always good to see you, Freezy-Pop. You are missed.
[Deep Freeze] Thursday, March 20, 2014 10:37:24 AM 
Stopped by to see of this Thread was still here and, lo and behold, it IS! Also took a minute to read Guid's last post and..well, I kind of teared up a bit! HA!!!!!!!!!!!

Seriously though, what kind words and heartfelt sentiment! Really makes an old man feel good inside! What we did all those many years ago remains a very fond memory for me as well. Such a wonderful experience. We made the music and, as music always seems to do, we bonded through it. One cannot over emphasize the power of music... especially when it is the music of the great Judas Priest.

The Princess and I often chat about the two trips we took back east. The time we spent in the company of new friends. The relationships we forged. And, of course, the music we made. I have both albums on my i-pod and I listen to them when I work out and, occasionally, when I am in need of a boost, as it were.

I miss you all very much and I still consider you often. I peek in here from time to time and, as you see, I post .. albeit rarely. I trust you and those you love are well. We are. All my best to you!!
[METAL MELTDOWN] Monday, September 16, 2013 9:25:54 AM 
 Thanks for those words Guido.  I am sure that I speak for Freeze and everone else involved when I say it was a fantastic experience.  I took a week off from work to record all of those tunes and it was the best vacation I ever took.  Meeting and gaining new friends was icing on the cake.  If I had the time, I'd love to do it again....
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[Head banger] Thursday, July 25, 2013 8:21:25 AM 
 Your right.  I know that when I meet up with people from this site I feel an instant conection.  for the most part we are like a family.  sure a few nuts intrude here and there but overall there are some very real conections made here and some great things.  Heck we had members get married because of this site.  Beautiful music made available to us all thru this project and hopefully something similar can happen again
[guidogodoy] Wednesday, July 24, 2013 10:59:11 PM 

Tonight, I had a revelation. Most who know me also know that I often listen to entire albums when doing two different things: while riding the Big Green mowing my lawn or while running. Today was the former.


It hits me. The BS that has been flooding this site of late pales in comparison with what was accomplished here - TRUE fans that got together and made two outstanding tribute albums. I was a reader when “Raw Steel” was conceived and came to be. Listened to it again today.  Phenomenal accomplishment thanks to this website. People met, some travelled and made a wonderful recording. Next? “Forged Steel.”  Again, unprecedented here when true fans got together and recorded another masterpiece that was even linked to KK's Mill.


These recordings mark the pinnacle of the site, IMO. Fans that got together to record the two wonderful albums and then gave them away freely to any other fan that simply wrote asking for them.


I actually got the first recording from Shotz (as he called himself then). Didn’t know him but he sent it to me freely and without hesitation. Those that don’t have either recording don’t know what they missed. THIS is the thread to back-read – the one that details the accomplishment of Judas Priest fans that I will forever hold in high esteem.


Long live the Faithful Defenders. For my part, I thank you for what you have done.

Edited at: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 11:05:52 PM
[J.D. DIAMOND] Friday, June 14, 2013 8:39:56 AM 
Metal Meltdown,you old son of a bitch (lol j/k) nice to see another real Priest fan if only for a post...
[METAL MELTDOWN] Thursday, June 13, 2013 10:12:48 AM 
Mykie Freeze...Still hitting the board!!

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Deep Freeze from Thursday, May 02, 2013 9:48:43 AM)
[Deep Freeze] Thursday, May 02, 2013 9:48:43 AM 
As have I...
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[Zomby] Wednesday, May 01, 2013 2:55:53 PM 
 whats going on ive lost track
[Deep Freeze] Wednesday, May 01, 2013 8:49:14 AM 
NEVER forgotten, my dear! Miss you all very much. Wish things could be as they were BUT, we all know things change. Good to see this place is still "standing". Murray is awesome.
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[Vaillant 3.0] Monday, April 29, 2013 10:15:20 PM 
And as long as someone posts something here, it will continue to be alive!

Hey, Freeze! Long time no see! Thought that you had forgotten about us!

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[Deep Freeze] Monday, April 29, 2013 1:05:56 PM 
Hmmmmm.... STILL here! HA!!!!!!!!!!!!
[METAL MELTDOWN] Friday, September 14, 2012 8:26:13 AM 
WOW.... Even this thread is still here!!

[Deep Freeze] Wednesday, July 06, 2011 5:03:17 PM 
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by guidogodoy from Wednesday, July 06, 2011 1:45:44 PM)
[guidogodoy] Wednesday, July 06, 2011 1:45:44 PM 
All watching Nancy Grace, I suppose. I hear that there is more "breaking news." Perhaps they'll replay the verdict again.

Either that or caught up in the Women's World Cup games....

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[METAL MELTDOWN] Wednesday, July 06, 2011 12:23:59 PM 
Whats even more amazing is the fact that its 1:23 eastern standard time and this is the 1st post today!!  Where the fuck is everyone at on here these days!!
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[Deep Freeze] Tuesday, July 05, 2011 12:23:50 PM 
 I cannot believe this Thread is still here!!! After all these years, I would have thought Murray would delete this one!! Wow!! A testament to the fans and friends here on the Board that made the two CDs possible in the first place!!! 
[guidogodoy] Wednesday, June 01, 2011 10:40:41 PM 
Great! PM sent. Thanks!

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[METAL MELTDOWN] Wednesday, June 01, 2011 12:37:32 PM 
Message me your address and I'll mail you a CD.... This is original material. Not Priest...  The CD was actually done on Cubase software but mastered at a studio nearby so it sounds better than both of the Priest recordings....

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by guidogodoy from Wednesday, June 01, 2011 4:08:34 AM)
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[guidogodoy] Wednesday, June 01, 2011 4:08:34 AM 
Hey! An answer! Kewl.

Personally, I don't think this thread should die as it is one of the greatest tributes to Priest that I have ever seen. All driven. Newbies should get these two albums, IMO.

I've always said that I thought the original to be a masterful mix. I still think so. Love to hear the new stuff. Hook a non Facebook metal maniac up!

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by METAL MELTDOWN from Wednesday, May 25, 2011 10:12:05 AM)
[METAL MELTDOWN] Wednesday, May 25, 2011 10:12:05 AM 
That would be the inexperienced.....THEN....dude on the mixer/processing or ME for short.  There were very evident fuckups all thru-out that whole recording.  Didnt know shit at that time.  I'm all PRO TOOLS now!!!  You should check out my CD...  

Oh and DAMN Murray.... Ida thought you would have killed this thread ages ago.....

 [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by guidogodoy from Sunday, April 24, 2011 12:49:18 AM)
Edited at: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 10:13:49 AM
[guidogodoy] Sunday, April 24, 2011 12:49:18 AM 
Ok, since I can't ask Priest and expect any answers, I ask the Faithful Defenders!
"Raw Steel' / "Rapid Fire" - I was mowing the lawn the other day (riding mower with music in my ears) and heard yet again the error on the verse: "the slipping and..." (mute) that picks up only on "sliding..corrosive subsiding."

Now who messed that up? Singer (yes) or mixer? LOL! What the hell happened? Behind the Music wants to know.
[J.D. DIAMOND] Thursday, October 01, 2009 4:42:35 AM 
lol! Yeah actually I still need my second copy of "Raw Steel" as I dropped my other one on the cement and cracked it!  So I'm still waiting for another one Freeze!!! lol!
[hellrider 31038] Thursday, October 01, 2009 12:25:27 AM 
Edited at: Thursday, October 01, 2009 12:26:50 AM
[guidogodoy] Wednesday, September 30, 2009 6:03:52 PM 
Thanks, Joe. I was just about to resurrect this thread and say that I really appreciated Raw Steel yesterday. Mile 9 with 3.+ to go and I flipped on Faithful to crank out the 12+ miles to make my goal.

Forged was certainly icing on the cake. Certainly helps heavy legs in hour two. Un aplauso to all involved.
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[joedraper] Wednesday, September 30, 2009 4:02:35 PM 
Freeze, I'm pretty sure I was the last one to get my copy of the album. It rocks!

And was so worth the wait. 

Yes, history and camaraderi was forged and the passion and effort that went into the album, for us, your fans and friends makes it so special.

A big thank you to all of you who spent so much of your time creating this piece of work. And to Guido who did such wicked art work!

This will be a very proud album to put in my collection and to blast from any speakers available..

Rock on Defenders Rock on!
[AngelEyes666] Wednesday, September 30, 2009 8:26:25 AM 
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[guidogodoy] Saturday, August 22, 2009 11:25:17 AM 
Sad thing is that I think my star looks better....all came from "brighter than a thousand STAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRSSSS!!!" PAIN!!!!
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[J.D. DIAMOND] Friday, August 21, 2009 5:32:25 PM 
LOL! Wow Guido....that had to of tripped you out man!!!!  Hummmmm ....maybe "YOU" are Nostradamus!!!! lol!! 
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by guidogodoy from Friday, August 21, 2009 4:02:40 PM)
[guidogodoy] Friday, August 21, 2009 4:02:40 PM 
Well, I lost the thread (interpret this as "am too lazy to keep looking for it") where someone asked for input on the "A Touch of Evil" cover ==> Yeah, THAT sucker over there on the right if your screen is too small and word-wraps.==>

You aren't going to believe it but when I had first agreed to do the art for the Faithful Defenders, I was toying with the idea of making a giant planet / exploding star as can be seen below. This is datestamped 2008 and was rendered using an addon pack for a video game. I was leaning to using the upper-left and wrapping FD and Forged Steel around the planet at a slant.

I only toyed a bit with the idea and ultimately threw it out because I wanted to go for a more "traditional" Priest look. Too funny....(or freaky, as the case may be).

Edited at: Friday, August 21, 2009 4:04:01 PM
[hellrider 31038] Sunday, August 16, 2009 11:21:55 PM 
hey guido where did you get all those disk man .looks to me like you must have been BRRRREEEEAAAAKKKKIIINNNNGGGG THHHHHHEEEEE LAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
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[guidogodoy] Sunday, August 16, 2009 12:05:37 PM 
[DelivererofEvil] Wednesday, July 29, 2009 6:26:17 PM 
Okay, vack from the holidays and straight to important matters!

I received a certain package in the mail while I was away, had to go fetch it at the post office, and within was the CD made by Priest Maniacs for other Priest Maniacs.

Hell yeah, it rocks, mates! Some songs were pulled off better than others but that's life! What's a fact is that all of them are competent, top notch covers of the Priest classics, even if Between the Hammer and the Anvil and Never Satisfied would seem a bit challenging vocally. Interestingly, the first is my least favourite cover on the Cd and the latter one of the favourite along with Judas Rising and Wheels of Fire.

Keep up the GREAT work guys!

Rock Hard Ride Free, cause we're all Hell Bent For Leather!
[ron h] Wednesday, July 29, 2009 4:49:49 AM 
As I've mentioned before, the CD was well worth the wait!!!  An outstanding effort by everyone involved!!!  This truly was a gift that has been and will continue to be appreciated for years to come.  My daughter loves it as well, though she's partial to Turbo Lover, much to my dismay   Thank you!!!
[Head banger] Tuesday, July 28, 2009 8:06:34 AM 

I too would like to echo the sentiments below and thank the members of FD for their outstanding efforts.  you have advanced the cause of this board, metal and priest to a lot of people.  well done.

[Bev] Tuesday, July 28, 2009 5:33:34 AM 
I'd like to thank the owl that delivered a copy to me.  Haven't had a chance to give it a listen 'cause I haven't been to the beach in a while ; )  But I will echo the sentiments that because it was forged from the membership ... it is a genuine tribute to the 'Gods    
My best to all, in whatever your futures brings. 
[Vaillant 3.0] Monday, July 27, 2009 10:46:33 PM 
So, does that mean the Faithful Defenders are done? If so, well then...let me say a word or three.

All those involved, past and present, in making the music (playing an instrument or singing), recording, doing the art, distributing, etc. should give themselves a pat in the back. It's no easy feat playing music that pays proper tribute to the Metal Gods to begin with...but with the support of everyone in this site past and present, as well as support from friends and family, now there are two albums that show the dedication, effort, and love for Judas Priest that only a group of hardcore JP fans (such as FD and co.) can create. And quite frankly, they are great works of art. Thanks alot to all of you for giving us these CDs and for giving us a chance to hear Judas Priest's music played in a style well-deserving of praise. GO FAITHFUL DEFENDERS!!

...And yes Guido. That bag that DF had on the day he arrived in Detroit was a man purse.
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[spapad] Monday, July 27, 2009 7:36:49 PM 
Freeze thank you for my copy, as I PM'd you about it, I wont waste much space here, but just a line to let you know how much I have truely enjoyed listening to it! Very well done! Thanks a million!
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[hellrider 31038] Monday, July 27, 2009 6:39:22 PM 
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[guidogodoy] Monday, July 27, 2009 3:19:10 PM 
Oh it was a friggen' MAN PURSE! LOL!!!!
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[HOT ROCKIN' METAL GODDESS] Monday, July 27, 2009 3:11:08 PM 
THANKS GUYS!! This is truly a pleasure to listen to! YOU GUYS ROCK!! I love the fact that you stayed true to the songs... unlike all the other tribute albums of Priest I've heard. This is a FANTASTIC tribute to the band that we all love! 

Thanks Freeze for getting me a copy. Too bad you left it in the hotel and had to mail it to me anyway.... but I really appreciate your getting it to me. By the way..... I consider it a MESSENGER bag, and if Keifer Sutherland is still cool after carrying one in 24,  then I rest my case!
[J.D. DIAMOND] Monday, July 27, 2009 2:58:16 PM 
Great job Deep Freeze and Metal Meltdown,Metallark,Guido and everyone else who has been involved with this project. You guys should be proud of yourselves.
[guidogodoy] Monday, July 27, 2009 10:09:32 AM 
WHAT?! I never got MY CD ya bastich! LOL!

My my...what a long, strange trip its been. Thanks for the mammaries, guys. True gems on both and I could think of no better tribute to the band we love.
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[Deep Freeze] Monday, July 27, 2009 8:30:28 AM 
Well gang, I believe that the time has come at last. I have filled all the orders, read the reviews and done all that can be done. As far as I can see, this Thread has served a wonderful purpose and now it should be laid to rest. Of course, it is really MM that will make that decision but, as for me, there is nothing more to do.

What a wonderful ride, no? Not sure how many of you were here on the very first day MM posted this Thread but, OH what a wonderful ride!! So many GREAT memories. Laughs. Tears. Ups. Downs. We had it all in this one.  There is not much more that can be said!

My sincere thanks to MetalMeltdown AND our missing friend maiden/preist6666 for starting what turned out to be a truly special time in my life. All the fond memories are gifts that I will treasure.  We had some really fun times and I cannot stress enough that it was all worth it. We have made some music that will live on and have brought together many countries, much in the same way Priest has done for over 30 years!!!!! I feel truly blessed to have been a part of this thing and all that has transpired as a direct result!!

Thanks to the membership of this Board for all the support over the years! YOU all are what made this happen and why it was so successful! Without you, there would never have been a Faithful Defenders!  I sincerely mean that! Thank you all.
[Deep Freeze] Saturday, July 18, 2009 9:35:02 AM 
I need to know if there is anyone who has not yet received their copy of the new CD?? I am talking about those of you that have e-mailed me and requested a copy. Is there anyone I missed??? Please remember I am an old man and I do tend to be somewhat forgetful. I want to be sure that there is no one waiting for something I have yet to mail!!!   Just PM me if you have not received yours.
[Deep Freeze] Friday, July 10, 2009 11:15:58 AM 
Ladies, my most sincere thanks to you for the kind words! They are much appreciated. It really makes all the effort worth it. It is tremendously satisfying to hear such enthusiastic support from the membership. I am sure Metallark and MM agree. We love you all and we thank you for all your kindness!!!!!
[Vaillant 3.0] Thursday, July 09, 2009 9:32:15 PM 
I just received Raw Steel yesterday, but gave it a spin this afternoon. Here's my small review:
In short, it's an awesome first album by the Faithful Defenders!!! Good job to all those involved!!!!

I gotta admit that this album was full of surprises. It came plain (no album cover), but I didn't mind. It's the contents in the CD that's important, darn it!! I was literally at the edge of my seat in between songs, wondering what the next one might be (mainly because the CD case didn't come with a tracklist, either. HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!).

I noticed that DF's voice has alot more 'growl' in this one. Not only that, but he hit some pretty high notes, especially in Tyrant and Beyond the Realms of Death, which took me by surprise. Just like the second FD album, the band took the songs and gave them their own little style. Again, MM does a great job with playing the guitar solos and also in improvising. He only got better with Forged Steel!! Thumbs up to you, MM!!!
In general, the great talent that shows up in this one is, as the title of the album quite nicely says: Raw!!! It all matures very well in the second album. Whoever does not have the first one already, get it (or ask DF). It's a must-have!!!!!

I also admit that the first track scared me for the first few seconds because I couldn't for the life of me figure out which JP song it was from. After about 30 seconds, I realize something: it's an instrumental (oops!). The song is cool, by the way. It's got a Halloween-ish tone to it! As far as the rest of the album goes, my favorites are Heading Out to the Highway, Tyrant, Worth Fighting For (very hypnotic, really), and Hell Bent for Leather.

And that's my small (I think?) review of the first Faithful Defenders album. I had a great time listening to it twice and I can't wait to give it a few thousand more spins. Thanks and once again, great job Faithful Defenders!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[chileansteel] Thursday, July 09, 2009 7:27:07 PM 

Forged Steel is with me finally!!! Here are my impressions: The very moment I received the package I felt so part of the Judas Priest Community Forum. I loved having my online name written on it!
I second everyone here. You`ve done a wonderful job! Excellent tracklist choice. You all sound awesome. Strong vocals Freeze! It`s so pleasant and energizing to listen to talented musicians playing and singing these tracks we love so much! Forged Steel is an excellent tribute album done with love, dedication and respect to our beloved Metal Gods! I applaud you! My favourite tracks are Judas Rising (impressive start), Between The Hammer and The Anvil, Eat Me Alive, Jawbreaker. I also like the original "Forever Young", awesome.

Thanks for the CD Freeze! I`ll play it loud so that my whole country can hear! I`m already sharing your music with my friends and they are all impressed!
Guido! beautiful artwork! Congratulations. The CD looks gorgeous with all my Priest Cds.

Thanks Deep Freeze, Metal Meltdown, Metallark and everyone involved in this wonderful project. 
You Rock Faithful Defenders!!!
Stay Metal

[Deep Freeze] Thursday, July 09, 2009 8:13:04 AM 

ONE friggin job??!?!?!?!!!?? ONE FRIGGIN JOB???? Look wise guy, do you realize I had to go out, buy the right jewel cases, put these all together, find packaging, get mailing addresses, label all the packages, keep records on all the job!! Pffff! That  right there is more than I do in a MONTH!!!!!!

Keep in mind that we will be living together for a week very shortly...Now then, proper genuflection is in order. Oh , and for the record, all the CDs were placed in the "upright" position! Hitch-hiking, indeed.....  HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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[guidogodoy] Wednesday, July 08, 2009 11:53:54 PM 
DAMN, Freeze! You only had one friggin' job to do with post-production. Bend and put the tray inserts in the right way...not upside-down!!! To quote Charlie Brown: "aaaarrgh!" (football being snapped away!). HAAAAA!!! I bet he didn't even put the nice printed CD in upright, did he? Come on. Someone who received an end-product tell the truth....

Thanks for the kind words, all. Freeze is hitch-hiking from DTW Airport now though.
[~ MG_Metalgoddess~] Wednesday, July 08, 2009 9:37:02 AM 
The Praise is very well deserved!!!!  Excellent JOB!

Hugs MG~

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[Deep Freeze] Wednesday, July 08, 2009 9:36:12 AM 
Thank you, MG!! We appreciate it! I am very pleased with the reception of this album. Given all the turmoil we experienced prior to release, it is tremendously gratifying to hear such wonderful praise!
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[CountessErzebethBathory9] Wednesday, July 08, 2009 9:33:02 AM 

DF..NO problem.. I luv it just the way it is!! 
Luv it when its Different!!..

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[~ MG_Metalgoddess~] Wednesday, July 08, 2009 9:29:35 AM 
TO YOU ALL!!!   This is a great tribute album.. I have only listend to a few songs,  I have been so busy with company.. But I plan On working out tomorrow and listening to the whole thing!!!!

GUIDO!!!  awesome art work,,  you all all sound wonderful,,  ..
I finally recieved it in the mail when I got back from MN trip.. 

Hugs MG~
[Deep Freeze] Wednesday, July 08, 2009 9:28:07 AM 
Thank you very much, my dear. MUCH appreciated! Glad your son likes it, too! Oh, the back cover thing is a mistake on MY part! Sorry!
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[CountessErzebethBathory9] Wednesday, July 08, 2009 9:07:53 AM 
Forged Steel/Faithful Defenders...

First Guido, u are an impressive art designer..the front /back cover is Awesome..dont know if everyone had the same back cover,but mine is a bit different than my son..mine is upside own and i luv it..Original.....All the songs are well sung and not a expert on writing reviews but i know what i luv and that ALBUM KICK ASS!!!

DF ur voice is AMAZING...and also all of the other guys too...AWESOME Playing..U know ur stuff when it comes to Judas Priest music...We all of course have our fav are..Wheels of Fire/Judas Rising/Hell Patrol but they re all are favorites u cant really choose only one or 2..

My son wants to tell u that he enjoyed ur album too..some of his friends listened  to it and they said U ROCK! GUYS!!
He also has some fav ..Between the Hammer and the Anvil/Forever Young/Demonizer/The Rage..
All in all thanx for giving us a KICK in the BUTT ALBUM!!! Ur really are Talented!! Glad to know u all!!
[spapad] Monday, June 29, 2009 8:17:30 PM 
I mostly need to learn how to master Adobe, which I never use because no one at my building uses it, but the boss in OH is very into Adobe and sending PDF files via emial. I wondering if the home office has an Adobe sight set up already, that would make his requests much easier, if I had access to that account.
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[guidogodoy] Monday, June 29, 2009 8:14:24 PM 
HAA! Spoken like someone who knows: "long, drawn-out pain in the ass" is a perfect summary!

As for a good pdf text? Sorry. While I am sure I could help you with most questions, I don't recommend a single one. Info changes too quickly to invest in a book. Stick to online sources for any tech info.
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[spapad] Monday, June 29, 2009 7:57:30 PM 
Excellent Reply and I am very impressed! Basically, to put it in layman's terms, it was a long drawn out pain in the ass, LOL as most art production turns out to be! It was well worth your efforts! Congrats.
One day I'm going to have to pick your brain on PDF since, I'm not very well associated with it and it would improve my work skills to know more than what I do. Perhaps you know a text I could buy that would teach me more about that format? No great hurry, but it is something I need to learn more about.

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[guidogodoy] Monday, June 29, 2009 7:48:47 PM 
You know, Spa, I wish I could give you a simple answer. The shot pictured was taken with a 7.1 mega Canon "point and shoot" but I also took shots with a Nikon I have at work where I took all the pictures. Sorry, no model number here as I am at home. As I lugged in all four guitars + drumsticks (not used), I took a LOT of shots. I do believe I used the Canon shots, though.

As for software, it is even more complicated. I did most on a Mac shelling out to Windows / Photoshop Elements. Finding that Elements didn't do what I wanted, I went to a full version of Photoshop. Lots of back and forth with Mac, though. Colors, for example, were easier in Mac than Windows but I run both on this machine so I am just dragging and dropping. Isolating the guitars (from the STAND sucked!) was just a grind and easier with Photoshop. Only had a PC version, thus the shelling out to Win from OSX. 

Final product was started with a limited then expanded to full version of Disc Cover for Mac. CD art and text, especially, as it was easier to wrap both to the physical needs of the CD jewel / round CD itself with diameter for the hole. Had to dump both from jpg to pdf on the fly, though, as I could only see defects with the "non-flattened" image once printed. CDs were printed from a jpg while all else was a pdf using windows. 60lb paper as I found photo paper would crack too much when folded.

There. The simple explanation. I'll save the more technical parts for the DVD. Rest assured that it included breaking out all JP + previous FD cover art, other CDs I liked, downloading the proper JP font pack and reading the excellent article on cover art over on KK's site!
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[spapad] Monday, June 29, 2009 7:12:45 PM 

What  digital camera and what program did you use Guid? I'd love to know, what software made such an excellent picture. 
Art + Geek, well lets just say, I'm a fan! LOL Seriously you did a beautiful job.

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[guidogodoy] Monday, June 29, 2009 7:07:17 PM 
Ah, thanks everyone. All inspired by the outstanding music!

When you release the "making of" DVD, I'll be ready. A teaser: those are all my actual guitars pictured and a "green screen" isn't necessarily green.
[Metallark] Monday, June 29, 2009 6:41:15 PM 
Just got my copy of the CD and Guido the artwork was fantastic as stated before.
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[DelivererofEvil] Sunday, June 28, 2009 6:31:36 AM 
Engage Cartman mode:

You will send me mah copy!

[hellrider 31038] Saturday, June 27, 2009 3:39:30 PM 
[spapad] Saturday, June 27, 2009 11:36:57 AM 
Norman Rockwell, The greatest salesman of the American Dream ever.
Here's my personal favorite.

Now, back to our regualrly scheduled Programming. The DF/MM/MP PROJECT
[guitardude] Saturday, June 27, 2009 10:48:28 AM 
Looking at Rockwell`s work, he captured the true essence of the American Spirit from his era, his work for the Boy Scout Association is astounding.
Now as for him being a pervert, never proven, just some of his work being over analyzed by someone who has nothing better to do with their time. Perhaps they should "air out" their own closet`s before they decide to go thru someone else`s !!

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[guidogodoy] Friday, June 26, 2009 7:23:10 PM 
Ah, he was a dirty old man...everyone knows it! HAAAA!
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[Vaillant 3.0] Friday, June 26, 2009 7:15:47 PM 
Norman Rockwell was a genius!! I used to have a calendar that had some of his best works.  

[guidogodoy] Friday, June 26, 2009 7:01:02 PM 
Don't hold your my artistry is being compared to Rockwell. Altogether now: "I always feel like, somebody's WAAATCHING me!"
[Metallark] Friday, June 26, 2009 6:40:01 PM 
I've heard so much on the artwork I can't wait to get my copy. I am sure it will live up to the billing.
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[guitardude] Friday, June 26, 2009 3:49:29 PM 
Nah, not quite, was referring to him winnig the Pulitzer Prize, I just didn`t elaborate enough, sorry! 
OK, how about changing that to Rockwell (as in Norman)

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[Dale T.] Thursday, June 25, 2009 9:45:55 PM 
Yeah this is Dale T......wondering if you guys were going to post any of the songs and some of the art work.
[jimmyjames] Thursday, June 25, 2009 6:29:37 PM 
Maybe you guys could do a version of Can't Stop Till You Get Enough as a tribute to the Weird One.
[guidogodoy] Thursday, June 25, 2009 6:08:09 PM 
Uh....Hemingway? The novelist who committed suicide? Thanks....I think? LOL!!!
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[guitardude] Thursday, June 25, 2009 4:59:50 PM 
OK , Here is part 2 of my review for tracks 8 thru 13.
The Rage.. The opening bass lines are so very crisp, felt like I was sitting in front of the bass amp. The vocals are spot on and the guitar tones vintage with an edge.

Delivering the Goods.. another of my personal favs, cranked it up in the car and rocked all the way home, the drivers next to me ,must have thought I was having a spasm attack!!!!

Metal Gods.. What can I say, MM your guitar work is extraordinary, that is not an easy song to pull off!!, But one question, why no cutlery bouncing at the end!!????

Never Satisfied.. killer guitar work and haunting vocal sound, quickly becoming a favorite.

Demonizer... Interesting without the drums, really strong on the vocals and the guitar work stands out even more, but that ok with no drums as the little band in my head fired up and filled in!

Forever Young... I dig this song, very early Iron Maiden type of riff , progressive yet it hits you in the chest. .. Sorry Freeze, I haven`t paid much attention to the vocals yet as the guitar work is distracting me!!.

Now the Artwork... Pure genius, Picaso or Hemingway, the influence is undeniable ( ok Guido?) The different era of guitars really  was a good idea for this tribute.
[Deep Freeze] Thursday, June 25, 2009 1:09:07 PM 
You know something? That is very kind of you, scorp! Much appreciated, man. Still, I feel so very blessed that an amatuer such as myself can honestly say that my music is heard in six or seven different countries!!!!! We have been on radio in South America, the UK AND Australia! We have friends and fans all over this world. I do not take that kind of recognition lightly! It is a true gift, given to us by the fine membership of this Board. That is just SO precious!

The second wave went out this morning! New countries, more fans. The train keeps a rollin'..........HAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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[Deep Freeze] Thursday, June 25, 2009 9:19:24 AM 
My thanks to Becks for the kind review!! I think it is just GREAT that we are being represented clear around the world!!!!! What an awesome feeling! I think that you all should know that CDs have literally been sent to the "four corners" of the earth!!!  

New Zealand
South Africa
United Kingdom
South America
North America (The US and Canada!)

The list seems to grow bigger everyday!! How many musicians (of our lowly status) can say THAT??!??!?!? HA!!!!! I think it is just wonderful! Such a fitting tribute to the mighty Judas Priest and what they mean to all of us!  I want to sincerely thank the members of this Board for  welcoming the CD and playing it in your respective countries!!  I sometimes imagine someone in a far away land hearing one of our songs and smiling. I cannot even begin to describe how that makes me feel!!!!
[Metallark] Thursday, June 25, 2009 7:44:58 AM 
Thanks for the generous reviews. It was a joy to us all to complete this project and deliver the goods.
I am especially thankful to MM and DF for giving me the opportunity to contribute and express my great love for Judas Priest music.
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[J.D. DIAMOND] Thursday, June 25, 2009 3:32:23 AM 

Lets see what Rob Zilla has to say about this!!! LOL!
[JH666] Wednesday, June 24, 2009 9:58:18 PM 
I heavily enjoyed working on this album.  Everything turned out really well.  Many thanks to Deep Freeze for letting me onboard for this one!
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[Becks] Wednesday, June 24, 2009 5:55:59 PM 
Review time! Just finished listening to my copy!
This CD is awesome! I especially love Metal Gods, Jawbreaker, Between the Hammer and the Anvil.............ah all of the songs are great! A very fitting tribute to our favourite Metal Gods! The vocals are great to listen to - it's interesting to hear a new vocal spin on Priest classics, and it really does work. The guitars and drumming are fantastic too, some truely great musicians are out there. I looked forward to hearing how the big drumming end to Delivering the Goods would be handled, and it was very good! Overall, I think that Forged Steel is a great tribute to Judas Priest, A+!
Thanks to Deep Freeze, Metallark, Metal Meltdown, and EVERYONE else who was involved!
[scorpion01] Wednesday, June 24, 2009 1:01:41 PM 
[Deep Freeze] Wednesday, June 24, 2009 6:59:55 AM 
Thank you so much for the nice reviews! SO glad to hear that so many are enjoying our music once again... ALL over the world!!!!  It kind of takes me back to a different time...many years ago. I am so proud of this album and MM, Metallark and the others.  This one had a higher price. We paid it. It's done.

I truly hope that, as you all start listening and commenting you all take a moment to remember what this album is really all about. It is about THIS Board. It is about ALL of us. OUR membership.  The friendships we have forged and nuture each and everyday ..  The ups and the downs.  This album is for all of us, by all of us. We never would have done it without you. Please remember that YOU are as much a part of this album as me and the guys.  My sincere thanks to all.
[J.D. DIAMOND] Wednesday, June 24, 2009 4:07:13 AM 
To Metal Meltdown,Metallark,Deep Freeze and to whom ever else was involed with the Faithful Defenders "Forged Steel" tribute CD.....GREAT JOB MY FRIENDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 1.Judas Rising
 2.Hot Rockin'
 3.Hell Patrol
 4.Eat Me Alive
 6.Between The Hammer & The Anvil
 7.Wheel Of Fire
 8.The Rage
 9.Delivering The Goods
10.Metal Gods
11.Never Satisfied
12.Demonizer(Demo Version)
13.Forever Young(Original)

Excellent versions of these great tracks guys,what a treat to have this CD and the songs are fun to listen to man,this really shows what an impact Judas Priest have on all of us!!  
Yeah man,you guys really have something special here and I would like to see one of these songs make it to a "Tribute To Judas Priest CD" in the near future!!!!!!
The art work is excellent to I must add,very professional as well. All songs  "A+"  in my book of metalology!!!!    I think my favorite track is your version of "Between The Hammer & The Anvil"!!!!
And the original 'Forever Young" is very awsome and I think deserves some heavy credit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks to Metallark and who ever else was involved........and a special thanks to Deep Freeze for this CD and a special thanks to  Metal Meltdown as well. You guys fuckin' rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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[Becks] Wednesday, June 24, 2009 3:42:48 AM 
It was very quick! Considering I have had problems with the postal system when receiving mail from within New Zealand, but international stuff seems to travel very quick! I was very pleasantly surprised to see it in the mailbox this morning. Looking forward to blasting it tomorrow morning! Huge thanks to Freeze for sending it all the way down here to my part of the world!    [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by guidogodoy from Tuesday, June 23, 2009 10:27:43 PM)
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[guidogodoy] Tuesday, June 23, 2009 10:27:43 PM 
Weeeeeeelllll crap! That was quick! Kewl!
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[spapad] Tuesday, June 23, 2009 9:13:47 PM 
Great news Becks!
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[Becks] Tuesday, June 23, 2009 9:12:25 PM 
I am so excited, my copy of Forged Steel arrived in the post today! I don't have time to listen to it right away, been flat tack here, but I can't wait to hear it! Thanks heaps to everyone involved!
[Ellieke] Tuesday, June 23, 2009 7:51:53 AM 
Way to go guys !!! Congratz on your work !!! 

Keep up the good work we love it ! 
[Deep Freeze] Tuesday, June 23, 2009 5:45:07 AM 
Thank you for all of that,GD! MUCH appreciated!  It is always a great feeling to have a fellow musician take the time to really get to the "nuts and bolts" of our efforts. I am especially proud of the fact that we have NEVER tried to be "Priest Clones". I am NO Halford!! I KNOW that! We stay true to the song but you always know it is us.  I agree with you about MOST of these Priest cover bands. The music always seems to suffer!!!... either for a "look" or a guy that can scream! It seems like they find some dude that can hit a high note, buy some leathers and try to build a band around him. The music gets totally lost in that!
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[HOT ROCKIN' METAL GODDESS] Monday, June 22, 2009 5:26:38 PM 

Hi guys! Is there any way that I can still get a copy? I wasn't around during the ordering phase.....
DF, maybe you can bring a copy to Detroit with you for me? I'd LOVE to hear it!! Congrats by the way, it sounds like it is being well received!

[guitardude] Monday, June 22, 2009 5:19:19 PM 
OK, here is part of my review of Forged Steel, so far, I have only listened to tracks 1-7, I give them the test thru the home stereo, car, and thru headphones.
Judas Rising.. very good, true guitar tones with extra bite
Hot Rockin.. one of my personal favorites, had me from the start of the song, jammed my ass off, obviously, I liked it.
Hell Patrol.. Sharp guitar tones and accurate without being a clone, again, I liked it.
Eat me Alive.. Another personal fav, and again, great guitar tones
Jawbreaker.. The solo with the delays was just so damn good, excellent job MM
Between the Hammer and the Anvil.. Sharp and precise, good emotional delivery with the vocals
Wheels of Fire.. now here we go, the distinct tone between the guitar tracks kicked ass, and the driving bass guitar was just over the top, if only Ian could be pushed up in the mix like that!!!!

This is such a fitting tribute without being an exact duplicate, so many times a band butchers the songs they are trying to pay tribute to, not here, just kick ass songs done by a group of fans. Well Done guys!!

I`ll get back with you in a few days after i`ve listened to the rest of the tracks.
[Deep Freeze] Saturday, June 20, 2009 3:02:56 PM 
Ooo... Wel,, I was JUST saying..That Ron is a GREAT guy! So, umm, kind and astute!!!
[guidogodoy] Saturday, June 20, 2009 2:43:05 PM 
Prove it. Send me an ear so I can sell this thing on eBay! BWWWHAAAAAAA!!!!
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[ron h] Saturday, June 20, 2009 2:39:38 PM 
You've been watching way to much ultimate fighting, dude!!!!!!!!!
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