Having read some of these posts, I should like to say in defence of 'the kids' that a great many do regard Priest and Maiden on the same level musically, but Maiden have a very canny manager behind them who has made sure that they stay in the spotlight (this should not be equated with selling out- its what managers are are supposed to do after all). Priest simply haven't been pushed forwards enough in recent years and I feel that because of they have been left behind slightly. Maiden tours are much better publicised (certainly in the UK- the Priest Feast tour was very much word-of-mouth, though it sold out months in advance in Manchester- which proves their popularity) and as for shirts and merch, if you want to support both Priest and Maiden it is massively easier and cheaper to get hold of a Maiden tee- I have looked at the prices of stuff on this website and mostly its not cheap (£18- compare that to the prices on the Maiden website), but if I go to another retailer like Grindstore.com or HMV, the stuff simply isn't there. And I'm not just talking Priest vs. Maiden, Heaven and Hell are another band now very popular because they have promoted themselves or been promoted well- I see a lot of guys my age with their shirts.
If Priest aren't 'getting the attention they deserve' perhaps its because they haven't gone out and got that attention. Maybe they even want it that way- who knows? [Show/Hide Quoted Message](Quoting Message by hellrider 31038 from Friday, December 04, 2009 12:55:21 AM)
hellrider 31038 wrote:
hey Epicus Doomicus Metallicus KEEP WEARING THOSE PRIEST shirts man and HALFORD if you have any seriously i have not seen even 1 person wearing either around here besides at the concerts.its allways a maiden or whatever the fuc?.i believe with metal the bands count on there fans for exposing them.getting the word out JUDAS PRIEST HEAVY MEEETTT TTTAAALLL AND HALFORD in our case.JUDAS PRIEST OR HALFORD shirts,STUDDED jackets and vest with JUDAS PRIEST patches cant seem to find any HALFORD patches so i guess you got to paint the logo on,HALFORD and PRIEST pins and awesome jestures like the COOOOMMMMMMMMAAAAAANNNNNNDDDDDEEEEERRRRRRRRRR has done and so on
Epicus Doomicus Metallicus wrote:
Yep been a long time since I've been here, Good to see you JD.
On the topic of Iron Maiden getting more popular, Yes It certainly seems to be that way, I still see plenty of kids that are into Maiden. Still nobody seems to know Who Priest Is. I find that insulting! Although Priest may have got a little mroe fanfare from games like Guitar Hero, JP still lacks the attention they deserve. Other pioneers in Metal seem to get plenty of attention, Sabbath, Maiden, Metallica and Gunners all have their place, yet Priest seem to be well away from that group? On the brightside Metal never dies. Oh well I will continue to wear my priest shirts, and spread the word! Oh and anotehr thing, my mate literally just had a kid, decided to name him Eddie, after the Maiden mascot.
If someone happens to ask you about Priest what would you say/recommend? I Like to rant about the 70's albums. And Yes, your purchases of 6 AOR's was great! but yes I have a habit of not giving the credit due! I hope that the copies you bought did go to good use! and that another 50 albums were bought because of that!