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TOPIC: Metal Blah for n00bs & restricted
[Nupe The Ripper] Friday, October 11, 2019 1:28:48 PM 
So the European tour is postponed AGAIN because of Ozzy. And obviously greedy Sharon has Priest locked in such a deal that they can't do their own tour in the meantime.

Seriously considering to refund my tickets right now.
TOPIC: Metal Blah for n00bs & restricted
[Nupe The Ripper] Wednesday, January 30, 2019 9:34:53 AM 
Well bugger, Ozzy's flu was more serious than thought and the entire tour is postponed to September...

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TOPIC: Metal Blah for n00bs & restricted
[Nupe The Ripper] Monday, January 28, 2019 10:13:58 AM 
I've got tix for the Helsinki show which is four weeks away. Hopefully he'll be fine by then, even though I'm mostly going there to watch Priest.

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[Nupe The Ripper] Thursday, July 12, 2018 11:00:13 AM 
Thanks guys, I really appreciate the congratulations!
TOPIC: Metal Blah Blah Blah
[Nupe The Ripper] Saturday, March 17, 2018 7:00:32 AM 
Just lyrics and some artwork with five symbols (representing each member of the band, I guess). No photos of the band at all.

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TOPIC: Metal Blah Blah Blah
[Nupe The Ripper] Friday, March 09, 2018 11:14:56 AM 
Turns out the "deluxe" version of Firepower is in fact a digipak. Despite the expanded booklet, there unfortunately is no liner notes, just the song lyrics, album credits and some additional artwork. This is the scene in my room right now:

Oh, the album is fucking awesome btw!

TOPIC: Metal Blah Blah Blah
[Nupe The Ripper] Monday, January 22, 2018 1:11:53 PM 
Oh damn, Dave Holland has died in Spain:
TOPIC: CDs You Have Purchased Recently.
[Nupe The Ripper] Saturday, January 13, 2018 9:49:14 AM 
At another vendor's site it's listed as "Deluxe Hardcover Edition", so very likely the "Deluxe" version of Europe and "Hardcover" version of the US are the same. I'll likely do a review of it once I get it, so there'll definitely be photos then!

Also couldn't get TS's Club Daze Vol. 1 from the record store after all, they sent me an email saying that it had been removed from their wholesaler's inventory. So I'm getting Rainbow's Rising instead, it was the exact same price (they asked if I either wanted to replace the missing item with another, get a voucher or a full refund, so I picked the first option). Then I went to Amazon and got both Club Daze Volumes 1 and 2 for a mere 14 euros. Vol. 1 was laughably cheap, less than three GBP.

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TOPIC: CDs You Have Purchased Recently.
[Nupe The Ripper] Monday, January 08, 2018 12:18:45 PM 
Just preordered Firepower from my local record store. I picked the "deluxe" CD version, which was two euros more expensive although the tracklist seems to be the same. Perhaps the packaging is a bit nicer.

Also went to the used CDs section and found the somewhat rare two-disc (CD + DVD) version of Angel of Retribution - I've been meaning to get it for a long time to supplement my standard single CD edition and finish my collection of all officially released live material. For just 12€ I think it was a bargain, especially as it counted towards my regular customer points.

To round up the order to a number which gave me a few stamps to my customer card, I also got Rainbow's debut album, Twisted Sister's Club Daze Vol. 1 and Uriah Heep's Look at Yourself (2 CD deluxe version).
Since my previous update in this thread I ordered quite a number of CDs during last spring as the record store had a number of good deals going. In order of artist, not date of purchase:

Diamond Head: Lightning to the Nations (2 CD deluxe)
Dio: The Last In Line and Sacred Heart (both 2 CD deluxe)
Iron Maiden: all studio albums from the self-titled debut to Fear of the Dark, plus Live After Death (all standard CDs)
W.A.S.P.: first four studio albums (all deluxe versions)

Yup, finally decided to break my semi-boycott of Maiden and got all the classics in one huge order (they were on a 50% discount after all).
TOPIC: Metal Blah Blah Blah
[Nupe The Ripper] Friday, January 05, 2018 10:11:36 AM 
Oh, situation report regarding next summer. I decided to eventually go to the festival for two days to see both Ozzy Osbourne and Judas Priest. Two-day ticket plus bus travels from the train station to the airfield (where the festival is held) cost me a total of 139€. Haven't checked train ticket prices yet, but shouldn't be much as Hyvinkää is not that far away.

I reckoned paying 40€ "extra" to see another great heavy metal artist on his last world tour is well worth it. 
TOPIC: Metal Blah Blah Blah
[Nupe The Ripper] Wednesday, December 06, 2017 6:48:50 AM 
I think that's just the number of times each performer has been put on the shortlist of nominees. Not the amount of votes they already have at the moment.

At least I hope so. We'll find out in a week.

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TOPIC: Metal Blah Blah Blah
[Nupe The Ripper] Sunday, December 03, 2017 10:44:54 AM 
Actually, I just checked hotel prices. Because Hyvinkää is a fairly small town most of the hotels in the city and near it are already fully booked (much of them probably by the artists and their crews). The few rooms that are still available cost 300 euros. For one night. Normal prices are like 70-80 euros for a night!

I really need to figure out some way of making this work. I'd hate to miss the show.
TOPIC: Metal Blah Blah Blah
[Nupe The Ripper] Friday, December 01, 2017 11:08:03 AM 
Regarding the ticket prices... for the first time I'm actually really having to consider whether or not I'm going to see them. Their only concert in Finland is at the Hyvinkää Rockfest, and one-day tickets cost 89 euros. Add to that travelling to the location and a possible hotel room and I'm looking at a potential 150-170 euro bill at least. On the other hand, two-day tickets cost a "mere" 119 euros, so I could max out the entertainment factor and go see Ozzy Osbourne on Wednesday (none of the other bands in the festival are interesting to me). Although that could mean another expensive night at the hotel...

In comparison: in 2011 I saw them at Sauna Open Air in Tampere, and only went to watch them. A one-day ticket there cost 58 euros, plus train tickets there and back which were 29 euros. That's 87 euros in total, still less than just the ticket to the Hyvinkää festival. Granted, I was a student at the time so I got a 50% discount on train tickets; with normal prices the whole trip would've cost me 106 euros. Meanwhile their indoor concerts at the Helsinki Icehall have always been 50-60 euros, and travel there has been almost free because I've been able to use local public transport.

On the other hand, I have far more disposable income now. During the previous years I've either been a student or unemployed, but now I'm in my first full year of a properly paid job and it looks very likely I'll be continuing for at least much of the next year as well. So the idea of splashing upwards to 200 euros to see two great heavy metal acts, one of whom is definitely retiring and another which might follow suit quite soon as well, is certainly tempting.

As for the new album, it certainly looks and sounds like another masterpiece! Will definitely preorder it ASAP.
[Nupe The Ripper] Wednesday, July 12, 2017 2:24:57 PM 
Thanks a lot!

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[Nupe The Ripper] Wednesday, April 05, 2017 12:06:30 PM 
Forgot one album from my list: AC/DC's Fly on the Wall. Got it for cheap at a flea market some years ago.

I can't really explain why I've completely avoided buying Iron Maiden. Their music is alright (although not as good as Priest imo), but maybe it's because they're so popular that I hear enough of them anyway.

I found out about Keel when I watched Men In Black II and "Speed Demon" was played in one scene. Went on YouTube to check out the rest of the album and liked what I heard. It's a very glammy album (as could be expected from something produced by Gene Simmons) but a bit of glam every now and then balances out the more serious stuff in my collection. Speaking of glam, there's a couple of bands whose CDs I should buy to replace my current downloaded versions: the one-hit wonder Autograph (Turn Up the Radio) and Paganini (80s Swiss hard rock/glam metal, very interesting!).
Edited at: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 12:08:25 PM
[Nupe The Ripper] Monday, April 03, 2017 11:57:32 AM 
I have the following besides all Judas Priest albums:

Accept (from the self-titled debut up to Metal Heart, minus Breaker)
Black Sabbath (from the self-titled debut up to Born Again, plus Past Lives)
Dio (Holy Diver, Last in Line and Magica)
Manowar (from Battle Hyms up to Kings of Metal)
Ozzy Osbourne (from Blizzard of Ozz to The Ultimate Sin, plus Speak of the Devil and Tribute)
Quiet Riot (Metal Health and Condition Critical)
Railway (from the self-titled debut up to Climax)
Raven (Life's a Bitch only)
Saxon (from the self-titled debut up to Rock the Nations, plus The Eagle Has Landed)
Scorpions (from Fly to the Rainbow up to Love at First Sting)
Twisted Sister (all five studio albums)
W.A.S.P. (self-titled debut and Inside the Electric Circus)

And the following from bands that I consider more hard rock or glam metal rather than heavy metal:

AC/DC (Highway to Hell and Back in Black)
Deep Purple (Shades of Deep Purple, The Book of Taliesyn, Deep Purple, In Rock, Burn, Slaves and Masters, The Battle Rages On, Purple Hits, Classic Deep Purple: The Universal Masters Collection)
Def Leppard (High 'n' Dry)
Dokken (Tooth and Nail, Under Lock and Key)
Europe (The Final Countdown)
Keel (The Right to Rock)
Kiss (from the self-titled debut up to Love Gun, plus Alive! and Creatures of the Night)
Led Zeppelin (II and III)
Tesla (Mechanical Resonance)
Uriah Heep (Very 'eavy...Very 'umble, Salisbury, Demons and Wizards, Live January 1973, Innocent Victim, Sea of Light, The Ultimate Collection)
Van Halen (first six studio albums)

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TOPIC: Metal Blah Blah Blah
[Nupe The Ripper] Friday, March 10, 2017 2:57:39 PM 
Does anyone remember James Durbin? The guy who sang Judas Priest on American Idol in 2011 which led to the first public appearance of Richie Faulkner as a member of Priest?

Well, he was just recently signed as the lead singer of Quiet Riot (yeah they're still going, led by drummer Frankie Banali).
TOPIC: CDs You Have Purchased Recently.
[Nupe The Ripper] Sunday, February 12, 2017 7:29:02 AM 
I got the 2011 Deluxe Edition of Holy Diver. It features all the B-sides from the Holy Diver and Rainbow in the Dark singles, as well as a (partial?) KBFH radio broadcast. A very good package, but quite expensive compared to the normal version.

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TOPIC: CDs You Have Purchased Recently.
[Nupe The Ripper] Saturday, February 11, 2017 5:31:25 AM 
I've bought a bucketload in the past few weeks:

Black Sabbath: Heaven and Hell, Mob Rules, Born Again, Past Lives
Dio: Holy Diver (Deluxe version with bonus CD)
Judas Priest: Turbo 30 (fuckin' awesome!)
Kiss: Alive!
Manowar: Battle Hymns, Hail to England, Fighting the World, Kings of Metal
Ozzy Osbourne: Speak of the Devil, The Ultimate Sin, Tribute to Randy Rhoads

Edited at: Saturday, February 11, 2017 5:31:50 AM
TOPIC: Metal Blah Blah Blah
[Nupe The Ripper] Friday, December 16, 2016 7:52:03 AM 
It's confirmed, Turbo is also getting a 30th Anniversary release:

Slightly surprised that they're actually doing this, considering that it's among their more controversial albums and the band is seemingly willing to forget the whole thing ever existed (bar Turbo Lover).

The choice for bonus content also threw me off - following the example of Long Beach 1984, the St. Louis 1986 radio show would've been logical as it has been used for a number of b-sides and bonus tracks over the years. Instead, they're using the Kansas City show which was recorded a day earlier as a backup (and was later broadcast partially).

Oh well, one more bootleg I have to remove from my site because it's getting an official release!

Edited at: Friday, December 16, 2016 7:53:15 AM
TOPIC: Die-Hard Collector's Thread
[Nupe The Ripper] Wednesday, August 31, 2016 12:19:40 PM 
Judas Priest's VEVO channel has uploaded some rare 1984 videos that were previously only available on bootlegs:

[Nupe The Ripper] Monday, August 01, 2016 10:41:18 AM 
The VHS single usually contained 2-3 music videos, much like a vinyl single with its A- and B-sides. The VHS format was just a bit too clumsy and expensive for this purpose, so VHS singles sold much less than music video compilations and concert videos. Some VHS singles sold pretty well though, usually if the video in question was banned or only had restricted airplay due to explicit content.
[Nupe The Ripper] Sunday, July 31, 2016 6:09:56 AM 
While I personally don't remember much from the VHS era (I was only born in 1991!), I've read about the so-called VHS single. It never was a major success due to the relatively high retail cost, and the VHS format was more suitable for music video compilations or concert videos as even the shortest commercial tapes were usually 60 minutes long.

As for VCRs, my father bought one in the very early 80s and it pretty much cost the entire month's salary for a blue-collar worker. A decade later they were so cheap that it was not unusual for a working-class family to have a couple of them (one for the parents, one for the kids).
[Nupe The Ripper] Thursday, July 14, 2016 1:55:35 PM 
Thanks a lot mate, really appreciate it!

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TOPIC: Metal Blah Blah Blah
[Nupe The Ripper] Monday, October 19, 2015 9:13:47 AM 
All blue text has changed to red here as well. Try wiping your browser cache and then load up the page again.

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TOPIC: Die-Hard Collector's Thread
[Nupe The Ripper] Thursday, September 24, 2015 7:55:02 AM 
Spotted another rare gem on my Facebook feed:

Reading Fest 1975!
TOPIC: Die-Hard Collector's Thread
[Nupe The Ripper] Thursday, July 30, 2015 4:37:36 PM 
Hi guys, I was recently approached by a fan who managed to download another clip from the SAW session track You Are Everything before it was taken down from YouTube, and kindly gave it to me via email. I combined it with the other clip I already had and uploaded the end result here:!SMVgBJLK!KI1J079jU--FXTuuLR46y2FbwSOk6XqxJTw5GMC3WrM

Edited at: Thursday, July 30, 2015 4:38:26 PM
[Nupe The Ripper] Tuesday, July 14, 2015 8:50:20 AM 
Sounds awesome man!

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[Nupe The Ripper] Sunday, July 12, 2015 11:56:29 AM 
Thanks guys, I really appreciate this!
TOPIC: Metal Blah Blah Blah
[Nupe The Ripper] Saturday, July 04, 2015 5:15:55 AM 
All of these recent bullshit posts by a certain group of idiots make me want to start a new Judas Priest forum. Something where dickwads like those would immediatedly get banhammered to all eternity. Something where fans of the band could engage in a proper discussion without these dickwads throwing their verbal turds all around the place.

Is anyone else feeling the same?
TOPIC: Metal Blah Blah Blah
[Nupe The Ripper] Sunday, June 14, 2015 12:58:37 PM 
Indeed. Three years ago, I don't recall having anyone on my ignore list. Now there's seven names on it, and unfortunately it's likely to grow even further. I honestly can't be bothered reading the "contributions" of these people: posting non-functional links to music videos, calling anyone who dares to criticise the band even slightly as "not a true fan", writing filthy love letters to each other out in the wide open and swearing and arguing when someone asks them to tone it down. And yes, all that crap is likely to cause many new members who could actually be good posters to run away from the forum in terror.

Oddly enough, I seem to be ignored by two members despite not recalling ever getting into an argument with anyone. Could just be some of those whose behavior I just criticised...

Edited at: Sunday, June 14, 2015 1:02:34 PM
TOPIC: JP in Helsinki 4/6/2015
[Nupe The Ripper] Sunday, June 07, 2015 7:57:21 PM 
On Thursday, I saw Judas Priest live for the fourth time in my life, and for the third time on the same venue (only in 2011 they played elsewhere) - Helsinki Icehall. I promised to write a review from the show when I had the time, so here goes nothing!

The ticket, bought on 10th November 2014.

Advertisement from Ilta-Sanomat 3.6.2015.

After an agonising wait of two hours, one outside and one inside the icehall (where I managed to get almost right next to the fence on the right side of the stage), support band Five Finger Death Punch blasted on the stage at 20:00. While I'm not really fond of their musical style, they sure put up an energetic show that did it's job of warming up the crowd well during the 45 minutes they had been allocated. As I don't really know about the band much, I'll refrain from commentating from any further. You can look at photos from their gig here:

Once their part of the show had ended, a huge Judas Priest curtain was dropped to cover the entire stage where the crew was frantically setting up things (due to the lightning it was possible to see a bit through the curtain). They were ready after about half an hour, after which the PA started playing War Pigs (which has been Priest's "entry tune" for a few years now). Unlike in 2012 when they almost played the entire song, it was now cut off after just a couple of minutes as the intro of Battle Cry took over. At 21:20 the curtain was dropped and Priest started blasting Dragonaut in our ears!

And man what a show it was! Rob is really at the top of his game right now, reaching the high registers easily and holding those notes for quite long as well. In fact at times the stage PA couldn't handle the power of his vocals and started crackling! While he wasn't exactly running wild he almost constantly kept himself in motion, allowing the crowd all around the stage to get a good look at him. This also applied to Glenn, although he refrained from getting any further than the center of the stage. There was a small platform set up on Glenn's side of the stage which was frequently used both by him and Rob to get a better look at the audience. In fact, besides Scott and Ian of course, Richie seemed surprisingly stationary in comparison, only getting to the center a couple of times.

The band seemed to have a really great time, and us in the crowd made sure to make them feel welcome. As seems to be customary in their concerts here, the chorus of Turbo Lover was sang so loudly by us that it drowned out Rob completely! For whatever reason we're always louder during that song than the actual crowd singalongs.

The stage setup was simpler than in 2012, with three platforms forming Scott's "throne" while the rest was left rather barren. The three platforms had displays on them, which were used to show footage fitting to each song's theme along with a huge display behing Scott (partial list of the themes shown during each song further down this review). There was no smoke or pyro this time either, so the other effects were done solely by lightning; for example at the start of Love Bites they moved small spotlights very similarly to what is seen in the original music video for the song.

I really liked the setlist - the songs from the new album formed a quarter of the entire set, but they blended in well with the usual classics. I also liked that they brought in songs from Defenders of the Faith that they haven't played since the mid-80s, although it's a bit unfortunate they've now dropped the title track from the setlist which was played earlier in the tour (it would've made for a fine last singalong).

Here's the stuff they showed on the displays during some of the songs:
Dragonaut - a dragon, of course
Metal Gods - CGI footage of a marching robot army, which was poorly looped
Halls of Valhalla - Viking imagery (helmets, swords, drawings of viking ships) and a hall in flames
Love Bites - footage from the 1920s Nosferatu film, with the chorus lyrics shown as silent film captions
March of the Damned - CGI zombies waving around
Jawbreaker - footage of a shadowy man which looked like a boxer, a viper and lots of destruction
Breaking the Law - news articles and old footage of crimes
Hell Bent for Leather - Harley-Davidsons and logos of various motorcycle clubs
Living After Midnight - a clock which was aptly showing a time after midnight

So all in all the show lasted 1h 40 mins and consisted of 17 songs in total, which in my opinion is quite perfect for a metal concert. As the show ended and Beginning of the End started playing on the PA, I began my own March of the Damned to the bus stop... I usually don't have a lot of physical exercise so every muscle in my body was sore, and in fact I'm still feeling a bit of pain three days after the concert! But it was definitely all worth it, best Priest show I've been to so far.

I took a few photos on my phone, but unfortunately most of the turned out garbage. The ones below are those that I deemed the best shots I got:

The Priest curtain

During Devil's Child, I think

Richie being ionized by the spotlights

The stage just after the show ended

Luckily enough, there's professional photographs available here:

And the whole concert filmed in good quality by a fan here:
TOPIC: Die-Hard Collector's Thread
[Nupe The Ripper] Thursday, June 04, 2015 11:28:02 PM 
Yeah. the show yesterday was awesome! I'll write a proper review over the weekend and post it on both forums.
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TOPIC: Die-Hard Collector's Thread
[Nupe The Ripper] Thursday, June 04, 2015 4:21:10 PM 
Luckily enough, someone managed to snatch a copy before it was taken down (not me, got the link from Fabian at The X Quorum):!PM9V2TSY!P4ee0Kmapesu_pUvDy3fV0LJ0g-vWcELZGXoF8Mt6Sk:

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TOPIC: Die-Hard Collector's Thread
[Nupe The Ripper] Wednesday, June 03, 2015 2:34:10 PM 
Epic bump time. Just spotted this on my Facebook news feed; a small clip from the infamous Stock-Aitken-Waterman sessions!

TOPIC: Metal Blah Blah Blah
[Nupe The Ripper] Wednesday, May 20, 2015 4:06:51 PM 
Damn. I applied to three polytechnics this year, and just found out that the entrance exam to one of them clashes with Priest's concert in Finland. Oh well, entrance exams are every year while Priest is touring only once every three-four years it's not hard to decide where I'm going that day.

I just need to hope I can get a good result either of the two other exams

TOPIC: anyone have pets?
[Nupe The Ripper] Friday, April 03, 2015 3:18:37 AM 
There's an empty space on my desk about 10 centimeters (= 4 inches) to the right from my mouse hand. That's the "Rock Rabbit" corner.

Didn't take any pics, but I'll try to get some next time. Next up in my listening order is Twisted Sister so she's in for a treat. :P

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TOPIC: anyone have pets?
[Nupe The Ripper] Thursday, April 02, 2015 10:27:03 AM 
Some of you may remember me posting about my sister's rabbit which enjoyed rock and metal music. Well sadly, he passed away about a year ago, but my sister has already gotten a new one, a female this time. And she's loving the same type of music as her predecessor. She's currently here on my desk right next to me, enjoying Scorpions' Love at First Sting and looking as happy as ever. :)
TOPIC: Metal Blah Blah Blah
[Nupe The Ripper] Sunday, March 22, 2015 11:58:03 AM 
It's still there, right after Jawbreaker ends. I think the only stage banter cut out is the introduction for Night Comes Down and a bit from the intro to Victim of Changes.

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TOPIC: What are youo listening rigt now?
[Nupe The Ripper] Tuesday, March 10, 2015 8:39:06 AM 
Oh Yeah!

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TOPIC: Metal Blah Blah Blah
[Nupe The Ripper] Thursday, March 05, 2015 9:15:07 AM 
For anyone who wants to watch Rob Halford's episode in VH1 Classic's Rock Icons series, here's a download link:!SFcW0KgB!wgvYPZJO_l9p5IqqCYR_4huArYHJWu-w9fjzjgzhPtQ
TOPIC: Metal Blah Blah Blah
[Nupe The Ripper] Wednesday, December 10, 2014 9:20:27 PM 
Hell yeah! After three decades of being distributed as bootleg recordings of various quality while only a few songs have been officially released as bonus tracks, the Long Beach '84 show is finally getting the treatment it deserves! If you haven't heard the full show by now (as a bootleg) you're gonna love this!

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TOPIC: Something making you super happy!? Say it here.
[Nupe The Ripper] Thursday, November 13, 2014 2:27:49 AM 
I see the LP version features the same typo as the CD one: "Dragonaught". The packaging on some of the latest Priest releases hasn't been top notch (Single Cuts was riddled with factual errors, for example) but that's just hilarious.

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TOPIC: Metal Blah Blah Blah
[Nupe The Ripper] Saturday, October 04, 2014 7:49:26 AM 
Maybe this setlist is their way of celebrating the 30th anniversary of DOTF... man, there's some great live songs there! Can't wait for when they confirm European dates (they've visited Finland on every major tour since 2005 so I don't see why they wouldn't come here again).
TOPIC: "Redeemer Of Souls"
[Nupe The Ripper] Friday, July 11, 2014 3:32:31 AM 
As I said earlier RoS' Finnish release date is today which just happens to also be my 23rd birthday. My local record shop kept their promise and sent the album in time for it to have just arrived in mail - and because I was early in preordering the album they threw in a 50cm x 50cm album cover poster as well! See pic below:

My review will have to wait for some time: I already unhooked my Hi-Fi amplifier as I'm taking it to the countryside for the weekend as part of my birthday celebrations (FINALLY a proper chance to use its full power, can't really do that in an apartment block).
[Nupe The Ripper] Friday, July 04, 2014 4:10:51 AM 
Add me to that list on the 11th. It also happens to be the day when Redeemer of Souls is released in Finland! :D

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TOPIC: Metal Blah Blah Blah
[Nupe The Ripper] Monday, April 28, 2014 9:46:01 AM 
Hmm, on my headphones the production sounded quite beefy (which I like), and overall the song is quite good (though maybe it would work better if it was a bit shorter). Of course, we'll have to wait until the release to hear how it really sounds like. As Head Banger said the version here is probably quite heavily compressed to reduce the appeal to pirate it.
TOPIC: Metal Blah Blah Blah
[Nupe The Ripper] Thursday, April 03, 2014 12:48:46 PM 
"Flooding" is a more appropriate term for that.

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TOPIC: Why People In Here Are Not Getting Along???
[Nupe The Ripper] Wednesday, October 09, 2013 3:43:05 AM 
Even I have one ignore, although I don't remember ever getting into an argument with anyone and I certainly don't post "too often".

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TOPIC: Your latest Priest purchase
[Nupe The Ripper] Tuesday, September 10, 2013 2:19:39 AM 
Unfortunately it is like that throughout the DVD... a real shame because the concert itself is good, but the jump-cut editing makes the DVD not that desirable to watch.

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TOPIC: Metal Blah Blah Blah
[Nupe The Ripper] Saturday, July 06, 2013 12:18:19 PM 
Now Trixi's crying that the Rob Halford topic has vanished... well I can still see it. Perhaps she's too "high" to notice it!
TOPIC: Metal Blah Blah Blah
[Nupe The Ripper] Friday, July 05, 2013 10:19:10 AM 
Yeah I put her back on my ignore list this morning, I had removed her from there because I hoped she had taken note of my message. But it was obviously way too optimistic to hope that, and actually it seems to have worked the opposite as I think that she made a new record in the amount of posts per hour.

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Head banger from Friday, July 05, 2013 7:49:52 AM)
TOPIC: Metal Blah Blah Blah
[Nupe The Ripper] Friday, July 05, 2013 4:33:19 AM 
247 messages, of which five were by others than Trixi. Looks like she is planning to post every photo from the "judas priest biggest photo library" page on Facebook.

TOPIC: Metal Blah Blah Blah
[Nupe The Ripper] Wednesday, July 03, 2013 5:47:09 PM 
The hell? I logged on here this morning (about 10 AM) and checked all messages (well mostly just skipping through all of the "this message is from a user you have ignored" stuff). I come back here just before I hit the bed (1:30 AM), and there's 211 new messages! Two hundred and eleven posts in 21 and a half hours! And about 195 of them are by Trixi!

Trixi, if you're still reading these, that's one of the main reasons people dislike you: you post way too much. Many of your posts are double- or triple-posts where you first post a photo, then create a new post for a caption to that photo, and maybe even make a third post to tell Boogers to check that out. And then repeat this process over and over again. Same with videos. If you could just combine all of these elements into one post, it'd make reading the forums so much easier. I seriously doubt that you are in such a "fan rush" that you cannot think what you post for more than one second. Perhaps by simply reducing the amount of posts you make, people would be nicer to you and remove you from their ignore lists. But first you need to change.
TOPIC: Metal Blah Blah Blah
[Nupe The Ripper] Sunday, June 23, 2013 1:39:48 PM 
*Comes in after being away since Thursday. Sees 300+ new messages, most of which are the typical "Rob is a god who never makes an error realize rock opera Nostradamus KK back in the band pls" posts from the well-known trio.*

Seriously? I like it when people have opinions, and argue about them with the discussion sometimes heating up a bit. But this is way off the scale.

Trixi, Boogerman, Tania. We already know what your opinions are, thank you very much. We don't need to hear them for the 6859th time, so could you please contain your posts in the "higher feelings" thread you created to continue your discussion? And as for the other members, just ignore this trio completely. Don't reply to any of their posts, and they should leave you alone once they find out they cannot argue with you anymore.
TOPIC: Priest Live High Voltage London 2011 full show?
[Nupe The Ripper] Thursday, June 20, 2013 2:39:02 AM 
I've sent you a PM about it. :)

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by jacksonpriest from Wednesday, June 19, 2013 7:17:38 AM)
TOPIC: Metal Blah Blah Blah
[Nupe The Ripper] Monday, June 03, 2013 2:59:47 AM 
I really hate using the ignore button, but yesterday I had had enough of certain thick-headed people and had to hit it a couple of times. Made the "new posts" list much cleaner!

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Becks from Sunday, June 02, 2013 11:02:47 PM)
TOPIC: Less known heavy metal bands to listen to
[Nupe The Ripper] Saturday, May 25, 2013 3:06:55 AM 
As far as I know On Through the Night is a song and album by Def Leppard, yet your link points out to some Spanish band that I admit to have never heard of (which doesn't sound half bad BTW).

And Def Leppard is a VERY famous band, I was born in 1991 and still have known them for as long as I remember.

Anyway, here's a couple of my lesser-known favorites:

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by i flick my boogers from Friday, May 24, 2013 7:33:36 PM)
TOPIC: Best Priest album ever?
[Nupe The Ripper] Friday, May 24, 2013 3:12:28 AM 
Oh, I see. Well then I'm not surprised of the results. I wouldn't call it an accurate poll though, because there's so many people who don't use (including yours truly).

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by guidogodoy from Thursday, May 23, 2013 7:40:01 PM)
TOPIC: Something pissing you off? Say it in here..
[Nupe The Ripper] Thursday, May 23, 2013 1:06:55 PM 
What's pissing me off? Logging on here every day, noticing that there's 90+ new messages, most of them regarding the same topic. People arguing who is a "true fan" and who isn't: the other side claims only those who love everything the band has done with Rob have the right to call themselves that, while others claim that "true fans" have the right to criticise the band whenever they feel that they've taken a turn in the wrong direction, while also praising them for all the good stuff they've done. Truth is, no-one has the right to judge that - it's a very individual and personal thing. I'm leaning more towards the latter option, and admit that Priest has made some very poor decisions in their career and not every song by them is a masterpiece (some of them are hideously bad), but I also respect the opinion at the other end of the spectrum.

Arguing about this matter is even more stupider than the more common arguments among metal fans - that of the purpoted superiority of a certain subgenre or band. At least in those cases it's the fans of different bands that are arguing, but here we have fans of the same band attacking each other, claiming their view is correct. And when the argument slows down a bit, instead of trying to settle either one of the sides will start flogging the proverbial dead horse again and spark up the same discussion. This furthers nothing but the declination of this site's importance.

I don't care who started all of this, but it's really making the site feel inhospitable. So could you all please put an end to it? Stop replying to each others' messages, and if it's too hard to do it on your own, use the ignore button so you won't see the messages of whomever you think is offending your own views too much.
TOPIC: Best Priest album ever?
[Nupe The Ripper] Thursday, May 23, 2013 10:29:16 AM 
Their greatest albums? Looks like songs to me, and half of them aren't even visible because they're in the same color as the forum's background, have to drag the mouse on them to actually see what songs there are.

And where was this survey conducted? Looks awfully biased towards their more well-known songs (which are not necessarily their best IMO) and even one cover tune, yet classics like Beyond the Realms of Death, The Sentinel, Exciter etc. are missing completely...

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Trixi from Thursday, May 23, 2013 10:21:41 AM)
TOPIC: Die-Hard Collector's Thread
[Nupe The Ripper] Wednesday, February 20, 2013 10:16:46 AM 
Oh, I see. I've heard two versions of Budokan '84: Metal Jaw, which you have, and Fast & Furious, which is a bit better in my opinion. And both are better than the version of Osaka '84 I've got (Defending the Eastern Faith). So when it read "soundboard quality" on the "Metallian in the East" cover, I thought it could be from Tokyo.

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by guidogodoy from Tuesday, February 19, 2013 11:59:46 AM)
TOPIC: Die-Hard Collector's Thread
[Nupe The Ripper] Tuesday, February 19, 2013 11:41:39 AM 
Mmmh, let me guess... Tokyo Budokan, September 13th 1984?

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by guidogodoy from Monday, February 18, 2013 8:14:40 PM)
TOPIC: Current Tour /New Album
[Nupe The Ripper] Tuesday, January 22, 2013 3:15:29 AM 
Shame there aren't any proper metal festivals near where I live. Tuska Open Air Festival is the closest, but it caters for the much heavier sort, you know thrash, death and black metal. If I went there I would feel exactly like the name of the event ("tuska" is Finnish for "agony" and "severe pain").

I guess if Priest comes to Finland at all, it'll be again at the Sauna Open Air Festival in Tampere, which is about 170km from where I live. Which is not too bad, as I can still get home during the same night. Any farther than that and I most likely have to skip it though - hotels are too expensive for my budget.

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Head banger from Monday, January 21, 2013 10:45:58 PM)
TOPIC: spontanious combustion
[Nupe The Ripper] Sunday, January 20, 2013 8:22:51 AM 
The Painkiller music video posted by Brian_Evans in last June automatically starts playing when you open the thread. Didn't start here though, I only got a message saying that "the content you are trying to view is only available in certain areas" and was redirected to some crappy punk song.

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Budred from Sunday, January 20, 2013 1:33:11 AM)
TOPIC: X2 Box Sets
[Nupe The Ripper] Monday, January 07, 2013 4:09:09 AM 
I got the Stained Class and Point of Entry remasters in a X2 cardboard box, and they were in separate jewelcases with correct remaster series artwork and  spine textures. It looked like this:

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by chandlj from Sunday, January 06, 2013 8:42:20 PM)
TOPIC: 2013 - Tour H A L F O R D band !?
[Nupe The Ripper] Saturday, January 05, 2013 10:00:33 AM 
I can't get into Halford's solo material at all. Even though his current band is supposed to be "traditional" metal, there's just something missing and it still sounds too modern. The less said about 2wo the better, and Fight's "groove metal" style doesn't appeal to me either.
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Head banger from Friday, January 04, 2013 7:47:36 AM)
Edited at: Saturday, January 05, 2013 10:00:54 AM
TOPIC: CDs You Have Purchased Recently.
[Nupe The Ripper] Thursday, December 06, 2012 6:14:24 PM 
Accept: Restless and Wild
Accept: Russian Roulette
Black Sabbath: Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath: Paranoid
Black Sabbath: Master of Reality
Black Sabbath: Vol. 4
KISS: Hotter Than Hell
KISS: Dressed to Kill
KISS: Destroyer
Quiet Riot: Metal Health

TOPIC: Rob Halford's singing posture
[Nupe The Ripper] Wednesday, October 03, 2012 2:18:48 AM 
You can already see him leaning forwards in the Priest...Live! DVD from 1986 (particularly during Love Bites), so I guess it helps him reach high notes better, especially nowadays when his voice isn't that strong anymore.

Rob's vocal peak was relatively short, he was doing well in the late 70s but then the heavy drinking took the best edge out of his voice by the mid-80s (although he was still extremely good). But after he went sober in early 1986, he seemed pretty much from another planet on the Turbo and especially Ram It Down tour. However, by then he was nearing his forties so he started to lose a bit of his voice because of age from then on, you can already hear him struggle a bit in the Painkiller shows.
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Pepe2 from Tuesday, October 02, 2012 11:10:01 PM)
Edited at: Wednesday, October 03, 2012 2:20:03 AM
TOPIC: CDs You Have Purchased Recently.
[Nupe The Ripper] Thursday, September 27, 2012 7:08:21 AM 
Railway - Climax (24-bit remastered gold disc, limited to 2000 copies)

Edited at: Thursday, September 27, 2012 7:29:03 AM
TOPIC: Will we ever see Middletown 91 show on DVD?
[Nupe The Ripper] Tuesday, September 25, 2012 5:08:50 PM 
Yeah I tried that, didn't work then. I've had these in the past as well and about 50% I've been able to recover my post.

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by guidogodoy from Tuesday, September 25, 2012 4:59:38 PM)
TOPIC: Will we ever see Middletown 91 show on DVD?
[Nupe The Ripper] Tuesday, September 25, 2012 2:26:28 PM 
I wrote a lenghty post but then the bloody thing had me automatically logged out because of inactivity and I lost it.

Anyway, this show won't be released officially because it was not professionally recorded. The audio and video are extremely good considering the timeframe but it's also very obscured with hands and heads.

A more likely candidate for an official DVD would be the Irvine Meadows show from July 1991 (professionally recorded and partly broadcast by ABC) that also includes two songs not found on the usual Painkiller setlist: Turbo Lover and Diamonds & Rust (which hadn't been performed after 1983). Other proshots from the main Painkiller tour include Detroit 1990 (although given that it was recorded by a fan from the hotel's TV live feed, there might not be any master tapes) and Rock in Rio 1991 (Globo TV is known to have the master tapes in it's possession: Grinder is available on the DVD for the British Steel DVD released in 2001). Zagreb 1991 is unlikely as it was shot just a month before the Croatian war broke out, so chances are that it's permanently lost (only a short version is in circulation).

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Screamin' Demon from Tuesday, September 25, 2012 5:37:17 AM)
TOPIC: Gulf records albums
[Nupe The Ripper] Monday, September 17, 2012 4:01:21 AM 
It was a bit badly worded - by "reproductions" I meant re-releases - you know, albums like the first "Best of Judas Priest", "Hero, Hero", "Genocide" etc., all of which consist entirely of material recorded with Gull. Not forgetting the hundreds of re-releases of Rocka Rolla and SWoD on dozens of different labels.

You are correct in that if Priest would re-record both albums with Sony, then they could freel use those Sony recordings as much as they pleased. As Guido mentioned, they don't have to pay Gull a single buck for the sales of Unleashed in the East (or any other live albums/DVDs with RR/SWoD material, for that matter), because they are entirely different recordings of the songs and the composers (i.e. Halford/Tipton/Downing/Atkins) still hold the rights to the compositions.

And as I said previously, it might be that the rights to the original recordings have transferred to Priest as well, given that they were included in the Complete Albums Collection. I doubt Sony would've payed so much just for licensing the albums for that release only.

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by HOT ROCKIN' METAL GODDESS from Sunday, September 16, 2012 9:33:41 PM)
TOPIC: Gulf records albums
[Nupe The Ripper] Saturday, September 15, 2012 4:04:58 AM 
They wouldn't have to pay Gull Records a single buck even if their setlist consisted entirely of RR and SWoD material. The rights to the songs themselves still reside with the Priest members (and ex-members) involved in the original compositions. However, the rights to the LPs (and any reproductions of them) reside with Gull Records, along with any demo recordings made during that era. It's a somewhat complicated legal matter and I don't know how to explain it better.

I wish Gull Records would some day be actually useful and release other demos as well besides the early version of Diamonds and Rust you can find on pretty much every reissue of Rocka Rolla.

Now I don't know what they did to get RR and SWoD included on the Complete Albums Collection; did Sony Music just license them (like they did for a couple of songs on Metalogy) or are the rights permenently transferred to Judas Priest?
TOPIC: Quorum's down
[Nupe The Ripper] Tuesday, September 11, 2012 12:08:15 PM 
It's been redirected to EMAS Merchandise, which I believe is John Baxter's company that now profits from selling Halford merchandise without Rob's consent...

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by velvet_liselle from Tuesday, September 11, 2012 11:14:05 AM)
TOPIC: Random Facts Thread
[Nupe The Ripper] Tuesday, September 11, 2012 10:59:57 AM 
Yeah, just noticed that as well. It now redirects to EMAS Merchandise, which is likely John Baxter's company making profit from selling Halford stuff without his consent...

Seriously, what on earth did Halford have in mind when he gave Baxter all the rights for Metal God Records and Apparel?

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Ian from Tuesday, September 11, 2012 10:39:46 AM)
TOPIC: SFV 30th Anniversary edition - review
[Nupe The Ripper] Sunday, September 02, 2012 12:16:35 PM 
So, as I said previously, I was promised by the record shop that I would be getting my SFV 30th Anniversary Edition on 31st August. Which I did, and I instantly listened through the album and watched the DVD! But I had to go elsewhere shortly after that so I couldn't post my review earlier.

First off, the packaging is neat, the revised artwork looks really cool and the booklet is filled with photos and a lenghty note written by Eddie Trunk. However, for some it might be a bit of a letdown that once again (just like the BS 30th Anniversary) the DVD is housed in the same CD box as the abum, so you'll have to work out some DVD covers and a DVD box yourself if you want to keep it in line with other Priest DVDs.

I think the CD audio quality is just slightly better than on the original 2001 remaster, although I could've perceived it so simply as I knew even better was to come when I got to watch the DVD. The bonus tracks from San Antonio are a nice addition, and to avoid annoying fade-outs and fade-ins, the Devil's Child live track has been moved ahead of Prisoner of Your Eyes and mixed to continue straight from the SA tracks without fade-outs and -ins. The album itself has been reviewed so many times over that I'm not bothering with it now.

Now, onto the main reason why most of you would buy this: the US Festival '83 DVD! The band are really on fire and extremely energetic on stage, in fact they move so wildly that KK Downing has to fix his guitar strap as it had ripped off his guitar during Victim of Changes! The picture quality isn't perfect, but I wasn't expecting it to be so as the show was originally filmed only for TV purposes and not with high-end equipment. However, the soundtrack is really great, the mix is far better than on any of the previous releases from the same show (three live b-sides and the bonus track on the Killing Machine remaster, to be exact). The show lasts bit over an hour but it feels like five minutes due to the intense energy displayed!

So if you haven't yet ordered this, what are you waiting for? Go get it!
TOPIC: Your latest Priest purchase
[Nupe The Ripper] Monday, August 13, 2012 4:52:30 PM 
Preordered SFV 30th Anniversary, Levykauppa Äx tells me I should be getting it on 31st August!
TOPIC: CDs You Have Purchased Recently.
[Nupe The Ripper] Monday, August 13, 2012 4:50:38 PM 
For some reason I can't post anything on this board at home (which is why I've stayed quiet for the past few weeks), but on a mobile connection from our cottage this seems to be working fine.

Anyway, here's my latest purchases from about a week ago:

Scorpions: Fly to the Rainbow
Saxon: Saxon (remastered with a ton of bonus tracks!)
Accept: Balls to the Wall
Accept: Metal Heart

And of course preordered SFV 30th Anniversary!
TOPIC: Screaming For Vengeance 30th Anniversary edition
[Nupe The Ripper] Tuesday, July 24, 2012 8:05:01 AM 
I just got a weird idea. Next year, there could be a 35th Anniversary release of Stained Class. And it's bonus material could be a full, remastered version of the Tokyo '78 video you can only find as a relatively poor-quality bootleg at the moment.

It's certainly quite the long shot, but hey if they just managed to release a DVD no-one even knew was available for a release in the first place, we can always hope, yes?
TOPIC: Screaming For Vengeance 30th Anniversary edition
[Nupe The Ripper] Saturday, July 21, 2012 10:56:44 AM 
Christmas came early this year, a full DVD version of the US Fest show, just... WHOA!

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Vaillant 3.0 from Thursday, July 19, 2012 6:33:17 PM)
TOPIC: What are youo listening rigt now?
[Nupe The Ripper] Monday, June 18, 2012 2:39:34 AM 
Well here's a list of all the Riding on the Winds I listened to last night:

1982-12-12 Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, TN (Live Vengeance '82 DVD-audio rip)
1983-05-29 US Festival, Glen Helen Park, San Bernardino, CA (Killing Machine remaster)
1983-02-01 Convention Center, Tucson, AZ (soundboard)
1983-12-18 Rock Pop Festival, Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany (FM)
1983-01-30 DECC, Duluth, MN (audience)
1984-01-21 Johanneshovs Isstadion, Stockholm, Sweden (audience)
1984-01-30 Maison des Sports, Clermont-Ferrand, France (audience)
1982-09-21 International Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL (audience)
1982-09-10 HemisFair Arena Convention Center, San Antonio, TX (FM)

Hard to say which one of them was the best, although maybe the last one was. Best part is, I've still got a few ones left from the same era to listen to today!

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by guidogodoy from Sunday, June 17, 2012 5:41:20 PM)
TOPIC: What are youo listening rigt now?
[Nupe The Ripper] Sunday, June 17, 2012 5:23:43 PM 
Another live version of Riding on the Wind - currently the fifth one in a row this night, and I've still got a few bootlegs of it left!

It's definitely one of the best live songs they've ever played, shame they never played it on the Ram It Down tour when Rob's vocals were insane. It's also one of the few songs that Dave Holland actually plays better than Scott Travis!
Edited at: Sunday, June 17, 2012 5:28:52 PM
TOPIC: Something making you super happy!? Say it here.
[Nupe The Ripper] Saturday, June 16, 2012 6:48:11 AM 
That means a lossless audio rip. MP3, WMA etc. are "lossy" formats, i.e. some of the audio data (usually high frequencies, which are harder to hear) is lost when the tracks are compressed to those formats. WAV, which is essentially what is found on commercial CDs, has no loss of data ("lossless") but is huge in size: a typical music track can easily take over 40MB of space. The DVD equivalent for this is LPCM, which is also the format found on Live Vengeance '82.

FLAC, then, is a compression format which reduces the size of WAV tracks without causing any loss of audio data, and when decompressed the audio quality is just as good as in the original lossless source. Of course, the size is still much bigger than lossy compresed tracks, but it's only about 60-70% of the uncompressed source.

You could compare this to different image formats. WAV would be the equivalent to BMP: no loss of data and looks good (if used as the original format), but huge in file size. MP3/WMA would be the equivalent of JPG: doesn't look as good as the original but the file size is small. And FLAC would be the equivalent of PNG: looks just as good as the original BMP, but the file size is smaller (but still bigger than the equivalent JPG).

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Becks from Saturday, June 16, 2012 5:24:14 AM)
TOPIC: Metal Blah Blah Blah
[Nupe The Ripper] Sunday, April 01, 2012 11:47:37 AM 
Yeah, I just read about it as well. This is getting terrible, first K.K Leaving, then the Baxter lawsuit, now Tipton leaving. Not exactly a gracious retirement for the band, hmm?

April fools, everyone!

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Budred from Sunday, April 01, 2012 5:26:40 AM)
Edited at: Sunday, April 01, 2012 11:53:48 AM
TOPIC: Random Facts Thread
[Nupe The Ripper] Thursday, March 22, 2012 9:53:31 AM 
Hellrider, I used to like you. About half a year ago, you were still OK in my book. So, your posts were in all Caps, but at least you had something sensible to say for most of the time. But now your posts are mostly what I consider spam because you repeat them over and over again: "KK BACK THREE AXE ATTACK BEFORE THE NEW ALBUM IS RECORDED WITHOUT HIM FOREVER", "BUY SINGLE CUTS BUY COMPLETE ALBUMS COLLECTION SUPPORT THE PRIEST BUY EVERYTHING YOU CAN ALREADY HAVE IT BUY ANOTHER", "PRIEST LOSE SO MUCH MONEY BECAUSE OF METAL BETRAYER ILLEGAL DOWNLOADS". Oh, and my favorite: "DEMAND KK BACK CLICK THE WIDGET NEW ALBUM WILL BE ONLY PARTIAL WITHOUT HIM". Basically, those few phrases in different forms are the only things you've said over the last few months.

And when you're criticized, even in the most friendly ways, you say that you're "PREACHING AND KEEPING THE METAL ALIVE SHOWING TRUE METAL SPIRIT" and call the ones who criticize you to be "aliens" or "metal hijackers". Alright, so I understand that you want to preach and spread the word of metal, and still believe that there's a slight chance that KK would return (which I don't beleive myself, but let's not go there). But let's get the facts straight. Others have estimated that there's about 100 members that are actually active and read the forums at least once a week or so. And of that 100 probably only one quarter post there regularly. Those who read these forums already have most, if not every Priest item they can buy.

So, instead of trying to tell us to buy more Priest records etc., why don't you go on some other forum or out in the public to tell people who aren't familiar with Priest how great the band is? That would be a far more effective way to increase Judas Priest's popularity and record sales than preaching the same things over and over again on a forum where people are already well familiar with the band.

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by hellrider 31038 from Thursday, March 22, 2012 12:15:12 AM)
TOPIC: Single Cuts: a short review
[Nupe The Ripper] Monday, March 19, 2012 5:04:27 AM 
Video is from Dallas (with some bits, such as pyro effects from San Antonio), but the audio on the album and the video are different, so I belive that the album itself was recorded mostly or completely in Atlanta (which is mentioned as the other recording location on the back cover of the album).
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by tasnam1 from Sunday, March 18, 2012 9:09:56 PM)
Edited at: Monday, March 19, 2012 5:05:38 AM
TOPIC: Single Cuts: a short review
[Nupe The Ripper] Saturday, March 17, 2012 4:22:56 PM 
So, as I posted earlier, I finally got my Single Cuts limited edition boxset. And. after some listening and generally going through the contents, I felt that a short review would be in order.

There's a lot of good sides in this boxset. Most importantly, many of the B-sides featured have never been released on a CD, or were only released on the out-of print release Priest, Live and Rare, which is not endorsed by the band. Also, the audio quality seems to be somewhat better than on the 2001 remasters. And I also like the idea to have the singles in sleeves that mimick the original single artworks, although it means that there is a whopping 20 CDs with only 2-4 tracks each. But it wasn't too much trouble for me to copy the CDs on my computer (both in WAV and mp3, mind you) and burn three CDs of my own that contain all of the tracks, except the duplicate versions of Evening Star, Starbreaker (live), United and Better by You Better Than Me.

However, there's also quite a few errors that decrease the overall score I'm going to give for this:

Liner notes/track listing:
  • Sin After Sin is named as the band's fourth album in the notes for the Better By You Better Than Me and Evening Star 7" singles, and BBYBTM and Invader are claimed to come from SAS as well.
  • Starbreaker, the B-side for Evening Star 7", is erroneusly claimed to be the studio version in the liner notes (the track list has it down correctly), however it's actually the same live version that also appears on the Take on the World 12".
  • The liner notes for the Take on the World 12" have Starbreaker and White Heat, Red Hot in the wrong order, and they also claim that the live version of White Heat is over seven minutes long (which is correct for Starbreaker, instead). The actual track listing has the correct order, though.
  • "Burnin' Up" is erroneusly listed as being part of the "Judas Priest Audio File".
  • Locked In 12" is listed as being released in May 1986 in both the liner notes and track listing, however this is impossible because the live tracks come from the May 23rd St. Louis concert (Desert Plains, ie. it's the same version as on the Point of Entry remaster) and June 20th (Freewheel Burning, recorded at The Omni, Atlanta and released on Priest...Live). Either the date is wrong or then they have wrong live tracks.
  • Take on the World and Living After Midnight are missing their distinctive artworks. Evening Star 12" could've used the picture LP artwork.
  • All of the 12" singles with artwork actually use the 7" artworks (Hot Rockin', Freewheel Burning, Some Heads Are Gonna Roll, Locked In, Painkiller, A Touch of Evil, Night Crawler).
Single contents:
  • The Freewheel Burning 12" is an oddity. Instead of having a version of Freewheel Burning with an extended intro and live versions of Breaking the Law and You've Got Another Thing Comin' (both from US Festival 1983) as it should have, it has the ordinary 7"/album version of Freewheel Burning, the live version of BTL from US Fest, and the studio album version of YGATC.
Live songs (not so much of an error by the producer, just some nit-picking):
  • The live tracks on the Hot Rockin' 12" (Breaking the Law and Living After Midnight) were recorded at Jaap Edenhal, Amsterdam, Holland on 14th February 1981 .
  • Exciter's live version, the B-side for YGATC, comes from Unleashed In the East.
  • As stated before, the Locked In 12" live tracks come from Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, MO, 23rd May 1986 (Desert Plains, also featured on the Point of Entry remaster) and The Omni, Atlanta, GA, 20th June 1986 (Freewheel Burning, also featured on Priest...Live!).
  • The live version of You've Got Another Thing Comin' featured on the A Touch of Evil 12" comes from Priest...Live! and was recorded on 20th June 1986 at the Omni, Atlanta, GA.
  • The live versions of Breaking the Law and Living After Midnight featured on the Night Crawler 12" come from Priest...Live! and were recorded on 20th June 1986 at the Omni, Atlanta, GA.
All in all, despite of being much use to any Priest collector who doesn't want to collect all singles on vinyl, the rather amateurish errors reduce the overall score. I'm going to give it 3 out of 5.
Edited at: Saturday, March 17, 2012 4:30:47 PM
TOPIC: Something making you super happy!? Say it here.
[Nupe The Ripper] Friday, March 16, 2012 12:43:59 PM 
This is making me really happy:

After all this waiting I got the Single Cuts boxset today (or technically yesterday, but I only picked it up from the post office today)! Despite there being very little protective materials, the box has no damage on it. And as you can see, I also received the magnets! No errors in the singles themselves, got everything that was listed.

Oh, and it's number is 1670.

Edited at: Friday, March 16, 2012 12:45:21 PM
TOPIC: Random Facts Thread
[Nupe The Ripper] Friday, March 16, 2012 9:59:21 AM 
Even without listening to the tracks (I can't because they're blocked in my country), the mention of Colorado and LAM being the newest single likely means that they're from the Denver 1980 soundboard bootleg (which has been sold even at Amazon every now and then, but completely without consent from the band).

You can find an mp3 copy of the whole concert on my site.
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TOPIC: Metal Blah Blah Blah
[Nupe The Ripper] Sunday, February 26, 2012 11:50:26 AM 
Received this e-mail from from on Friday:
We want to let you know that your recent order was shipped today.
So after four months of waiting, I'm finally going to get the Single Cuts boxset!
TOPIC: Priest not changing Set List on 2nd Leg 2012 tour?
[Nupe The Ripper] Monday, February 06, 2012 4:05:43 PM 
I think the reason why they haven't changed the setlist is because they haven't been in Asia on this tour yet, and they want to give the Asian fans the same show what the Europeans and Americans got last year.

However, I really hope that they'll change the setlist for the next European leg - after all, last year they visited most of the countries listed for the next leg as well, so most of Europe has already experienced the setlist.

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TOPIC: Your latest Priest purchase
[Nupe The Ripper] Sunday, February 05, 2012 7:16:56 AM 
Got this already a month ago, but here it is nevertheless:

General Admission, oh yeah!
TOPIC: Weather report.....
[Nupe The Ripper] Friday, February 03, 2012 9:22:48 AM 
Got home from school a little less than hour ago - after spending three and a half hours in various traffic jams! In comparison, it usually doesn't take more than half an hour for me to get home. The road conditions are very slippery, and visibility is very bad because of snowfall.

Here's a news item:
TOPIC: What would you ask or say to Judas Priest?
[Nupe The Ripper] Monday, January 30, 2012 5:35:46 PM 
Maybe because there really isn't much to release in the first place. There's Tokyo '78, a couple of Japanese lip-syncs, the '78 Killing Machine promos (concert film overdubbed with studio track) and the rare "Rock Forever" TV performance. That's pretty much what there is from the 70s, except for some 8mm camshots that I have never seen. Of course, if they still had the full Tokyo '78 concert or the Brighton '78 concert used for the promo videos, then there'd be quite a nice amount of material. However I don't have high hopes regarding those given that even the master tapes for Live Vengeance '82 were reportedly lost and eventually found in quite bad condition.

Not counting short TV appearances, the only unreleased pro-shots from the 80s known to exist are US Festival and Dortmund Festival '83, and one that may be in existence is New Haven '88 - and even then it's just a rumor. Of course there's also whatever leftover clips they have from the filming of Priest...Live (San Antonio being reported as the other filming location besides Dallas), but there's little point in releasing those. From the Painkiller tour ,however, we have the famous Detroit 1990 live feed, Rock in Rio 1991 (almost-full concert) and the Irvine Meadows 1991 gig filmed by ABC, all of which could be used for a Painkiller-era DVD.

They're not exactly KISS who have a dozen or so pro-shot shows from the 70s. Curiously though, most of them weren't filmed by the band's management, but by the arenas themselves to be shown on the big screen live feed, the tapes being kept in the archives afterwards. While Priest never played big arenas with such capabilities in the 70s, perhaps there still is a slight chance that there's something in the vaults. At least that's what KK replied when I asked him about it...
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TOPIC: Metal Blah Blah Blah
[Nupe The Ripper] Monday, January 23, 2012 7:26:09 AM 
Oh I'm visiting the site every day, but I just happen to post quite rarely (because I usually don't have anything to say).

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Budred from Sunday, January 22, 2012 5:41:25 AM)
TOPIC: Metal Blah Blah Blah
[Nupe The Ripper] Wednesday, January 18, 2012 7:33:47 AM 
COngratulations, and best of luck!

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Becks from Tuesday, January 17, 2012 10:23:58 PM)
TOPIC: Metal Blah Blah Blah
[Nupe The Ripper] Friday, January 06, 2012 11:13:53 AM 
I agree. Without illegal downloading, I wouldn't have found out about most of my favorite bands. The only bands of which I've bought CDs but haven't illegally downloaded their music first have been Uriah Heep and Deep Purple, because I got to know threm through my father. But Priest, Saxon, Scorpions (only a bit heard on radio), Accept, Railway; all of them I've first pirated, then at a later time I've started to buy their stuff to clear my conscience. And I most definitely wouldn't have gotten into them in the first place if it weren't for pirating.

By the way, I've 1 137 songs in my music library, of which probably about 85% are legally bought or bootlegs.

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Budred from Friday, January 06, 2012 4:06:57 AM)
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TOPIC: Metal Blah Blah Blah
[Nupe The Ripper] Thursday, January 05, 2012 2:47:03 PM 
I completely agree with you. I, too, happen to be quite young (20 and a half - will turn 21 in July - to be exact), but I've preferred older music for about a half of my life. When I first got into Priest only a little more than five years ago, I could've never guessed that one day they'd be my number one band. But now I've got their full discography, and I've hunted for bootlegs in search of more material for almost one year. While those times sound very short, I guarantee that I'm an absolute die-hard fan. Nothing I would've believed five years ago!

But I also have to side with Budred in that I do prefer older Priest over the current one. Maybe I wouldn't be so interested in them if it were only for their newer material. But I know that there's (sadly) no way to get back in time, so I respect what they're still doing, over 40 years after the beginning of their career. And even when they will eventually end their career, we can still always have the great memories from the past!
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Edited at: Thursday, January 05, 2012 2:48:12 PM
TOPIC: CDs You Have Purchased Recently.
[Nupe The Ripper] Monday, December 26, 2011 6:46:36 PM 
Ordered more Saxon a couple of days before I left to our cottage on Christmas, and two of them arrived just in time before Christmas. The albums I bought were Power & the Glory, Crusader and Rock the Nations, of which Crusader is still in backorder.

Only cost me a little over 17 euros!

Edited at: Monday, December 26, 2011 6:47:18 PM
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