Heavy Metal can’t be understood without going through the history of JUDAS PRIEST. They are synonymous with traditional heavy metal and influential to countless bands and musicians. After their incredible show at Rock Fest Barcelona 2015, the band will be back on July 5th 2018 with a new record called “Firepower” and a tour that will again show that the british band is in top form.
Formed in 1970 in Birmingham, the birth city of Heavy Metal, Judas Priest established themselves as one of the iconic bands of the genre with a collection of critically and fan acclaimed records from the mid-70’s until the erly 90’s. “Sad Wings of Destiny” (1976) and more prominently “British Steel” (1980), “Screaming for Vengeance” (1982) helped shape the sound of the band. In 1991, they released “Painkiller”, which is the quintessential record to understand what heavy metal is nowadays. Today, Judas Priest keep selling out arenas around the world and releasing records which are honest to their musical identity. Now, nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018 and with their new record “Firepower” coming out early next year, Judas Priest start a new cycle that will see the band conquer new heights without straying away from pure Heavy Metal.