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Judas Priest: Killing Machine

Review by Jon Savage, Melody Maker, December 1978

THE LEAD SINGER sweats redly, tuffness of the strategic stud decorations unable to blind the look of uncertainty in his eye for the camera as ...

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Judas Priest: City Hall, Newcastle

Live Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, May 1977

KING RIFF rools okay? The two coachloads from Dundee said "Yeaah". The Cop crowd joined saying "okay". But the nice thing about being seen to ...

Judas Priest/No Dice: Whisky a Go Go, Los Angeles

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, Sounds, April 1978

JUDAS PRIEST had a captive audience, No Dice made a mark, and Gary Valentine just about escaped alive. Proving that heavy metal lives, good old-fashioned ...

Judas Priest

Interview by Jon Young, Trouser Press, June 1978

I DISCOVERED A GREAT pastime the other day that you've gotta hear about. It's called headbanging. Not exactly what Suzy does in that cute li'l ...

Judas Priest: Killing Machine

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, November 1978

"YOU ARE not in touch with the modern world, sucker," hissed the obnoxious little voice in my ear. 'Today's kids don't give a flying one ...

Judas Priest: The Starwood, Los Angeles

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, Sounds, April 1979

THIRD NIGHT at the Starwood and they're still packing them in. Limbs flailing through the dry ice that fills the stand-up section in imaginary guitar ...

Judas Priest: Unleashed In The East (CBS)

Review by Max Bell, New Musical Express, September 1979

WHAT IS this thing called Judas Priest? A heavy metal band? Who says? If this is really Judas Priest live they'd be hard pushed to ...

Judas Priest in Santa Monica

Live Review by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, October 1979

WHILE THE PRESS has been busily lavishing attention on punk bands, a new wave of groups has been quietly – well, not exactly quietly – ...

Are You A Whore For Rock 'N' Roll?

Report by Rosalind Russell, Record Mirror, December 1979

ROSALIND RUSSELL thinks most of you are ...

Judas Priest: The Empire Strikes Back

Report and Interview by Mark Cooper, Record Mirror, July 1980

MARK COOPER encounters JUDAS PRIEST under a pile of volcanic ash of the third kind ...

Judas Priest: Screaming For Vengeance ****

Review by Phil Bell, Sounds, July 1982

Vengeance is mine ...

Judas Priest: Leathered, Studded Dudes Or…

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Creem, September 1986

COWS ARE VERY useful except in India. There are varying degrees of cow-use – milk, cheese, burgers, cheeseburgers – but none so useful as the ...

Judas Priest: Touch the Hem of His Garment

Comment by Deborah Frost, Village Voice, The, January 1991

I TOUCHED Rob Halford's hem. It happened, if you must know, on a gray afternoon in a Marina Del Rey condo owned by the man ...

Pastor of Puppets: Rob Halford

Retrospective and Interview by John Doran, Quietus, The, February 2009

YOU ONLY HAVE TO open a style mag, left-field music publication or a broadsheet at the moment to see that heavy metal is enjoying one ...

Judas Priest: British Steel, Stronger Than Ever:

Interview by Joel McIver, Quietus, The, March 2010

Joel McIver talks to Judas Priest about drugs and alcohol, the domination of heavy metal, and their classic album British Steel ...

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