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Judas Priest Announce Gargantuan 50th Anniversary Box Set

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Judas Priest will release a ridiculously oversized 42-disc box set for their 50th anniversary, the band has announced.

Dubbed 50 Heavy Metal Years of Music, the set will include not only studio album and live album Priest have ever made, but a whopping thirteen discs of previously unreleased material, plus a whole other lotta bells and whistles… or, this being Judas Priest, fringes and studs, I guess.

Says Rob Halford of the set:

“Judas Priest’s curated box set representing 50 heavy metal years is the ultimate treasure trove defining the bands unwavering commitment to keeping and defending the heavy metal faith.” 

Adds guitarist Glenn Tipton:

“If there’s one box set you should have in your Heavy Metal collection it should be this one – it’s immortal – proclaiming and truly representing Metal for over 50 years – Flying the Flag and proudly leading the way inspiring many bands throughout the years—-this 42 CD selection says it all——it’s a big part of Metal history and as such will live forever…..”

Concludes bassist Ian Hill:

“AMAZING – 50 years of metal crammed into a small box…..!!”

That’s insightful, Ian. Thanks.

ANYWAY, you can view all the official details of this bad boy below. It’s due for release October 15. There will also be a pared-down “Reflections” version of the set for people who don’t need the whole thing. They don’t appear to be taking pre-orders yet.

Judas Priest also have a 50th anniversary tour coming up! Sabaton will provide support. Here are the dates for that:

9/8/2021 Reading  PA                            Santander Arena* [Tickets]
9/9/2021 Virginia Beach VA                   Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater*+ [Tickets]
9/11/2021 Orlando FL                            Central Florida Fairgrounds# [Tickets]
9/13/2021 Charlotte NC                         PNC Music Pavilion [Tickets]
9/14/2021 Raleigh NC                           Red Hat Amphitheater* [Tickets]
9/16/2021 Grand Rapids MI                   Van Andel Arena* [Tickets]
9/17/2021 Youngstown OH                    Covelli Centre [Tickets]
9/19/2021 Detroit MI                              Fox Theatre* [Tickets]
9/20/2021 Rosemont IL                          Rosemont Theatre* [Tickets]
9/22/2021 Milwaukee WI                        Miller High Life Theatre [Tickets]
9/23/2021 Minneapolis MN                     The Armory* [Tickets]
9/25/2021 Maryland Heights MO            Saint Louis Music Park [Tickets]
9/26/2021 Louisville KY                         Louder Than Life Festival# [Tickets]
9/29/2021 Denver CO                            The Mission Ballroom [Tickets]
9/30/2021 West Valley City UT               Maverik Center* [Tickets]
10/2/2021 Everett WA                            Angel Of The Winds Arena* [Tickets]
10/3/2021 Portland OR                          Moda Center* [Tickets]
10/5/2021 Oakland CA                          Fox Theater [Tickets]
10/6/2021 Los Angeles CA                     Microsoft Theater [Tickets]
10/8/2021 Las Vegas NV                       Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood [Tickets]
10/9/2021 Phoenix AZ                           Arizona Federal Theatre [Tickets]
10/12/2021 San Antonio TX                   Freeman Coliseum [Tickets]
10/13/2021 Cedar Park TX                     HEB Center Cedar Park [Tickets]
10/15/2021 Irving TX                             The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory [Tickets]
10/16/2021 Oklahoma City OK               The Zoo Amphitheatre [Tickets]
10/19/2021 Independence MO               Cable Dahmer Arena* [Tickets]
10/21/2021 Nashville TN                        Nashville Municipal Auditorium* [Tickets]
10/22/2021 Alpharetta GA                      Ameris Bank Amphitheatre* [Tickets]
10/24/2021 Charleston WV                    Charleston Civic Center Coliseum* [Tickets]
10/25/2021 Philadelphia PA                   The Met* [Tickets]
10/27/2021 Newark NJ                          Prudential Center* [Tickets]
10/28/2021 Oxon Hill MD                       The Theater at MGM National Harbor [Tickets]
10/30/2021 Mashantucket CT                Foxwoods Resort Casino – Grand Theater [Tickets]
10/31/2021 Lowell MA                           Tsongas Center At UMass Lowell* [Tickets]
11/2/2021 Halifax NS                             Scotiabank Centre* [Tickets]
11/4/2021 Laval QC                               Place Bell* [Tickets]
11/5/2021 Hamilton ON                         FirstOntario Centre* [Tickets]

* new show
# festival date
+ no Sabaton; support is TBD

50 HEAVY METAL YEARS OF MUSIC
TRACKLISTING

  • CDs housed in mini LP Japanese-style wallets
  • Box set designed by long-time Judas Priest collaborator Mark Wilkinson
  • Includes Ross Halfin photos signed by each band member: Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, Ian Hill, Richie Faulkner and Scott Travis
  • Numbered British Steel metal razor blade (blunt)
  • Memorabilia book featuring rare photos, posters, adverts and passes
  • Replica British Steel tour programme
  • Two Replica Tour posters from: British Steel 1980 German Tour, Defenders Of The Faith 1984 European Tour

CD1 – Rocka Rolla
CD2 – Sad Wings of Destiny 
CD3 – Sin After Sin (1977)
CD4 – Stained Glass (1978)
CD5 – Killing Machine – (1978)
CD6 – Unleashed In the East (Live in Japan 1979)
CD7 – British Steel
CD8 – Point Of Entry
CD9 – Screaming for Vengeance
CD10 – Defenders of the Faith
CD11 – Turbo
CD12 & CD13 – Priest… Live! 
CD14 – Ram It Down
CD15 – Painkiller
CD16 – Jugulator
CD17 & CD18  – ’98 Live Meltdown
CD19 – Demolition
CD20 & CD21 – Live in London
CD22 – Angel of Retribution
CD23 – Nostradamus (Act 1) & CD24 – Nostradamus (Act 2)
CD25 – A Touch Of Evil Live
CD26 & CD27 – Redeemer of Souls
CD29 – Firepower

5 previously unreleased live stereo recordings from the archives
Restored and edited by Tom Allom at La Cucina W8
Mastered by Alex Wharton at Abbey Road Studios, London

CD30 & CD31 – Live In Atlanta ’82 (Previously Unreleased)
CD30
The Hellion / Electric Eye
Riding on the Wind
Heading Out to the Highway
Metal Gods
Bloodstone
Breaking the Law
Sinner
Desert Plains
The Ripper
Diamonds and Rust

CD31
Devils Child
Screaming for Vengeance
You’ve Got Another Thing Coming
Victim of Changes
Living After Midnight
The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown)
Hell Bent For Leather

CD32 – Live At The Mudd Club ’79
Hell Bent For Leather 
Delivering The Goods 
Running Wild 
Beyond The Realms Of Death 
The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown) 
Victim Of Changes 
Rock Forever 
Starbreaker 

CD33 & CD34 – Live In Houston ’86
CD33
Out In The Cold 
Locked In 
Heading Out To The Highway 
Metal Gods 
Breaking The Law 
Love Bites 
Some Heads Are Gonna Roll 
The Sentinel 
Private Property 
Desert Plains 
Rock You All Around The World 

CD34
The Hellion/ Electric Eye 
Turbo Lover
Freewheel Burning 
Victim Of Changes 
The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown) 
Living After Midnight 
You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’
Hell Bent For Leather

CD35 & CD36 – Live In New Haven ’88
CD35
The Hellion/ Electric Eye 
Metal Gods 
Sinner 
Breaking The Law 
Come And Get It 
I’m a Rocker 
The Sentinel 
The Ripper 
Beyond The Realms Of Death 
Some Heads Are Gonna Roll 

CD36
Turbo Lover 
Ram It Down 
Heavy Metal 
Victim Of Changes 
The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown) 
Living After Midnight 
You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’ 
Hell Bent For Leather 

CD37 – Los Angeles ’90 (Previously Unreleased)
Riding on the Wind
Grinder
Heading Out to the Highway
Between the Hammer & the Anvil
Bloodstone
Better by You, Better Than Me
Leather Rebel
The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown) 
Hell Bent for Leather
You’ve Got Another Thing Coming

CD38 – London ’81(Previously Unreleased)
Solar Angels Intro / Heading Out to the Highway
Metal Gods
Hell Bent for Leather
Breaking the Law
Sinner
Beyond the Realms of Death
Grinder
Desert Plains
You Don’t Have to Be Old to Be Wise
Victim of Changes
The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown)

CD39 – Denver ’80 (Previously Unreleased)
Hell Bent for Leather
The Ripper
Running Wild
Living After Midnight
Sinner
Beyond the Realms of Death
You Don’t Have to Be Old to Be Wise
Grinder
Victim of Changes
Steeler
Genocide
Tyrant
The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown)

CD40 – Irvine ’91 (Previously Unreleased)
Hell Bent for Leather
Heading Out to the Highway
The Hellion / Electric Eye
Diamonds and Rust
All Guns Blazing
Metal Gods
Some Heads Are Gonna Roll
The Ripper
Night Crawler
Turbo Lover
A Touch of Evil
Painkiller
The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown)
Breaking the Law
Living After Midnight
You’ve Got Another Thing Coming

CD41 & CD42 – Beyond Live & Rare
Previously unreleased stereo recordings from the archives

CD41
Epitaph (Studio Demo) Demo from 1976’s Sad Wings Of Destiny
Solar Angels (Live) July 22, 1981 – New York, NY – The Palladium
Sinner (Live) July 22, 1981 – New York, NY – The Palladium
Desert Plains (Live) July 22, 1981 – New York, NY – The Palladium
You Don’t Have To Be Old To Be Wise (Live) July 22, 1981 – New York, NY – The Palladium
Genocide (Live) May 09, 1978 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
Victim Of Changes (Live) May 09, 1978 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
Ripper (Live) May 09, 1978 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
Screaming For Vengeance (Live) November 24, 1982 – Tucson, AZ – Tucson Convention Center
The Green Manalishi (With The Two Pronged Crown) (Live) June 07, 1981 – Odessa, TX – Ector County Coliseum
Victim of Changes (Live) June 07, 1981 – Odessa, TX – Ector County Coliseum

CD42
Tyrant (Live) June 07, 1981 – Odessa, TX – Ector County Coliseum
Diamonds and Rust (Live) February 14, 1981 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Jaap Edenhal
White Heat Red Hot (Live) July 29, 1978 – Tokyo, Japan – Yuubin Chokin Hall
Better By You Better Than Me (Live) July 29, 1978 – Tokyo, Japan – Yuubin Chokin Hall
Starbreaker (Live) July 29, 1978 – Tokyo, Japan – Yuubin Chokin Hall
Rock Forever (Live) Killing Machine Tour – February 09, 1979 – Tokyo, Japan – Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan
Evil Fantasies (Live) Killing Machine Tour – February 09, 1979 – Tokyo, Japan – Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan
Troubleshooter (Live) World Wide Blitz Tour – February 29, 1981 – Wiesbaden, Germany – Rhein-Main-Halle
Grinder (Live) World Wide Blitz Tour – February 29, 1981 – Wiesbaden, Germany – Rhein-Main-Halle
The Sentinel (Live) May 02, 1984 – Albuquerque, NM – Tingley Coliseum
Freewheel Burning (Live) May 02, 1984 – Albuquerque, NM – Tingley Coliseum
All Guns Blazing (Live) August 17, 1991 – Montreal, QC, Canada – Forum de Montreal
Painkiller (Live) March 26, 1991 – Sheffield, England – Sheffield City Hall
Mother Sun (Live) October 11, 1975 – Slough, England – Slough College

REFLECTIONS – 50 HEAVY METAL YEARS OF MUSIC
1CD
Let Us Prey / Call for the Priest  
You Don’t Have to Be Old to Be Wise  
Fever  
Eat Me Alive  
All Guns Blazing  
Never The Heroes  
Dissident Aggressor (Live)  
Out in the Cold (Live)  
Judas Priest – Running Wild (Live)  
*Victim Of Changes (Live)  (May 09, 1978 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre)
*The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown) (Live)  (Point of Entry ‘Worldwide Blitz’ Tour – Live in Hammersmith, London – November 21, 1981 – Foundations Forum – Hammersmith Odeon)
*Bloodstone (Live) (Screaming For Vengeance World Vengeance Tour – Live in Atlanta, GA – December 11, 1982 – The Omni)
*Judas Priest – The Ripper (Live)  (Irvine, CA – July 12, 1991 – Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre)
*Beyond the Realms of Death (Live) (Killing Machine/Hell Bent For Leather Tour – Live In New York, NY – March 11, 1979 – The Mudd Club)
*The Hellion / Electric Eye (Live) (Turbo ‘Fuel For Life’ Tour – Live In Houston, TX – June 21, 1986 – The Summit)
*Sinner (Live) (Ram It Down ‘Mercenaries Of Metal’ Tour – Live In New Haven, CT – August 7, 1988 – New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum)
*previously unreleased

REFLECTIONS – 50 HEAVY METAL YEARS OF MUSIC 
2LP DOUBLE GATEFOLD RED VINYL, 180GSM


SIDE A 
Let Us Prey / Call for the Priest  
You Don’t Have to Be Old to Be Wise  
Fever  
Eat Me Alive  

SIDE B 
All Guns Blazing  
Never The Heroes  
Dissident Aggressor (Live)  
Out in the Cold (Live)  
Judas Priest – Running Wild (Live)  

SIDE C *previously unreleased*
Victim Of Changes (Live)  (May 09, 1978 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre)
The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown) (Live)  (Point of Entry ‘Worldwide Blitz’ Tour – Live in Hammersmith, London – November 21, 1981 – Foundations Forum – Hammersmith Odeon)
Bloodstone (Live) (Screaming For Vengeance World Vengeance Tour – Live in Atlanta, GA – December 11, 1982 – The Omni)
Judas Priest – The Ripper (Live)  (Irvine, CA – July 12, 1991 – Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre)

SIDE D *previously unreleased*
Beyond the Realms of Death (Live) (Killing Machine/Hell Bent For Leather Tour – Live In New York, NY – March 11, 1979 – The Mudd Club)
The Hellion / Electric Eye (Live) (Turbo ‘Fuel For Life’ Tour – Live In Houston, TX – June 21, 1986 – The Summit)
Sinner (Live) (Ram It Down ‘Mercenaries Of Metal’ Tour – Live In New Haven, CT – August 7, 1988 – New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum)

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