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* RealMenLoveJesus: Halford again.
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Rob Halford also figures heavily in ''BrutalLegend''. He voices two fairly major characters, one of whom closely resembles him, two other major characters share his surname, and there's a lot of Priest on the soundtrack.

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Rob Halford also figures heavily in ''BrutalLegend''. ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend''. He voices two fairly major characters, one of whom closely resembles him, two other major characters share his surname, and there's a lot of Priest on the soundtrack.
soundtrack.






!!Principal Members (founding members in '''bold''', current members in ''italic'')

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!!Principal
!! Principal
Members (founding members in '''bold''', current members in ''italic'')






!!Studio Discography:

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!!Studio
!! Studio
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* 1976 - ''Sad Wings Of Destiny''
* 1977 - ''Sin After Sin''

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* 1976 - ''Sad Wings Of of Destiny''
* 1977 - ''Sin After Sin'' Sin''



* 1981 - ''Point Of Entry''
* 1982 - ''Screaming For Vengeance''
* 1984 - ''Defenders Of The Faith''

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* 1981 - ''Point Of of Entry''
* 1982 - ''Screaming For for Vengeance''
* 1984 - ''Defenders Of The of the Faith''



* 2005 - ''Angel Of Retribution''

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* 2005 - ''Angel Of of Retribution''



* 2014 - ''Redeemer Of Souls''

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* 2014 - ''Redeemer Of Souls''
of Souls''



!!Live Discography:

* 1979 - ''Unleashed In The East''
* 1987 - ''Priest...Live!''

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!!Live
!! Live
Discography:

* 1979 - ''Unleashed In The in the East''
* 1987 - ''Priest... Live!''



* 2003 - ''Live In London''
* 2009 - ''A Touch Of Evil: Live''

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* 2003 - ''Live In in London''
* 2009 - ''A Touch Of of Evil: Live''









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* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: Rob Halford didn't officially come of out of the closet until 1998. But looking back on some old Judas Priest concert footage and music videos, many younger fans have reactions along the lines of "How could you ''not'' know that he was gay?!" Even more amusing is that many female metal fans viewed Rob Halford as a sex symbol (one famous example come from the short documentary ''HeavyMetalParkingLot'' where a female fan comments "I'd jump his bones!" in reference to Rob Halford).

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* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: Rob Halford didn't officially come of out of the closet until 1998. But looking back on some old Judas Priest concert footage and music videos, many younger fans have reactions along the lines of "How could you ''not'' know that he was gay?!" Even more amusing is that many female metal fans viewed Rob Halford as a sex symbol (one famous example come from the short documentary ''HeavyMetalParkingLot'' ''Film/HeavyMetalParkingLot'' where a female fan comments "I'd jump his bones!" in reference to Rob Halford).



* HellBentForLeather: TropeNamer, TropeCodifier and the source of leather's prominence in heavy metal fashion.

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* HellBentForLeather: TropeNamer, TropeNamers, TropeCodifier and the source of leather's prominence in heavy metal fashion.



* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: Like many bands that were popular in the 1980s, Judas Priest had a reputation for drug and alcohol-fueled debauchery that went on backstage at their shows.

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* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: Like many bands that were popular in the 1980s, 1980's, Judas Priest had a reputation for drug and alcohol-fueled debauchery that went on backstage at their shows.



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* AudienceParticipationSong: "Breaking the Law" and "You've Got Another Thing Comin'" are both songs in which Halford has the audience sing the chorus for him. Often, "Breaking the Law" is sung ENTIRELY by the public. Case in point, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVeJmQVUzAw this video]].
** Several tracks, including "Take On The World", "United" and "Red White And Blue" were written with this purpose in mind. In the case of "Take On The World", the chorus even has overdubbed backing vocals to create the illusion that a crowd is singing along to it.

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* AudienceParticipationSong: "Breaking the Law" and "You've Got Another Thing Comin'" are both songs in which Halford has the audience sing the chorus for him. Often, "Breaking the Law" is sung ENTIRELY by the public. Case in point, [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVeJmQVUzAw this video]].
** Several tracks, including "Take On The on the World", "United" and "Red White And and Blue" were written with this purpose in mind. In the case of "Take On The on the World", the chorus even has overdubbed backing vocals to create the illusion that a crowd is singing along to it.



** "Sad wings that Heaven sent wipes out in rage!" (a reference to their second album, ''Sad Wings Of Destiny'')
** "Forged in the black country, under blood-red skies....Took on all the world; it had no choice!" ("Monsters of Rock," "Blood Red Skies," and "Take on the World," respectively).
** The songs/albums ''Stained Class'' and ''The Sentinel'' are mentioned in the song ''Eulogy'' from the album ''Angel Of Retribution (2005)''.
** "Rock Forever" (from 1979's ''Killing Machine'') has a middle section that almost sounds like a tribute to classic 1950s rock 'n' roll, particularly Danny & The Juniors' "At the Hop."
*** Similarly, their music video for "Headin' Out to the Highway" is obviously a tribute to the "drag race" scenes in classic '50s "hot rod" flicks. (Rob, of course, plays the role of the girl who starts the race.)
* CarefulWithThatAxe: Rob Halford does this ''a lot'', to the point of LoveItOrHateIt territory.
** Case in point: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_mpt8xyZVI Dissident Aggressor]].

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** "Sad wings that Heaven sent wipes out in rage!" (a reference to their second album, ''Sad Wings Of of Destiny'')
** "Forged in the black country, under blood-red skies....skies... Took on all the world; it had no choice!" ("Monsters of Rock," "Blood Red Skies," and "Take on the World," respectively).
** The songs/albums songs / albums ''Stained Class'' and ''The Sentinel'' are mentioned in the song ''Eulogy'' from the album ''Angel Of of Retribution (2005)''.
** "Rock Forever" (from 1979's ''Killing Machine'') has a middle section that almost sounds like a tribute to classic 1950s 1950's rock 'n' roll, particularly Danny & The Juniors' "At the Hop."
*** Similarly, their music video for "Headin' Out to the Highway" is obviously a tribute to the "drag race" scenes in classic '50s "hot rod" flicks. (Rob, of course, plays the role of the girl who starts the race.)
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* CarefulWithThatAxe: Rob Halford does this ''a lot'', to the point of LoveItOrHateIt territory.
territory.
** Case in point: [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_mpt8xyZVI Dissident Aggressor]].



* DarkIsNotEvil[=/=]GoodIsNotNice: "The Sentinel."

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* DarkIsNotEvil[=/=]GoodIsNotNice: DarkIsNotEvil / GoodIsNotNice: "The Sentinel."



** "Victim of Changes", (7:44) and Dreamer Deceiver/Deceiver (8:40) from ''Sad Wings Of Destiny''.
** "All The Way", (7:25) from ''Point Of Entry''.
** "Prisoner of Your Eyes", (7:12) from the ''Screaming For Vengeance'' remaster.

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** "Victim of Changes", (7:44) and Dreamer Deceiver/Deceiver Deceiver / Deceiver (8:40) from ''Sad Wings Of of Destiny''.
** "All The the Way", (7:25) from ''Point Of of Entry''.
** "Prisoner of Your Eyes", (7:12) from the ''Screaming For for Vengeance'' remaster.



** "Lochness", (13:29) from ''Angel Of Retribution''.

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** "Lochness", (13:29) from ''Angel Of of Retribution''.



** TheLeader: Ian
** TheLancer: Rob
** TheSmartGuy: Glenn
** TheBigGuy: Scott
** [[SixthRanger The Fifth Ranger]]: Richie

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** TheLeader: Ian
Ian.
** TheLancer: Rob
Rob.
** TheSmartGuy: Glenn
Glenn.
** TheBigGuy: Scott
Scott.
** [[SixthRanger The Fifth Ranger]]: RichieRichie.



* HumansAreBastards: "Stained Class"

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* HumansAreBastards: "Stained Class"Class".



* InTheStyleOf: Their hard rock cover of Joan Baez' ''Diamonds and Rust''. Averted live sometimes: they've played it in a more folky, acoustic fashion in concert before. Similarly, their version of "The Green Manalishi" transforms it so completely from a moody blues piece to metal that, much to the annoyance of Fleetwood Mac fans, many Priest fans wrongly assume it to be a Priest original.

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* InTheStyleOf: Their hard rock cover of Joan Baez' ''Diamonds and Rust''. Averted live sometimes: they've They've played it in a more folky, acoustic fashion in concert before. Similarly, their version of "The Green Manalishi" transforms it so completely from a moody blues piece to metal that, much to the annoyance of Fleetwood Mac fans, many Priest fans wrongly assume it to be a Priest original.



** "All Guns Blazing" opens with Rob singing the first two line acapella before the instruments kick in.

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** "All Guns Blazing" opens with Rob singing the first two line acapella a capella before the instruments kick in.



* NewSoundAlbum: ''Turbo'' was far closer to GlamRock or HairMetal than the several albums preceding it, with a lot of synthesizers and commercially friendly hooks. ''Ram It Down,'' the following album, was a return to straightforward metal and actually introduced a number of elements to the band's sound which would crystalize in ''Painkiller,'' which borders on being a [[ThrashMetal Thrash]] album. Interestingly, ''Turbo'' and ''Ram It Down'' were supposedly written, if not recorded, simultaneously to be released as a double album.

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* NewSoundAlbum: ''Turbo'' was far closer to GlamRock or HairMetal than the several albums preceding it, with a lot of synthesizers and commercially friendly hooks. ''Ram It Down,'' the following album, was a return to straightforward metal and actually introduced a number of elements to the band's sound which would crystalize crystallize in ''Painkiller,'' which borders on being a [[ThrashMetal Thrash]] album. Interestingly, ''Turbo'' and ''Ram It Down'' were supposedly written, if not recorded, simultaneously to be released as a double album.



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and James Dean in "Heroes' End."
* NothingIsScarier: The giant carnivorous worm in "Night Crawler" is never seen by its victims, only heard.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Music/JanisJoplin, Music/JimiHendrix, and James Dean in "Heroes' End."
* NothingIsScarier: The giant carnivorous worm in "Night Crawler" is never seen by its victims, only heard.



* SerialKiller: "The Ripper" (the song, that is)

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* SerialKiller: "The Ripper" (the song, that is)is).



** "Worth Fighting For" from ''Angel of Retribution'' almost sounds like a really Gothic cowboy/western song, complete with a Buck Owens-inspired riff.

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** "Worth Fighting For" from ''Angel of Retribution'' almost sounds like a really Gothic cowboy/western cowboy / western song, complete with a Buck Owens-inspired riff.



* TropeCodifier: The band is largely responsible for the modern style of heavy metal. Depending on your definition of "heavy metal", they may also count as the TropeMaker or even the UrExample. They, along with Music/IronMaiden, Music/BlackSabbath, Music/{{Motorhead}}, Saxon, Music/{{Accept}} and a few others, are one of the most popular and influential bands to play the original style of metal.
* VampiresAreSexGods: "Love Bites"
* WarIsHell: "Dying To Meet You / Hero, Hero" from ''Rocka Rolla'':

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* TropeCodifier: The band is largely responsible for the modern style of heavy metal. Depending on your definition of "heavy metal", they may also count as the TropeMaker TropeMakers or even the UrExample. They, along with Music/IronMaiden, Music/BlackSabbath, Music/{{Motorhead}}, Saxon, Music/{{Accept}} and a few others, are one of the most popular and influential bands to play the original style of metal.
* VampiresAreSexGods: "Love Bites"
Bites".
* WarIsHell: "Dying To to Meet You / Hero, Hero" from ''Rocka Rolla'':



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* MarketBasedTitle: ''Killing Machine'' was issued in UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates under the title ''Hell Bent For Leather'' - the U.S. branch of their label thought the original title sounded too violent, so a different song became the TitleTrack.

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* MarketBasedTitle: ''Killing Machine'' was issued in UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates under the title ''Hell Bent For for Leather'' - -- the U.S. branch of their label thought the original title sounded too violent, so a different song became the TitleTrack.


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* FilkSong: ''Blood Red Skies'' is quite obviously inspired by ''{{Terminator}}''.

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* FilkSong: ''Blood "Blood Red Skies'' Skies" is quite obviously inspired by ''{{Terminator}}''.''Franchise/{{Terminator}}''.
17th Apr '16 6:17:53 AM aye_amber
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** "Lochness" almost sounds like a GenreThrowback to the very earliest metal of IronButterfly or DeepPurple.
* SpySatellite: "Electric Eye".

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** "Lochness" almost sounds like a GenreThrowback to the very earliest metal of IronButterfly Music/IronButterfly or DeepPurple.
Music/DeepPurple.
* SpySatellite: "Electric Eye".Eye."
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* EarthShatteringPoster: The cover of ''Ram It Down''.
* FallenAngel: On the cover of ''Sad Wings of Destiny''.

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* EarthShatteringPoster: The cover of ''Ram It Down''.
Down.''
* FallenAngel: On the cover of ''Sad Wings of Destiny''.Destiny.''



** TheLeader: Rob Halford
** TheLancer: Glenn Tipton
** TheSmartGuy: Ian Hill
** TheBigGuy: Scott Travis
** TheChick: Richie Faulkner

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** TheLeader: Rob Halford
Halford.
** TheLancer: Glenn Tipton
Tipton.
** TheSmartGuy: Ian Hill
Hill.
** TheBigGuy: Scott Travis
Travis.
** TheChick: Richie FaulknerFaulkner.



* MarketBasedTitle: ''Killing Machine'' was issued in the U.S. under the title ''Hell Bent For Leather'' - the U.S. branch of their label thought the original title sounded too violent, so a different song became the TitleTrack.
* SigilSpam: Judas Priest are among the few bands to actually ''have'' a sigil of sorts - i.e. a simple, recognisable logo that is not a stylized version of their name. The "Judas Priest cross" or "Devil's Tuning Fork" dates back to their second album, 1976's ''Sad Wings Of Destiny'', and has appeared on cover art, merchandise, outfits and stage decorations ever since.

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* MarketBasedTitle: ''Killing Machine'' was issued in UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates under the title ''Hell Bent For Leather'' - the U.S. under the title ''Hell Bent For Leather'' - the U.S. branch of their label thought the original title sounded too violent, so a different song became the TitleTrack.
TitleTrack.
* SigilSpam: Judas Priest ''Judas Priest'' are among the few bands to actually ''have'' a sigil of sorts - -- i.e. a simple, recognisable logo that is not a stylized version of their name. The "Judas Priest cross" or "Devil's Tuning Fork" dates back to their second album, 1976's ''Sad Wings Of Destiny'', of Destiny,'' and has appeared on cover art, merchandise, outfits outfits, and stage decorations ever since.



* WingedHumanoid: The cover art for ''Sad Wings Of Destiny'' and ''Painkiller''.

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* WingedHumanoid: The cover art for ''Sad Wings Of of Destiny'' and ''Painkiller''.''Painkiller.''
17th Feb '16 4:41:01 PM youngbond007
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[[caption-width-right:350: The classic '80s lineup. From left to right: Ian Hill, Glenn Tipton, Rob Halford, K.K. Downing and Dave Holland]]

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7th Feb '16 8:53:54 PM MikeK
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* MarketBasedTitle: ''Killing Machine'' was issued in the U.S. under the title ''Hellbent For Leather'' - the U.S. branch of their label thought the original title sounded too violent, so a different song became the TitleTrack.

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* MarketBasedTitle: ''Killing Machine'' was issued in the U.S. under the title ''Hellbent ''Hell Bent For Leather'' - the U.S. branch of their label thought the original title sounded too violent, so a different song became the TitleTrack.
7th Feb '16 8:52:41 PM MikeK
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* MarketBasedTitle: ''Killing Machine'' was issued in the U.S. under the title ''Hellbent For Leather'' - the U.S. branch of their label thought the original title sounded too violent, so a different song became the TitleTrack.
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[[caption-width-right:350:Judas Priest's current lineup. From left to right: Ian Hill, Scott Travis, Rob Halford, Ritchie Faulkner and Glenn Tipton.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Judas [[caption-width-right:350: Judas Priest's current lineup. From left to right: Ian Hill, Scott Travis, Rob Halford, Ritchie Faulkner and Glenn Tipton.]]



[[caption-width-right:350:The classic 80s lineup. From left to right: Ian Hill, Glenn Tipton, Rob Halford, K.K. Downing and Dave Holland]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:The [[caption-width-right:350: The classic 80s '80s lineup. From left to right: Ian Hill, Glenn Tipton, Rob Halford, K.K. Downing and Dave Holland]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:The classic 80s lineup. From left to right: Ian Hill, Glenn Tipton, Rob Halford, KK Downing and Dave Holland]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:The classic 80s lineup. From left to right: Ian Hill, Glenn Tipton, Rob Halford, KK K.K. Downing and Dave Holland]]
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