Trivia / Judas Priest


  • Fan Nickname: The band are often called "Metal Gods" by fans, in reference to their song. Even though said song was about giant robots, the title for many fans reflects the band's genre and how they are revered.
  • Hitless Hit Album: Judas Priest have 11 albums rated Gold or Platinum in the US (One of them, Screaming for Vengeance, went 2X Platinum), yet only had one charting single listed below.
  • Name's the Same: Exciter, a song title from their 1978 album Stained Class, is also the name of one of Canada's oldest thrash metal bands.
    • There's also a jazz upright-bass player named Dave Holland (who was in Miles Davis' band from 1968 to 1970).
      • And who also happens to be from Wolverhampton like the other Dave Holland.
    • Also, former drummer Alan "Skip" Moore, who does not write comic books.
  • No Hit Wonder: Although Judas Priest is considered one of the most iconic, popular, and influential heavy metal bands of all time, they've never had a major hit song. Their biggest hit, "You've Got Another Thing Comin'", peaked at 67 on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • Old Shame: While he did play on their most succesful releases, the band probably isn't too proud of the fact that Dave Holland was their drummer since he was jailed for attempted rape.
    • The band has also made it clear that they hate the albums they did with Tim "Ripper" Owens, due to them being critical failures. This has made them pretty hard to find.
  • The Pete Best: Al Atkins, the very first singer of the band. Justified because he only sang in one demo.
  • Promoted Fanboy: Tim "Ripper" Owens sang lead vocals for a Judas Priest tribute band before joining the real thing.
    • Scott Travis reportedly once set up his kit outside a Priest concert hoping they would hear him and ask him to become their drummer.
  • What Could Have Been: There were plans to release Turbo and Ram It Down as a double-album.