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We are screaming, screaming for vengeance./The world is a manacled place.

From an unknown land and through the distant skies came a winged warrior. Nothing remained sacred, no one was safe from the Hellion as it uttered its battle cry... Screaming for Vengeance.
Text from the back album cover

Screaming for Vengeance is the eighth studio album by British heavy metal band Judas Priest, released on 17 July 1982 through Columbia Records. While British Steel before it was seen as the band's breakthrough album, Screaming for Vengeance was when they started to make a commercial breakthrough in North America, reaching platinum certification from the RIAA within a year of its release. While they never generated a top 40 radio hit through their career, "You've Got Another Thing Comin'" was their highest charting hit in the US, at #67.


Side one
  1. "The Hellion" (0:41)
  2. "Electric Eye" (3:39)
  3. "Riding on the Wind" (3:07)
  4. "Bloodstone" (3:51)
  5. "(Take These) Chains" (3:07)
  6. "Pain and Pleasure" (4:17)

Side two

  1. "Screaming for Vengeance" (4:43)
  2. "You've Got Another Thing Comin'" (5:09)
  3. "Fever" (5:20)
  4. "Devil's Child" (4:48)

Principal members

  • K. K. Downing - guitars
  • Rob Halford - vocals
  • Ian Hill - bass
  • Dave Holland - drums
  • Glenn Tipton - guitars

You've got another thing tropin':

  • Big Brother Is Watching: "Electric Eye".
    "I'm made of metal
    My circuits gleam
    I am perpetual
    I keep the country clean."
  • Miniscule Rocking: "The Hellion" was a brief instrumental leading into "Electric Eye"
  • Title-Only Chorus: "Bloodstone"'s chorus is the word uttered four times.
  • Ur-Example: Thrash metal was still roughly one year down the road, but the title track is definitely an obvious precursor to the genre.