Metal legends Judas Priest have today been nominated for 2 awards at this year’s Grammies. The band are up for Best Hard Rock performance for Visions as well as Best Metal Performance for Nostradamus (single). Commenting on behalf of the band, Glenn Tipton said:
“It’s great to be nominated again for two Grammy's and maybe this time, after over 35 years of flying the metal flag – maybe just maybe – we might get one !!”
Judas Priest are set to take the UK by storm in February 2009 when they hit the road with metal veterans Megadeth and Testament to play 6 un-missable shows across the country. Make sure you’re there to witness metal history in the making!
Since 1974, Judas Priest has been one of heavy metal’s most successful bands, issuing such all-time classic albums as 1980’s ‘British Steel,’ 1982’s ‘Screaming for Vengeance,’ and 1990’s ‘Painkiller,’ and such arena-rocking anthems as “Breaking the Law,” “Living After Midnight,” and “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’.” However, Priest’s influence goes far beyond their music – they were the first metal band to embrace the ‘leather biker look,’ a fashion that has since become synonymous with the musical genre. Additionally, Halford’s powerful four-and-a-half octave vocal range and the twin guitar harmonies of Tipton and Downing have been ‘studied’ by countless metal bands in Priest’s wake.
Think ‘Double vinyl, gatefold sleeve concept album,’ and some of rock’s all-time classic recordings come to mind. But in the realm of heavy metal, there has never been a double vinyl (now disc!) concept album that has managed to balance a thought-provoking storyline with metallic thunder. That was, until now. Metal legends JUDAS PRIEST released their sprawling double disc concept album, ‘Nostradamus’ via Columbia Records on Monday, June 16th in the UK/Europe, and a day later in the US on Epic Records.
With Very Special Guests Megadeth
Friday 13 Sheffield Arena
Saturday 14 Birmingham LG Arena
Monday 16 Glasgow SECC Hall 4
Tuesday 17 Manchester Apollo
Friday 20 Cardiff International Arena
Saturday 21 Wembley Arena
Tickets are priced at £37.50 (subject to booking fee) and are available link