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Judas Priest is heavy metal personified.

The most important innovator in the genre’s progression after Black Sabbath and Deep Purple, Judas Priest’s influence looms immensely on not only heavy metal’s music, but its visual presentation as well. Historically, the Birmingham band fits neatly in the genre’s second wave alongside Scorpions, UFO, Rainbow, and… More »

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The Simpsons Apologize To Judas Priest In Chalkboard Gag

Until very recently, Stereogum/Black Market contributor Aaron Lariviere worked at Gracie Films, in the same offices as The Simpsons production team. Frequently, when a notable…
Michael Nelson | January 13, 2014 - 6:30 pm

YACHT – “Breaking The Law ” (Judas Priest Cover)

Here is the anti-authoritarian classic "Breaking The Law" in the hands of Jona and Claire of YACHT. If you don't know YACHT and don't know…
Amrit Singh | June 17, 2011 - 2:17 pm

OldStand: SPIN, November, 1990

Take our ink-stained hands and join us at the OldStand, where Jon McMillan goes to remind everyone what an honest-to-goodness music magazine is supposed to
Jon | June 23, 2008 - 3:16 pm

Judas Priest And Slayer Join MBV, Radiohead, Jay-Z, And Neil Young At Roskilde ’08

Brandon can attest, last year's Roskilde was a glorious mud bath. We're guessing it can't rain as much this time around, but even if it…
brandon | April 17, 2008 - 10:50 am

Metal That Sounds Like Other Metal

Someone named BakNBlack came up with a pretty ingenious and ongoing project, pointing out where various rock and metal riffs echo, borrow, pillage, and/or pay…
Stereogum | October 18, 2007 - 12:48 pm