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Albums Of The Week: Judas Priest | Invincible Shield

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Over the past 50-plus years, Judas Priest have sold over 50 million albums worldwide and headlined the world’s biggest stadiums. With their evolving music and live performances also came a powerful unique identity – a look which has both defined the group and influenced future generations of metal bands the world over.

With each year the Judas Priest legend continues to grow — 2022 saw them inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame and complete a sold-out world tour in support of their 50th anniversary. As we roll through 2024, Judas Priest continue to retain their crown as one of the biggest and best British bands in the world.

Emerging from Birmingham in 1969, their impact and influence in the genre remain unparalleled. The band originally solidified their place in music history with iconic albums like Sad Wings of Destiny and Sin After Sin known for metal anthems like Sinner and Hell Bent for Leather while pioneering the leather-and-studs image now synonymous with the metal culture

The ’80s marked their pinnacle with classic albums British Steel, Screaming For Vengeance and Defenders Of The Faith, generating timeless hits like Breaking The Law. Despite lineup changes and various challenges, the band’s resilience remained unwavering. In 2018 Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, Richie Faulkner, Ian Hill and Scott Travis released Firepower, which soared as one of their most successful albums, backed by an extensive global tour

Celebrating the release of their 19th studio album Invincible Shield, Judas Priest’s unwavering dedication to spreading their heavy metal legacy continues, promising to rock on into 2024 and beyond.”