Exclusive: Judas Priest On 40 Years Of Heavy Metal

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Watch Judas Priest celebrate 40 years as a band in a new video – premiering exclusively with Kerrang!.

Ahead of the release of their very special 30th Anniversary Edition of Defenders of the Faith box set, the legendary heavy metallers have unveiled a new video with Kerrang!, discussing 40 years as a band. Watch it below, and let us know what you think in the comments!

Pre-order Judas Priest’s 30th Anniversary Edition of Defenders of the Faith now on Amazon or iTunes.

You can catch the band at Donington Park in June for Download Festival  – have a look at the most up-to-date line-up here!

 


 

 

Don’t forget to check out where Judas Priest place in the 20 Songs We Can’t Wait To Hear At Download 2015:

 

20 Songs We Can't Wait To Hear At Download 2015

20 Songs We Can't Wait To Hear At Download 2015

Ooooft, that Download Festival line-up is shaping up quite nicely, isn't it? The huge rock and metal event already looks set to be one of the best weekends of 2015, so we made this nifty little playlist of all the tracks we can't wait to hear. Can we go and camp outside Donington Park now?

20. Motionless In White - Reincarnate

20. Motionless In White - Reincarnate

After a killer performance on the Pepsi Max Stage in 2013, the return of Motionless In White to Donington Park is a very welcomed one. Especially now they're armed with their brilliant new album, Reincarnate. The title-track is a tuuuuune.

19. Black Stone Cherry - Me and Mary Jane

19. Black Stone Cherry - Me and Mary Jane

Motionless In White aren't the only band who will be back at Download with an ace new record in their arsenal. Black Stone Cherry will be bringing the hard rock to the Friday night of the festival, in the form Magic Mountain's colossal riffs. It's going to be so good.

18. Five Finger Death Punch - Wrong Side Of Heaven

18. Five Finger Death Punch - Wrong Side Of Heaven

If there's one thing you can always rely on Five Finger Death Punch for, it's delivering huge metal anthem to the masses. The LA mob have got a sensitive side as well, though, as you can see here. We'll take a bit of both at Download please, guys.

17. KISS – Rock And Roll All Nite

17. KISS – Rock And Roll All Nite

Hard rock legends KISS are set to close the festival on Sunday night, and undoubtedly going to make us want to carry on the party spirit right into Monday morning and beyond. So, what's more fitting than this? Oh yeah, NOTHING.

16. Slash – World On Fire

16. Slash – World On Fire

Slash and Download go hand-in-hand, but Slash + Download Festival + Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators = an absolute match made in Heaven. The Sunday of Download is going to be filled with guitar legends battling it out in the name of rock, and our money is on the top-hatted one to own 'em all.

15. Mötley Crüe - Kickstart My Heart

15. Mötley Crüe - Kickstart My Heart

It's going to be the Crüe's last-ever UK festival performance at Download next year, and while we're practically in tears thinking about never seeing them in a muddy field over here again, we're also bloody excited to party to classics like this. You just can't beat it.

14. Judas Priest - Breaking The Law

14. Judas Priest - Breaking The Law

We're not short of British steel on the latest Download line-up, but Judas Priest are the undisputed kings of heavy metal, and it's about time they made their return to Donington. If you're not seen losing your minds in the pits to this, then you're Breaking The (Download) Law.

13. Black Veil Brides - Heart Of Fire

13. Black Veil Brides - Heart Of Fire

Since Black Veil Brides last played Donington, they've unveiled the 4K-rated new album and stormed venues throughout the UK looking like a band who are more than ready for bigger things. Download Festival will be their first chance to prove that, and we can't wait to see what happens. Bring it!

12. Marilyn Manson - The Beautiful People

12. Marilyn Manson - The Beautiful People

The God Of Fuck has been quiet on the music front this year, but Manson's return in 2015 can't come soon enough. First, there's that new album, and then, this Zippo Encore Stage headline appearance at Download. "Hey you, what do you see?" MARILYN MANSON BACK AT DONINGTON!

11. Mallory Knox - Ghost In The Mirror

11. Mallory Knox - Ghost In The Mirror

How bloody great is it to see the mighty Mallory Knox on the Download poster? The Cambridge rockers have had a hell of a year with the release of their second full-length, Asymmetry, and they're topping it off with the news of a Donington appearance. Things are going to get awesome.

10. Enter Shikari - The Last Garrison

10. Enter Shikari - The Last Garrison

When Enter Shikari headlined the Zippo Encore Stage of Download in 2013, it was all kinds of chaos. And, with new album The Mindsweep on the horizon, the St. Albans' mix-metallers' set in 2015 looks set to be even more explosive. Just imagine this dropping on the Sunday night. Fuck. Yes.

9. Lamb Of God - Redneck

9. Lamb Of God - Redneck

We could pretty much pick any song from the Virginia groove-metallers, and it'd blow our minds. But we really can't wait for the circle pit-tastic Redneck. There were at least five whopping pits when this dropped at Download 2012. Let's double that this time 'round, okay?

8. Parkway Drive - Wild Eyes

8. Parkway Drive - Wild Eyes

We're warming up our lungs already for some mass 'WOAAAHHH-WOOAHHHHHH-WOOOOAHHHHH!'s when Parkway Drive crash into Donington next year. The Aussie metallers are one of the best heavy bands on the bill, and there's every chance they might bring some Australian sun with them to Download. Probably not, though.

7. Clutch - Electric Worry

7. Clutch - Electric Worry

CLUTCH ARE COMING BACK TO DOWNLOAD! By the time June rolls around, it will have been four long years since we last saw the rockers at the festival, and that's four years too long. A reliable booking anywhere they go, we have no doubt 2015 will be a very special year for Clutch. All together now: "Bang, bang, bang! Vamanos, vamanos!"

6. Body Count - Talk Shit, Get Shot

6. Body Count - Talk Shit, Get Shot

Body Count in a TENT?! Well, this is going to be insane. It's about time Ice-T brought his thrash-metal gang over to the UK - especially since we all went mad for the band's latest album, Manslaughter. And there's no place in the world we'd rather be, than inside the Pepsi Max tent, when this drops.

5. Faith No More - Epic

5. Faith No More - Epic

If you were at Black Sabbath's British Summer Time event in Hyde Park in July, you'll remember just how great it felt to have Faith No More back. Well, Download Festival 2015 is going to be an extension of that, and then some. And with new music on the way, too, this is going to be even sweeter...

4. A Day To Remember - All I Want

4. A Day To Remember - All I Want

The Ocala pop-punks have graduated from the Zippo Encore Stage to the Main Stage in just two years, and it's only the start of A Day To Remember's journey to festival headliners. Seriously, it's got to happen. All you want is a place to call your home, Jez? What about Donington, eh?

3. Muse - Madness

3. Muse - Madness

Undoubtedly one of the most anticipated sets of the weekend comes in the form of Muse, who will be making their Download debut. They've been triumphant at Reading, Leeds, Glastonbury and more in the past, but Download will be the real test. With tracks like this, it should be walk in the park.

2. Rise Against - I Don't Want To Be Here Anymore

2. Rise Against - I Don't Want To Be Here Anymore

Don't worry, guys, Tim McIlrath didn't write this song based on the UK. We hope. Maybe they could change the name of the track to "I Always Want To Be Here All The Time" for the occasion? We'd like that.

1. Slipknot - The Devil In I

1. Slipknot - The Devil In I

What can we say about this that we haven't already? The video for The Devil In I is grim as fuck, but the song rules. And when Corey Taylor commands "STEP INSIDE!" on the Friday night during the 'Knot's headline set, faces will melt, bodies will fly and Donington Park will errupt. Oh yes.

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