In the last 20 years Priest have defined the very essence of heavy metal, packin'crunchin'guitars,screamin'vocals and set of stormtroopin'toons which have seen them maintain their position of the forefront of metal
Packen with rare and unseen footage and protographs METAL WORKS'73-'93 includes the band's first TV appearance in'74,numerous early promo videos,in depth analysis of the devastating RENO suicide court case,and a fiery feast of live'n'malten mayhem from the band's many groundbreaking world tours.
With access to guitarist K.K.-DOWNINGS'S meticulously kept scrapbooks,the priest story unfolds from their very first gig and lays bare the inspiration behind world beating albuns like Stained Class,Unleashed In The East,British Steel,Screaming For Vengeance and Painkiller ina no holds barred celebration of the myth and the Metal.
Tracks included are You've Got Another Thing Comin',Rocka Rolla,The Ripper,Diamonds And Rust,Killing Machine,Take On The World,United,Green Manalishi,Living After Midnight,Heading Out To The Highway,Hot Rockin',Screaming For Vengeance,Freewheel Burning,Love Bites,Turbo Lover,Eletric Eye/The Hellion,Out In The Cold,A Touch Of Evil, Painkiller and Hell Bent For Leather.
Featuring new interviews with the band themselves and appearances from friends and Priest fans like OZZY OSBOURNE,SKID ROW'S SEBASTIAN BACK,DEF LEPPARD'S RICK SAVAGE,HENRY ROWNS,and more.
METALWORKS...serves up 90 minutes of pure Priest-pumped excitement!
Judas Priest are an English Heavy Metal band from Birmingham, England, formed in 1969. The current line-up consists of lead vocalist Rob Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill, and drummer Scott Travis. The band has gone through several drummers over the years, though Travis has held the position since 1989 and is the longest-serving. They have been cited as one of the most influential heavy metal musicians and bands. Their popularity and status as one of the definitive heavy metal bands has earned them the nickname "Metal Gods" from their song of the same name.They have sold over 50 million albums worldwide.They were named the 78th greatest artist of all time by VH1 in 2010 and 2nd Greatest Metal Band by MTV (after Black Sabbath).The band got its name from the Bob Dylan song "The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest", according to original vocalist Al Atkins.They are known for a twin lead guitar style, Halford's wide operatic vocal style, and for introducing the S&M leather and studs look into heavy metal. As of 2011, bassist Ian Hill has remained the only founding member of the band, due to guitarist K.K. Downing's retirement from the group.