Posted on by Oran

Judas Priest will be celebrating their 50th anniversary with the upcoming new coffee table book, ‘Judas Priest – 50 Heavy Metal Years‘.

The book is the first-ever official one to see a release from the band and pre-orders for it will launch this Friday, September 11th.

This huge, 648-page coffee table book chronicles the history of the world’s foremost heavy metal band using hundreds of unseen, unpublished photographs from Rock’s greatest photographers including Ross HalfinNeil ZlozowerMark WeissFin CostelloOliver Halfin and many more.

With a linking text by renowned journalist Mark Blake the book explores the bands exciting history on stage and off in a unique photo documentary designed to excite fans and devotees of true heavy metal the world over.

Judas Priest, live, Wacken 2011 © Ross Halfin 2020

Current band members have all contributed to the book with written pieces detailing their love and passion for the band, making this an extraordinary artefact for their legions of followers. The book features an exclusive cover by Mark Wilkinson who has worked with the band for many years now.

Glenn Tipton comments “We spear-headed the visual image of metal – breathing new life into it and it has been captured forever in the pages of this book”.

Rufus Publications are making 4 incredible editions of the book available including an edition designed to raise money for The Glenn Tipton Parkinson’s Foundation and a giant 410mm square edition supplied in a beautiful black metal slipcase – the book will ship in early December in time for Christmas.

Catch Judas Priest at Bloodstock Open Air next August for a very special headline performance. Tickets are on sale now via this link.



Oran O’Beirne

www.overdrive.ie 2020