Judas Priest Reveal New Live Album Cover and Release Date
Heavy metal icons reveal new details regarding the "Epitaph" live DVD release.
Posted on Apr 03, 2013 02:04 pm
Metal pioneers Judas Priest have officially announced May 28 as the release date of their forthcoming live DVD release. Titled "Epitaph," the record will celebrate 40 years of "heavy metal dominance" with a total of 23 live tracks recorded on the closing night of the group's latest and final world tour.
As a unique overview of the metal icons' career, the album will feature at least one track from each of 14 Judas Priest classic releases from 1974 to 2008.
"Heavy metal historians will regard 'Epitaph' as the most far-reaching live concert recording in the band's career. The set revisits the climactic closing date of the 50-week "Epitaph World Tour," captured live at Londons HMV Hammersmith Apollo on May 26, 2012. Adding to the drama is the fact that this was Judas Priest's final large-scale world tour ever. Epitaph's 23 tracks represent at least one song from every one of the band's 14 studio albums, from 1974's "Rocka Rolla" ("Never Satisfied") to 2008's "Nostradamus" ("Prophecy"), says the announcement on the band's official website.
As far as the new material goes, the five-piece is currently busy working in the studio, and judging by the latest update, "all is going really well." As a follow up to 2008's "Nostradamus," the new release will also be the first one to feature guitarist Richie Faulkner.
You can check out the "Epitaph" track list below.
01. Battle Hymn
02. Rapid Fire
03. Metal Gods
04. Heading Out To The Highway
05. Judas Rising
07. Victim Of Changes
08. Never Satisfied
09. Diamonds And Rust
11. Night Crawler
12. Turbo Lover
13. Beyond The Realms Of Death
14. The Sentinel
15. Blood Red Skies
16. The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown)
17. Breaking the Law
19. The Hellion
20. Electric Eye
21. Hell Bent For Leather
22. You've Got Another Thing Coming
23. Living After Midnight