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 06. Starbreaker 07. Victim Of Changes 08. Never Satisfied 09. Diamonds And Rust 10. Prophecy 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 18. Painkiller 19. The Hellion 20. Electric Eye 21. Hell Bent For Leather 22. You've Got Another Thing Coming 23. Living After Midnight