Judas Priest

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2024
7:30 p.m.
Cost: Cost Varies
1 N Center Ct St
Portland, OR 97227

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Judas Priest are one of the most influential and long-lasting heavy metal groups of all time. Emerging at the dawn of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Priest combined straightforward rock & roll muscle with a more theatrically minded performance presence. This sound was made more unique by the dynamic banshee wail of Rob Halford and the vicious dual-lead guitar attack of Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing. While issuing metal anthems like "Breaking the Law,” “Living After Midnight,” and “You've Got Another Thing Coming," Judas Priest set the pace for the genre from 1975 until 1985 with iconic albums like British Steel (1980), Screaming for Vengeance (1982), and Defenders of the Faith (1984), and helped lay the groundwork for speed and death metal. The group struggled after Halford's departure in the early '90s but were restored to prominence in the 2000s upon his return, issuing a string of acclaimed efforts — Angel of Retribution (2005), Nostradamus (2010), Redeemer of Souls (2014), and the U.S. and U.K. Top Five-charting Firepower (2018) — that skillfully married melody, pageantry, and force. Judas Priest were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2022, two years before the arrival of Invincible Shield, their 19th studio LP.