The whole of the UK is currently in lockdown in a bid to save lives and protect the NHS – and Halford has voiced his admiration for the work that’s being done in hospitals up and down the country.
He says: “All of us in Judas Priest want to send out big, massive love to our brilliant NHS. You guys are angels. Thank you so much for looking after us through this COVID-19 crisis – and thank you for helping so many of us recover and do all the brilliant work that is associated with this pandemic.
“It’s terrible, isn’t it? But it’s such a relief to know that we have you beautiful people doing the wonderful things you do for us and helping the UK get back on its feet. So, thank you. Oh, yeah… keep listening to heavy metal!”
Over the past two weeks, people across the UK have taken to their doorsteps and windows to clap and show their support for NHS staff and other key workers, who are keeping the country going amid the national lockdown.
Judas Priest recently announced plans for a 50th anniversary tour and had previously reported that work on a new studio album was under way.
The band will also head out on the road with Ozzy Osbourne on his No More Tours 2 run of shows later in the year. Priest will also headline the UK’s Bloodstock festival in August.
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- Judas Priest - Sin After Sin - 1st - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $31.50, €29.25 (New Item) (arrived 04-Dec-2023 15:08)on December 8, 2023 at 7:30 am
JUDAS PRIEST Sin After Sin (1977 UK first press 8-track LP on the graduated orange CBS label with A1/B1 matrices, the third studio album from the acclaimed British heavy metal act, great picture sleeve. The sleeve [VG+] reveals the odd light paper mark or scuff & the vinyl is Excellent with light cosmetic hairlines that do not effect play)
- Judas Priest - Living After Midnight - UK - 7" vinyl - £6.99, $8.81, €8.18 (New Item) (arrived 07-Nov-2023 17:27)on December 8, 2023 at 7:30 am
JUDAS PRIEST Living After Midnight (1980 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single, also including Delivering The Goods, plain die-cut paper sleeve SCBS8379)
- Judas Priest - Metal Works - Japanese - 2-CD album set - £35.00, $44.10, €40.95 (New Item) (arrived 05-Sep-2023 10:42)on December 8, 2023 at 7:30 am
JUDAS PRIEST Metal Works 73-93 (1993 Japanese-only 32-track 2-CD set, complete with picture sleeve in a wide CD case plus booklet, special bonus gold finish metal pass and obi-strip ESCA5750~1)
- Judas Priest - Priest... Live! - Japanese - CD album - £25.00, $31.50, €29.25 (New Item) (arrived 05-Sep-2023 11:13)on December 8, 2023 at 7:30 am
JUDAS PRIEST Priest... Live! (Original 1987 Japanese Epic issue 16-track CD album. Recorded during the band's huge USA and Europe tour in 1986 featuring blistering live versions of Metal Gods and Breaking The Law among other Priest classics. 28-page booklet picture sleeve with lyrics in Japanese & English with obi-strip)
- Judas Priest - Sin After Sin - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $37.80, €35.10 (New Item) (arrived 14-Sep-2023 08:51)on December 8, 2023 at 7:30 am
JUDAS PRIEST Sin After Sin (1977 UK first press 8-track LP on the graduated orange CBS label with A1/B1 matrices, the third studio album from the acclaimed British heavy metal act, great picture sleeve. The sleeve shows some light age wear with small paper tear to front & otherwise remains in Excellent condition whilst the vinyl is clean & appears barely played)