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 - Stained Class - gold stamp - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $32.25, €29.25 (New Item) (arrived 28-May-2020 13:11)on May 28, 2020 at 11:40 pm
JUDAS PRIEST Stained Class (1978 UK advance issue of the 9-track LP with graduated orange stock labels, complete with the illustrated album credit inner. The sleeve is Excellent with some minor shelf wear scuffing & is stamped 'Property Of CBS - Demonstration Only - Not For Sale' in gold on a back corner, intended for review ahead of commercial release. The vinyl too remains in Excellent condition & reveals the lightest few signs of play)
- Judas Priest - Sin After Sin - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $19.35, €17.55 (New Item) (arrived 27-May-2020 13:05)on May 28, 2020 at 11:40 pm
JUDAS PRIEST Sin After Sin (1977 UK 8-track LP on the graduated orange CBS label - the third studio album from the acclaimed British heavy metal act, housed in a great picture sleeve. The sleeve has some light edge scuffing and a small spot ofpaper loss on the front, whilst the vinyl shows few signs of play CBS82008)
- Judas Priest - You've Got Another Thing Comin' - UK - 7" picture disc - £20.00, $25.80, €23.40 (New Item) (arrived 21-May-2020 13:15)on May 28, 2020 at 11:40 pm
JUDAS PRIEST You've Got Another Thing Comin' (1982 UK limited edition 7" Picture Disc single, also includes a live version of Exciter, clear PVC sleeve A112611)
- Judas Priest - Defenders Of The Faith - Japanese - CD album - £34.99, $45.14, €40.94 (New Item) (arrived 21-May-2020 12:19)on May 28, 2020 at 11:40 pm
JUDAS PRIEST Defenders Of The Faith (2005 Japanese limited edtion 12-track CD, including the bonus recordings Turn On Your Light and a live version of Heavy Duty/Defenders Of The Faith, housed in a limited replica mini-LP card wallet picture sleeve with lyric insert, printed inner, black & silver Japanese insert and obi-strip MHCP672)
- Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance - Japanese - CD album - £34.99, $45.14, €40.94 (New Item) (arrived 21-May-2020 12:14)on May 28, 2020 at 11:40 pm
JUDAS PRIEST Screaming For Vengeance (2005 Japanese limited edtion 12-track CD, including the bonus recordings Prisoner Of Your Eyes and a live version of Devil's Child , housed in a limited replica mini-LP card wallet picture sleeve with lyric insert, black & silver Japanese insert, fold-out mini poster and obi-strip MHCP671)