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 - Unleashed In The East + insert - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $16.65, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 28-Sep-2022 15:20)on October 3, 2022 at 6:55 pm
JUDAS PRIEST Unleashed In The East (1979 UK 13-track LP, the first live album recorded in Tokyo during the 'Hell Bent for Leather' tour in 1979, glossy picture sleeve with an unused merchandise insert listing the 1980 UK tour dates on the reverse. The sleeve has some minor wear, whilst the vinyl is excellent with only a few surface marks which has no effect on play CBS83852)
- Judas Priest - Killing Machine - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $16.65, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 28-Sep-2022 15:16)on October 3, 2022 at 6:55 pm
JUDAS PRIEST Killing Machine (1978 UK graduated orange label 10-track LP, the original British version of the album that was titled 'Hell Bent For Leather' in the US, picture sleeve. The sleeve some minor storage wear & the vinyl remains in Excellent condition with some mild cosmetic signs of play)
- Judas Priest - Point Of Entry + merch insert/sticker - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $16.65, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 27-Sep-2022 13:28)on October 3, 2022 at 6:55 pm
JUDAS PRIEST Point Of Entry (1981 UK 10-track LP on the graduated orange label, complete with the merchandise insert & the original hype stickered picture sleeve. The sleeve is Excellent with some edge scuffing & the vinyl appears barely played)
- Judas Priest - Redeemer Of Souls + Press release - Japanese - CD-R acetate - Promo - £25.00, $27.75, €28.50 (New Item) (arrived 26-Jul-2022 09:18)on October 3, 2022 at 6:55 pm
JUDAS PRIEST Redeemer Of Souls (Official 2014 Japanese 13-track advance promotional CD-R for the full album, custom printed disc with a picture/tracklisting insert, along with a four page Japanese language press release)
- Judas Priest - British Steel [Japan 30th Anniversary Edition] - Japanese - 2-disc CD/DVD set - £99.99, $110.99, €113.99 (New Item) (arrived 27-Jun-2022 10:17)on October 3, 2022 at 6:55 pm
JUDAS PRIEST British Steel (2010 Japanese exclusive limited 'Japan 30th Anniversary Edition' 2-disc set comprised of digitally remastered 11-track CD album, originally released in 1980 and including 2 bonus recordings, plus bonus Region 2 NTSCDVD capturing the band in full flight on the 'British Steel 2009' tour at the Seminole Hard Rock Arena, Hollywood, Florida, on August 17th 2009; picture sleeve + obi strip with poster, repro of the 1980 tour programme anda sparkly silver patch, all housed in a sealed clear pvc display box!)