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 - Defenders Of The Faith - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $21.15, €17.40 (Back In Stock) (arrived 13-May-2021 10:57)on May 19, 2021 at 4:22 am
JUDAS PRIEST Defenders Of The Faith (1984 UK 10-track LP, complete with illustrated lyric inner, picture sleeve with cover art by Doug Johnson. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear & the vinyl remains in superb condition with few signs of play)
- Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance - 3rd - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $21.15, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 11-May-2021 15:30)on May 19, 2021 at 4:22 am
JUDAS PRIEST Screaming For Vengeance (1986 UK issue of the 1982 10-track LP, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear and the vinyl looks barely played)
- Judas Priest - United - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $14.10, €11.60 (New Item) (arrived 02-Apr-2021 08:43)on May 19, 2021 at 4:22 am
JUDAS PRIEST United (1980 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single, also including Grinder, CBS company die-cut paper sleeve SCBS8897)
- Judas Priest - Take On The World - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $11.28, €9.28 (New Item) (arrived 02-Apr-2021 08:47)on May 19, 2021 at 4:22 am
JUDAS PRIEST Take On The World (1978 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single, also including Starbreaker, CBS company die-cut paper sleeve SCBS6915)
- Judas Priest - Evening Star - Clear Vinyl - UK - 12" vinyl - £25.00, $35.25, €29.00 (New Item) (arrived 15-Apr-2021 13:59)on May 19, 2021 at 4:22 am
JUDAS PRIEST Evening Star (1979 UK limited edition 3-track 12" single pressed on Clear Vinyl, which also includes Beyond The Realms Of Death recorded live & The Green Manalishi, back picture insert. The insert has some minor corner wear& the vinyl shows few signs of play)