Judas Priest is a British heavy metal band formed in the 1970s. Judas Priest have released 18 studio albums, selling over 45 million albums worldwide.
Judas Priest has been cited as one of the most influential heavy metal acts of all time, and their 1990 album “Painkiller” has been described as one of the heaviest and fastest records ever made. They have won numerous awards throughout their career such as five Grammy nominations and the 2016 Ivor Novello Award for international achievement.
The 1970s were Judas Priest’s first decade as a band, and they released six albums during this time including some of their most well-known work such as Defenders of the Faith and Stained Class. The 1980s saw Judas Priest release five more studio albums