USA and Canada: 15th November 2005
France: 19th December 2005
Japan: 21st December 2005
UK: 23rd January 2006
Rest of the World: 16th January 2006
JUDAS PRIEST TO RELEASE LIVE DVD 'RISING IN THE EAST'
ON NOVEMBER 15, 2005, VIA RHINO HOME VIDEO
BAND'S FIRST STRAIGHT-TO-DVD RELEASE FEATURES CLASSIC HITS AND NEW 'ANGEL OF RETRIBUTION' FAVORITES
Heavy metal icons Judas Priest will release the new live DVD 'Rising In the East' on November 15, 2005, via Rhino Home Video.
Vocalist Rob Halford, lead guitarists Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing, bass guitarist Ian Hill and drummer Scott Travis filmed 'Rising In The East' in May 2005 at the legendary Budokan in Tokyo, Japan. The definitive Judas Priest lineup played two sold-out nights at the venue to promote the early-2005 release of the critically acclaimed studio album 'Angel Of Retribution,' their first new material in 15 years. 'Rising In The East' is Judas Priest's first straight-to-DVD release.
"We talked about doing a DVD on this tour and we decided to do it at the Budokan because it's a special venue. It's world-renowned. We thought it was an ideal choice," says Tipton. "We filmed both nights but we ended up using the second night only for this DVD. We wanted it to be as live and as real as possible, and when you start taking from different shows there isn't continuity. We wanted it to be one show and that's exactly what it is."
"I think what 'Rising In The East' displays to Priest fans is the first time seeing us reunited for a full-length show in the DVD format," Halford says. "I think the DVD compounds all the great things that Priest fans and metal fans all around the world love about the band. Priest is still a powerful, physical, full-on experience in the live domain. What this DVD is intended to do is give longtime Priest fans another great memory to add to their collection, and it's also an opportunity for new Priest fans to explore all the great things we're achieving three decades later."
'Rising In The East' is bursting with Judas Priest classics from albums such as 'Sad Wings Of Destiny,' 'Sin After Sin,' 'Stained Class,' 'Hell Bent For Leather,' 'British Steel,' 'Point Of Entry,' 'Screaming For Vengeance,' 'Turbo,' 'Ram It Down' and 'Painkiller' as well as 'Angel Of Retribution' standouts.
The track listing includes: "The Hellion/Electric Eye," "Metal Gods," "Riding On The Wind," "The Ripper," "A Touch Of Evil," "Judas Rising," "Revolution," "Hot Rockin'," "Breaking The Law," "I'm A Rocker," "Diamonds And Rust," "Worth Fighting For," "Deal With The Devil," "Beyond The Realms Of Death," "Turbo Lover," "Hellrider," "Victim Of Changes," "Exciter," "Painkiller," "Hell Bent For Leather," "Living After Midnight" and "You've Got Another Thing Comin'."
"This set list is a great cross-section of the Priest catalog. It runs the full spectrum of musical content," Tipton says. "We used to only play two or three songs from a new album on tour, but for 'Angel Of Retribution' we've played five or six songs from it during the time we've been out, which is a lot. That shows how good the album is and how well-received it has been. It's been very rewarding to see the positive reaction to the new material."
"The DVD is a full two-hour display of highlights from Priest's career over the last three decades," Halford says. "We take you on a metal journey from 'Sad Wings Of Destiny' right up to 'Angel Of Retribution.' Between those two points in time, 'Rising In The East' includes music that is significant to us and to our fans. In that respect, this DVD is quite unique."
The audio, which was mixed by longtime Judas Priest producer Tom Allom, is presented in 5.1 Surround Sound.
"Tom's never totally been away. We've always kept in touch with him. He's a good friend and we worked with him for many, many years," Tipton says. "On the live aspect, Tom is the ideal man. He knows the band inside out. He knows what we like, and he's got a great set of ears."
"He is a significant figure in the history of Judas Priest," Halford says. "He's made the same metal journey as we have. We were waiting for an opportunity to work together with him again. There's a built-in feeling of security because Tom knows us so well musically. We knew we could hand him a project like this and let him go at it with all the right attributes and complete something that's going to make us happy and make the fans happy."
Japan has been an incredibly important part of Judas Priest's career. The band's first-ever live album, 1979's 'Unleashed In The East (Live In Japan),' was recorded in the "Land of the Rising Sun," so it's only fitting that the eagerly awaited 'Rising In The East' DVD originate from there too.
"Judas Priest was one of the first bands to invade that country with metal," Halford says. "Even though we made the DVD in Japan, it really represents the relationship that Judas Priest has with fans around the world."
UK and most of Europe: 24th November, 2003
Some smaller European territories: 1st December, 2003
United States: 9th December, 2003
Canada: 16th December, 2003
Chile: 24th November, 2003
Australia & New Zealand: 19th January, 2004
Japan: 24th March, 2004
First Priest product to be released since the reunion with Rob Halford
* Features all the key promo videos, the 1986 Dallas concert and 6 rare BBC performances, plus a booklet with a band message and photos taken from the videos.
*Most of this material has not even been available on VHS for many years - now back on DVD by huge public demand
Release Date: Mid November 2003 (UK, Europe & Australia)
9th December, 2003 (USA & Canada)
Living After Midnight
Breaking The Law
Heading Out To The Highway
You've Got Another Thing Comin'
Johnny B Goode
A Touch of Evil
PRIEST......LIVE! Filmed in Dallas, Texas during the 1986 'Fuel For Life' Tour:
Out In The Cold
Heading Out To The Highway
Breaking The Law
Some Heads Are Gonna Roll
Rock You All Around The World
Green Manalishi (with the two-pronged crown)
Living After Midnight
Another Thing Comin'
Hell Bent For Leather
BBC Television Performances:
Rocka Rolla Old Grey Whistle Test 25/4/75
Dreamer Deciever/Deceiver Old Grey Whistle Test 25/4/75
Take On The World Top Of The Pops 25/01/79
Evening Star Top Of The Pops 17/5/79
Living After Midnight Top Of The Pops 27/3/80
United Top Of the Pops 28/8/80
Running Time: 134 Mins
DOLBY DIGITAL 5.1 Surround
This DVD was recorded live on 19th December, 2001 at the Brixton Academy, London -
an exclusive live performance by the Heavy Metal legends -
rare concert footage of this show featuring an extended set of many Priest classics as well as material from their latest album Demolition.
Also, rare backstage footage, the band during sound check, being interviewed and travelling the world -
this package is a must for every Priest and metal fan on the planet!
TOUCH OF EVIL
VICTIM OF CHANGES
ONE ON ONE
DIAMONDS & RUST
FEED ON ME
BURN IN HELL
HELL IS HOME
BREAKING THE LAW
LIVING AFTER MIDNIGHT
HELL BENT FOR LEATHER
Running Time: 110 Mins
DOLBY DIGITAL Stereo
Had Judas Priest released just this one album, it would still go down in history. Full-blown metallic sound, awesome solos, great lyrics, and god-like vocals: this album has it all. Released in 1980, BRITISH STEEL opened the era of British Metal as we know it (and American metal consequently).
Judas Priest was one of the most influential heavy metal bands of the 70's. Hammering out of Birmingham, the core band comprised Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, KK Downing and Ian Hill. Decked out in leather and chains, the band fused screaming vocals with fast riffs, as well as adding a vicious twin lead guitar attack; in so doing, they set the pace for much popular heavy metal from 1975 until 1985, as well as laying the groundwork for the speed and death metal of the 80's.
BRITISH STEEL made them a world-famous band. It climbed high in the UK charts, and three tracks were made into singles, all of which became promotional videos. "Breaking The Law", "Living After Midnight" and "United" received wide radio play, which continues to this day. Priest's performance at the first ever Donnington "Monsters of Rock" Festival cemented their position as the Metal Gods.
The welding of British Steel is told in this exclusive programme in the band's own words, and their once long-term produceer Tom Allom. Featuring archive footage, interviews and rare live performances, plus all of British Steel's finest songs, including "Living After Midnight", "Breaking The Law", "Metal Gods", "The Rage", "United" and "Grinder", this is a compelling, witty and exhilerating look at the making of one of heavy metal's most artful creations, a true Classic Album.
Watch, listen and kneel to the Metal Gods!