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Judas Priest To Celebrate ‘50 Heavy Metal Years’ with First Official Book

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Judas Priest are celebrating their long-winding history with the release of a 648-page coffee table book titled JUDAS PRIEST – 50 HEAVY METAL YEARS.

The first official Judas Priest book documents the legendary Metal band’s extensive history over the last five decades, and was put together by David Silver, long-time photographer Ross Halfin, and manager Jayne Andrews.

 

 

“I’ve photographed Judas Priest from 1978 until now and of all the bands I’ve worked with they are one of the most enjoyable to me – you have to love the mighty Priest,” Ross Halfin has said. The forthcoming book, to be published by Rufus Publications, will feature hundreds of unseen, unpublished photographs from Rock’s greatest photographers including Ross Halfin, Neil Zlozower, Mark Weiss, Fin Costello, Oliver Halfin and many more.

 

 

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Judas Priest Celebrate their career with their first official book titled – 50 HEAVY METAL YEARS PRE-ORDER DETAILS Judas Priest – 50 HEAVY METAL YEARS can be exclusively pre-ordered at www.rufuspublications.com The pre-order starts on September 11th 2020 at 3pm UK time on a first come first served basis Special priced bundle editions will also be available to pre-order and a 10% pre-order discount can be used at the online checkout with the code PRIEST50 JUDAS PRIEST and Rufus Publications are pleased to announce the publication of the first ever official Judas Priest book documenting the bands extensive history over the last 50 years – titled JUDAS PRIEST – 50 HEAVY METAL YEARS the book has been put together by David Silver, Ross Halfin and Jayne Andrews. “I’ve photographed Judas Priest from 1978 until now and of all the bands I’ve worked with they are one of the most enjoyable to me – you have to love the mighty Priest,” Ross Halfin, August 2020 This huge, 648 page coffee table book chronicles the history of the world’s foremost heavy metal band using hundreds of unseen, unpublished photographs from Rock’s greatest photographers including Ross Halfin, Neil Zlozower, Mark Weiss, Fin Costello, Oliver Halfin and many more. With a linking text by renowned journalist Mark Blake the book explores the bands exciting history on stage and off in a unique photo documentary designed to excite fans and devotees of true heavy metal the world over. Current band members have all contributed to the book with written pieces detailing their love and passion for the band, making this an extraordinary artefact for their legions of followers. The book features an exclusive cover by Mark Wilkinson who has worked with the band for many years now. Glenn Tipton comments “We spear-headed the visual image of metal – breathing new life into it and it has been captured forever in the pages of this book”. See all the details at http://bit.ly/JP50Book

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“With a linking text by renowned journalist Mark Blake, the book explores the band’s exciting history on stage and off in a unique photo documentary designed to excite fans and devotees of true heavy metal the world over,” a press release reads. Contributing for the book are all the current band members, with special written pieces that make the publication an extraordinary artefact for Judas Priest fans.

 

 

The exclusive cover was created by Mark Wilkinson, a long-time collaborator of the band. “We spear-headed the visual image of metal – breathing new life into it and it has been captured forever in the pages of this book,” comments guitarist Glenn Tipton.

 

JUDAS PRIEST and Rufus Publications are pleased to announce the publication of the first ever official Judas Priest book…

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Rufus Publications will have four incredible editions of the book, one of which has been designed for the benefit of The Glenn Tipton Parkinson’s Foundation. Another is a giant 410mm square edition supplied in a beautiful black metal slipcase.

Set to arrive just in time for Christmas, full pre-order information on the different editions of the book are available herePULP