Judas Priest discography

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Judas Priest discography

British heavy metal band Judas Priest performing at the Sweden Rock Festival in 2008
Releases
Studio albums 17
Live albums 5
Compilation albums 6
Singles 33
Video albums 9
Music videos 17

The following is a comprehensive discography of English heavy metal band Judas Priest, which currently consists of singer Rob Halford, bassist Ian Hill, dual lead/rhythm guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, and drummer Scott Travis. After guitarist K.K. Downing's retirement from the band in 2011, bassist Ian Hill is the only remaining founding member.

The band has released 17 studio albums, 5 live albums, 6 compilation albums, 33 singles, 9 video albums, and 17 music videos. The band has sold from 45 to 50 million albums worldwide with 12 million copies only in the US. Their best selling album to date has been 1982's Screaming for Vengeance.[1][2]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

This section contains albums that Judas Priest have recorded in the studio.

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[3][4]
AUT
[5]
CAN
[6]
DEN
[7]
ESP
[8]
FIN
[9]
FRA
[10]
GER
[11]
NOR
[12]
SWE
[13]
SWI
[14]
US
[15]
1974 Rocka Rolla
  • Released: 6 September 1974
  • Label: Gull (#1005)
  • Format: CD, cassette, LP
1976 Sad Wings of Destiny
  • Released: 23 March 1976
  • Label: Gull (#1015)
  • Format: CD, cassette, LP
204
1977 Sin After Sin
  • Released: 23 April 1977
  • Label: Columbia (#32005)
  • Format: CD, cassette, LP
23 49 207 US: Gold[16]
1978 Stained Class
  • Released: 10 February 1978
  • Label: Columbia (#82430)
  • Format: CD, cassette, LP
27 45 173

US: Gold[16]

Killing Machine
  • Released: 9 October 1978
  • Label: Columbia (#83135)
  • Format: CD, cassette, LP
32 22 6 8 9 19 7 128

US: Gold[16]

1980 British Steel
  • Released: 14 April 1980
  • Label: Columbia (#84160)
  • Format: CD, cassette, LP
4 45[17] 6 55 46 59 21 20 92 34

US: Platinum[16]
CAN: Gold[18]
UK: Silver[19]
SWE: Gold[20] BEL: Gold[21]

1981 Point of Entry
  • Released: 26 February 1981
  • Label: Columbia (#84834)
  • Format: CD, cassette, LP
14 42[22] 19 32 14 39

US: Gold[16]
UK: Silver[19]

1982 Screaming for Vengeance
  • Released: 17 July 1982
  • Label: Columbia (#85941)
  • Format: CD, cassette, LP
11 17[23] 84 23 26 12 17

US: 2× Platinum[16]
CAN: Platinum[18]
SWE: Gold[24]

1984 Defenders of the Faith
  • Released: 4 January 1984
  • Label: Columbia (#25713)
  • Format: CD, cassette, LP
19 17[25] 9 21 17 2 12 18

US: Platinum
CAN: Platinum[18] SPA: Gold

1986 Turbo
  • Released: 15 April 1986
  • Label: Columbia (#26641)
  • Format: CD, cassette, LP
33 3[26] 2 28 13 10 2 17

US: Platinum[16]
CAN: Platinum[18] SPA: Gold

1988 Ram It Down
  • Released: 17 May 1988
  • Label: Columbia (#44244)
  • Format: CD, cassette, LP
24 14 3[27] 12 9 5 5 8 31

US: Gold[16]
CAN: Gold[18]

1990 Painkiller
  • Released: 3 September 1990
  • Label: Columbia (#46891)
  • Format: CD, cassette, LP
26 22 29[28] 7 19 19 14 26

US: Gold[16]
CAN: Gold[18]

1997 Jugulator
  • Released: 28 October 1997
  • Label: CMC International (#86224)
  • Format: CD, cassette, LP
34 87[29] 24 9 33 43 82
2001 Demolition
  • Released: 31 July 2001
  • Label: Atlantic (#83480)
  • Format: CD, cassette, LP
50 72 16 55 72 165
2005 Angel of Retribution
  • Released: 28 February 2005
  • Label: Epic (#92933)
  • Format: CD, DualDisc, LP
39 10 19 6 6 43 5 6 3 19 13
2008 Nostradamus
  • Released: 17 June 2008
  • Label: Epic
  • Format: CD, LP
30 13 9 17 26 3 38 5 12 5 12 11
2014 Redeemer of Souls
  • Released: 15 July 2014
  • Label: Epic
12 6 5 9 9 1 22 3 3 5 6 6
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

Live albums[edit]

This section contains albums that Judas Priest have recorded live.

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[3]
AUT
[5]
CAN
[6]
GER
[11]
NOR
[12]
SWE
[13]
SWI
[14]
US
[15]
1979 Unleashed in the East
  • Released: October, 1979
  • Label: Columbia Records
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
10 73[30] 70 US: Platinum
1987 Priest...Live!
  • Released: 21 June 1987
  • Label: Columbia Records
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
47 22 39[31] 23 16 19 18 38 US: Gold[16]
CAN: Gold[18]
1998 '98 Live Meltdown
  • Released: 29 September 1998
  • Label: SPV GmbH
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
63
2003 Live in London
  • Released: 8 April 2003
  • Label: SPV
  • Formats: CD, LP
54
2009 A Touch of Evil: Live
  • Released: 14 July 2009
  • Label: Sony
  • Formats: CD
87

Compilation albums[edit]

This section contains compilation albums released by Judas Priest. Only officially recognized releases are listed, the many unofficial releases and derivatives have purposefully been omitted.

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[3]
FIN
[9]
GER
[11]
SWE
[13]
SWI
[14]
US
[15]
1993 Metal Works '73–'93
  • Released: 18 May 1993
  • Label: Sony Records
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
37 50 40 155
1997 The Best of Judas Priest: Living After Midnight
  • Released: 3 February 1998
  • Label: Columbia Records
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
2004 Metalogy
  • Released: 11 May 2004
  • Label: Columbia Records
  • Formats: CD, LP
2006 The Essential Judas Priest
  • Released: 11 April 2006
  • Label: Columbia Records
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
21 23
2011 Single Cuts
  • Released: 22 August 2011
  • Label: Columbia Records
  • Formats: CD
2011 The Chosen Few
  • Released: 11 October 2011
  • Label: Legacy/Sony
  • Formats: CD

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
UK[32] CAN US US
Main
1974 "Rocka Rolla" Rocka Rolla
1976 "The Ripper" Sad Wings of Destiny
1977 "Diamonds & Rust" Sin After Sin
1978 "Better by You, Better Than Me" Stained Class
1979 "Take On The World" 14 Killing Machine
"Evening Star" 53
"Rock Forever"
1980 "Living After Midnight" 12 British Steel
"Breaking the Law" 12
"United" 26
1981 "Don't Go" 51 Point of Entry
"Heading Out to the Highway" 10
"Hot Rockin'" 60
1982 "You've Got Another Thing Comin'" 66 67 4 Screaming for Vengeance
"(Take These) Chains"
"Electric Eye" 38
1983 "Freewheel Burning" 42 Defenders of the Faith
1984 "Love Bites"
"Some Heads Are Gonna Roll" 97 42
1986 "Turbo Lover" 50[33] 44 Turbo
"Locked In" 25
"Parental Guidance"
1988 "Johnny B. Goode" 64 47 Ram it Down
"Ram It Down/Heavy Metal"
"I'm A Rocker"
1990 "Painkiller" 74 Painkiller
1991 "A Touch of Evil" 58 29
1992 "Night Crawler" 63
1997 "Burn in Hell" Jugulator
2001 "Machine Man" Demolition
2005 "Revolution" 23 Angel of Retribution
2008 "War" Nostradamus
2014 "Redeemer of Souls" Redeemer of Souls

Video albums[edit]

Year Video details Certifications
1983 Judas Priest Live
1986 Fuel for Life
  • Label: Columbia Records
  • Formats: VHS
US: Gold[16]
1987 Priest...Live!
  • Released: 21 June 2001
  • Label: Columbia Records
  • Formats: VHS
US: Gold[16]
1993 Metal Works '73–'93
  • Released: 25 May 1993
  • Label: Sony (#49885)
  • Format: VHS
2002 Live in London
  • Released: 23 July 2002
  • Label: Steamhammer (#7426)
  • Format: DVD, VHS
2003 Electric Eye
  • Released: 24 November 2003
  • Label: Sony (#51411)
  • Format: DVD
US: Platinum[16] AUS: Gold
2005 Rising in the East
  • Released: 8 November 2005
  • Label: Rhino Home Video
  • Formats: VHS, DVD
US: Gold[16]
2006 Live Vengeance '82
  • Released: December, 2006
  • Label: Sony
  • Formats: DVD
2013 Epitaph
  • Released: 27 May 2013
  • Label: Columbia/Legacy
  • Formats: Blu-ray and DVD

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
1980 "Living After Midnight" Julien Temple
"Breaking the Law"
1981 "Don't Go"
"Heading Out to the Highway"
"Hot Rockin'"
1982 "You've Got Another Thing Comin'"
1984 "Freewheel Burning"
"Love Bites" Keith "Keef" MacMillan
1986 "Turbo Lover" Wayne Isham
"Locked In"
1988 "Johnny B. Goode"
1990 "Painkiller"
"A Touch of Evil"
1997 "Burn in Hell"
2001 "Lost and Found" Aubrey Powell
2005 "Revolution"
2008 "The Four Horsemen"/"War" Tony Luke

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