Battle Cry (Judas Priest DVD)

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Battle Cry
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Video by
Released25 March 2016 (DVD)
1 April 2016 (Blu-ray)
Recorded1 August 2015 at Wacken Open Air, Wacken, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
GenreHeavy metal
Length1:15:28
LabelEpic
ProducerTom Allom & Jack Ruston
Judas Priest chronology
Epitaph
(2013)
Battle Cry
(2016)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Blabbermouth.net9/10[1]
Bravewords.com [2]8/10 stars
PureGrainAudio [3]8/10 stars
MediaMikes [4]4/5 stars

Battle Cry is a live video released by Judas Priest on 25 March 2016 on DVD and on 1 April 2016 on Blu-ray. It was filmed at the Wacken Open Air festival on 1 August 2015 in front of a capacity of 85,000 people. A CD version was also released bundled with the DVD version as well. Both DVD and Blu-ray formats contain three bonus tracks recorded from their 10 December 2015 show at the Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Poland.[5]

Reception[edit]

Chad Bowar of Loudwire stated "Priest have released a plethora of live albums over the years, and Battle Cry is a worthy addition to that canon. It effectively captures this era of the band, who have aged extremely gracefully and show no signs of slowing down any time soon."[6]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing, except where indicated.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Battle Cry" (Intro) 0:54
2."Dragonaut"Halford, Tipton, Richie Faulkner4:12
3."Metal Gods" 4:12
4."Devil's Child" 5:20
5."Victim of Changes"Al Atkins, Halford, Tipton, Downing9:02
6."Halls of Valhalla"Halford, Tipton, Faulkner6:01
7."Turbo Lover" 6:00
8."Redeemer of Souls"Halford, Tipton, Faulkner4:45
9."Beyond the Realms of Death"Halford, Les Binks8:01
10."Jawbreaker" 4:21
11."Breaking the Law" 3:03
12."Hell Bent for Leather"Tipton4:57
13."The Hellion" (Intro) 0:38
14."Electric Eye" 4:39
15."You've Got Another Thing Comin'" 13:27
16."Painkiller" 7:17
17."Living After Midnight" 5:45

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Swedish Albums Chart 1
Finnish Albums Chart 1
Canadian Albums Chart 1
US Billboard Music DVD Chart 1
Australian Albums Chart 3
German Albums Chart 3
Dutch Albums Chart 3
French Albums Chart 3
Belgian Albums Chart 4
Spanish Albums Chart 5
Austrian Albums Chart 7

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Battle Cry - JUDAS PRIEST". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. 15 April 2016. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  2. ^ David Perri. "Judas Priest – Battle Cry". Bravewords.com. Archived from the original on 4 November 2016. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  3. ^ Bruce Moore. "Judas Priest - "Battle Cry" [DVD Review]". PureGrainAudio. Archived from the original on 4 November 2016. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  4. ^ Adam Lawton. "DVD Review: Judas Priest "Battle Cry"". MediaMikes. Archived from the original on 4 November 2016. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
  5. ^ "JUDAS PRIEST To Unleash New Live CD, DVD, Blu-Ray, 'Battle Cry', In March". Blabbermouth.net. Archived from the original on 29 September 2016. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  6. ^ Bowar, Chad. "Judas Priest, 'Battle Cry' - DVD Review". Loudwire. Retrieved 20 May 2019.