Judas Priest discography

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Judas Priest discography
Judas Priest (2009-02-13) 722.JPG
Judas Priest performing at the Sheffield Arena in February 2009
Studio albums18
Live albums6
Compilation albums7
Video albums10
Music videos21
Singles35

British heavy metal band Judas Priest have released 18 studio albums, 6 live albums, 7 compilation albums, 35 singles, 10 video albums, and 21 music videos. The band currently consists of singer Rob Halford, bassist Ian Hill, 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. Judas Priest have sold close to 50 million albums worldwide, with 12 million copies in the United States.[1][2][3]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[4][5]
AUT
[6]
CAN
[7]
DEN
[8]
FIN
[9]
FRA
[10]
GER
[11]
NOR
[12]
SPA
[13]
SWE
[14]
SWI
[15]
US
[16]
1974 Rocka Rolla
  • Released: 6 September 1974
  • Label: Gull (#1005)
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
1976 Sad Wings of Destiny
  • Released: 23 March 1976
  • Label: Gull (#1015)
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
48
1977 Sin After Sin
  • Released: 23 April 1977
  • Label: Columbia (#82008)
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
23 49 US: Gold[17]
1978 Stained Class
  • Released: 10 February 1978
  • Label: Columbia (#82430)
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
27 173

US: Gold[17]

Killing Machine (released in the US as Hell Bent for Leather)
  • Released: 9 October 1978
  • Label: Columbia (#83135)
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
32 128

US: Gold[17]

1980 British Steel
  • Released: 14 April 1980
  • Label: Columbia (#84160)
  • Format: CD, CS, LP, CD+DVD
4 45[18] 6 46 59 21 55 20 92 34

UK: Silver[19]
CAN: Gold[20]
SWE: Gold[21]
US: Platinum[17]

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

UK: Silver[19]
US: Gold[17]

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

CAN: Platinum[20]
SWE: Gold[21]
US: 2× Platinum[17]

1984 Defenders of the Faith
  • Released: 4 January 1984
  • Label: Columbia (#25713)
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
19 17[24] 9 142 21 17 2 12 18

CAN: Platinum[20] SPA: Gold
US: Platinum[17]

1986 Turbo
  • Released: 15 April 1986
  • Label: Columbia (#26641)
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
33 37[25] 2 162 28 13 10 2 17

CAN: Platinum[20] SPA: Gold[26]
US: Platinum[17]

1988 Ram It Down
  • Released: 17 May 1988
  • Label: Columbia (#44244)
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
24 14 30[27] 12 9 5 5 8 31

CAN: Gold[20]
US: Gold[17]

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

CAN: Gold[20]
US: Gold[17]
JP: Gold[29]

1997 Jugulator 34 87[30] 24 9 33 43 82
2001 Demolition
  • Released: 31 July 2001
  • Label: Atlantic (#83480)
  • Format: CD, CS, 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 43 5 6 6 3 19 13
2008 Nostradamus
  • Released: 17 June 2008
  • Label: Epic
  • Format: CD, LP
30 13 9 17 3 38 5 12 26 5 12 11
2014 Redeemer of Souls
  • Released: 15 July 2014
  • Label: Epic
  • Format: CD, LP
12 6 5 9 1 22 3 3 9 5 6 6
2018 Firepower
  • Released: 9 March 2018
  • Label: Epic
  • Format: CD, LP
5 2
[31]
3 19
[32]
2
[33]
30 2 5
[34]
6
[35]
1
[36]
3 5
[37]
"—" 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
[4]
AUT
[6]
CAN
[7]
GER
[11]
NOR
[12]
SWE
[14]
SWI
[15]
US
[16]
1979 Unleashed in the East
  • Released: October, 1979
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
10 73[38] 70 US: Platinum[17]
1987 Priest...Live!
  • Released: 21 June 1987
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
47 22 39[39] 23 16 19 18 38 CAN: Gold[20]
US: Gold[17]
1998 '98 Live Meltdown
  • Released: 29 September 1998
  • Label: SPV
  • 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
2016 Battle Cry
  • Released: 25 March 2016
  • Label: Epic
  • Formats: CD
57 29 37 34 90 -

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
[4]
FIN
[9]
GER
[11]
SWE
[14]
SWI
[15]
US
[16]
1981 Hero, Hero
  • Released: 1981
  • Label: Gull
1993 Metal Works '73–'93
  • Released: 18 May 1993
  • Label: Sony
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
37 50 40 155
1997 The Best of Judas Priest: Living After Midnight
  • Released: 3 February 1997
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
2004 Metalogy
  • Released: 11 May 2004
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD, LP
2006 The Essential Judas Priest
  • Released: 11 April 2006
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
21 23
2011 Single Cuts
  • Released: 22 August 2011
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD
2011 The Chosen Few
  • Released: 11 October 2011
  • Label: Legacy/Sony
  • Formats: CD

Singles[edit]

Year Title B-side Peak chart positions Album
UK
[40][5]
CAN US
[41]
US
Rock

[42]
1974 "Rocka Rolla" "Never Satisfied"[43] Rocka Rolla
1976 "The Ripper" "Island of Domination"[43] Sad Wings of Destiny
1976 "Tyrant"
1977 "Diamonds & Rust" "Dissident Aggressor"[43] Sin After Sin
1978 "Better By You, Better Than Me" "Invader"[43] Stained Class
"Before the Dawn"[43] "Rock Forever"[43] Killing Machine
1979 "Take On the World" "Starbreaker"[43] 14
"Evening Star" "Beyond the realms of Death"[43] 53
1980 "Living After Midnight" "Delivering the Goods"[43] 12 British Steel
"Breaking the Law" "Metal Gods"[43] 12
"United" 26
1981 "Don't Go" "Solar Angels"[43] 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" 44 Turbo
"Locked In" 25
"Parental Guidance"
1988 "Johnny B. Goode" 64 47 Ram It Down
"Ram It Down"
"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" 159 Demolition
2005 "Revolution" 23 Angel of Retribution
2008 "War" Nostradamus
2014 "Redeemer of Souls" Redeemer of Souls
2018 "Lightning Strike" 21 Firepower

Videography[edit]

Video albums[edit]

Year Video details Certifications
1983 Judas Priest Live
1986 Fuel for Life
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: VHS
US: Gold[17]
1987 Priest...Live!
  • Released: 21 June 1987
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: VHS
US: Gold[17]
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[17] AUS: Gold
2005 Rising in the East
  • Released: 8 November 2005
  • Label: Rhino
  • Formats: VHS, DVD
US: Gold[17]
2006 Live Vengeance '82
  • Released: December, 2006
  • Label: Sony
  • Formats: DVD
2013 Epitaph
  • Released: 27 May 2013
  • Label: Columbia/Legacy
  • Formats: Blu-ray, DVD
2016 Battle Cry
  • Released: 25 March 2016
  • Label: Columbia/Epic
  • Formats: Blu-ray, DVD

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
1979 "Killing Machine"
"Take On the World"
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
2018 "Lightning Strike"
"Spectre"
"No Surrender"

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