Rising in the East

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Rising in the East
Judas Priest - Rising in the East.jpg
Video by Judas Priest
Released 15 November 2005
Recorded 19 May 2005
Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan
Genre Heavy metal
Length 120 minutes
Label Rhino
Judas Priest chronology
Electric Eye
(2003)Electric Eye2003
Rising in the East
Live Vengeance '82
(2006)Live Vengeance '822006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link

Rising in the East is a live DVD of Judas Priest, released on 15 November 2005, performing a concert in Tokyo's Nippon Budokan, filmed on 19 May 2005. It is the first straight-to-DVD release.


In unconfirmed reports, the DVD was to be pushed back to January 2006, but other sources still listed the release date for 15 November 2005. Former website Play.com showed a cover image that was completely different than what is displayed.[1]


The band filmed two sold-out performances on 18 & 19 May 2005 in Tokyo in which the latter footage was used instead. When talking about releasing a live DVD during the band's tour and the reason for choosing their preferred location for filming, Glenn Tipton explains, "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. 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."

Rob Halford talked about the overall details of the release, "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. 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."[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Hellion"
  2. "Electric Eye"
  3. "Metal Gods"
  4. "Riding on the Wind"
  5. "The Ripper"
  6. "A Touch of Evil"
  7. "Judas Rising"
  8. "Revolution"
  9. "Hot Rockin'"
  10. "Breaking the Law"
  11. "I'm a Rocker"
  12. "Diamonds & Rust"
  13. "Worth Fighting for"
  14. "Deal with the Devil"
  15. "Beyond the Realms of Death"
  16. "Turbo Lover"
  17. "Hellrider"
  18. "Victim of Changes"
  19. "Exciter"
  20. "Painkiller"


  1. "Hell Bent for Leather"
  2. "Living After Midnight"
  3. "You've Got Another Thing Comin'"


Sales and certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[3] Gold 50,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone


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