I saw them on the "final" tour a couple years ago after the departure of KK Downing. They didn't miss a beat and are still one of the best live bands out there. They will release a new album in July and a limited tour after that.
To all of you that have never seen a metal act, I would suggest going to one of their shows...You listening Throw?
Priest and Maiden ruled my childhood years! I would love to see them one last time, however KK was/is one of my favorite guitarists and still a little bent over how that all went down. I am sure the new guy is good but its just not the same for me anymore. What little I have heard of the new album is not so good, too bad Nostradamus was quite good.
As much as I like KK, the guy they got to replace him (Ritchie Faulkner) is definitely no slouch and honestly, he blew me away, you simply cannot tell the difference. And from what I understand KK was just tired of touring.
Judas have produced some of the most memorable guitar riffs out there.
"Hot Rockin", "Breakin the Law", Livin after Midnight, (et. al.). Simple, yet brilliant. Thing about their songs is just enough thought was put into the transitions/bridges and the choruses as well the verse riffs. And then there are the solo breaks...
So many other bands find a great lick, but it falls apart during the verses and breaks, not so with JP.
"God bless America, and God bless the Seattle Seahawks" - Cortez Kennedy
Priest is definitely a must see act for anyone. Halford still kills it on vocals and always puts on a great show. Another good band that still kills it is Twisted Sister, saw them for the first time Memorial weekend at Rocklahoma, blew me away.
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OkieHawk wrote:Priest is definitely a must see act for anyone. Halford still kills it on vocals and always puts on a great show. Another good band that still kills it is Twisted Sister, saw them for the first time Memorial weekend at Rocklahoma, blew me away.
"..we're not gonna take it any;moreeeeeee......" That should be our themesong for the HAWKS for the chip on the shoulder icon.
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