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Released28 May 2013
Recorded26 May 2012 at Hammersmith Apollo, London, United Kingdom
Genre Heavy metal
Label Legacy
Judas Priest chronology
Live Vengeance '82
Battle Cry
Professional ratings
Review scores
Ultimate-Guitar [1]
Metalholic [2]
MetalTalk [3]

Epitaph is a live video released by Judas Priest on DVD and Blu-Ray on 28 May 2013. It was filmed at the Hammersmith Apollo on 26 May 2012, which was the last date of the Epitaph World Tour, where they performed songs from each Halford-era album from Rocka Rolla to Nostradamus. [4] The show was first seen in cinemas in New York City on 14 May and in London on 15 May with special screenings around the world on 16 May. [5] [6] It then premiered on VH1 Classic in the United States on 25 May. [7]

Track listing

All lyrics are written by Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Battle Hymn / Rapid Fire"  Painkiller & British Steel5:25
2."Metal Gods" British Steel4:36
3." Heading Out to the Highway"  Point of Entry4:53
4." Judas Rising"  Angel of Retribution4:59
5."Starbreaker"  Sin After Sin4:31
6." Victim of Changes" Al Atkins, Halford, Tipton, Downing Sad Wings of Destiny11:28
7."Never Satisfied"Atkins, DowningRocka Rolla6:15
8." Diamonds & Rust" ( Joan Baez cover) Joan BaezSin After Sin4:57
9."Dawn of Creation / Prophecy" Nostradamus6:14
10."Night Crawler" Painkiller6:37
11." Turbo Lover"  Turbo7:00
12." Beyond the Realms of Death"Halford, Les Binks Stained Class7:37
13."The Sentinel"  Defenders of the Faith6:02
14."Blood Red Skies"  Ram It Down8:43
15." The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)" ( Fleetwood Mac cover) Peter Green Hell Bent for Leather4:38
16." Breaking the Law" British Steel2:36
17." Painkiller" Painkiller8:58
18."The Hellion / Electric Eye"  Screaming for Vengeance5:22
19."Hell Bent for Leather"TiptonHell Bent for Leather9:15
20." You've Got Another Thing Comin'" Screaming for Vengeance12:54
21." Living After Midnight" British Steel6:37


The DVD received critical acclaim. Ultimate Guitar gave a positive review saying, "It shows the entire band continuing to defy the laws of nature and rationality, as they dominate the stage with ever increasing power and passion that any fan will sit back in amazement at." [1] Rustyn Rose of Metalholic said, "Epitaph is a must own DVD for any metal fan, and especially for the Judas Priest faithful." [2] Johnny Churchill of talked about the cinema version, "Watching the DVD in a cinema is great fun and if you get the chance at home, then draw the curtains, crank up your TV to 11, sit back for two hours with a beer and just enjoy." [3]


Chart (2013) Peak
Dutch Albums ( Album Top 100) [8] 23
German Albums ( Offizielle Top 100) [9] 41
Hungarian Albums ( MAHASZ) [10] 20
Swiss Albums ( Schweizer Hitparade) [11] 23



  • Tom Allom - Producer, Mixing, Mastering
  • Richard Kayvan - Producer, Mixing, Mastering
  • Mark Wilkinson - Artwork
  • Joe Lester - Photography
  • Alex Walker - Producer, Directing, Editing
  • Eric Lehner - Director of Photography
  • Jayne Andrews - Executive Producer


  1. ^ a b UG Team. "Epitaph [DVD] Review". Ultimate-Guitar. Archived from the original on 4 November 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b Rustyn Rose. "DVD REVIEW: JUDAS PRIEST – EPITAPH". Archived from the original on 4 November 2016. Retrieved 27 May 2013.
  3. ^ a b Johnny Churchill. "Judas Priest: Epitaph (DVD)". Archived from the original on 4 November 2016. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
  4. ^ "JUDAS PRIEST: 'Epitaph' DVD, Blu-Ray Details Revealed". Archived from the original on 4 November 2016. Retrieved 2 April 2012.
  5. ^ "JUDAS PRIEST: 'Epitaph' Cinema Showings Announced For New York, London". Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 25 April 2013.
  6. ^ "Judas Priest to Release Epitaph Concert Film in Cinemas Prior to DVD/Blu-Ray Release". Archived from the original on 8 May 2013. Retrieved 20 April 2013.
  7. ^ "JUDAS PRIEST: 'Epitaph' Concert Film To Be Broadcast Tonight On VH1 CLASSIC". Retrieved 25 May 2013.
  8. ^ "Judas Priest - Epitaph [DVD]" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 November 2021.
  9. ^ " – Judas Priest – Epitaph [DVD"] (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 28 November 2021.
  10. ^ "Album Top 40 slágerlista – 2013. 23. hét" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved 28 November 2021.
  11. ^ "Judas Priest - Epitaph [DVD]". Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 November 2021.