Judas Priest discography

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Judas Priest discography
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Judas Priest performing at the Sheffield Arena in February 2009
Studio albums18
Live albums6
Compilation albums7
Video albums10
Music videos21
Singles29

English heavy metal band Judas Priest have released 18 studio albums, 6 live albums, 14 compilation albums, 29 singles, 10 video albums, and 21 music videos. The band currently consists of bassist Ian Hill, drummer Scott Travis, singer Rob Halford, and guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner. 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 over 50 million albums worldwide, with 12 million copies in the United States. [1] [2] [3]

Albums

Studio albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
( sales thresholds)
UK
[4] [5]
AUS
[6] [7]
US
[8]
AUT
[9]
CAN
[10]
DEN
[11]
FIN
[12]
FRA
[13]
GER
[14]
NOR
[15]
SPA
[16]
SWE
[17]
SWI
[18]
1974 Rocka Rolla
  • Released: 6 September 1974
  • Label: Gull (#1005)
  • Format: CD, CS, LP, 8-track
1976 Sad Wings of Destiny
  • Released: 23 March 1976
  • Label: Gull (#1015)
  • Format: CD, CS, LP, 8-track
48 204
1977 Sin After Sin
  • Released: 8 April 1977
  • Label: Columbia (#82008)
  • Format: CD, CS, LP, 8-track
23 207 49 US: Gold [19]
1978 Stained Class
  • Released: 10 February 1978
  • Label: Columbia (#82430)
  • Format: CD, CS, LP, 8-track
27 173

US: Gold [19]

Killing Machine (released in the US as Hell Bent for Leather in 1979)
  • Released: 9 October 1978
  • Label: Columbia (#83135)
  • Format: CD, CS, LP, 8-track
32 128

US: Gold [19]

1980 British Steel
  • Released: 11 April 1980
  • Label: Columbia (#84160)
  • Format: CD, CS, LP, CD+DVD, 8-track
4 34 45 [20] 6 46 59 21 55 20 92

UK: Silver [21]
CAN: Gold [22]
SWE: Gold [23]
US: Platinum [19]

1981 Point of Entry
  • Released: 27 February 1981
  • Label: Columbia (#84834)
  • Format: CD, CS, LP, 8-track
14 39 42 [24] 19 32 14

UK: Silver [21]
US: Gold [19]

1982 Screaming for Vengeance
  • Released: July 1982
  • Label: Columbia (#85941)
  • Format: CD, CS, LP, CD+DVD, 8-track
11 81 17 17 [25] 23 26 84 12

CAN: Platinum [22]
SWE: Gold [23]
US: 2× Platinum [19]

1984 Defenders of the Faith
  • Released: 13 January 1984
  • Label: Columbia (#25713)
  • Format: CD, CS, LP, 8-track (record club only release)
19 18 17 [26] 9 142 21 17 2 12

CAN: Platinum [22] SPA: Gold
US: Platinum [19] JP: Gold [27]

1986 Turbo
  • Released: 21 March 1986
  • Label: Columbia (#26641)
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
33 56 17 37 [28] 2 162 28 13 10 2

CAN: Platinum [22] SPA: Gold [29]
US: Platinum [19]

1988 Ram It Down
  • Released: 13 May 1988
  • Label: Columbia (#44244)
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
24 43 31 14 30 [30] 12 9 5 5 8

CAN: Gold [22]
US: Gold [19]

1990 Painkiller
  • Released: 14 September 1990
  • Label: Columbia (#46891)
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
26 60 26 22 29 [31] 7 19 19 14

CAN: Gold [22]
US: Gold [19]
JP: Gold [32]

1997 Jugulator 82 34 87 [33] 24 9 33 43

US: 110,000

2001 Demolition
  • Released: 31 July 2001
  • Label: Atlantic (#83480)
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
165 50 72 16 55 72

US: 52,000

2005 Angel of Retribution
  • Released: 28 February 2005
  • Label: Epic (#92933)
  • Format: CD, DualDisc, LP
39 58 13 10 19 6 43 5 6 6 3 19

US: 174,000

2008 Nostradamus
  • Released: 17 June 2008
  • Label: Epic
  • Format: CD, LP
30 17 11 13 9 17 3 38 5 12 26 5 12

US: 122,000

2014 Redeemer of Souls
  • Released: 15 July 2014
  • Label: Epic
  • Format: CD, LP
12 31 6 6 5 9 1 22 3 3 9 5 6

US: 110,000

2018 Firepower
  • Released: 9 March 2018
  • Label: Epic
  • Format: CD, LP
5 12 5 2 3 19 2 30 2 5 6 1 3
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

Live albums

This section contains albums that Judas Priest have recorded live.

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[4]
AUS
[6]
AUT
[9]
CAN
[10]
GER
[14]
NOR
[15]
SWE
[17]
SWI
[18]
US
[8]
1979 Unleashed in the East
  • Released: 17 September 1979
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
10 73 [34] 70 US: Platinum [19]
1987 Priest...Live!
  • Released: 8 June 1987
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
47 72 22 39 [35] 23 16 19 18 38 CAN: Gold [22]
US: Gold [19]
1998 Priest, Live and Rare
  • Released: 22 April 1998
  • Label: Epic
  • Formats: CD
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
2010 Setlist: The Very Best of Judas Priest Live
  • Released: 2010
  • Label: Columbia/Legacy
  • Formats: CD
2016 Battle Cry
  • Released: 25 March 2016
  • Label: Epic
  • Formats: CD
57 29 37 34 90

Compilation albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions
UK
[4]
FIN
[12]
GER
[14]
SWE
[17]
SWI
[18]
US
[8]
1978 The Best of Judas Priest
  • Released 1978
  • Label: Gull
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
1981 Hero, Hero
  • Released: 1981
  • Label: Gull
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
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
2000 Genocide
  • Released: 2000
  • Label: Gull
  • Formats: CD
2004 Metalogy
  • Released: 11 May 2004
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD, LP
2005 Judas Priest: The Collection
  • Released: 5 April 2005
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
2006 The Essential Judas Priest
  • Released: 11 April 2006
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
21 23
2008 Playlist: The Very Best of Judas Priest
  • Released: 17 June 2008
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD
2011 Single Cuts
  • Released: 22 August 2011
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD
2011 The Chosen Few
  • Released: 11 October 2011
  • Label: Legacy/ Sony
  • Formats: CD
2012 The Complete Albums Collection
  • Released: 12 June 2012
  • Label: Legacy
  • Formats: CD
2021 Reflections: 50 Heavy Metal Years of Music
  • Released: 15 October 2021
  • Label: Sony
  • Formats: CD & LP
15 62
2021 50 Heavy Metal Years of Music
  • Released: 15 October 2021
  • Label: Sony
  • Formats: CD

Singles

This section includes physical UK and US singles only, and additional charted songs in these markets. [36] [37]

Year Title B-side Peak chart positions Album
UK
[38] [5]
US
[39]
US
Rock

[40]
1974 " Rocka Rolla" "Never Satisfied" [41] Rocka Rolla
1976 "The Ripper" [A] "Island of Domination" [41] Sad Wings of Destiny
1977 " Diamonds & Rust" " Dissident Aggressor" [41] Sin After Sin
1978 " Better By You, Better Than Me" "Invader" [41] Stained Class
"Before the Dawn" [41] " Rock Forever" [41] Killing Machine
1979 " Take On the World" "Starbreaker" (live) [41] 14
" Evening Star" "Beyond the realms of Death" (live) [41] 53
" The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)" [B] "Rock Forever"
" Diamonds & Rust (live)" "Starbreaker" (live) [41] Unleashed in the East
1980 " Living After Midnight" "Delivering the Goods" [41] [C] 12 British Steel
" Breaking the Law" "Metal Gods" [41] 12
" United" "Grinder" 26
1981 "Don't Go" "Solar Angels" [41] 51 Point of Entry
" Heading Out to the Highway" "Rock Forever" / "Hell Bent for Leather" (live) 10
"Hot Rockin'" "Breaking the Law" (live) 60
1982 " You've Got Another Thing Comin'" "Exciter" (live) [D] 66 67 4 Screaming for Vengeance
"(Take These) Chains" none
" Electric Eye" [airplay] none 38
1983 "Tyrant" "Rocka Rolla" / "Genocide" Sad Wings of Destiny
" Freewheel Burning" "Breaking The Law" (live) 42 Defenders of the Faith
1984 " Some Heads Are Gonna Roll" "The Green Manalishi" (live) [E] 97 42
"Love Bites" "Jawbreaker"
1986 " Turbo Lover" "Hot for Love" [F] 44 Turbo
Locked In" "Reckless" [G] 25
"Parental Guidance" "Rock You All Around the World"
1988 " Johnny B. Goode" "Rock You All Around The World (Live) 64 47 Ram It Down
1990 " Painkiller" "United" 74 Painkiller
1991 " A Touch of Evil" "Between The Hammer and The Anvil" 58 29
1993 "Night Crawler" "Living After Midnight" (Live) 63 Metal Works '73–'93
2001 "Machine Man" "Subterfuge" 159 Demolition
2005 " Revolution" none 23 Angel of Retribution
2018 "Lightning Strike" none 21 Firepower

Notes:

  1. ^ Re-released in 1980, b/w "Victim of Changes"
  2. ^ First US single release
  3. ^ b/w "Metal Gods" (US)
  4. ^ b/w "Diamonds and Rust" (live) (US)
  5. ^ b/w "Breaking the Law" (live) (US)
  6. ^ b/w "Reckless" (US)
  7. ^ b/w "Hot for Love" (US)

Videography

Video albums

Year Video details Certifications
1983 Live Vengeance '82
1986 Fuel for Life
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: VHS
US: Gold [19]
1987 Priest...Live!
  • Released: 21 June 1987
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: VHS
US: Gold [19]
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 [19] AUS: Gold [42]
2005 Rising in the East
  • Released: 8 November 2005
  • Label: Rhino
  • Formats: VHS, DVD
US: Gold [19]
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

Year Title Director
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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