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Judas Priest

Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Location:
Birmingham, England
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1970
Genre:
Heavy Metal
Lyrical themes:
Dark Fantasy, History, Allegory, Independence, Rock/Metal, Sci-fi
Current label:
Sony Music
Years active:
1969-1970 (as Freight), 1970-present
The band Freight was formed by schoolmates Kenneth "K.K." Downing and Ian Hill in 1969. They quickly found drummer John Ellis, and decided that they needed a vocalist. In 1970, a band called Judas Priest had broken up, and Al Atkins was out of a job. He was quickly hired by Ian and K.K., who then renamed their band Judas Priest since the name was available.

In late 1970, Al joined K.K. and ...
Current
Ian Hill Bass (1970-present)
See also: ex-Freight
Rob Halford Vocals (1973-1992, 2003-present)
See also: Halford, ex-Fight, ex-Hear 'n Aid, ex-Black Sabbath (live), ex-2wo, ex-Abraxas, ex-Athens Wood, ex-Hiroshima, ex-Lord Lucifer, ex-Thark
Glenn Tipton Guitars (1974-present)
See also: ex-Glenn Tipton, ex-Merlin, ex-Shave 'Em Dry, ex-The Flying Hat Band, ex-Tipton, Entwistle and Powell
Scott Travis Drums (1989-present)
See also: Thin Lizzy, Racer X, ex-Fight, ex-Hawk, ex-Animetal USA, ex-The Scream
Richie Faulkner Guitars (2011-present)
See also: ex-Deeds, ex-Christopher Lee, ex-Lauren Harris, ex-Voodoo Six
Past
John Ellis Drums (1970-1971)
See also: ex-Freight
K. K. Downing Guitars (1970-2011)
See also: ex-Freight, ex-Stagecoach
Al Atkins Vocals (1970-1973)
See also: Al Atkins, Atkins / May Project, Holy Rage, Lyraka, ex-Blue Condition, ex-Freight, ex-Halfbreed, ex-Judas Priest, ex-Lion, ex-Sugar Stack, ex-The Bitta Sweet, ex-The Reaction
Alan "Skip" Moore Drums (1971-1972, 1975-1977)
Chris "Congo" Campbell Drums (1972-1973)
See also: ex-Machine, ex-Thunderbay Inn'
John Hinch Drums (1973-1975)
See also: ex-Hiroshima, ex-The Bakerloo Blues Line, ex-The Generation, ex-The Pinch
Les Binks Drums (1977-1979)
See also: Les Binks' Priesthood, ex-Tytan, ex-Fancy
Dave Holland Drums (1979-1989)
(R.I.P. 2018) See also: ex-Al Atkins, ex-Iommi, ex-Finders Keepers, ex-Trapeze
Tim "Ripper" Owens Vocals (1996-2003)
See also: Beyond Fear, Charred Walls of the Damned, Killing Machine, Tim Ripper Owens, Tourniquet, ex-Brainicide, A New Revenge, Dio Disciples, Project Rock, Spirits of Fire, The Three Tremors, TRED, ex-Iced Earth, ex-Winters Bane, ex-Yngwie J. Malmsteen, ex-Carthagods (live), ex-Twist of Fate, ex-British Steel, ex-Hail!, ex-Seattle, ex-Soulbender, ex-American Dog (live)
Current (Live)
Andy Sneap Guitars (2018-present)
See also: Hell, The Scintilla Project, ex-Godsend, ex-Sabbat, ex-Acid Reign (live)
Ian Hill Bass (1970-present)
See also: ex-Freight
Rob Halford Vocals (1973-1992, 2003-present)
See also: Halford, ex-Fight, ex-Hear 'n Aid, ex-Black Sabbath (live), ex-2wo, ex-Abraxas, ex-Athens Wood, ex-Hiroshima, ex-Lord Lucifer, ex-Thark
Glenn Tipton Guitars (1974-present)
See also: ex-Glenn Tipton, ex-Merlin, ex-Shave 'Em Dry, ex-The Flying Hat Band, ex-Tipton, Entwistle and Powell
Scott Travis Drums (1989-present)
See also: Thin Lizzy, Racer X, ex-Fight, ex-Hawk, ex-Animetal USA, ex-The Scream
Richie Faulkner Guitars (2011-present)
See also: ex-Deeds, ex-Christopher Lee, ex-Lauren Harris, ex-Voodoo Six
John Ellis Drums (1970-1971)
See also: ex-Freight
K. K. Downing Guitars (1970-2011)
See also: ex-Freight, ex-Stagecoach
Al Atkins Vocals (1970-1973)
See also: Al Atkins, Atkins / May Project, Holy Rage, Lyraka, ex-Blue Condition, ex-Freight, ex-Halfbreed, ex-Judas Priest, ex-Lion, ex-Sugar Stack, ex-The Bitta Sweet, ex-The Reaction
Alan "Skip" Moore Drums (1971-1972, 1975-1977)
Chris "Congo" Campbell Drums (1972-1973)
See also: ex-Machine, ex-Thunderbay Inn'
John Hinch Drums (1973-1975)
See also: ex-Hiroshima, ex-The Bakerloo Blues Line, ex-The Generation, ex-The Pinch
Les Binks Drums (1977-1979)
See also: Les Binks' Priesthood, ex-Tytan, ex-Fancy
Dave Holland Drums (1979-1989)
(R.I.P. 2018) See also: ex-Al Atkins, ex-Iommi, ex-Finders Keepers, ex-Trapeze
Tim "Ripper" Owens Vocals (1996-2003)
See also: Beyond Fear, Charred Walls of the Damned, Killing Machine, Tim Ripper Owens, Tourniquet, ex-Brainicide, A New Revenge, Dio Disciples, Project Rock, Spirits of Fire, The Three Tremors, TRED, ex-Iced Earth, ex-Winters Bane, ex-Yngwie J. Malmsteen, ex-Carthagods (live), ex-Twist of Fate, ex-British Steel, ex-Hail!, ex-Seattle, ex-Soulbender, ex-American Dog (live)
Current
Andy Sneap Guitars (2018-present)
See also: Hell, The Scintilla Project, ex-Godsend, ex-Sabbat, ex-Acid Reign (live)
Added by: Morrigan Modified by: Ferneyhough
Added on: 2002-07-17 02:11:46 Last modified on: 2018-12-05 06:10:52