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Judas Priest

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Judas Priest is a famous heavy metal band that has influenced many other bands with their particular music style. It was formed in 1969 in Birmingham, England, lead by K.K. Downing and Ian Hill. The original members of the band consisted of Rob Halford, the vocalist, K.K. Downing and Glenn Tipton in the guitars, and Ian Hill playing the bass. Judas Priest personifies the classic heavy metal genre, especially the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement (NWOBHM). Their popularity and influence over hundreds of other bands and musicians have earned them the nickname “The Metal Gods”.

 Judas Priest is one of the progenitors of heavy metal as we know it, the band’s style is best known for its guitar sound and the intricate guitar duets of Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing together with Rob Halford’s high-pitched, screaming lead vocals. In addition, Judas Priest is known for its dual rhythm guitar, the riff, which plays an important role in heavy metal and other hard rock genres.

 As mentioned above, Judas Priest is one of the most influential bands in the music of the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s. Musicians and bands along these three generations have Judas Priest as its most important influence, these include: Accept, Metallica, Megadeath, Manowar, Dokken, Helloween, Stratovarius, Iced Earth, Primal Fear, Tyran Pace, Saxon, and Pantera, among others.

 The current members of the band are the vocalist Rob Halford, the guitarists Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing, the bassist Ian Hill, and the drummer Scott Travis.

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