JUDAS PRIEST Streaming “Rapid Fire” From Epitaph DVD

Monday, 27th May 2013

JUDAS PRIEST have posted the song “Rapid Fire” from their forthcoming Epitaph DVD. The song can be viewed below.

When the metal giants wrapped their 2012 world tour at London’s Hammersmith Apollo last May, they filmed the historic gig – possibly their last – as a souvenir for their massive, loyal following. Epitaph, that career-spanning concert-turned-long-form video, is out this week on DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats.

Judas Priest’s current lineup comprises lead singer Rob Halford, lead guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill, and drummer Scott Travis. Heavy metal historians will regard Epitaph as the most far-reaching live concert recording in the band’s career. The set revisits the climactic closing date of the 50-week Epitaph World Tour, captured live at London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo on May 26th, 2012. Adding to the drama is the fact that this was Judas Priest’s final large-scale world tour ever.

Epitaph’s 23 tracks represent at least one song from every one of the band’s 14 studio albums, from 1974’s Rocka Rolla (‘Never Satisfied’) to 2008’s Nostradamus (‘Prophecy’). In the special case of British Steel, four songs are featured: ‘Rapid Fire’, ‘Metal Gods’, ‘Breaking The Law’, and perennial set closer, ‘Living After Midnight’. Others exempted from the one-song-quota are the LPs which appeared before and after British Steel. The first of these is 1979’s Hell Bent For Leather (UK title: Killing Machine) which lends the title song as well as ‘The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown)’. The other LP is 1982’s Screaming For Vengeance, source of ‘The Hellion’, ‘Electric Eye’, and ‘You’ve Got Another Thing Coming’.

Epitaph tracklisting:

1. Battle Hymn
2. Rapid Fire
3. Metal Gods
4. Heading Out To The Highway
5. Judas Rising
6. Starbreaker
7. Victim Of Changes
8. Never Satisfied
9. Diamonds And Rust
10. Prophecy
11. Night Crawler
12. Turbo Lover
13. Beyond The Realms Of Death
14. The Sentinel
15. Blood Red Skies
16. The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown)
17. Breaking The Law
18. Painkiller
19. The Hellion
20. Electric Eye
21. Hell Bent For Leather
22. You’ve Got Another Thing Coming
23. Living After Midnight