Priest proves Invincible

Judas Priest (c) James Hodges Photography 2024

Black Country metal band Judas Priest’s latest album – Invincible Shield – has given the act their highest chart placing … ever!

Formed in 1969 in West Bromwich, the band established themselves at the forefront of the heavy rock/metal scene in the UK with a series of releases beginning with 1974’s Rocka Rolla.

However, it was 1980’s sixth album, the seminal British Steel, which cemented their reputation as a driving force in rock/metal, hitting number 4 here, and making an impact in the US and across the world.

Further UK Top 30 albums followed, with 2018’s Firepower peaking at No.5.

But now, Invincible Shield has debuted at No.2 in the main Official Album charts. The LP is also No.1 in the UK’s physical Album Sales Chart and Rock and Metal Albums chart.

Elsewhere, Invincible Shield has proved to be just as popular, hitting the top spot in Germany, Sweden and Switzerland, as well as going Top 5 in France and No.8 in Italy – their highest ever placings in those two countries.

The news comes as Judas Priest are in the throes of an extensive Invincible Shield tour, which stops off at Resorts World Arena (NEC) Birmingham on Tuesday 19 March 2024. Also on the bill are fellow rock survivors Saxon and Uriah Heep.

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