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Priest News Round-Up: Preview Of ‘Battle Cry,’ Downing’s Condition For Return

Judas Priest’s new live release Battle Cry is coming out March 25th, and now fans can preview it via the band’s YouTube page.

Check out the video below of Priest performing their classic “Breaking The Law,” as well as an audio clip of the track “Battle Cry.”


…In other Priest news: Even though he retired from the band in 2011, guitarist K.K. Downing still gets asked about returning to Judas Priest, and in fact, Downing would return to band but under one condition.

In an interview with BlastEcho, Downing says if the band get inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he would definitely be up for a one-time performance.

Of course, the Rock Hall needs to address its lack of metal.  Priest have been eligible since 1999, and in that time, they’ve never even received a nomination.  I mean…we get it.  Clearly, Madonna deserved to get inducted into the Rock Hall before a legendary metal pioneer like Judas Priest.

(Cue Wayne Campbell…NOW!)
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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.