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Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. They achieved rock superstar status in 1980, when they adopted a more simplified sound on the album British Steel.  Their influence, while mainly Halford's operatic vocal style and the twin guitar sound of Downing and Tipton, has been adopted by many bands. Their image of leather, spikes, and other taboo articles of clothing were widely influential during the glam metal era of the 1980s. The Guardian referred to British Steel as the record that defines heavy metal. Despite a decline in exposure during the mid 1990s, the band has once again seen a resurgence, including worldwide tours, being inaugural inductees into the VH1 Rock Honors in 2006, receiving a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 2010, and their songs featured in video games such as Guitar Hero and the Rock Band series.

This collar features the artwork from the album "Screaming for Vengeance" which was released in 1982.   



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