JUDAS PRIEST‘s “Screaming For Vengeance – Special 30th Anniversary Edition” sold 3,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 98 on The Billboard 200 chart.
A vital part of rock history, British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST have spent four decades writing classic songs and putting on spectacular live shows. During this period, the band has sold in excess of 30 million albums, and played to countless millions of fans across the globe. In 1982, they released their eighth studio album, “Screaming For Vengeance”, containing their hugely successful “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin'”, the single which proved that metal could get mainstream radio airplay in the U.S. — leading the way for a whole generation of new metal bands.
To celebrate the 30-year anniversary of this epic release, JUDAS PRIEST present you with “Screaming For Vengeance – Special 30th Anniversary Edition”, containing not only the remastered original album plus bonus tracks, but also a live DVD from the 1983 US Festival show, filmed in San Bernadino, California on May 29, 1983.
The US Festival was intended to be a celebration of evolving technologies; a marriage of music, computers, television and people — organized by Steve Wozniak, formerly of Apple.
The “Screaming For Vengeance – Special 30th Anniversary Edition” live DVD was filmed at the second, and what turned out to be last, US Festival in 1983. The Sunday was the Heavy Metal Day. “It was the day new wave died and rock ‘n’ roll took over.” It set the single-day concert attendance record for the U.S. with an estimated 375,000 people.
JUDAS PRIEST had this to say about this memorable day in metal history: “On the day that we performed, we flew in by helicopter — and the first sight we saw was that of thousands of abandoned cars piled up around the crests of the hills that surrounded the festival arena, which as we went over took our breath away. For there below us, spread throughout hundreds of acres was a massive crowd — over three hundred thousand strong! The summer heat was raging and combined with the hot Santa Ana winds made for a scorching metal furnace on stage.”
CD track listing:
01. The Hellion
02. Electric Eye
03. Riding On The Wind
05. (Take These) Chains
06. Pain And Pleasure
07. Screaming For Vengeance
08. You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’
10. Devil’s Child
11. Electric Eye (live) *
12. Riding On The Wind (live) *
13. You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’ (live) *
14. Screaming For Vengeance (live) *
15. Devil’s Child (live)
16. Prisoner Of Your Eyes
* Live from the San Antonio Civic Center – September 10, 1982
DVD track listing:
US Festival Show – San Bernadino, California – May 29, 1983
01. Electric Eye
02. Riding On The Wind
03. Heading Out To The Highway
04. Metal Gods
05. Breaking The Law
06. Diamonds And Rust
07. Victim Of Changes
08. Living After Midnight
09. The Green Manalishi (with the two-pronged crown)
10. Screaming For Vengeance
11. You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’
12. Hell Bent For Leather
* Plus booklet featuring photos from Mark Weiss and sleeve notes written by Eddie Trunk (long-standing and well-respected U.S. rock journo, author, radio and TV presenter)
“Screaming For Vengeance – Special 30th Anniversary Edition” was released on September 4 (one day earlier internationally) via Sony Music.