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Judas Priest To Celebrate 50th Anniversary With Massive Box Set

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Judas Priest plan to release a mammoth, career-spanning limited-edition box set to celebrate their 50th anniversary.

The 42-CD Judas Priest: 50 Heavy Metal Years of Music will drop on October 15 and will feature every official live and studio album from the band, along with 13 discs of previously unreleased live cuts.

50 Heavy Metal Years of Music was restored and mixed by Tom Allom at La Cucina W8 and mastered by Alex Wharton at Abbey Road Studios.

"Judas Priest's curated box set representing 50 heavy metal years is the ultimate treasure trove defining the band's unwavering commitment to keeping and defending the heavy metal faith," singer Rob Halford said in a statement.

Bassist Ian Hill added, "Amazing - 50 years of metal crammed into a small box!"

Guitarist Glenn Tipton noted, "If there's one box set you should have in your heavy metal collection, it should be this one — it's immortal — proclaiming and truly representing metal for over 50 years — flying the flag and proudly leading the way inspiring many bands throughout the years — this 42-CD selection says it all — it's a big part of metal history and as such will live forever."

Judas Priest also plans to embark on their rescheduled 50th-anniversary tour this fall, from September 8 through November 5. The band has also revealed that a new studio album is in the works.

(Photo: Sony Music)

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