JUDAS PRIEST: 'Rising In The East' DVD Due In November

According to Amazon.com and several other online retailers, JUDAS PRIEST will be releasing their new live DVD, "Rising in the East", in the U.S. on November 8 via Rhino/WEA. PRIEST filmed and recorded their May 18-19, 2005 shows at the Budokan in Tokyo, Japan for the full-length concert DVD. The band used three cameras and two large screens during the sold-out shows, which were attended by a total of 20,000 people. The group's setlist for the concerts can be found at this location.

In a June 2005 interview with the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline", JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford confirmed the group's plans to release one or more live DVDs documenting PRIEST's "Angel of Retribution" tour. Halford said, "We had a wonderful moment recently where we played our hometown in Birmingham, in the Midlands, and we played at the NEC, which is like a big top-notch rock venue, and there were 10,000 metal maniacs there, and we actually filmed that show. We also filmed a show at a famous venue in Sweden called the Globe, and then more recently we filmed two nights at the Budokan in Tokyo . . so we're stock-piling all of this stuff, and eventually, when we get a little break, we'll make sense of it all, and we'll start feeding it out there. So you may get PRIEST at home in Birmingham, you might get PRIEST 'Re-Unleashed in the East' [original working title] in Japan, which is a nice idea, because as you know, that is one of our famous releases — 'Unleashed in the East'. We thought about this, because it was kind of an anniversary trip back to Japan, so we actually DVDed and we ProTooled recorded the whole show. So we're just amassing everything as we go along — we'll probably do the same here in America — and then we'll bring out little pieces, either a worldwide piece or a piece from one country, whatever, we're gonna mix it up and just keep all the stuff going for the PRIEST fans out there that can't get enough of this."

JUDAS PRIEST are continuing to tour in support of "Angel of Retribution", their first album with Halford in 15 years. "Angel of Retribution" was produced by Roy Z, who has previously worked on solo albums from Halford and IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson.

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