JUDAS PRIEST and the SCORPIONS performed at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Ireland Thursday night (March 24). Check out pictures and videos at this location (courtesy of Mark McGaughey). An excerpt from News Letter's review of the Belfast show follows:
"When Rob Halford appeared in the pupil of a mammoth backdrop of an 'electric eye' and JUDAS PRIEST launched into their first visit to Belfast for many a year, it was hard to shake 'Spinal Tap' scenes from the mind.
"'Spinal Tap', of course, made light of JUDAS PRIEST and their like when heavy metal ruled the '80s and demanded to be taken seriously.
"Thirty years on, the legendary British metal heads have not just reunited for the ride. At the Odyssey Arena they sent a clear message: Metal is alive, JUDAS is rising, and you had better get out of the way!
"'Thursday night in Belfast and the PRIEST is back with 30 years of heavy f***ing metal,' screamed Halford in his trademark wail.
"PRIEST, the rebirth, was in the face, raw heavy metal as it should be. The new songs from the band's 'Angel of Retribution' album slipped in comfortably between the leatherstudded sheets with classics of the past like 'Breakin' the Law', 'Turbo Lover' and 'The Ripper'."
Read the rest of the review at NewsLetter.co.uk.
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