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Original Judas Priest Singer Says His Intro To Upcoming Judas Priest Book Has Been Taken Out

Original Singer of Judas Priest Al Atkins has posted on his Facebook page Sept 10 2020 that his intro to the upcoming Judas Priest book has been removed

He Posted,

"Just been informed by Rufus Publishers that Judas Priest management have taken out all my intro to the new it should now be called '''47 YEARS OF HEAVY METAL'' . LOL"

On a second post one hour later

"OK , the book i have been told is 90% just pictures and around 2000 words text....but i don't think that is how it started out when i was asked to write the a lot of dough for just some pic's...but at least i know now."

JUDAS PRIEST and Rufus Publications have announced the publication of the first-ever official JUDAS PRIEST book documenting the band's extensive history over the last 50 years. Titled "Judas Priest - 50 Heavy Metal Years", the book has been put together by David Silver, Ross Halfin and Jayne Andrews.

This huge, 648-page coffee table book chronicles the history of the world’s foremost heavy metal band using hundreds of previously unseen, unpublished photographs from rock's greatest photographers including Halfin, Neil Zlozower, Mark Weiss, Fin Costello, Oliver Halfin and many more. With a linking text by renowned journalist Mark Blake, the book explores the bands exciting history on stage and off in a unique photo documentary designed to excite fans and devotees of true heavy metal the world over. Current bandmembers have all contributed to the book, with written pieces detailing their love and passion for the band, making this an extraordinary artefact for their legions of followers. The book features an exclusive cover by Mark Wilkinson, who has worked with the band for many years now.

Rufus Publications is making four editions of the book available, including an edition designed to raise money for the Glenn Tipton Parkinson's Foundation and a giant 410mm square edition supplied in a beautiful black metal slipcase. The book will ship in early December in time for Christmas.

Photo Justin Mihani for The Metal Voice

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