Judas Priest are a heavy metal band formed in 1970 in Birmingham.
Judas Priest's core line-up consists of bass player Ian Hill, vocalist Rob Halford and guitarists Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing.
They have been cited as an influence on many heavy metal musicians and bands.
Their popularity and status as one of the definitive heavy metal bands has earned them the nickname "Metal Gods", from their song of the same name.
They have sold over 35 million albums worldwide.