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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Judas Priest: "The Chosen Few" Out On October 11th

According to, Judas Priest will release a new compilation album, "The Chosen Few", on October 11th via Legacy/Sony. The collection contains songs that were selected by some of the biggest names of the hard rock and heavy metal world, including Gene Simmons, Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, James Hetfield, Alice Cooper and Lemmy. 

"This is a collection of songs chosen by our friends and respected peers,"Priest frontman Rob Halford tells "So we hope all the metal maniacs out there will rock out to the tunes enjoyed by metal legends."

"The Chosen Few" will contain explanations from the artists about each of their selections, including Taylor making the argument that Priest early MTV anthem "You've Got Another Thing Coming" established the group as "the blueprint for the ultimate heavy metal band." 

"The Chosen Few" track listing:

01. Diamonds And Rust (1977) - chosen by Joe Elliott (DEF LEPPARD)
02. Dissident Aggressor (1977) - chosen by Steve Vai and Geoff Tate (QUEENSRŸCHE)
03. Exciter (1978) - chosen by ACCEPT
04. Beyond The Realms Of Death (1978) - chosen by Lars Ulrich (METALLICA)
05. Delivering The Goods (1979) - chosen by Kerry King (SLAYER)
06. The Green Manalishi (with the Two-Pronged Crown) (1979) - chosen by David Coverdale (WHITESNAKE) and Randy Blythe (LAMB OF GOD) 
07. The Ripper (1979) - chosen by Ozzy Osbourne
08. Victim Of Changes (1979) - chosen by James Hetfield (METALLICA)
09. Breaking The Law (1980) - chosen by Lemmy (MOTÖRHEAD)
10. Rapid Fire (1980) - chosen by Vinnie Paul (PANTERA, HELLYEAH)
11. Grinder (1980) - chosen by Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY)
12. Living After Midnight (1980) - chosen by Alice Cooper and Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH)
13. Screaming For Vengeance (1982) - chosen by Slash (GUNS N ROSES)
14. You’ve Got Another Thing Coming (1982) - chosen by Klaus Meine (SCORPIONS) & Corey Taylor (SLIPKNOT)
15. The Sentinel (1984) - chosen by Chris Jericho (FOZZY)
16. Turbo Lover (1986) - chosen by Jonathan Davis (KORN)
17. Painkiller (1990) - chosen by Joe Satriani

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