Painkiller is the twelfth studio album by British heavy metal band Judas Priest, released in September 1990. It is the last Judas Priest album to feature lead singer Rob Halford until his return for the 2005 album Angel of Retribution and the first to feature drummer Scott Travis. Painkiller is the first Judas Priest album to feature drummer Scott Travis, who replaced long-time drummer Dave Holland in 1989.
Painkiller (1990) by Judas Priest. Labels: Columbia Records, Sony Music. Genres: Heavy Metal Members: Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, K. K. Downing, Ian Hill, Scott Travis.
Faster than a bullet, terrifying scream Enraged and full of anger, he's half man and half machine Rides the Metal Monster, breathing smoke and fire Closing in with vengeance soaring high. He is the Painkiller This is the Painkiller
Painkiller is the first Judas Priest album to feature drummer Scott Travis, who replaced long-time drummer Dave Holland in 1989. Travis was previously a member of Los Angeles band Racer X. The album was recorded at Miraval Studios, Brignoles, France in early 1990 and mixed at Wisseloord Studios, Hilversum, the Netherlands later that year. It was produced by the band and Chris Tsangarides, marking the first time since 1978's Killing Machine that Judas Priest had not worked with Tom Allom. Pictures, videos, biodata, and files relating to Painkiller (Judas Priest album) are also acceptable encyclopedic sources.
Judas Priest finally released Painkiller on September 3rd, 1990. It was an instant classic. The band came roaring back into the heavy metal universe with perhaps its heaviest release yet. Painkiller was a speed metal masterpiece, and its take no prisoners style was very influential over the next decade and a half, especially to German power metal bands such as Primal Fear and Gamma Ray. Unlike in previous albums, every song is strong on Painkiller. If Painkiller had a weak point, it would be the lyrics that were put together for the album's songs. Judas Priest has never been known for writing deep or introspective lyrics, but what you'll find on Painkiller is some of the worst of their career.
|3||All Guns Blazing||03:57|
|7||Between The Hammer & The Anvil||04:49|
|8||A Touch Of Evil||05:45|
|10||One Shot At Glory||06:48|
|11||Living Bad Dreams||05:22|
|12||Leather Rebel (Live)||03:38|
NotesBooklet: 8 pages. Released in a regular Jewel Case with clear tray.
On back cover:
© 1990 Sony Music Entertainment ℗ 2002 Monsters of Rock Records
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout: MOFR 0237
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|70.154||Judas Priest||Painkiller - "Mata Dolores" (LP, Album)||Columbia||70.154||Argentina||1990|
|CK 46891||Judas Priest||Painkiller (CD, Album, RE)||Columbia||CK 46891||US||Unknown|