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Judas Priest

Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1969. Known for twin lead guitars, a wide operatic vocal style, and for introducing the S&M leather-and-studs look into heavy metal, they have sold over 50 million albums worldwide. more »

Along deserted avenues
 Steam begins to rise
The figures primed and ready  Prepared for quick surprise
He's watchin' for a sign
His life is on the line
Dogs whine in the alleys  Smoke is on the wind
From deep inside its empty shell
A cathedral bell begins to toll
A storm begins to grow

 Amidst the upturned burned-out cars
The challengers await
And in their fists clutch iron bars
With which to seal his fate
 Across his chest is scabbards rest
The rows of throwing knives
 Whose razor points in challenged tests
Have finished many lives 

Now facing one another 
The stand-off eats at time
Then all at once a silence falls
As the bell ceases its chime 
Upon this sign the challengers 
With shrieks and cries rush forth 
The knives fly out like bullets 
Upon their deadly course  Screams of pain and agony 
Rent the silent air
 Amidst the dying bodies
 Blood runs everywhere 
The figure stands expressionless  Impassive and alone  Unmoved by this victory 
And the seeds of death he's sown

 Sworn to avenge  Condemn to Hell
 Tempt not the blade 
All fear the Sentinel


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