Original JUDAS PRIEST Frontman AL ATKINS Attends NAMM: Photos Available

January 25, 2006

Original JUDAS PRIEST singer Al Atkins and Pete MZ Emms, session bassist for Atkins and a member of U.K. rock band THE VASELINE RATS, attended the 2006 Winter NAMM show (National Association of Music Merchants) this past weekend in Anaheim, California. Check out pictures at this location.

As previously reported, Atkins has just released a new promotional DVD. Produced by Mpeguk Ltd, the DVD (released on DVD-R) includes music videos of three selected tracks off his new CD, "Demon Deceiver - The Sin Sessions": the title track, "Demon Deceiver", "Cradle to the Grave" and the JUDAS PRIEST classic "Victim of Changes". The musicians include BUDGIE guitarist Simon Lees, DANTE FOX guitarist Mike de Jager, Emms, drummers Mick Hales and Adrian Badlands, and guitarist Chris Johnson. The videos include footage shot during the recording of the tracks at MAGNUM's Madhat Studios, JB's Live Music Venue and during Al's tour of the U.S.

Check out sample clips at www.mpeguk.com. Free downloads, including iPod downloads, will be available on the site shortly.

Al has recorded "Victim of Changes" three times on different albums over the last 15 years since he turned solo. "This time it's a much shorter and faster version than before. It's fucking awesome," Atkins said. Also appearing on the album is a song called "Drown", which is said to be a duet between Al and Kansas-based vocalist/guitarist Johnny Lokke.

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