When metal giants Judas Priest wrapped their 2012 world tour at London's Hammersmith Apollo last May, they filmed the historic gig – possibly their last – as a souvenir for their massive, loyal following. Now packaged as Epitaph, that career-spanning concert-turned-long-form video is due May 27th on DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats.
In advance of that release, the Rob Halford-fronted metal veterans submit this headbanging, high-energy performance of their enduring 1981 road anthem “Heading Out to the Highway.” Three decades onward, the quintet may have played its last-ever large scale tour, but this clip affirms that even heavy metal can age gracefully.
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This article originally appeared on Rolling Stone: Judas Priest Blast Through 'Heading Out to the Highway' Live – Premiere