Defenders Of The Faith is what heavy metal fans have been waiting for. This epic biography of Judas Priest includes over 50 interviews with prominent musicians producers record company personnel journalists childhood friends and ex-band members. From their deprived beginnings in late-sixties West Bromwich through the numerous line-up changes of the 1970s to the controversial sell-out US tours in the 1980s here is the complete history of the band up to and beyond their meltdown in the 1990s. The story continues with their re-invention in 1996 after the defection of Rob Halford... and Halfords eventual return to the fold in 2003. Defenders Of The Faith is also about the music. From the bands earliest demos to their contentious contract with Gull Records and breakthrough success with CBS every album and tour is examined and assessed in detail. The result is the fullest and most authentic portrait of Judas Priest there has ever been!