Inspired by Heavy Metal icons Judas Priest and their best-selling record, Z2 Comics proudly announces Screaming for Vengeance the graphic novel. Teaming with writers Rantz Hoseley (Comic Book Tattoo, the Heroin Diaries) and Neil Kleid (Savor), and artist Christopher Mitten (Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.), the multi-platinum selling Metal Gods bestow upon their generations of fans their first-ever graphic novel! The book is due for release in July of 2022, in time for the bands’ 40th anniversary of the album and the return of the in-person San Diego Comic Con, the largest convention of Comicbook and Fantasy culture in the world.
Former Judas Priest drummer Dave Holland, who played on all of their crucial 1980s albums has passed away at age 69. No cause of death has been revealed. Dave was the drummer in Priest from 1979 until 1989 when he exited the band and was replaced by current drummer Scott Travis. Holland is the second longest standing drummer of the band, besides Travis. Holland had a storied career in rock and heavy metal until a conviction in 2006 for attempted rape, indecent assault, and child endangerment led to his imprisonment until 2012. Holland maintained his innocence in the matter until his death. Continue reading