In the history books of rock 1980 is a pivotal time, it was the crowning year for New Wave Of British Heavy Metal. Many classic records were unleashed during that period of time. It was also the birth of Monsters Of Rock, the biggest heavy metal festival in the world. Judas Priest played first Monsters Of Rock 40 years ago, 16.8.1980 along with Rainbow and Saxon.
Read Steel Mill’s article on the birth of the legend, with K.K.‘s recollections of the event included: