Judas Priest’s “Unleashed In The East” was originally released back in September 1979, exactly 40 years ago.
It marked an end to an era both for Priest and for heavy metal. The punk reign had all but ended while NWOBHM was just about to begin. “Unleashed In The East” showed the way to a revolution, it was punk in all attitude, the songs on it were 1970’s in style but delivered in the sharp as steel sound of heavy metal thunder.
Read Steel Mill’s article on the album with K.K.’s comments included: