The album was recorded at Miraval Studios, Brignoles, France in early 1990 and mixed at Wisseloord Studios, Hilversum, the Netherlands later that year. It was produced by the band and Chris Tsangarides, marking the first time since 1978's Killing Machine that Judas Priest had not worked with Tom Allom and the first time since 1976's Sad Wings of Destiny that Judas Priest and Tsangarides worked together.

Despite the album being finished in March 1990, the album's release was delayed due to the pending, much-publicized subliminal message trial that began on 16 July 1990. The band was the subject of a civil lawsuit alleging their recording was responsible for the suicide attempts of two young men in Reno, Nevada on 23 December 1985. The case was eventually dismissed on 24 August 1990. With the trial behind them, the band finally released the album on 3 September 1990.

The album was certified Gold by RIAA in January 1991, also received a Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance at the 33rd Annual Grammy Awards, losing to Metallica's cover of the Queen song "Stone Cold Crazy".

It is the first Judas Priest album to feature drummer Scott Travis, who replaced long-time drummer Dave Holland in 1989. Travis was previously a member of Los Angeles band Racer X and with his heavy use of double kicks it gave Judas Priest a new sound and heavier edge.

 

Tracklist

Painkiller 6:05
Hell Patrol 3:37
All Guns Blazing 3:55
Leather Rebel 3:34
Metal Meltdown 4:47
Night Crawler 5:45
Between The Hammer And The Anvil 4:49
A Touch Of Evil 5:58
Battle Hymn 0:57
One Shot At Glory 6:46

Judas Priest - Painkiller [LP]

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