Monday, January 13, 2014

The Simpsons: Judas Priest is not death metal

The Simpsons have made an effort to correct an error by producers that claimed Judas Priest are a death metal band, following the group’s recent appearance on the FOX animated series.

After proclaiming the group as “death metal” in the January 5th episode, Sunday night’s program began with Bart Simpson scrawling "Judas Priest is not death metal" in the opening blackboard sequence.

Priest rocked the previous episode with a spoof of their 1980 classic, “Breaking The Law”, tweeked to address the show’s storyline regarding copyright law.

Homer gets arrested after downloading movies illegally and finds refuge at the Swedish consulate in the US, where his daughter Lisa explains that the "people of Sweden feel that all movies should be shared freely."

The FBI finally find Homer and his family and proclaim: "There's only one way to get fugitives out of a foreign building and that's blasting death metal!" While Priest perform, the head of the Swedish consulate adds: "Swedes love death metal … it reminds us of death."

Priest and metal fans were reportedly outraged at the classification, and the FOX show made an effort to correct their mistake.

As part of their recent seasonal holiday message, Judas Priest confirmed that they will release a new album this year.

Halford describes the follow-up to 2008's "Nostradamus" as "hard. It's heavy. It's something we think our Priest fans will be thrilled with. We know we have a reputation to maintain, and we know we have to deliver something really strong and solid. The album is going to be full of all the great things you love about Judas Priest."

See also:

VIDEO: Judas Priest perform on The Simpsons
Judas Priest post holiday greetings and new album update
Judas Priest singer Rob Halford to guest on The Simpsons
Judas Priest settle lawsuit by Rob Halford’s ex-manager
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