1375. Judas Priest. Killing Machine. 1978. CBS (NL, NM-) = 30$

Label: CBS ‎– CBS 32218, CBS ‎– 32218 

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue

Country: Europe, Holland

Released: 1987

Genre: Rock

Style: Heavy Metal


Killing Machine is the fifth studio album by Judas Priest, released in November 1978. The album was Judas Priest's first stab at a "different" sound, and was created at about the same time that the band members adopted their now-famous "leather-and-studs" style. Killing Machine was retitled Hell Bent for Leather for US release, as the US branch of Columbia/CBS did not like the "murderous implications" of the album title. Additionally, the track "The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Pronged Crown)", an early Fleetwood Mac cover, was added to the running order; it was not on the UK release.

The album was remastered in 2001, with two bonus tracks added. The bonus track "Fight for Your Life" was the "original" version of Judas Priest's "Rock Hard Ride Free" from their Defenders of the Faith album.


A1                   Delivering The Goods 4:15

A2                   Rock Forever                         3:18

A3                   Evening Star                           3:55

A4                   Hell Bent For Leather             2:38

A5                   Take On The World               2:58

B1                   Burnin' Up                              3:55

B2                   Killing Machine                       3:00

B3                   Running Wild             2:51

B4                   Before The Dawn                   3:20

B5                   Evil Fantasies             4:09

Companies etc 

Recorded At – Utopia Studios

Recorded At – CBS Studios, London

Recorded At – Basing Street Studios

Mixed At – Utopia Studios

Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Records

Copyright (c) – CBS Records

Published By – Arnakata Music Ltd.


Bass – Ian Hill (2)

Co-producer – Judas Priest

Design, Cover – Roslav Szaybo

Drums – Les Binks

Engineer [Assistant] – Andrew Clark (2), Andrew Jackson, Damian Korner, Kevin Dallimore

Lead Guitar [Guitars] – Glenn Tipton, KK Downing*

Lead Vocals – Robert Halford*

Management – Arnakata Ltd.

Management [Direction] – David Hemmings (3)

Photography By – Bob Elsdale

Producer, Engineer – James Guthrie


Red CBS labels, black 'Nice Price' inner sleeve.

© 1978 CBS Records

1978 CBS Records

Made in Holland

Printed in Holland

Barcode and Other Identifiers

Rights Society: BIEM/STEMRA

Label Code: LC 0149

Matrix / Runout (Runout A): 01-83135-1A-1 01-32218-A C

Matrix / Runout (Runout B): 01-83135 01-32218-2B-1 A

Other (Distribution code): CB|231

Other (Code, encircled): 53

Other (Label A): CBS 32218-1 CBS 83135-1

Other (Label B): CBS 32218-2 CBS 83135-2

Other (Orig. cat. number, on the labels): (CBS 83135)