Audio Recordings


Judas Priest
June 22, 1984
Stabler Arena
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
Metal Conqueror Tour

01 Love Bites
02 Jawbreaker
03 Grinder
04 Metal Gods
05 Breaking the Law
06 Sinner
07 Desert Plains
08 Some Heads Are Gonna Roll
09 The Sentinel
10 Rock Hard, Ride Free
11 Night Comes Down
12 The Hellion
13 Electric Eye
14 Heavy Duty/Defenders of the Faith
15 Freewheel Burning
16 Victim of Changes
17 The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown)
18 Living After Midnight
19 Hell Bent for Leather
20 Oh Yeah!
21 You've Got Another Thing Comin'

Judas Priest
Stabler Arena
Bethlehem, PA
June 22, 1984
16 bit version
Gear: Sony ECM 939LT mics > Sony WMD6C cassette recorder
Transfer and mastering by }{eywood
Lineage: Maxell XLIIS 90s (M) > Optimus SCT-57 playback deck > Adobe Audition 1.5 (wav recording at 24/96, speed correction, EQ, splits & fades, limiting, conversion to 16/44.1) > TLH (SBE fix, flac 8)

This release is a significant upgrade to circulating copies of this show because it is a fresh transfer from the master done on July 31, 2014. The taper says no one has ever done a transfer from the master and that any circulating copies were made from traded cassettes and are therefore at least a generation down from this, perhaps more.
A very good recording with the only drawback being the Sony mic not really being able to handle the volume of the Priest onslaught. There is a bit of high end crackle from the mic diaphragms maxing out, though not very much, and not enough to spoil the show.
Speaking of the show, I though Rob only started the random high screams on the Turbo tour and peaked with the Ram It Down tour. This show is one of those shows where he was really confident in his singing and just shows off his high scream as often as possible, sounding a lot like he sounded a couple of years later. Drawbacks are Grinder and Some Heads Are Gonna Roll, two songs that Rob seemed to be having a hard time translating to live performance.
Although this date appears on several internet tour date lists as being the Philadelphia Spectrum, the taper assures me it was definitely the Stabler Arena in Bethlehem, and that he would never and has never taped in the Spectrum because it had crappy sound. Philadelphia may have been on the 23rd (as it appears on some lists) or may not have been played at all.
Three blank spots in the recording caused by technical difficulties, have been patched using the recording of the previous show on the 20th in Binghamton, NY. This was also recorded by the same taper with the same gear, and I used it for this reason, not to mention the remarkable similarity of the performances. These patches include a 3 second fill at 1:22 in Love Bites where the level adjustments at the start caused a dropout, patches from 1:18-1:24 and 2:09-2:12 in The Sentinel because there were blanks in those spots.

8a2a456a5a54becaf85de7c676144ef9 *01 Love Bites.flac
8c76586a20f0df4f235d6d7cb7b1b7e1 *02 Jawbreaker.flac
b5eb4df9bca1982f7095a892212cdf0d *03 Grinder.flac
27b6099ce08acc65bdfc66f98177370f *04 Metal Gods.flac
22ffa2fd1ff01b727cf743c595709051 *05 Breaking The Law.flac
2b39bbb2392019132f3e385d16e49370 *06 Sinner.flac
718f68d80a993dbb8373e63e4c3094a1 *07 Desert Plains.flac
673eab761cffdcb19fc2b403ce507908 *08 Some Heads Are Gonna Roll.flac
603093c342f32ef2d47991ed7d98c797 *09 The Sentinel.flac
fbca301ded14ac93cd5fdb345dae5ecf *10 Rock Hard, Ride Free.flac
b6d95d4e9eb5352bc95274dd1dbe4e1b *11 Night Comes Down.flac
122599edb0f5f857073db2e878035516 *12 The Hellion.flac
57ebc76fc4843d5c98f459bd8e302dff *13 Electric Eye.flac
52550d67f7bc5afd4b854df8bda53ef1 *14 Heavy Duty.flac
e8a6e65825e3b8ae052c69816597729d *15 Defenders Of The Faith.flac
5fdf296e553c48c63e1c9d1a9d8604b8 *16 Freewheel Burning.flac
3ec45273e9a9d46f7ab5e91b2081c60a *17 Victim Of Changes.flac
34f1a7ab9ba60d6a14f42d0b4931fa31 *18 The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown).flac
364ed40bfc04a53eb307c820346eebde *19 Living After Midnight.flac
e03fc55aaa4c31de5c1fb6f399e2e716 *20 Hell Bent For Leather.flac
af607a7649b9837b0c2f3e1dcf2e969c *21 Oh Yeah!.flac
66f04a107dd3ed4d958eefe670168b1e *22 You've Got Another Thing Comin'.flac
2 CDs
Transfer and mastering by }{eywood
Sony ECM 939LT mic > Sony WMD6C cassette recorder
Maxell XLIIS 90s (M) > Optimus SCT-57 playback deck > Adobe Audition 1.5 (wav recording at 24/96, speed correction, EQ, splits & fades, limiting, conversion to 16/44.1) > TLH (SBE fix, flac 8)
16 bit version
57:12 - 55:19