THE ARCHIVE: Rob Halford of Judas Priest Painkiller outfit (1990)

One of the elaborate leather studded outfits worn by Judas Priest frontman, Rob Halford, during the Painkiller (twelth studio album) tour period. Alongside pyrotechnics, light and video shows etc, outfits such play a significant role in the on stage theatrics commonly seen at heavy metal shows.

The Painkiller itself is one of a series of fictional messiahs created by Judas Priest. The Painkiller is described as a metal messiah sent to the world to destroy evil and rescue mankind from destruction.

Courtesy of Judas Priest

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