The Priest's Boot

The very best of Judas Priest bootlegs.

DVD Downloads

Here you'll find downloads of various full-size bootleg DVDs. All of these are uploaded on Mega, so you don't have to download that many files to get a full DVD. However, the links are likely to die out quicker than smaller files, so make sure to report any dead ones so that I can reupload them ASAP.

Also, the lower-quality WMV videos still remain on the same page as the audio files.

2011 High Voltage Festival

Here's a short but sweet DVD from the Epitaph tour, and the only pro-shot video from the tour I know of besides the official DVD. It was originally slated for an official DVD release before it was discarded due to the problems they had with the projection system at this concert. I know two versions of this exist: a HD version by Sky Arts which is only three songs long, and a standard DVD version by Spike TV which has five. This is the latter version.

Date and location: 23rd July 2011, High Voltage Festival, Victoria Park, London, UK


  1. Hell Bent for Leather
  2. You've Got Another Thing Comin'
  3. Breaking the Law
  4. Turbo Lover
  5. Painkiller

Technical details: NTSC, 384 kbps AC3 audio


2010 VH1 Behind the Music: Remastered

This is a nice documentary that tells a lot about the band, including some stuff never heard before. It first aired on 23rd September 2001, with a revised & remastered edition broadcast in March 2010. This DVD comes from the latter one.

Technical details: NTSC, 224 kbps MP2 audio

Download: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

2005 VH1 Classic acoustic session

This DVD was sent to me by "priest1410", and contains a VH1 special from 2005 with Eddie Trunk interviewing Rob, K.K. and Glenn. The trio also performs Diamonds and Rust and Worth Fighting For acoustically. A great addition to any fan's collection!


  1. Diamonds and Rust
  2. Worth Fighting For

Technical details: NTSC, 256 kbps MP2 audio


Metal Works '73-'93 VHS

This documentary tells the story of Judas Priest from the beginning until 1993. It includes interviews with the band members, other musicians and friends of the band, as well as footage from various live performances and promo videos. It was originally relased on VHS along with the similarly-titled CD compilation in 1993, however unlike the CD, the video was never reissued in any form. Curiously enough, while it has been converted to DVD by some, it has never been shared over the internet, so this is another world-first! Nowadays the whole documentary is on Priest's official YouTube channel, but annoingly enough it's split in 18 parts. In case you want a physical copy, here's the whole thing in one go as it originally appeared.

This comes from my own PAL VHS which I've converted and authored myself to a standard DVD. It should be playable on most DVD players. The quality isn't that great but is more than enough for collectors.

Lineage: Retail PAL VHS cassette -> Silva Schneider VRC 620 Y VCR -> standard RCA cables -> Magix VHS-to-USB converter -> Debut by NCH Software 5.52 (recording to PC) -> DVDLab Pro 2.51 (authoring) -> You!

Technical details: PAL, 128 kbps MP2 audio

Download: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

1991 Dream Deceivers documentary

An excellent and sober look at the infamous court case (James Vance et al. vs. Judas Priest) in which Judas Priest's music, and the alleged subliminal messages contained therein, were purported to be the impetus for two young Priest fans to shoot themselves with a shotgun, resulting in one death, and leaving the other with horrific injuries.

Documentary shown as part of the 'Fine Cut' series on BBC2 in 1994. Originally filmed in 1988-1991.

Technical details: PAL, 256 kbps AC3 audio

Download: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

1978-1991 Visual Metalogy Deluxe Edition

Here it is, one of the most important Judas Priest bootleg compilations ever - now in a much extended and improved form! The original Bondage Music version found here was quit decent in its own right, but whoever edited it applied some effects which in hindsight only made the thing worse than the original sources.

In early 2013 I was contacted by Dave "Bucksawz", a professional video editor who wanted to make a new version of the compilation by utilizing new sources, editing the existing footage and most importantly, adding rare clips that hadn't been seen often until now. So we started exchanging emails and planning this compilation, all the while Dave worked hard to find the best source materials available and compile them together to form the DVD set.

A bit over a year later after the project started, it was finished in May 2014. I can only imagine how much work Dave put into this, and he has kindly agreed for it to be exclusively uploaded here for all Priest fans to enjoy! In February 2015 Dave sent me an improved version, which fixes a number of technical glitches as well as adds a new clip from Foundations Forum 1990.

Both me and Dave have noticed that some people are selling this release to unwary customers and making a profit off it. While we expected this to happen the moment the set became publicly available, we strongly condone this practice as not only are fans getting ripped off for something that is freely available on the internet, but also because the sellers of bootleg releases are making money on historical performances of our favorite band without the artists getting any compensation. Anyway, with the release of a new, improved version all of those sold copies are redundant as they are based on the old release which had a number of errors and less material. I'm asking all fans to spread the word about this site as the one and only original download site of this release and the place to go for any possible future upgrades to it.

If you are going to share this elsewhere, please credit this site ( as the original source, only give it for free or trade to other bootlegs (never ask for money in exchange), always share the full set and don't break it into parts to use the footage elsewhere.

Quality varies between the performances, some of the rarer bits are G+ or VG-, while some like Dortmund '83 are just about on par with official releases. All in all this is a must-have for any serious fan!

Note: to minimise the chances of the files being corrupted, I've utilised an alternative method of splitting the DVD into downloadable files. Please read the last paragraph in this post for further info.

Disc 1

Chapters 1-5: Live at Koseinenkin Hall, Tokyo, Japan, 31st July 1978
1. Exciter
2. White Heat, Red Hot
3. Beyond the Realms of Death
4. Diamonds and Rust
5. Starbreaker

Chapters 6-7: Japanese TV Appearances, July 1978
6. Exciter #1
7. Exciter #2 + short interview

Chapters 8-9: Promotion Video Clips, The Dome, Brighton, England, 31st October 1978
8. Take on the World
9. Killing Machine

Chapter 10: RockPop 10, ZDF Studios, M√ľnich, West Germany, 30th December 1978
10. Rock Forever (mimed performance with live vocals)

Chapter 11: Live at Eissporthalle, Berlin, West Germany, 3rd December 1979
11. The Green Manalishi

Chapter 12: PM Magazine tour report, Dallas, TX, USA, 11th September 1982

Chapters 13-17: Live at the Tube, Tyne Tees Studios, Newcastle, England, 6th January 1984
13. Electric Eye
14. Freewheel Burning
15. You've Got Another Thing Comin'
16. Breaking the Law
17. The Green Manalishi

Chapter 18: Razzamatazz, Tyne Tees Studios, Newcastle, England, 18th January 1984
18. Freewheel Burning (lip-sync)

Disc 2

Chapters 1-7: Live at ZDF Rock Pop Festival, Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, West Germany, 18th December 1983
1. Riding on the Wind
2. Breaking the Law
3. Freewheel Burning
4. You've Got Another Thing Comin'
5. Living After Midnight
6. Victim of Changes
7. Hell Bent for Leather

Chapters 8-11: Live Aid, JFK Stadium, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 13th July 1985
8. Interview with Rob Halford
9. Living After Midnight
10. The Green Manalishi
11. You've Got Another Thing Comin'

Chapter 12: Foundations Forum 90, Sheraton Plaza La Reina Hotel, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 13th September 1990

12. Hell Bent for Leather

Chapters 13-16: Live at Irvine Meadows, Laguna Hills, California, USA, 12th July 1991

13. Hell Bent for Leather
14. The Green Manalishi
15. Living After Midnight
16. You've Got Another Thing Comin'

Technical details: NTSC, 192 kbps AC3 audio

Download Disc 1: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

Download Disc 2: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5

Download artwork

1991 Zagreb proshot

Here's a very rare pro-shot DVD of Judas Priest performing in Zagreb, Yugoslavia (now Croatia) just a couple of months before that part of the world was engulfed in a violent war. It only contains three songs, with a reporter talking about the band's history after each song. Electric Eye is cut slightly early as the reporter delivers his ending speech. I presume this was broadcast on the HRT2 channel, as it was one of Croatia's three main channels at the time and concentrated on sports and entertainment. However, I don't know any other details about this relatively obscure bootleg except that it was apparently shot on only one camera; combined with the relatively low quality it makes the bootleg feel more like an audience recording.

System: NTSC
Format: MPEG-2
Resolution: 704x480 (plays back as 720x480)
Aspect ratio: 4:3
Frame rate: 29.970 fps
Video bitrate: 10080 kbps
Menu: Yes (a very basic one at that)
Chapters: No
Audio codec: AC3/16-bit/48 kHz/256kbps/Stereo

Video quality: Fair+

Audio quality: Very Good-

Venue and date: Dom Sportova, Zagreb, Yugoslavia , 26th February 1991


1991 Rock in Rio proshot concert

Recorded at the Rock in Rio 2 festival in 1991, this performance had one the largest audiences Judas Priest have ever played to. This is likely sourced from both the original TV broadcast as well as the TV station master tape.
System: NTSC
Format: MPEG-2
Resolution: 720x480
Aspect ratio: 4:3
Frame rate: 29.970 fps
Bitrate: 6500 kbps
Menu: Yes
Chapters: Yes (one for each song)
Audio codec (menu): AC3/16-bit/48 kHz/192kbps/Stereo
Audio codec (concert): LPCM/16-bit/48 kHz/1536 kbps/Stereo

Video quality: Very good

Audio quality: Excellent
DVD artwork by Pete Z included.

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