Painkiller (Judas Priest album)

1990 album by Judas Priest

Painkiller is the twelfth studio album by British heavy metal band, Judas Priest. Painkiller was released on 3 September 1990.

Studio album by
Released3 September 1990
RecordedJanuary – March 1990
GenrePower metal, heavy metal, speed metal
ProducerJudas Priest and Chris Tsangarides
Judas Priest chronology
Ram It Down

The album featured the singles "Painkiller", "A Touch of Evil", and "Night Crawler".

The album was the first to feature drummer Scott Travis who replaced Dave Holland. It was also the last album to feature Rob Halford who left the band after the tour of the album because of growing tensions within the band. Halford returned in 2003. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance at the 33rd Annual Grammy Awards in 1991 but lost to Metallica's cover of Stone Cold Crazy.[1]


No. Title Length
1. "Painkiller"    
2. "Hell Patrol"    
3. "All Guns Blazing"    
4. "Leather Rebel"    
5. "Metal Meltdown"    
6. "Night Crawler"    
7. "Between the Hammer & the Anvil"    
8. "A Touch of Evil"    
9. "Battle Hymn" (Instrumental)  
10. "One Shot at Glory"    


  1. "And The Grammy Nominees Are ..." Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2014-03-09.