JUDAS PRIESTESS The World's ONLY All-Girl Tribute to the Metal Gods, JUDAS PRIEST, is a rock phenomenon! Formed in 2009, this striking group of leather and chain-clad, multi-talented, NYC based women rockers has created a world-wide reputation, complete with rave reviews from music critics, adoring fans, and has the blessing of the Metal God himself, Judas Priest front man Rob Halford on VH1 Classic's popular That Metal Show. Legendary Judas Priest guitarist, KK Downing, featured the group on the Third Anniversary of his Steel Mill website, which called them Metal's top female tribute! Al Atkins, original Judas Priest vocalist and co-author of Victim of Changes contacted the band to say "You women rock - fantastic version of Victim!" As the press quotes attest, this band has numerous feature articles and has been written about in publications such as MTV.com, Guitar World, Blabbermouth, Decibel, High Times, New York Press, and many others.

JUDAS PRIESTESS has performed at many festivals,motorcycle rallies, charities and special events. The band shared the stage with Twisted Sister at Dee Snider's Bikers for Babies charity rally for the March of Dimes in Long Island, NY and they have opened up for legendary pioneers of doom metal, Pentagram. In Spring 2011, Cape Fear Harley Davidson sponsored JUDAS PRIESTESS performance at North Carolina's Rock Shop Music Hall and they immediately followed that date as the headline attraction opening weekend at Myrtle Beach Bike Week in South Carolina - a triumphant return for the band at SBB 4-Corners. Myrtle Beach Bike Week is one of the four top biker events in the U.S.A. with over 300,000 people from around the world attending. At Harley Bike Week the band was such a hit that they scored the cover of The Sun News KICKS! Section (June 17, 2011) in an article about the world?s best tribute bands that perform in that international tourist mecca, Myrtle Beach. The band also captured the attention of new 'biker' show, "Ride On America" and is featured in an episode. In September 2011, JUDAS PRIESTESS headlined the Indian Larry Motorcycles Block Party in Brooklyn, NY, the annual day-long outdoor event that memorializes one of the motorcycle world's most acclaimed, creative and beloved icons, Indian Larry.

October 2011 they headlined a special Halloween event in NYC's iconic Penn Station, sharing the spotlight with world famous Madame Tussand's, and Broadway's "Rock of Ages", among others, as 100,000 commuters passed through the train station during the rush-hours. JUDAS PRIESTESS headlined HIXONFEST in NYC (2010) with Richard Christie of Iced Earth and the Howard Stern show jamming on drums with the band onstage. The band also headlined Massachusetts's first all-girl band festival Metal Galz Rule!

Judas Priestess spectacular front woman, MilitiA, has been called by the French Music Press "the true cross between Rob Halford and Tina Turner". MilitiA has been Dee Snider's lead vocalist in his heavy metal orchestra "Van Helsing's Curse"; has toured Europe with Jesus Christ Superstar; has performed with Nancy Sinatra, Cyndi Lauper, Living Colour, among other known musical artists. MilitiA's vocal prowess and stunning stage presence combined with the impressive and stellar musicians that comprise Judas Priestess:

In 2013, Judas Priestess welcomed a new lead guitarist, Rena Sands. This highly skilled shredder is an authentic and well-respected Metal Queen known and revered from her days with Meanstreak. She is a true musician's musician! Josette, also on lead guitar, a member since late 2010, comes with a renowned reputation as a 'kick ass female guitarist." She got her rock training in her first band, the all-girl Hari Kari managed by Eric Carr from KISS. Bassist Gyda Gash (co-founder) has a long-standing solid gold reputation as the first lady of doom from her days in Angel Rot and has many laudable and interesting achievements under her belt. Behind the kit is the heavy metal drum goddess Hillary Blaze from the Boston based all-girl band Jaded. Ms. Blaze is notorious for "bringing the FIRE" and the thunder!

Eyes of the Nile - Iron Maiden Tribute

Eyes of the Nile is a Washington, DC metro area based Iron Maiden tribute band.

Eyes of the Nile formed in late summer of 2015, when Chris answered a Craigslist ad placed by Navid for a Maiden tribute. A few emails and a voice memo recording of the chorus of "Flight of Icarus" later, the two realized they knew each other and had crossed paths in the Northern Virginia music scene, had a mutual respect for each other's work, and decided to recruit other musicians to play the classic Maiden catalog. Chris is a conservatory trained professional percussionist with the Navy band in Washington DC, who has also played countless shows with prominent DC area cover band Dr. FU. Navid is currently the vocalist/guitarist and main songwriter in Iris Divine, a progressive metal band signed to Sensory Records. Several auditions later, the guitar team of Daniel Tidwell (vocalist/ guitarist/ songwriter of Terracide) and Jason Hurley, and finally, DC transplant Jonathan Kennedy on bass.

With a shared love for the music of Iron Maiden, Eyes of the Nile is committed to delivering the songs with intensity and emotion; while you may hear a vibrato reminiscent of Bruce Dickinson, Harris' signature Fender bass tone, or Clive and Nicko's rhythm nuances, the band has chosen to forego stage props and costumes (although an Eddie the 'Ead might pop up at any time), and keeps the focus where it belongs - on the music of Iron Maiden, some of the greatest in the history of heavy metal.

Eyes of the Nile formed in late summer of 2015, when Chris answered a Craigslist ad placed by Navid for a Maiden tribute. A few emails and a voice memo recording of the chorus of "Flight of Icarus" later, the two realized they knew each other and had crossed paths in the Northern Virginia music scene, had a mutual respect for each other's work, and decided to recruit other musicians to play the classic Maiden catalog. Chris is a conservatory trained professional percussionist with the Navy band in Washington DC, who has also played countless shows with prominent DC area cover band Dr. FU. Navid is currently the vocalist/guitarist and main songwriter in Iris Divine, a progressive metal band signed to Sensory Records. Several auditions later, the guitar team of Daniel Tidwell (vocalist/ guitarist/ songwriter of Terracide) and Jason Hurley, and finally, DC transplant Jonathan Kennedy on bass.

With a shared love for the music of Iron Maiden, Eyes of the Nile is committed to delivering the songs with intensity and emotion; while you may hear a vibrato reminiscent of Bruce Dickinson, Harris' signature Fender bass tone, or Clive and Nicko's rhythm nuances, the band has chosen to forego stage props and costumes (although an Eddie the 'Ead might pop up at any time), and keeps the focus where it belongs - on the music of Iron Maiden, some of the greatest in the history of heavy metal.

Black Rose (Thin Lizzy Tribute)

Baltimore's Thin Lizzy Tribute, feat. Tobias Hurwitz, Jim Zill, Brent and Ben Jones

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