THE WORLD'S ONLY ALL-GIRL TRIBUTE TO THE METAL GODS, JUDAS PRIEST
and the #1 female tribute band in hard rock and heavy metal!!

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, Taylor Dayne, Sandra Bernhard, among other known musical artists. MilitiA's vocal prowess and stunning stage presence combined with the impressive and stellar musicians that comprise Judas Priestess:

For 2013, Judas Priestess welcomes a new lead guitarist, Rena Sands. This highly skilled shredder is an authentic and well-respected Metal Queen. She is a true musician's musician! JoSette on 2nd 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!

TESTIMONIALS
What people are saying about JUDAS PRIESTESS:

-K.K. Downing's (Judas Priest founder/guitarist) Steel Mill named JUDAS PRIESTESS "Metal's top female tribute!"

-Al Atkins (Judas Priest founding member and co-author of "Victim of Changes") "You women rock....fantastic version of Victim..."

-Sirius XM Radios' Jose Mangin "Judas Priestess just impressed ALL!"

-MTV.com says: "Metal Goddesses... drawing crowds larger than those of many established national acts." 

-New York Press calls the band "Killing machines!"

-Q104.3 NYC: DJ Ian O'Malley said live on-air "JUDAS PRIESTESS live is nothing short of awesome."

-John Pfeiffer, The Aquarian reported "These girls are lethal musicians that happen to be drop dead sexy."

- Laura B Whitmore, Guitar World "face-melting live performances...in addition to D Mercedes and Josette’s blazing dual
lead guitar chops, singer MilitiA is simply mesmerizing."

-Matt O'Shaughnessy, WVOX METAL MAYHEM "Having Judas Priestess on WVOX'S 'Metal Mayhem' show
was one of the biggest highlight's of my 25 year broadcasting career! The girls were awesome live on the air and we
literally received calls from all over the United States...the phone lines lit up like a Christmas tree"
 

This killer lineup is comprised of the best heavy metal women musicians possible to pay tribute to the Metal Gods!
Each member of Judas Priestess brings a unique quality to the mix as well as the technical prowess to make this group extraordinary.
MilitiA (vocals) The man who brought The Beatles to America, SID BERNSTEIN, calls her "A superstar!" MilitiA has toured as the leading female vocalist in Dee Snider's heavy metal horror orchestra Van Helsing's Curse and in Europe with Jesus Christ Superstar. She has performed with Cyndi Lauper, Taylor Dayne, Nancy Sinatra, Sandra Bernhard and CX Kidtronik, in addition to hosting and VJ'ing on FUSE Music Television, MTV2 and VH1.  She has an original hard rock band +SWEAR ON YOUR LIFE+ in which MilitiA is lead singer/songwriter and her song "Heavyhead" is featured on The Black Rock Coalition's compilation album “Rock & Roll Reparations Vol. 2 alongside tracks by Living Colour and Fishbone.  In Spring 2011, MilitiA performed this song live at the 7th Annual OUTMUSIC Awards in NYC in honor of Melissa Etheridge's Lifetime Achievement Award. This enormously talented vocalist/performer is featured in Black Rock Vol.1 by Earl Douglas and in the following upcoming books: Not Bad For A Girl Pt.2; What Are You Doing Here? Black Women in Metal, Hardcore and Punk. She is also an award-winning classically trained pianist and choral director.
Rena Sands (Guitar) is a highly skilled guitarist that has earned her place on the map as an accomplished metal musician. Rena was one of the founding members and the lead guitarist of the legendary all-female heavy metal band MEANSTREAK. MEANSTREAK made the statement that women can play, thrash, kick ass AND look good doing it too!  They made their mark as one of the most powerful female bands in metal history.  Rena was also a member of Lifetime TV's "GIRLS NIGHT OUT" pit band, and more recently, Long Island's MIXXED COMPANY. Some of her recording credits include: Meanstreak's Roadkill, The L'Amour Rocks album, The Other Side, The Dark Gift and Mixxed Company demos. She's headlined many shows with her bands as well as opening for heavy-hitting national acts such as, MOTORHEAD, MANOWAR, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, M.O.D., ANTHRAX, OVERKILL, DREAM THEATER, MOTLEY CRUE and more. Rena wields her axe with a fire and finesse, solo after solo - that will make you melt!
Josette (Guitar) earned her heavy metal cred as a teenager in her first ever band: the all girl Hari-Kari, managed and produced by the Eric Carr of KISS. At a young age Les Paul playing Josette became a seasoned rock performer, sharing stages with the top major acts of the day. A New Jersey native, she cites her main influences as Jimmy Page and Stevie Ray Vaughn. She has done extensive touring with various artists such as Chud of Misfits & XWard, Erocktica, and Warped with Shiragirl. Josette also plays the banjo.
Gyda Gash (Bass) In addition to having her own music released on Needleteeth Records, she plays bass in The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black. Gyda was the bassist in the seminal doom metal band Angel Rot, with ex-White Zombie axeman Tom Five. Also in Shewolves with The Cycle Sluts from Hell's Honey 1%er. She has toured Europe playing bass in Psychic TV with Genesis P. Orridge. Numerous guest appearances include David Bowie guitarist Earl Slick and Texas Terri Bomb. She also played bass in the house band on artist Mark Kostabi's celebrity Cable TV show "Title This" joining a variety of musical guests that included jazz great Ornette Coleman, Blue Oyster Cult's Al Bouchard, and Sex Pistol's Glenn Matlock.
Some people may also know of her from the book 'Please Kill Me' as being one of the first ladies of the original NYC punk scene. Gyda's
tribute band history includes bassist with' Ziggy Starlet and the Spiders from Venus (all girl David Bowie) and lead singer in 'New Hope for the Plasmatics' (Plasmatics)."
Hillary Blaze (Drums) comes at you hard and heavy with both feet kickin! Raised on Rock n Roll, she brings the fire! Devoted to her music, Hillary left her small hometown for the big city of Boston to study with world renowned drum instructor Gary Chaffee (Vinnie Colaiuta, Steve Smith, Joey Kramer) to achieve pro status on the kit. Her versatile history includes performing for 60,000+ at halftime for the NFL Indianapolis Colts at age 17 with her high school band, touring Europe, Hong Kong, and playing festivals throughout the U.S. She is also a co-founder of the original, all-female, heavy rock band Jaded that has toured and shared stages with Alice Cooper, Alice In Chains, Brett Michaels Rock of Love Tours, Buckcherry, Lacuna Coil, Lit, Papa Roach, Sevendust, Skid Row, Twisted Sister, and WASP among others. The Blaze loves it Live!!! Hillary has endorsement deals with Sabian Cymbals (the only cymbal that can withstand the Blaze!!), Vic Firth Drumsticks and Remo drumheads.