Killing Machine is the fifth studio album by Judas Priest. It was released in the UK with the title Killing Machine, but was retitled Hell Bent for Leather for the US release due to concerns about the violent implications of the original title.
The album is considered to be a transitional album for Judas Priest, as it marked a move towards a more commercial sound while still retaining the band's signature heavy metal style. The album was a commercial success, reaching number 12 in the UK charts and number 54 in the US charts.
Some of the most popular songs from Killing Machine include "Delivering the Goods", "Hell Bent for Leather", and "The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)". The album has been praised by critics for its raw energy and powerful vocals.
|Original Release: 1978.
|Catalog No: 88985390811.
|Size: 12" single vinyl record.
|Additional: Seam Split.