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Share of heavy metal band’s royalties up for sale

 A share of the royalties from the back catalogue of heavy metal band Judas Priest is up for sale by administrators.

A share of the royalties from the back catalogue of West Bromwich heavy metal band Judas Priest is up for sale by administrators.

The interest in royalty rights to 136 Judas Priest tracks was held by Ken Downing Ltd – the eponymous company of founding member KK Downing – which collapsed into administration last October.

The share of the back-catalogue owned by Ken Downing Limited currently generates between £250,000 and £300,000 in income per annum, and includes the tracks Breaking The Law, Living After Midnight and Painkiller.

Although Downing left the band in 2011, Judas Priest is currently in the middle of a world tour, promoting new album Firepower which debuted at the number 5 spot in Billboard’s top 200 list in March.