Judas Priest bring their Redeemer of Souls Tour back to San Francisco, and prove that they still know how to deliver the goods.

Opening their set with Dragonaut, Judas Priest delivered 90 minutes of both newer and classic material to the rabid metalheads who packed the Warfield Theater for a rare performance in such an intimate setting.

Led by the ‘Metal God’ Rob Halford, the band were dialed in as they tore through “Victim of Changes,” “Desert Plains,” “Beyond the Realms of Death,” and “Screaming for Vengeance.”

As they closed their set with the final encore of “Living After Midnight,” it was quite apparent that the mighty Judas Priest are still at the top of their game.

Direct support on this tour comes from Mastodon, who, despite some early sound problems, put on a solid hour-long set which featured songs from their latest release, Once More ‘Round the Sun.

National Rock Review photographer Raymond Ahner was in the photo pit to document the evening.

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Raymond Ahner is a professional freelance photographer residing in San Francisco, California. Growing up in the Bay Area, Raymond was lucky enough to witness both the Punk and Thrash Metal scene of the 1980's explode literally right in front of his eyes. It was a pretty special time in his life, and is what instilled his love for live music. Over the years Raymond has been fortunate enough to combine his passion for live music with his love of photography. And although he will always love shooting the big arena Rock show, it is in a tiny, packed to the rafters club were he his most at home with his gear.

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