spain 1982


On this day in music history: July 17, 1982 - “Screaming For Vengeance”, the eighth studio album by Judas Priest is released. Produced by Tom Allom, it is recorded at Ibiza Sound Studios in Ibiza, Spain in Early 1982. After having their commercial breakthrough in the US with the albums “British Steel” and “Point Of Entry”, Judas Priest return to the studio in early 1982 to record their eighth album. Once again, they record on the Spanish resort island of Ibiza (for tax purposes)The veteran heavy metal bands eighth release is their most successful to date in the US, spinning off two singles including “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin'” (#67 Pop, #4 Mainstream Rock) and "Electric Eye” (#38 Mainstream Rock). The band also tour extensively in support of the album and other metal bands such as Iron Maiden, Krokus and Uriah Heep opening for them on the US leg. It is remastered and reissued on CD in 2001, with two additional bonus tracks added. The expanded reissue is also released as a double vinyl LP by Back On Black Records in 2010, pressed on green, yellow, orange and standard black vinyl. “Screaming For Vengeance” peaks at number seventeen on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified 2x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.


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Born: May 29th, 1982 (Spain)
Bands: Sirenia (2008 – 2016)
Collaborations: Serenity (2011), Diabulus in Musica (2014), Enemy of Reality (2014), Melted Space (2015), Mägo de Oz (2015), Sebastien (2015), Débler (2017)
Curiosities: In May 2007, she was selected as a member of the young team in the Spanish version of X-Factor. In the different episodes, she sang Time After Time, Moonlight Shadow, Bring Me to Life and Why. She was eliminated in the fourth episode.
Personal life: Ailyn has heterochromia iridis, meaning she has two different eye colors, one eye is brown, and the other eye is green. She has type 1 diabetes since the age of 7.


Antonio Vélez

Apartment building, Madrid, Spain, 1982

A somewhat strange apartment building for a housing collective of young professionals.  Each tenant decided the size and position of their windows individually and along with the two tones of brickwork this lends the facade a playful and arbitrary character. The building sits on ‘pilotis’ and the large television aerial is a nod to pop culture.