Stained Class is the fourth studio album by British heavy metal band Judas Priest, released in February 1978. It is the first of three albums to feature drummer Les Binks. It gained notoriety for it's dark lyrics and themes, as well as a 1990 civil action trial where the band were accused of backmasking that allegedly led to the suicide attempts of two teenagers. Stained Class is the fourth studio album by the British Heavy Metal band. LP version is 180-gram vinyl and includes a download insert.