This was the third single taken from British heavy metal band Judas Priest's sixth album, British Steel.
This song was inspired by the unpopularity of the Conservative government in the UK at the beginning of the 1980s. Frontman and lyricist Rob Halford explained to Billboard magazine: "There was a feeling of the vast population of the British public being united against a government we felt was uncaring. It was also a kind of kickback to the way we were being ignored by various elements of the press in our home country because the punk movement was dominating everything. We wanted to send a rallying call out to the metalheads, not only in the UK but everywhere."