Rob Halford Says Judas Priest Begin Writing New Album in Early 2020


In a new interview with Mike Hsu of Boston’s WAAF, Heavy Metal legend Rob Halford said that Judas Priest will begin writing their new album early in 2020. The band will be following the world-wide smash hit album and acclaimed by the music press Firepower (Epic Records). Speaking about his plans for the upcoming year, Rob said (hear audio below): “I’ll be heading back to the U.K. for the holidays, see my family and friends. And then we’re gonna start… There are two things happening. We’re gonna go into writing sessions in the early New Year, because we’re still buzzing from the ‘Firepower’ record and we’re raring to go, to see what else what we can come up with musically, through writing. So we’ve got that in planning. And then we go into the big production for the 50th anniversary [of JUDAS PRIEST], which, I believe, kicks off in Finland in June, I think it is. And then that’s it there. We’re off around the world for the rest of 2020 and some of 2021, celebrating 50 years of JUDAS PRIEST.” Continue reading

Rob Halford Drops New Single and Video, To Release New Holiday Album – “Celestial”

After Ghost Cult broke the news yesterday, Judas Priest legend Rob Halford confirmed he will release an all-new album, dubbed Celestial, credited to Rob Halford with Family and Friends, due out October 18th via Legacy Recordings. Halford will host an exclusive in-store event, signing CD or LP purchases of the album at FYE Arizona Mills at 2:00 P.M (in Tempe, Arizona). Details to follow closer to the event. The album will also be available for pre-order on Rob’s artist store – with exclusive merchandise and a limited, autographed metallic-gold color version of the vinyl. Pre-order sales are live now at the link below. watch the video for ‘Donner and Blitzen’ now! Continue reading

Rob Halford To Release A New/Solo Holiday Album – “Celestial”

Rob Halford of Judas Priest has revealed via a post on social media that he is releasing a new holiday album, Celestial! The “Metal God” posted that he will reveal all the details of the album at 9 PM PST tonight (9/5/2019) on Instagram. He released Halford III: Winter Songs in 2009 and his last solo release followed a year later with Halford IV: Made of Metal. We can’t wait for new Halford solo music and holiday songs! Continue reading

SOS Fest XII – Part I: Live at The Longfield Suite

Time for one of the highlights of my year, the rather excellent SOS festival. A festival envisioned 12 years ago by Lynne Hampson of Rocksector Records as an antidote to the plethora of family un-friendly festivals around at the time. Continue reading

Judas Priest Cancels Colorado Springs Show Due To Rob Halford Illness

Bad news for Judas Priest fans in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Their show tomorrow night, June 5th at Broadmoor Arena is canceled, due to illness. Rob Halford is suffering Bronchitis and cannot perform. He has been fighting the illness for over a week and now doctors have told him he needs full rest so his voice can recover. The bands’ North American tour, with special guests Uriah Heep, is scheduled to resume on Saturday, June 8 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Continue reading

Enforcer – Zenith

Unashamedly 1980’s in their approach to Metal, Enforcer were formed in Sweden in 2004 but it could just as easily have been LA in 1982. All leather, spandex, studded belts and dodgy haircuts, the Scandinavian four-piece tend to unfairly get lumped in with novelty acts such as Steel Panther, but are easily one of the better exponents of the retro Metal movement.

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Rob Halford Says There is Definitely a New Judas Priest Album On The Way

In a new interview with May The Rock Be With You, Rob Halford has stated that Judas Priest has been working on the follow up to Firepower, which released exactly one year ago via Epic Records. You can read the quotes below, transcribed by or watch the video below!  Continue reading