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Star Monarchy - New Project By Ex-Halford Bassist

Bassist Ray Riendeau (Ex-Halford, James LaBrie) has launched a new project called Star Monarchy.

The music will feature songs written by Ray and some collaborations with other artists. It will be recorded by an ongoing cast of players/singers in various metal genres. Volume 1 features Francesco Artusato (All Shall Perish) on guitar, Dan Tompkins (Ex-Tesseract) on vocals and Peter Wildoer (Darkane, James LaBrie) on drums.

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Source: roadrunnerrecords.com
Posted: 08.09.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (1)


Ozzy Osbourne - To Tour North American With Rob Halford

Metal God Records and Rob Halford are pleased to confirm Halford North American concert dates November and December with Ozzy Osbourne. Twelve cities are currently available for sale with additional dates to be announced.

Ozzy Osbourne & Rob Halford 2010 North America Fall Tour

Nov. 12 - Victoria, BC - Save On Foods Memorial Centre
Nov. 14 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
Nov. 16 - Calgary, AB - Pengrowth Saddledome
Nov. 18 - Edmonton, MB - Rexall Place
Nov. 20 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
Nov. 23 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
Nov. 25 - Ottawa, ON - Scotiabank Place
Nov. 27 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
Dec. 01 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden Arena
Dec. 03 - E. Rutherford, NJ - Izod Center
Dec. 05 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
Dec. 12 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center

Halford will also perform at Seattle's Showbox on November 10th and Denver's Ogden Theatre on December 15th. Tickets available September 17th and 18th for
Halford's Seattle and Denver Headline Performances at Ticketmaster.com.

Rob Halford will be touring in support of his new studio release Halford IV - Made Of Metal featuring fourteen (14) new Halford studio recordings debuting world-wide September 27 - Oct 8 (UK & EU), September 28th (North America) and October 13, 2010 (Japan).

Halford's first live performances in more than seven years have included appearances this year in San Francisco, Montreal's Heavy Metal Festival and Ozzfest 2010.

Halford have confirmed Headline performances October 15, 2010 in Nagoya, Japan and October 16, 2010 at Tokyo's Loud Park Festival 10.

Halford have also confirmed South America Headline performances October 20 Lima, Peru; October 22 Santiago, Chile; October 24 Sao Paulo, Brazil; October 26 and October 27, 2010 Buenos Aires, Argentina. Halford's new NASCAR-themed, animated-music video 'Made Of Metal' created by London-based Animator Dean Wright debuts September 13, 2010 at: http://www.robhalford.com/madeofmetal.

The single 'Made Of Metal' digital download is available at iTunes and www.HalfordMusic.com.

Halford IV ­ Made Of Metal
Track Listing: 1) Undisputed 2) Fire and Ice 3) Made Of Metal 4) Speed Of Sound 5) Like There¹s No Tomorrow 6) Till The Day I Die 7) We Own The Night 8)
Heartless 9) Hell Razor 10) Thunder and Lightning 11) Twenty-Five Years 12) Matador 13) I Know We Stand A Chance 14) The Mower

RobHalford.com MetalGodShop.com MetalGodApparel.com MetalGodRecords.com HalfordMusic.com

Source: robhalford.com
Band profile: Ozzy Osbourne
Posted: 23.09.2010 by CHEF METAL HEAD | Comments (9)


Halford - New Video Online

Check out the new animated music video "Made of Metal" from Halford's new album Halford IV - Made of Metal below. The NASCAR-themed clip was created by London-based animator Dean Wright. Halford IV - Made Of Metal is scheduled for a release at the end of this month. More info concerning the album here.


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Source: robhalford.com
Band profile: Halford
Posted: 16.09.2010 by BudDa | Comments (21)


Halford - New Album Details

Halford will release its new album, Halford IV - Made Of Metal, on September 27 (Europe), September 28 (North America) and October 13 (Japan).

Produced by Roy Z. and recorded during 2009 and 2010, Halford IV - Made Of Metal features 14 new songs penned exclusively by Rob Halford.

Commented Halford: "It has been a long wait for the global Halford fan base, and of course I'm very pleased to return with Halford IV - Made Of Metal this September. It is probably the most personal release of my solo career in terms of my writing and performances. Halford IV - Made Of Metal hits hard on many musical and emotional levels. I'm certain it will be recognized as one of the band's best releases, and I'm looking forward to performing the new tracks this year and reconnecting the Halford band with its legions of metal fans."

Halford IV - Made Of Metal cover art] tracklist:

01. Undisputed
02. Fire and Ice
03. Made Of Metal
04. Speed Of Sound
05. Like There's No Tomorrow
06. Till The Day I Day
07. We Own The Night
08. Heartless
09. Hell Razor
10. Thunder and Lightning
11. Twenty-Five Years
12. Matador
13. I Know We Stand A Chance
14. The Mower


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Source: robhalford.com
Band profile: Halford
Posted: 04.09.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (26)


Rob Halford - Releasing Christmas Album

What better way to get into the holiday spirit than with Judas Priest lead singer Rob Halford belting out Yuletide carols.

Halford will release Halford III Winter Songs on November 3 in North America. The album will also come with a 24-page color booklet and will be out in Britain and Europe on November 9. German fans will have to wait until November 13 for it.

A preview of the record (as well as a video clip) is available through the website for Halford's Metal God Shop webstore with two singles also available for purchase: "We Three Kings" and "Get Into The Spirit."

"Well, I've always said I wanted to produce a Christmas CD," Halford says. "The Halford band has assembled a fantastic release, and we're excited to have produced a collection of holiday tracks which all of us have enjoyed from a very early age."

Other songs on the album include "O Come O Come Emanuel," "Winter Song," "When Christmas Comes For Everyone," "Light Of The World," "What Child Is This" and "O Holy Night."

Halford's band for the record includes guitarists Roy Z and "Metal" Mike Chlasciak, drummer Bobby Jarzombek and bassist Mike Davis.

Songs not included on the record include "Killing Machine/Hell Bent For Santa," "You've Got Another Gift Coming," "Defenders Of The Sleigh" or a reworked version of "Breaking The Law" entitled "Drinking The Nog."

The record is Halford's first solo album since 2002's Crucible.

Judas Priest spent a portion of 2009 on the road while celebrating the 30th anniversary of 1980's British Steel by performing it in its entirety. The group also released a new live album, A Touch Of Evil: Live, which was culled from their 2005 and 2008 world tours

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Source: robhalford.com
Band profile: Halford
Posted: 03.11.2009 by Fastolphbolger | Comments (34)


Rob Halford - Launches New Apparel Company

Press release:

The world of Rock and Roll has one Metal God - Rob Halford. The multi-Gold and Platinum Producer, Songwriter, Vocalist has graced the world's largest stages for decades leading his revolutionary solo acts: Halford, Fight and the legendary Judas Priest.

Developing new standards for the Rock and Metal genres with blazing vocals, dynamic themes, adorned head-to-toe in glass, leather and steel - The Metal God is universally recognized as an artist whom continually inspires and drives today's global Hard Rock industry.

With an eye on defining consumer-fashions for today's Rock and Roll lifestyles, Metal God Entertainment and Rob Halford are pleased to debut a new garment entity: Metal God Apparel.

With Pre-sale beginning today and shipments commencing June 15, 2009 Metal God Apparel will debut dozens of new, edgy-designs this year for youth, teens, men and women. Metal God Apparel re-produced on custom-dyed, cotton tees integrating the newest fashion technology, resulting in an extremely attractive, lightweight, soft-to-touch, active-wear for today's global music audiences.

Please visit http://www.MetalGodApparel.com for more details.

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Band profile: Halford
Posted: 28.04.2009 by Ivan | Comments (35)


Halford - To Reissue Albums Through Metal God Entertainment

Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford has announced plans to post a monthly blog on his official web site and MySpace page. "I've got some pics and stories which I'll post later next month and I'm looking forward to sharing," he said.

On the subject of his current activities, Halford said, "I spent my recent break from the Judas Priest writing sessions looking in on the assembling of the forthcoming Fight and Halford music and film releases. They are f**kin' hot. You all have some great surprises in store."

Halford has laid out an ambitious release schedule for his new company called Metal God Entertainment (MGE). This year, Halford will reissue some of his non-Judas Priest material through MGE, starting with the Halford albums he made in 2000, 2001, and 2002, and he's also planning two DVDs and possibly some other music for next year. Halford told Launch he started MGE so that he could better control how things are released and promoted. "We really are very possessive of what we create, and we nurture it, obviously, from conception to its release," he said. "Most labels do an incredible job, and, and that's always been the case for me, but here's an opportunity now for me to look after things a little bit better, and give me a little bit more peace of mind in that area."

Besides working on MGE projects, Halford is in the midst of writing with Judas Priest. They're making a concept album about the 16-century prophet Nostradamus.

Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Halford
Posted: 22.09.2006 by Baz Anderson | Comments (2)


Halford - Plans New Solo Recording

"The Metal God Announces plan for new solo recording. also mades call to most tallented fans to participate in the recording of a new Halford song to broadcast exclusively on www.robhalford.com, Hey Fighting Irish have their own song, why not the Metal God's Quorum??!!"

http://www.robhalford.com

Band profile: Halford
Posted: 02.12.2004 by Metalforthespirit | Comments (0)


Tim Owens Declarations about Rob Halford

Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens recently spoke to Cleveland's "The Classic Metal Show" about Rob Halford's decision to announce his homosexuality on MTV the very same day in 1998 that PRIEST were performing their first show with Owens as the singer.

"Well, you've got to remember that was at the time when Rob was doing the TWO thing," Tim explained. "You know, if anyone ever saw the video, would have had to come out and admit he was gay, you know. So I figured that it was something that he had to do for himself. You know, who really cares? Every show that PRIEST did on that tour, there were flyers passed out for the TWO band. It was a publicity thing that he was doing, and I believe that it was the timing even with that, because he could have came out a year before or whatever. I'm glad he did, and I think almost everybody is. Who cares? You know, I might care if it was somebody else, but for some reason it hasn't bothered me ever. He's the ultimate singer and the Metal God. But it was a publicity thing, and everybody does it. It backfired, and so be it." Elaborating further on the interviewer's observation that Halford's announcement came on the same day as Owens' first live appearance with PRIEST, Tim said, "Yeah, yeah. Yeah, he comes out to New York while we're there. He was even in the same hotel we were in. It was an odd thing. Maybe I'm gonna drop a bombshell on PRIEST one of these days, and I'll strategically plan it too! (laughing). I'm going to wait until they're in town and I'm going to stay in the same hotel and then release it, just to see what happens! It probably won't work. (laughing)"

Band profile: Judas Priest
Posted: 20.01.2004 by undercraft | Comments (0)