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


Source: robhalford.com
Band profile: Halford
 
Posted: 03.11.2009 by Fastolphbolger



Comments

‹‹ Back to the News
Comments: 34  
Users visited: 233  
Search this topic:  


Icedburden - 03.11.2009 at 11:24  
I usually can't stand most of these holiday themed albums. Hopefully this won't be as bland as I think it will be. The songs not included bit is pretty funny though.
Doc Godin - 03.11.2009 at 11:32  
I sincerely pray this is a fucking joke.
TheBigRossowski - 03.11.2009 at 11:40  
Jesus FUCKING Christ, man. God damn it, Walter!
Dangerboner - 03.11.2009 at 11:47  
I've always liked Christmas songs with electric guitars (remember the Twisted Sister Christmas album?). I wanna check it out. Call me gay if you want, but Rob singing O Holy Night will be grand.

Gorgoroth should do a Christmas album lol
Doc Godin - 03.11.2009 at 12:01  
Written by TheBigRossowski on 03.11.2009 at 11:40

Jesus FUCKING Christ, man. God damn it, Walter!

You want a fucking christmas album? There are ways dude, you don't want to know. Hell I can get you a christmas album - with Halford on vocals - by 3 o'clock.
TheBigRossowski - 03.11.2009 at 12:04  
Written by Doc Godin on 03.11.2009 at 12:01

Written by TheBigRossowski on 03.11.2009 at 11:40

Jesus FUCKING Christ, man. God damn it, Walter!

You want a fucking christmas album? There are ways dude, you don't want to know. Hell I can get you a christmas album - with Halford on vocals - by 3 o'clock.


lol. Could you please keep your voice down, sir...this is a family metal forum.
insanity.peppers - 03.11.2009 at 12:15  
Please don't let there be pics of halford dressed in bondage Santa gear ... please don't let there be pics of halford dressed in bondage Santa gear ... Please don't let there be pics of halford dressed in bondage Santa gear ...
Kingface - 03.11.2009 at 12:50  
Could be interesting!

I'm referring to the album, not Halford in Santa Bondage gear by the way!
distorted rage - 03.11.2009 at 13:40  
Mr. Halford could sing the dictionary and I would still listen to it. I'm actually kind of looking forward to hearing the album.
Lucas - 03.11.2009 at 14:18  
This should've been his moment of coming out.
Marmelademad - 03.11.2009 at 14:43  
"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.""

What's up with these songs? Can't find them anywhere. Does anyone know where to find them, if they even exist? They sure sound like fun

Cheers
Icedburden - 03.11.2009 at 15:21  
Written by Lucas on 03.11.2009 at 14:18

This should've been his moment of coming out.

MeloDeathViking - 03.11.2009 at 15:44  
Seriously, who better to ring in the birth of Jesus than the Metal God lol. This is going to be epic!
GT - 03.11.2009 at 16:20  
Is it just me or is the song "O Come O Come Emanuel" giving you bad pictures in your mind too
RhB - 03.11.2009 at 16:27  
Written by GT on 03.11.2009 at 16:20

Is it just me or is the song "O Come O Come Emanuel" giving you bad pictures in your mind too

hahahahahahahaha that's funny
Derwood - 03.11.2009 at 16:55  
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

So much for Turbo being the biggest slice of cheese Halford's been involved with.
Feng - 03.11.2009 at 17:54  
Written by GT on 03.11.2009 at 16:20

Is it just me or is the song "O Come O Come Emanuel" giving you bad pictures in your mind too


This song will never be the same now goddamit
nb - 03.11.2009 at 19:17  
This forum is the funniest I've read in MS in a long time.
Biedrik - 03.11.2009 at 19:52  
Written by GT on 03.11.2009 at 16:20

Is it just me or is the song "O Come O Come Emanuel" giving you bad pictures in your mind too

Well I'm never gonna be able to listen to that again.
JohnDoe - 03.11.2009 at 21:00  
Written by GT on 03.11.2009 at 16:20

Is it just me or is the song "O Come O Come Emanuel" giving you bad pictures in your mind too


Doesn't "Emanuel" refer to the son of God?

funny news anyway, I guess Rob has nothing better to do these days but to make a Christmas album.
Black Conundrum - 04.11.2009 at 02:49  
This is going to be interesting. And this thread is rather funny as well.
renai - 04.11.2009 at 06:10  
Yeah christmas album! merry christmas theeeen. The minor scale "We Three Kings" is a perfectly epic metal tune....
Daggon - 04.11.2009 at 09:32  
Written by Doc Godin on 03.11.2009 at 11:32

I sincerely pray this is a fucking joke.


Nope, it's not a fucking joke, I listened this thinking it was a joke or something funny made by fans (c'mon, even the cover art seems fanmade), now I'll never be the same...
Doc Godin - 04.11.2009 at 09:53  
Written by Lucas on 03.11.2009 at 14:18

This should've been his moment of coming out.

Funny you should mention that, I'm counting down the mere hours until someone makes an unbored album cover related to this - and I'm sure it will entail some homosexual references.
Magatouve - 04.11.2009 at 16:58  
Written by nb on 03.11.2009 at 19:17

This forum is the funniest I've read in MS in a long time.

True... but in Arabic there's a saying that goes like this "The worst of all problems is that which makes you laugh"
What could be worse than the metal god releasing a Christmas album. This is of course after the Kings of Metal released a Christmas song last year. And Nightwish ex-vocalist as well if I'm not wrong... what is wrong with metal today
Murder - 04.11.2009 at 20:17  
Holy crap! :S

fuck... I hope Rudolph the red nose reindeer isn't on the tracklist... u_u


The Shape 1973 - 04.11.2009 at 21:14  
If it was April 1st I'd think he was taking the piss.

I always thought he was camp as Christmas.
Warman - 05.11.2009 at 01:14  
Hahaha WTF?
Kap'N Korrupt - 05.11.2009 at 02:09  
Oh No! The German fans will have to wait for Halford's Christmas album...it's a damn shame...
LeChron James - 05.11.2009 at 04:42  
Album of the year. unquestionably. anyone who says otherwise is wrong.
Derwood - 06.11.2009 at 06:15  
All right, as a Judas Priest fan for the last 27 years, I just had to hear this thing. I hate to say it, but this is actually the headbangingest Christmas album I've ever heard. If you forget that they are Christmas songs, there's some seriously good metal on this thing. The opening track is ripping.

Although, as predicted, "O Come O Come Emmanuel" is decidedly gay.

It also has more than its fair share of premium grade cheddar, like "Winter Song"

Regardless, it's still better than Turbo.
nb - 06.11.2009 at 17:37  
Written by Derwood on 06.11.2009 at 06:15



Regardless, it's still better than Turbo.


I always found Turbo different than other Judas Priest albums, sounds a little more hard rock at times, but it still has some great songs in it.
Arian Totalis - 06.11.2009 at 22:17  
ROFLMAO
Overlord_PT - 20.11.2009 at 19:15  
Written by Dangerboner on 03.11.2009 at 11:47

Gorgoroth should do a Christmas album lol


lol

Advertise on Metal Storm


Login or register to post here.



Similar topics

Forum Topic Similarity Started
News Rob Halford - Launches New Apparel Company 6 28.04.2009 by Valentin B
News Hate Eternal - Bassist Releasing Death Metal Christmas Album 5.5 13.11.2013 by Syk
Metal arena Favorite Judas Priest album with Rob Halford 4.5 27.07.2011 by king_matt
News Otep - Releasing Live Album 4 27.10.2012 by Opethian
News Jim Matheos - Releasing Experimental Guitar Album 4 03.02.2014 by andreosokin



Hits total: 3439 | This month: 26