Halford (band)

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Halford
Rob halford Aug 2009.jpg
Background information
Origin Phoenix, Arizona
Genres Heavy metal
Years active 1999–present
Labels Metal God Entertainment
Associated acts Judas Priest
Fight
2wo
Website www.robhalford.com
Members Rob Halford
Roy Z
Mike Chlasciak
Mike Davis
Bobby Jarzombek
Past members Patrick Lachman
Ray Riendeau

Halford is a heavy metal band formed in 1999 by Rob Halford, the lead vocalist for Judas Priest. Halford formed the band to return to his heavy metal roots. His two previous projects were a "street metal"-style band called Fight and the industrial metal band 2wo.

Recordings[edit]

Halford's first album Resurrection was included in Martin Popoff's The Top 500 Heavy Metal Albums of All Time. In addition, the songs "Silent Screams" and the title-track "Resurrection" were included in Popoff's list. The track "The One You Love to Hate" featured vocalist Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden.

In 2002 Halford, released its second studio album Crucible, although no live recordings have been officially released to promote this album. A high-quality soundboard bootleg titled "Live - From the Disney House of Blues" was made available for download at RobHalford.com in 2004 along with a special DEP (Digital Entertainment Package) created by Attila Juhasz. Halford released bonus tracks in Japan, such as "She", "Fugitive", "Rock the World Forever" and "In the Morning". There is a video for the track "In the Morning" available on Halford's website.

On November 2006, Halford released a single titled "Forgotten Generation". The first wave of Halford rereleases included remastered editions of the band's back catalog, initially released through the iTunes Store. Fight also released an early recording entitled K5 – The War of Words Demos dating back to the formation of Fight. The compilation Metal God Essentials Vol. 1 not only included the fans' favorite Halford songs, but also the new recordings "Forgotten Generation" and "Drop Out".

Rob Halford's third solo record Halford III: Winter Songs was released worldwide through all retailers on November 3, 2009. The record features new tracks recorded by his solo band between 2008–2009, as well as traditional Christmas songs re-arranged to heavy metal renditions by Halford himself. The first single "Get Into the Spirit" was released to radios on September 29, 2009.[1][2]

On June 25, 2010, Halford released "The Mower", the first single from his fourth solo studio album, Halford IV: Made of Metal, which was released in October 2010.[3]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Live albums[edit]

  • Live Insurrection (2001)
  • Live – Disney House of Blues Concert DEP (2004) (Formerly available for free download from www.robhalford.com.)
  • Live in Anaheim (Original Soundtrack) (2010)
  • Live at Saitama Super Arena (Original Soundtrack) (2011)
  • Live in London (2012)

Compilation albums[edit]

Video albums[edit]

  • Live at Rock in Rio III (DVD) (2008)
  • Live in Anaheim (DVD) (2010)
  • Live at Saitama Super Arena (DVD) (2011)

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