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
Members Rob Halford
Roy Z
Mike Chlasciak
Mike Davis
Bobby Jarzombek
Past members Jason Ward
Chad Tarrington
Ray Riendeau
Pete Parada
Patrick Lachman

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.[1]

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.[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 September 2010.[3]

Band members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
USA
[4]
JPN
[5]
SWE
[6]
GER
[7]
FRA
[8]
FIN
[9]
AUT
[10]
UK
[11]
Resurrection
  • Released: August 8, 2000[12]
  • Label: Metal God, Metal-is
  • Formats: CD, digital download
140 9 21 42 128
Crucible
  • Released: June 25, 2002[14]
  • Label: Metal God, Metal-is
  • Formats: CD, digital download
144 24 100 31
Halford III: Winter Songs
  • Released: October 27, 2009[16]
  • Label: Metal God
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Halford IV: Made of Metal
  • Released: September 27, 2010[3]
  • Label: Metal God
  • Formats: CD, digital download
160 81 46 80
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
JPN
[5]
SWE
[6]
GER
[7]
Live Insurrection
  • Released: March 28, 2001
  • Label: Metal God, Metal-is
  • Formats: CD
38 57 52
Live – Disney House of Blues Concert
  • Released: February 10, 2004
  • Label: Metal God
  • Formats: CD
Live in Anaheim (Original Soundtrack)
  • Released: June 22, 2010[19]
  • Label: Metal God
  • Formats: CD
Live at Saitama Super Arena (Original Soundtrack)
  • Released: November 21, 2011[20]
  • Label: Metal God
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Live in London
  • Released: 2012
  • Label: Metal God
  • Formats: CD
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

EPs[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
JPN
[5]
Fourging the Furnace
  • Released: January 22, 2003
  • Label: JVC
  • Formats: CD
264
Silent Screams - The Singles
  • Released: November 27, 2006
  • Label: Metal God
  • Formats: CD, digital download
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
JPN
[5]
Metal God Essentials, Vol. 1
  • Released: Jun 11, 2007[21]
  • Label: Metal God
  • Formats: CD, digital download
108

Singles[edit]

Year Title Album
2000 Night Fall[22] Resurrection
Resurrection[23]
2006 Forgotten Generation Metal God Essentials, Vol. 1
2009 Get Into the Spirit Halford III: Winter Songs
Christmas For Everyone
Oh Come O Come Emanuel
2010 The Mower[24] non-album single
Made of Metal[25] Halford IV: Made of Metal

Video albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
SWE
[26]
Live at Rock in Rio III
  • Released: October 13, 2008
  • Label: Metal God
  • Formats: DVD
Live in Anaheim
  • Released: August 24, 2010
  • Label: Metal God
  • Formats: DVD
Live at Saitama Super Arena
  • Released: October 10, 2011
  • Label: Metal God
  • Formats: DVD
6
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director Album
2000 "Made In Hell"
Resurrection
2002 "Betrayal" Christoffer Salzgeber[27] Crucible
2006 "Forgotten Generation"[28]
Metal God Essentials, Vol. 1
2009 "Get Into The Spirit"[29]
Halford III: Winter Songs
2010 "Made Of Metal" Dean Wright[30] Halford IV: Made of Metal
"Like There's No Tomorrow"[31]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://books.google.pl/books?id=rl2MAwAAQBAJ&pg=PA165&dq=halford+resurrection&hl=pl&sa=X&ei=-cG6U4KAMonH7Aam0YDYCQ&ved=0CEUQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=halford%20resurrection&f=false
  2. ^ "Roei Kashani". Facebook. Retrieved 2014-05-18. 
  3. ^ a b http://www.allmusic.com/album/halford-iv-made-of-metal-mw0002026980
  4. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/276351/halford/chart
  5. ^ a b c d http://www.oricon.co.jp/prof/artist/124351/ranking/cd_album/
  6. ^ a b http://swedishcharts.com/search.asp?search=halford&cat=a
  7. ^ a b http://musicline.de/de/chartverfolgung_summary/artist/Halford/9779/longplay
  8. ^ http://lescharts.com/search.asp?search=halford&cat=a
  9. ^ http://finnishcharts.com/search.asp?search=halford&cat=a
  10. ^ http://austriancharts.at/search.asp?search=halford&cat=a
  11. ^ http://www.zobbel.de/cluk/CLUK_H.HTM
  12. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/resurrection-mw0000083983
  13. ^ a b http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/metal-hard-rock-album-sales-in-the-us-as-reported-by-soundscan/
  14. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/crucible-mw0000222490
  15. ^ http://www.metalsludge.tv/?p=30358
  16. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/halford-iii-winter-songs-mw0001333658
  17. ^ http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/halford-made-of-metal-album-details-revealed/
  18. ^ http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/halford-s-made-of-metal-first-week-sales-revealed/
  19. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/live-at-rock-in-rio-iii-mw0000803544
  20. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/live-at-saitama-super-arena-mw0002218698
  21. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/metal-god-essentials-vol.-1/id794755301
  22. ^ Halford, Nightfall, Metal-is Records – MISDJ-87502-2, CD, Single, Promo
  23. ^ Halford, Resurrection, Metal-is Records – MISDJ 87500-2, CD, Single, Promo
  24. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-mower-mw0002026987
  25. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/pl/album/made-of-metal-single/id388913741
  26. ^ http://www.sverigetopplistan.se
  27. ^ http://www.vh1.com/video/halford/156937/betrayal.jhtml
  28. ^ http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/halford-forgotten-generation-video-available-on-youtube/
  29. ^ http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/halford-get-into-the-spirit-video-released/
  30. ^ http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/halford-made-of-metal-animated-video-released/
  31. ^ http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/halford-like-there-s-no-tomorrow-video-released/