Halford III: Winter Songs

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Halford III - Winter Songs
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Studio album by Halford
ReleasedUnited States November 3, 2009
Europe November 9, 2009
Germany November 13, 2009
GenreHeavy metal, christmas music
LabelMetal God Entertainment
ProducerRoy Z
Halford chronology
Metal God Essentials, Vol. 1
Halford III - Winter Songs
Halford IV: Made of Metal

Halford III: Winter Songs is the third studio album by the heavy metal band Halford, the solo project of Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford.


It was released on November 3, 2009, in the United States and on November 9, 2009, in Europe.[1] Written, arranged and recorded between 2008–2009, it is Halford's first solo release in more than seven years.[2] The release includes a collection of new Halford-penned tracks plus traditional holiday favorites presented with original heavy metal arrangements by Halford himself and producer/guitarist Roy Z.[3]

The first single "Get Into the Spirit" was released on September 29, 2009.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs arranged by Rob Halford, Roy Z., Ed Roth, John Baxter.

1."Get Into the Spirit"Rob Halford, Roy Z., John Baxter5:26
2."We Three Kings"John Henry Hopkins, Jr.4:06
3."Oh Come, O Come, Emanuel"John Mason Neale4:38
4."Winter Song"Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michaelson5:38
5."What Child Is This?"William Chatterton Dix4:27
6."Christmas for Everyone"R. Halford, Roy Z.3:06
7."I Don't Care"R. Halford3:14
8."Light of the World"R. Halford4:13
9."Oh Holy Night"Adolphe Adam4:09
10."Come All Ye Faithful"John Francis Wade2:27


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic [5]3.5/5 stars
Lords of Metal [6](77/100)
Metal Express Radio [7](9/10)


Additional performer
  • Produced and engineered by Roy Z
  • Executive producer – John Baxter
  • Mixed and engineered by Pete Martinez
  • Sound design, percussion, and engineering by John Mattox
  • Drum tuning by Mike Fassano
  • Mastered by Maor Appelbaum
  • Graphic direction, web marketing, and design by Attila Juhasz
  • Cover illustration and packaging design by Marc Sasso
  • Photography by John Eder, Marc Sasso, David Hildreth, and John Baxter


  1. ^ "Chart Attack: Rob Halford Releasing Christmas Album". Archived from the original on 2010-02-18. Retrieved 2009-12-03.
  2. ^ "The Aquarian Weekly: Interview with Rob Halford: A Metal God Christmas". Archived from the original on 2010-02-18. Retrieved 2009-12-03.
  3. ^ "Rob Halford Sings Christmas Carols. No, really. Rob Halford has also single handedly created the greatest christmas metal album of all time". SMNnews.com. Archived from the original on 2010-12-19. Retrieved 2009-12-03.
  4. ^ laut.de | Rob Halford - "Winter Songs" (CD-Kritik)
  5. ^ Monger, James Christopher. "Review: Halford III: Winter Songs". Allmusic. Retrieved 1 November 2009.
  6. ^ "Halford - Winter Songs | Review | Lords Of Metal metal E-zine - issue 99". Lordsofmetal.nl. Retrieved 2012-02-20.
  7. ^ "Metal Express Radio". Metal Express Radio. 2012-01-21. Archived from the original on 2012-03-10. Retrieved 2012-02-20.