Halford III: Winter Songs

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Halford III - Winter Songs
Halford III.jpg
Studio album by Halford
Released United States November 3, 2009
Europe November 9, 2009
Germany November 13, 2009
Recorded 2008–2009
Genre Heavy metal
Length 41:57
Label Metal God Entertainment
Producer Roy Z
Halford chronology
Metal God Essentials, Vol. 1
(2006)Metal God Essentials, Vol. 12006
Halford III: Winter Songs
Halford IV: Made of Metal
(2010)Halford IV: Made of Metal2010

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.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Get Into the Spirit" Rob Halford, Roy Z., John Baxter 5:26
2. "We Three Kings" John Henry Hopkins, Jr. 4:06
3. "Oh Come, O Come, Emanuel" John Mason Neale 4:38
4. "Winter Song" Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michaelson 5:38
5. "What Child Is This?" William Chatterton Dix 4:27
6. "Christmas for Everyone" R. Halford, Roy Z. 3:06
7. "I Don't Care" R. Halford 3:14
8. "Light of the World" R. Halford 4:13
9. "Oh Holy Night" Adolphe Adam 4:09
10. "Come All Ye Faithful" John Francis Wade 2:27


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
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