2wo

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2wo
Origin Birmingham, England
Genres Industrial metal
Years active 1996–1998
Labels Nothing
Associated acts Halford, Fight, Judas Priest
Members Rob Halford
Bob Marlette
John Lowery
Ray Riendeau
Sid Riggs
James Woolley

2wo (pronounced Two) was an English industrial metal band, formed by former Judas Priest lead singer Rob Halford as a side project, after the break-up of his first post-Judas Priest band, Fight.

Band history[edit]

Halford and guitarist John Lowery aka John 5 formed the band in 1996, and were signed to Trent Reznor's Nothing Records label. Reznor produced their sole output, Voyeurs, which sold poorly. Halford disbanded the group two years later. In 2007, Halford expressed interest in releasing the early demos from Voyeurs, which he has described as "tougher and edgier" compared to the final album.[1]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US
[2]
Voyeurs
  • Released: 1998
  • Label: Nothing Records
  • Formats: CD, CS
176
  • US: 47,000+[3]

Singles[edit]

Year Title US Main. Rock
[4]
Album
1998 "I Am a Pig" 22 Voyeurs
"Deep in the Ground"[5]

Videography[edit]

Halford hired porn director Chi Chi Larue to direct the video for the first single, "I Am a Pig".[6] This video featured grainy S&M scenes of the band and various porn stars, including a few brief glimpses of Janine Lindemulder, in a sex dungeon. It also incorporates some of the album's artwork into the concept. It was not widely shown because of its content, but was not banned.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kurchak, Sarah (2007-07-17), Rob Halford Wants To Release 2wo Material He Did With Trent Reznor, Chart, retrieved 2009-03-14 
  2. ^ "Two - Chart history". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 7, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Metal/Hard Rock Album Sales In The Us As Reported By Sound Scan". Blabbermouth.net. April 30, 2002. 
  4. ^ "Two - Chart history". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 7, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Two (2) - Deep In The Ground". Discogs. Retrieved August 7, 2016. 
  6. ^ Mtv News contributor(s), (3 February 1998), Ex-Priest Frontman Halford Turns To Gay Porn Director For New Video, retrieved 2007-07-20 

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