Halford (band)


Halford (band)

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Origin = Phoenix, Arizona
Genre = Heavy metal
Years_active = 1999-2003 (Though Rob Halford still releases albums while he is in Judas Priest)
Label = Metal God Entertainment
Associated_acts = Judas Priest Fight 2wo
URL = [http://www.robhalford.com www.robhalford.com]
Current_members = Rob Halford Roy Z 'Metal 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

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

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 along with a special DEP at Robhalford.com in 2004. 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 at http://www.robhalford.com.

On November, 2006, Halford released a single set from the Halford IV album, titled "Forgotten Generation." The first wave of Halford releases included remastered editions of his solo band's back catalogue and initially releasing them through Apple's online iTunes Store. Fight also celebrated a release, an early recording entitled "K5- War of Words Demos," which were the demos that Rob Halford had recorded back when Fight had first formed. Lastly, a compilation was included, called "Metal God Essentials, Vol. 1," which not only had the fans' favorite Halford tunes, but also had new songs called "Forgotten Generation" and "Drop Out."

Discography

* "Resurrection" (2000)
* "Live Insurrection" (2001)
* "Crucible" (2002)
* "LIVE - Disney House of Blues Concert" (2004) (Formerly available for free download from www.robhalford.com.)
* "Metal God Essentials, Vol. 1" (2006) (Exclusive to iTunes, released as a CD in September 2007)
* "Silent Screams: The Singles" EP (2006) (Exclusive to iTunes)
* Halford IV (working title) (2008)

Three DVD box sets are being prepared that will include Halford's performances with Halford at the Rock in Rio performance in 2000.

External links

* [http://halfordmusic.com HalfordMusic.com]
* [http://www.RobHalford.com RobHalford.com]
* [http://groups.myspace.com/RobHalfordFansUnited Rob Halford MySpace Discussion Group]


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