JUDAS PRIEST Singer ROB HALFORD On New Album - "It's Been Exciting To Put The Life Of This Frenchman Who Lived 500 Years Ago Into A Musical Realm"

June 7, 2007, 12 years ago

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JUDAS PRIEST singer ROB HALFORD spoke to Jason Macneil from Sun Media this week about a number of topics including

the upcoming Halford: Metal God Essentials - Volume 1, which will be out in Canada on July 10. The Metal God also spoke about Priest's Nostradamus record and the immense task of tackling a concept album.

"It's just been an amazing challenge," he says. "It's been exciting to put the life of this Frenchman who lived 500 years ago into a musical realm. It deals with his prophecies but also shows that he had a human side with ups and downs, which we all can relate to."

According to reports the new album could end up being a two-disc affair. Halford says that's possible, given the amount of material recorded. But he's a bit hesitant to say when it will hit stores.

"We're still tracking it," he says. "There's been so much buzz generated from the media and fans about the new album that it's incredible. And we haven't even done any of the promotional work in support of it.

"There's just a lot of material to go through and we don't want to leave any stone unturned. We don't know for certain when it's coming out and we aren't putting a date on it yet. It will be finished when it's finished."

Halford will be at NXNE as a feature interview subject Saturday afternoon at the Holiday Inn on King W. Tix for the interview, $25, are on sale at the Holiday Inn/NXNE headquarters. A full-day pass is $75.

To read the entire interview head to this location.

(Photo: Veronica Henri - Sun Media)

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