A collection of Rob Halford’s non-Judas Priest material is being compiled for a special box set
Rob Halford, of course, is known for majestically fronting Judas Priest, but the heavy metaller has plenty of non-Judas Priest material in his catalog. An upcoming box set, called “The Complete Albums Collection,” brings together 12 albums that Halford released with his solo band and other side projects. The set will drop May 19.
Halford first broke out on his own in 1992, when he parted ways with Judas Priest (temporarily) and created the thrash-metal band Fight. “The Complete Albums Collection” features that band’s three studio albums and “K5: The War of Words Demos.”
Halford also founded a random industrial metal group called “2wo” which included Rob Zombie guitarist John 5. 2wo’s only album, 1998’s “Voyeurs,” is also part of the box set.
Additional material in “The Complete Albums Collection” includes seven album but Halford, including four studio albums — 2000’s “Resurrection,” 2002’s “Crucible,” 2009’s “Halford III: Winter Songs” (an album of Christmas songs) and 2010’s “Halford IV: Made of Metal” — plus three live albums.
Halford returned to his rightful place in Judas Priest in 2004, and he’s been dedicated to that band ever since, but it’s cool to see “The Complete Albums Collection” highlighting his other works.
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