(antiMusic) Hell Bent for Santa? You will be this year as Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford drops his version of a Christmas album on fans (Oops, in these politically correct times we are supposed to refer to it as a "holiday" album like his publicist did... but we'll go with Rob on this one). Here is the official announcement:
"Well, I've always said I wanted to produce a Christmas CD," comments Rob Halford. "The Halford band has assembled a fantastic release, and we're excited to have produced a collection of holiday tracks which all of us have enjoyed from a very early age."
Just in time for the 2009 holiday season comes a release that is sure to grab the attention of heavy metal fans worldwide, as legendary singer Rob Halford debuts his first holiday CD Halford III – Winter Songs on his new label Metal God Records distributed globally by ADA Global / Warner Music Group, Fontana / Universal Music Group, Conveyor / Universal Music Canada and Sony Music Japan.
Halford III – Winter Songs is Rob's first solo release in more than seven years, and includes a collection of new Halford-penned tracks plus traditional holiday favorites presented with original arrangements by HALFORD (Rob Halford – Vocals, Roy Z., – Producer / Guitarist, Metal Mike Chlasciak – Guitars, Mike Davis – Bass and Bobby Jarzombek – Drums).
Written, arranged and recorded during 2008 and 2009 Halford III – Winter Songs celebrates one of the most exciting holiday periods of the year. The first new Halford single: 'Get Into The Spirit' debuts at radio and www.RobHalford.com September 29th 2009.
Halford III – Winter Songs debuts new Halford tracks: 'Get Into The Spirit,' 'When Christmas Comes For Everyone,' 'Light Of The World,' 'What Child Is This', 'Oh Holy Night,' 'Come All Ye Faithful' and more.
Halford III – Winter Songsreleases world-wide week of October 26, 2009 at your favorite retailer, e-tailer, Amazon.com, HMV.COM, BESTBUY.COM, PLAY.com, iTunes, www.HalfordMusic.com and visit www.MetalGodShop.com now for an exclusive Halford III – Winter Songs Pre-Sale.