Discussing the 30th anniversary of classic Priest album Defenders Of The Faith, Halford tells Goldmine: "I've always felt that it is my role in Priest to have a message, whether it be of any great value, or if it is just entertaining.
"Because I am an avid book reader and I love movies, I just love every aspect of the arts. Visually, I find them very stimulating as a lyricist. I had a blast on that record writing about vampires and sentinels and then jawbreakers.
"The fans love that record so much. We played some of the songs in Brisbane and the Aussies were going mental for it. A lot of young metal fans were there as well. I was looking out into the crowd and there were a lot of metalheads in their teens going crazy for a record that was there long before they were." Read more here.
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