Halford Post New Song Available For Streaming
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A brand new HALFORD song, entitled "Forgotten Generation", has been made available for streaming at MP3.com. The track, which was officially released yesterday (Tuesday, November 21) via iTunes, is the first new HALFORD song in more than four years. Rob Halford wrote the tune and another new cut, "Drop Out", with the HALFORD band this year during downtime from working with JUDAS PRIEST on their upcoming album "Nostradamus". "We just thought it would be nice to offer fans an earful of new HALFORD stuff and let everybody know we're still around," he said, according to MTV.com. Both new tracks will be available on "Halford: Metal God Essentials - Volume 1", which comes out November 28. The album will contain 15 songs spanning Halford's solo career and will also be available exclusively through iTunes. Also on November 28, Halford will release the entire HALFORD catalog ("Resurrection", "Live Insurrection" and "Crucible"), plus the FIGHT demo "K5 the War of Words Demos". "We love iTunes," Halford said. "It's a tremendous format and they're really looking after the Metal God in a really great way."
In a recent interview with Classic Rock Revisited, Rob stated about the new HALFORD tracks, "These are really just two HALFORD songs that have never been released. Most people know the HALFORD band is still in existence. We are working in different territories the past few years. Metal Mike is in a band called the PAINMUSEUM, which is a very successful extreme metal act. Roy Z is the co-producer of the PRIEST reunion album 'Angel of Retribution'. Mike D on bass is in Los Angeles and is always working. These were two tracks that we thought we wanted to bring forward to let people know that the HALFORD band is still alive. At some point in the future, when we don't have things clashing with PRIEST's calendar, we will bring out more material." He added, "I don't see why HALFORD should not play live again. It will be interesting to see how things go throughout our initial release phase. We are optimistic that we will do really well and that will signify when that will be. We have an understanding that at some point in the future, when time allows, we will get back out there and do some live work."
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