JUDAS PRIEST Singer 'Would Love To' Make A Black Metal Album

January 21, 2008

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford recently spoke to UK's Metal Hammer magazine about his aspirations to one day make a "black metal" record. "Oh, yeah, some day I'd love to, but it's all about finding the time," he said. "I'm metal 24-7. Ihsahn [guitarist/vocalist of Norwegian black metal legends EMPEROR] has been a good friend of mine for many, many years and we've had conversations about trying to do something together. A few of the DIMMU BORGIR guys are also urging me to try. So if I did give it a go, it would be with guys of that calbre. I'll be honest, I love that music but I've no idea what venturing into that territory might sound like. Ihsahn's attitude is, 'So why not have a go?' And he's absolutely right. That's what life's all about. What's the point of staying in your safe little comfort zone?"

JUDAS PRIEST has scheduled the following dates:

June 02 - Icehall -Helsinki, Finland
June 05 - Sweden Rock - Sölvesborg, Sweden
June 07 - Trondheim Rock Festival - Trondheim, Norway
June 08 - Bergenshall - Bergen, Norway
June 11 - Rockhal - Luxembourg
June 17 - Cez Arena - Ostrava, Czech Republic
June 23 - Philipshalle - Dusseldorf, Germany
June 24 - Zenith - Munich, Germany
June 27 - Graspop Metal Meeting - Dessel, Belgium
June 28 - Bang Your Head - Balingen, Germany
June 29 - Gods Of Metal - Bologna, Italy
July 01 - Smederevo Festival, Belgrade, Serbia
July 02 - Dom Sportova, Zagreb, Croatia
July 03 - Liberec Arena, Prague, Czech Republic

JUDAS PRIEST's tour will include shows where the group's entire upcoming "Nostradamus" album (based on the legendary 16th century prophet Nostradamus) will be performed as well as concerts featuring the band's classic songs.

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