Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford explained in an interview on SiriusXM what is Heavy Metal to him. The musician is currently promoting his autobiography called “Confess”.
“Oh, it’s a lot of things. But I think just to kind of coalesce it and get it down – for me, it’s always been about… the dynamic expression of the music. That’s the way that the basic elements of any band – the bass, the drums, guitars, and vocals – they’re all at this really strong, potent place with so much power and, for the most part, with so much volume that it almost defines itself.”
“It’s very difficult to say what is metal because you have to really be able to absorb and experience it without slicing it and dicing it, you know. Without super-analyzing the components of a metal song or a metal band or a metal experience…”
“By definition, you can say the same thing about, ‘What is it about country music? What is country music?’ Well, country music is a lot of things. In today’s world in metal, so is metal. Where I’m from, the roots of heavy metal. The people often reference Judas Priest Priest as being one of the originators of the heavy metal sound. It was just that moment where everything got louder.”
“As I often say, in the ‘Spinal Tap’ moment, everything went to 11, you know. Everything went to 11.”
Rob Halford was born in Sutton Coldfield, 25 of August of 1951. Known as The Metal God he is the singer of Judas Priest, one of the most famous Heavy Metal bands of all time. He has also been involved with several side projects, including Fight, Two, and Halford.
Rob Halford began his career at Judas Priest in 1973, appointed by K.K.Downing’s girlfriend. Who said at the time to have a friend who had a brother who sang divinely well. Downing went to hear him sing at a concert by an old Halford band, called Lord Lucifer. He was impressed by the diversity of timbres that Halford’s voice contained. But mainly by his high notes, his trademark until today. After 1 year with Halford, the band releases their debut album (Rocka Rolla). Then Halford continued as frontman for Judas Priest from 1973 to 1992. Returning with the band in 2004 to the present day, releasing a total of 19 albums with the band.
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