Judas Priest's Rob Halford Announces Christmas Album

Listen to Donner And Blitzen, the first track from Rob Halford's Christmas album Celestial

Judas Priest's Rob Halford Announces Christmas Album
Chris Casey

Shove this up your stocking! Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford has announced a heavy metal Christmas album.

Titled Celestial, the 12-track album is coming our way on October 18 and packs metallic versions of Yuletide hits including Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and O Little Town Of Bethlehem.

Celestial will actually be Rob's second Christmas-themed LP, following on from his 2009 album Halford III: Winter Songs, which featured such festive metal jams as We Three Kings, Oh Holy Night and Come All Ye Faithful.

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"You can hear and feel the power of Christmas time - energy roarin’ with rockin’ reindeers haulin’!" said Rob on his Facebook page about Celestial. You can listen to his new track Donner And Blitzen below.

Celestial is billed as Rob Halford With Family & Friends, so we'll have to wait and see which members of heavy metal royalty join The Metal God to spread some Christmas cheer.

Celestial tracklist

1. Celestial
2. Donner and Blitzen
3. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
4. Away In A Manger
5. Morning Star
6. Deck The Halls
7. Joy To The World
8. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
9. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
10. The First Noel
11. Good King Wenceslas
12. Protected By The Light

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31 Nottingham, UK Motorpoint Arena


2 Dublin, IE 3Arena
5 Manchester, UK Manchester Arena
7 Newcastle, UK Utilita Arena
10 London, UK The O2
12 Glasgow, UK SSE Hyrdo
14 Birmingham, UK Resorts World Arena
17 Dortmund, DE Westfalenhalle
20 Helsinki, FI Hartwell Arena
22 Stockholm, SE Friends Arena
24 Berlin, DE Mercedes-Benz Arena
26 Vienna, AT Stadhalle
29 Prague, CZ O2 Arena


3 Hamburg, DE Barclaycard Arena
5 Munich, DE Olympianhalle
7 Mannheim, DE SAP Arena
10 Bologna, ITL Unipol Arena
13 Madrid, ES Wizink Arena
16 Zurich, CH Hallenstadion

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