Rob Halford Thinks 2019 Was A "Strong Display Of All Things Metal"

In a recent interview, metal god Rob Halford revealed that he thinks 2019 has been a banger year.

Rob Halford Thinks 2019 Was A "Strong Display Of All Things Metal"
Chris Casey

Not only is Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford a wailing metal god, he's also an incredibly positive force for rock and metal. While many rock musicians easily fall into cynicism and whine about how "rock is dead", Halford remains a defender of the faith, excited for where metal is going. Now, in a recent interview, Rob looks back on 2019 -- and sees all aces.

"All I'll say is that 2019 has been another strong display of all things metal and all things hard rock, indie rock, alternative rock — however you want to call it," Halford told Revolver. "There's just been so much of it throughout 2019, and it's just tremendous and reinforces the power of metal in particular, the power of metal music and it stands and continues to grow. As a metalhead who's gone through decades of when it was invented to now, it makes me feel good. It makes my metal heart strong. It's what inspires and invigorates us in Priest to look to see where might be in the future."

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Rob also speaks about his favorite releases of the years, saying, "I'm going crazy for the new Tool record. It's something really fun." And while he remains metal's patron saint, he's also excited by the idea that different artists are uniting across genres and becoming interested in one another. "Everybody's joined together in music, you know. Everybody's checking everybody out, kind of feeding off each other's music we create. It's just wonderful. It's infectious."

Rob and the rest of Priest will be hitting the road with Ozzy Osbourne in the UK next year, so make sure to catch some of Rob's optimism at one of the following dates:

October 2020

23 Newcastle, Utilita Arena, UK
25 Glasgow, SSE Hydro, UK
28 London, The O2, UK
31 Birmingham, Resorts World Arena, UK

November 2020

2 Manchester, Manchester Arena, UK
5 Dublin, 3Arena, Ireland
8 Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena, UK
11 Dortmund, Westfalenhalle, Germany
13 Prague, O2 Arena, Czech Republic
16 Vienna, Stadthalle, Austria
19 Bologna, Unipol Arena, Italy
22 Madrid, WiZink Arena, Spain
24 Zurich, Hallenstadion, Switzerland
26 Munich, Olympiahalle, Germany
28 Mannheim, SAP Arena, Germany
30 Berlin, Mercedes-Benz Arena, Germany

December 2020

3 Hamburg, Barclaycard Arena, Germany
5 Stockholm, Friends Arena, Sweden
7 Helsinki, Hartwall Arena, Finland

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