LONDON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Heavy metal's Rob Halford has purchased his Halford catalog from Sanctuary Records U.K. The three albums under his new Halford band name include "Resurrection" (2000), the two-CD concert recording "Live Insurrection" (2001) and "Crucible" (2002), all of which have been re-mastered.
The Halford titles were acquired January 2006, and will be the first music releases through his new corporate imprint, Metal God Entertainment(MGE), an entity which will act as exclusive production company and label for Halford's future solo music and film releases. Under new licenses, much of his existing and new titles will be released through global-label partners whom have worked previously with him.
In 2007, MGE will release: 'Fight, War Of Words – The Film.' Recorded throughout 1992 and 1993, this 5.1 surround-sound film presents a view of Halford as he makes his decision to leave Judas Priest, record and tour with his first solo band, 'Fight.' The band's original audio-demonstration recordings (1992) will appear on a separate Fight soundtrack release. A promotional trailer is available at: www.RobHalford.com/trailers
Next year, MGE also will release "Halford – Live at Rock In Rio 2001," which chronicles the formation of Halford from studio to road in 5.1 surround sound. A promotional trailer available at: www.RobHalford.com/trailers.
Halford's new studio album, "Halford IV'," is being rescheduled while he in the studio with Judas Priest collaborating on their 2007 release and subsequent tour.
Halford left Judas Priest in 1992 to pursue a solo career during which he has released seven albums thus far. He formed a new band called Fight which released "War of Words'"(1993), "Mutations" (1994) and "A Small Deadly Space" (1995). Up next was the Two project with Trent Reznor at the production helm. Two released the experimental, industrial rock-flavored "Voyeurs" (1998). Realizing he missed writing, recording and performing the kind of heavy metal he helped invent, he formed Halford. After 12 years, Judas Priest reunited and toured during the summer of 2003. — Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner