Rob Halford (opens in new tab) has released a stream of his cover version of the 1739 Christmas carol Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.
It’s the latest material taken from the Judas Priest (opens in new tab) frontman’s upcoming festive record Celestial, which is due to arrive on October 18 through Legacy Recordings.
The album will be Halford’s second Yuletide release and follows Halford III: Winter Songs, which launched in 2009. Like the previously release, the new album will feature a collection festive favourites, including Away In A Manger, The First Noel, O Little Town Of Bethlehem and Good King Wenceslas.
Along with the traditional Christmas tunes, Celestial will also include four original songs which were recorded for the project: Celestial, Morning Star, Protected By The Light and Donner And Blitzen, which The Metal God shared in September (opens in new tab).
Halford is also currently writing his memoir and checked in last week to report that the book, which he says will “shock you”, will launch towards the end of 2020 (opens in new tab).
Next year will mark Judas Priest’s 50th anniversary, with the band revealing recently that they would play a special set to mark the milestone at Wacken Open Air which will take place between July 30 - August 1.
Rob Halford: 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
Rob Halford: Celestial (opens in new tab)
Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford will release a new collection of festive favourites with a metal makeover in October. Celestial also features four brand new tracks.