It is universally agreed that one of the greatest heavy metal vocalists of all-time is Rob Halford – who is often referred to as the “Metal God” due to his distinctive, multi-octave singing voice, and his larger-than-life, leather n’ studs persona.
While best-known as the long-time singer of Judas Priest, Halford has also launched his own successful solo career. And now, two of his classic solo efforts will be issued on vinyl for the first time ever – Crucible and Made of Metal.
Both will be issued in several limited edition color variants – Crucible in the colors black (900 units), neon violet (500), ghostly purple (500), and black purple/navy splatter (100), while Made of Metal will be issued in black (900), white (500), coronetto (500), and ghostly (100). A limited number of copies of each variant will be personally signed by Rob Halford.
“I am really proud to see these two Halford band records released on vinyl for the first time,” says the Metal God. “My fans will love the packaging and care that went into these re-issues.”
Both albums were produced by Roy Z. 2002’s Crucible spawned such headbanging favorites as “Betrayal” and the title track (and saw Halford joined by Metal Mike Chlasciak – guitar, Patrick Lachman – guitar, Ray Riendeau – bass, and Bobby Jarzombek – drums), while 2010’s Made of Metal gave us “Till the Day I Die” and “Fire and Ice” (and saw both Chlasciak and Jarzombek returning, as well as bassist Mike Davis and
Roy Z providing additional guitar work).
With vinyl’s popularity at an all-time high, these two vintage metal masterpieces by the Metal God will undoubtedly be highly sought after by collectors – grab them while you can!
Crucible Track Listing:
01. PARK MANOR (INSTRUMENTAL)
03. ONE WILL
05. HANDING OUT BULLETS
01. HEARTS OF DARKNESS
01. WRATH OF GOD
02. WEAVING SORROW
04. TRAIL OF TEARS
01. SHE (BONUS)
02. FUGITIVE (BONUS)
03. ROCK THE WORLD (BONUS JAPAN)
04. IN THE MORNING (BONUS JAPAN)
“On the follow-up to this monumental release he continues down the same path, his vocals are as focused and exceptional as they have ever been. ‘Crucible’ keeps things fresh, as a result, this is yet another classic metal album for the next generation.” –AllMusic
Made of Metal Track Listing:
02. FIRE AND ICE
03. MADE OF METAL
04. SPEED OF SOUND
05. LIKE THERE’S NO TOMORROW
06. TILL THE DAY I DIE
07. WE OWN THE NIGHT
09. HELL RAZOR
10. THUNDER AND LIGHTNING
11. TWENTY-FIVE YEARS
13. I KNOW WE STAND A CHANCE
14. THE MOWER
“The teeth-rattling power of ‘Made of Metal’ stands out, but this is a record – and a man – to be heard and appreciated in full.” –Classic Rock Magazine
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT: facebook.com/robhalfordlegacy
To order copies go to: www.visionmerch.com/halford
Manic Vision Records is re-releasing these albums. These re-issues will not be sold in stores and will be exclusively available on Rob Halford’s official merchandise store located at VisionMerch.com/Halford
There is exclusive Rob Halford merchandise available in the store as well.
This is a pre-order item.
Both Double-LPs are expected to ship around December 1, 2023.