Thursday, October 26, 2006

Metal God Readying New Solo Material

While work on the new Judas Priest album continues, Rob Halford is readying new material from his solo band. A new Halford track titled "Forgotten Generation" will hit iTunes on Nov. 21.

According to a press release, writing sessions for a new solo album titled Halford IV currently are underway. In addition to "Forgotten Generation," those sessions have so far yielded another new tune called "Drop Out." Both "Forgotten Generation" and "Drop Out" will be available on the forthcoming compilation Halford - Metal God Essentials - Volume 1. No word yet on a release date for the MGE platter.

In other news, Halford has tapped two new members for his solo group: guitarist Roy Z. and bassist Mike Davis.


David Amulet said...

Do you know anythng about this Roy Z character? I've never heard of him.

-- david

metal-Mixtape said...

Hi David:

Yes, Roy Z was the guitarist on some of Bruce Dickinson's solo albums, such as Balls to Picasso and maybe Accident of Birth. He also has produced a lot of Bruce's solo records and some of Halford's too, if memory serves correctly. He was a member of the group Tribe of Gypsies. He's a younger fellow but really seems to have a lot of passion for vintage metal sounds, so he's OK in my book.

David Amulet said...

How about that! You know, I never even looked ot see who plays on Accident of Birth, Chemical Wedding, and Tyrrany of Souls, the three Dickinson solo albums I have. If Roy Z is the guy on at least some of that, I'm impressed, because the work on those albums is solid.

-- david