Two classic Rob Halford titles to get first-time vinyl pressings

The sets will be available this winter

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. Two of his classic solo efforts will be issued on vinyl for the first time ever – Crucible and Made of Metal — via Manic Vision Records.

Both will be issued in several limited edition color variants – Crucible in the colors black, limited to 900 units, neon violet, limited to 500, ghostly purple, limited to 500, and black purple/navy splatter, limited to 100. Made of Metal will be issued in black, limited to 900 units, white, limited to 500, coronetto, limited to 500, and ghostly, limited to 100. A limited number of copies of each variant will be personally signed by Rob Halford. All variants will only be available through Manic Vision’s online store and are expected to ship around December 1st.

“I am really proud to see these two Halford band records released on vinyl for the first time,” Halford shares. “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 and Patrick Lachman on guitar, Ray Riendeau on bass, and Bobby Jarzombek on 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.

Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn

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