He has risen… he being the Metal God, Rob Halford! The Judas Priest frontman posted short, playful video wishing fans a happy Easter.
“Happy heavy easter maniacs!” Halford wrote as a caption to a video which shows him in an adorable bunny hat, popping into screen and playfully raising each bunny ear, as any metalhead would do.
Judas Priest is currently working on a new album that they've recently compared to their 1990 classic Painkiller. In a recent interview with In The Trenches With Ryan Roxie, Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford said the new song are "so good" and he's really proud of the material the band has written thus far.
Halford also said the focus of the new album isn't to try and outdo 2018's Firepower so much as it is making a new record that's written from the heart.
"I'm old school. We had one great big writing session last March for this new record that we're still working on. And what I mean by that is Glenn and Richie and myself at Glenn's beautiful studio. And that's the way I personally write. I'm very spontaneous in my writing. Even before the lyrics and the melodies start, I'm there with Glenn and Richie, and I'm inspired and motivated by what they're doing…. What I'm saying is as far as the place that all musicians enjoy — being creative, being in a room with your bandmates and making a song and going, 'Oh, man. I can't wait for the fans to hear this.'
"Firepower was a beautiful achievement for us; I'm very, very proud of that record. And, of course, when you set a bar, you always kind of go, 'Oh, now we've gotta try to knock one out of the park with the follow-up to 'Firepower'.' That can be a danger. I think you can get very easily misdirected by focusing too much on expectation. We've been making so long, we never second-guessed the final outcome; we've always played from the heart, from the gut.
"These songs that I've got with me, they're so good. I'm so happy and so proud of what we've got so far, and there's so much more to come."