ROB HALFORD Says He Wants To Do Black Metal Project With BEHEMOTH’s NERGAL

In a new interview with Noisey, JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford revealed his plans to write a black metal album with BEHEMOTH mastermind Nergal and Ihsahn. He’s also really hoping to get together with Ihsahn at some point to do something, considering he says EMPEROR’s Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk is his “big Emperor album.”

“The black metal project! It keeps being about to lift the launchpad, but it never quite gets anywhere. I met Nergal from Behemoth recently, and I said to Nergal, ‘You know I love your kind of music. I would love to kind of put my toe into the water and see what would happen.’ So now I’ve got these two very nebulous but I hope at some point very real opportunities to do something with Nergal and still something to with Ihsahn. Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk, that’s my big Emperor album. Both of them are incredible—they just have this real mastery of their world.”

Nergal responded on his Instagram profile saying: “Now f**kin’ deal with it!?Anyways… with such vibes within metal community the future has no f**kin’ limits, hm?”