Rob Halford has gifted fans with another track from his upcoming holiday album, Celestial. In advance of the LP, the Judas Priest legend has offered a thrashy punk take on the Christmas classic “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”.
As previously reported, Halford’s Celestial album will arrive on October 18th, containing a combination of original festive tunes and covers of classic holiday songs. The LP is a family affair, featuring Halford’s brother, sister and nephew, among other musicians.
If you ever wondered what Halford’s voice would sound like fronting a punk band, this rendition of “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” answers that question. The Metal God and company turn the angelic original into a fast-paced thrash-punk anthem that clocks in at just over two minutes.
Pre-orders for Celestial are currently available. Listen to Halford’s version of “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” below.