JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD hails SLEEP TOKEN: "They're a really curious band" | Revolver

JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD hails SLEEP TOKEN: "They're a really curious band"

"One day the Metal God and Vessel will take a selfie together"
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It's official: Rob Halford has joined the Sleep Token cult.

The Judas Priest frontman praised the masked U.K. titans in a recent interview where he was asked if there were any new, younger bands he was excited about. 

Sleep Token were the band who immediately came to mind, and the Metal God had some very kind words to say about Vessel and Co.'s artistry. 

"There's a lot of importance being put in the direction of this band called Sleep Token," Halford told Minnesota radio station 93X, as transcribed by Blabbermouth.

"And they're a really curious band in what they're putting out in terms of all of these different textures. They're very difficult to pin down. That's what I find intriguing as a musician listening to their music.

"It's going to a lot of different places, and I think that there isn't any other band out there right now that's able to do that. Because most bands have a specific sound and direction and idea that they project. And then you kind of fine-tune into that. But you can't really nail them down, if that's the expression.

"And, of course, the [Sleep Token] guys have been around for a few years; they're not, like, suddenly here. They've worked hard to get to this place of recognition. But I really like all the extra textures of the way that they look and the way that they're talking."

Halford added, "They have a [singer] called Vessel. One day The Metal God and Vessel will take a selfie together; I predict that. So, there's something cool."

Now that's something we can't wait to see. 

Meanwhile, Judas Priest are preparing to roll out their first album in six years, Invincible Shield. It's due out March 8th and available for pre-order in a variety of formats, including a limited-edition blue vinyl variant exclusively available via Revolver's shop and those of our sister brands. Only 1,000 made — order yours now.

And for the Sleep Token fans: Revolver's new collector's issue devoted to the band — featuring rare photos, a breakdown of their album trilogy, famous fan tributes, and more — is available at our shop.