Story: Ralph Greco, Jr.

Rob Halford, often referred to as the “Metal God” due to his distinctive, multi-octave singing voice, and his larger-than-life, leather n’ studs persona, is best-known as the long-time singer of Judas Priest. But Halford also launched a successful solo career, and now, two of his classic solo efforts will be issued on vinyl for the first time ever.

Both the albums Crucible and Made of Metal, produced by Roy Z. will be issued in several limited edition color variants: Crucible in the colors black (900 units), neon violet (500), ghostly purple (500), and black purple/navy splatter (100), while Made of Metal will be issued in black (900), white (500), coronetto (500), and ghostly (100).

A limited number of copies of each variant will be personally signed by Rob Halford.

“I am really proud to see these two Halford band records released on vinyl for the first time,” says the Metal God. “My fans will love the packaging and care that went into these re-issues.”
Crucible spawned such headbanging favorites as “Betrayal” and the title track, and saw Halford joined by Metal Mike Chlasciak – guitar, Patrick Lachman – guitar, Ray Riendeau – bass, and Bobby Jarzombek – drums). 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 – grab them while you can.


To order copies go to: 

Manic Vision Records is re-releasing these albums. These re-issues will not be sold in stores and will be exclusively available on Rob Halford’s official merchandise store located at

There is exclusive Rob Halford merchandise available in the store as well.

Ralph Greco, Jr. is the devilishly clever nom de plume of professional writer/musician Ralph Greco who lives in the wilds of suburban New Jersey. He is also a podcast co-host, but as everyone has a podcast these days, this fact is of very little consequence.

Ralph can be reached by writing


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