Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford has announced his new book Biblical: Rob Halford’s Heavy Metal Scriptures for November 1. Pre-orders are available here.
In the follow-up to his 2020 autobiography “Confess”, Halford runs his lively eye over all facets of the hard rock history and the heavy metal world. “Biblical” is an encyclopedia and manifesto in which Halford shares his opinions, memories, and anecdotes regarding every element of the rock and roll work and lifestyle from tours to tattoos, riffs to riders, and drugs to devil horns. In Halford‘s relaxed and honest tone, the book mixes serious and in-depth pieces with whimsical reflections on lessons learned during his fifty years of a life in music. “Biblical” is a handed-down-from-on-high holy tome that transports fans behind the scenes and back into their record collections, to the almighty ways of rock.
“After my penitence with “Confess,” it’s time for me to be Biblical and take our congregation through all the ins and out and ups and downs of what it takes to make the life of the Metal God,” Halford said in a statement. “So get comfy in your pew and prepare for the light of revelations by becoming Biblical!”
Halford recently publicly revealed that he battled prostate cancer during the pandemic. He previously mentioned his cancer battle in the new chapter added to the updated paperback edition of “Confess”. In “Confess”, Halford revealed that he was diagnosed with cancer after experiencing symptoms for at least a couple of years.
In July 2020, Rob underwent prostatectomy, an operation where the entire prostate gland is removed plus some of the tissue around it, including the seminal vesicles. After more cancer was found last year, he went through radiation treatments in April and May 2021 and eventually got then all-clear in June 2021. He also had an appendectomy after a tumor was discovered on his appendix.
“Confess” arrived in September 2020 via Hachette Books. Co-written with Ian Gittins, the book offered readers a compelling, heartfelt and honest look at the struggles Rob has faced with addiction and his sexuality as well as exploring his music and his many brushes with controversy.