I’m not sure if spring is very heavy metal


Rob Alford reflects on Judas Preist appearing on Top of the Pops and considers how metal is the place “…where the glorious collides head-on with the ridiculous” in this Guardian piece that previews the 30th anniversary reissue of the album British Steel.

Peering from the window at his management company’s offices in north London, Rob Halford assesses the sunny spring day outside. “Hmm, very nice,” he says in his West Midlands tones, at once dolorous, friendly and a little puzzled – the wonderful Zen-bemusement of the Brummie accent. “Very nice, but I’m not sure if spring is very heavy metal. I think winter is the most heavy metal time of year. You have storms, ice, stuff like that.”

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