Black Sabbath guitar legend Tony Iommi said he’s interested in collaborating with fellow metal god Rob Halford, explaining to Metal Hammer how they’ve been talking about it for quite some time.
We’ve talked about it for ages. When the time’s right it would be nice to write a track or two, or whatever. I’d like to do that. It’s nice to work with people that you respect and like.”
Discussing his musical activities since Sabbath called it a day last year, Iommi said:
“I’m not writing at the moment, but I will be. I moved house, and I’ve only just got set up again. It’s great to have a break – you come back fresh.”
As you may or may not know, Halford fronted Black Sabbath for two shows back in 1992 and then for one more gig in 2004. You can check out what that sounded like in the embedded player below.
In related news, Halford is also interested in doing a musical collaboration or two, but in the field of black metal.
Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford revealed he’s looking to get musically involved with two black metal legends – Behemoth’s Nergal and Emperor’s Ihsahn – explaining to Kim Kelly how he’s a big fan of their work:
“I met Nergal from Behemoth recently, and I said to Nergal, ‘You know I love your kind of music. I would love to kind of put my toe into the water and see what would happen.’
“So now I’ve got these two very nebulous but I hope at some point very real opportunities to do something with Nergal and still something to with Ihsahn.
“[Second Emperor album, 1997’s] ‘Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk,’ that’s my big Emperor album. Both of them are incredible – they just have this real mastery of their world.”
Nergal was quick to react to Halford’s comment, noting via Instagram:
“Now fuckin’ deal with it! Anyways… with such vibes within metal community the future has no fuckin’ limits, hm?”