Published Apr 28, 2009In the "don't talk to him about it in two years" department comes news that metal god Rob Halford of Judas Priest has decided to start his own line of clothing. Metal God Apparel will, according to the press release, "integrate the newest fashion technology, resulting in an extremely attractive, lightweight, soft-to-touch active-wear for today's global music audiences."
While it seems that starting a niche clothing line — looks like the focus will be on those generic "metal" T-shirts that clueless parents buy as Christmas gifts for kids who are actually into Xasthur and Gore Beyond Necropsy — during a recession is just a curly hair away from starting a line of Blackie Lawless chainsaw-codpiece reproductions as far as bad ideas go, it does stand to reason that the metal god knows a thing or two about what he's doing. I mean, yeah, those Fight albums weren't too great and we don't talk about Two but this guy generally knows how to kick ass.
Which just leaves us with one last burning question about this clothing line from the poster-boy hellion of all things metal, leather and motorcycle-related: uh, they're soft-to-touch? "