Watch Judas Priest’s Rob Halford Perform With Babymetal
Check out Babymetal’s performance with Rob Halford at the Alternative Press Music Awards!
On Monday night (July 18) at 2016's Alternative Press Music Awards held at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio US, heavy metal was given a distinct place on the bill as Babymetal performed a medley with Judas Priest iconic frontman Rob Halford.
Babymetal began their performance with 'Karate' from the group’s sophomore album 'Metal Resistance'. After the cut (as shown in the video below), a video package was shown hyping the coming together of Halford (the Metal God) and Babymetal’s omniscient mascot, the Fox God. The video combined some of the two bands’ imagery, ultimately creating a 'Painkiller logo' with a fox head over the motorcycle’s front wheel.
Rob Halford walked the stage as Moametal and Yuimetal left the eldest Babymetal member, Su-metal, to perform “Painkiller” with Halford. After the rendition of 'Painkiller', Moa and Yui both came back onstage holding guitars. Halford and Babymetal dove into the Priest classic 'Breaking the Law' as the set’s final song and symbolic passing of the torch between generations.
"That was really intense: Babymetal give a thousand percent just like Priest”, Halford said in a statement after the performance. "They're leading the charge into the new frontier of heavy metal”.
"It was really amazing and fantastic”, Su-metal said. "A collaboration with Rob Halford, the 'Metal God,' has always been my dream. I never imagined that dream would come true!".