Judas Priest's Rob Halford has expressed his support to Ukraine (which is under the Russian attack), during the band's concert in Poland recently. While performing "Blood Red Skies" at the Mystic Festival in Gdańsk on June 3rd 2022, Halford said "never surrender" and repeated the phrase "Free Ukraine!". The legendary singer took the
In the past, Halford was asked by a reader Metal Hammer UK, if politics have a place in metal and he responded: "Absolutely they do and I've been putting my two penn'orth into PRIEST's music for most of my life, but it's concealed by smoke and mirrors. Take a song like 'Evil Never Dies' [from 'Firepower']. I make some digs there and I know what I mean, but here's the thing, especially for a band like PRIEST: music is about escapism. If I hear one more thing about Brexit, I don't know what I will do. To me there's a place for politics and I applaud bands that make it important in what they do, but with me the clues are there if you want to look for them".