|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||heavy metal metal thrash metal rob halford hard rock|
Inspired by the aggressive new metal sounds of the likes of Pantera, Skid Row and Metallica, the Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford (Robert John Arthur Halford, 25 August 1951, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, England) formed Fight as a solo project to explore material that he felt was inappropriate for Judas Priest, but it eventually led to a bitter and acrimonious split from his old band as they celebrated 20 years together. Taking drummer Scott Travis with him, Halford recruited guitarists Russ Parrish (ex-War And Peace) and Brian Tilse and bass player Jay Jay (both ex-Cyanide) for 1994s War Of Words. While Pantera comparisons were obvious, Fight proved themselves not to be the clone band some had feared, with the intense material given an individual character by Halfords distinctive vocal delivery, and the band delivered with powerful live shows. However, the demanding tour schedule proved too much for Parrish, who was replaced by Robbie Lockner for...