Rob Halford began singing as a teenager and worked first as a theatrical lighting engineer. In 1973 he joined Judas Priest, and with him on board, their first album was released in 1974. The following years, the band built a worldwide loyal cult and Rob had become one of the best singers in all of hard rock, able to effortlessly alternate between a throaty growl and a falsetto.
The band had countless international gold- and platinum-selling hits making Priest one of the most influential heavy metal bands of the '70s and the one that spearheaded the New Wave of British Heavy Metal late in the decade.
Rob is considered one of the most consistently powerful singers in rock possessing a wide vocal range and is particularly known for his trademark high-pitched operatic soaring screams. His vocal range currently spans nearly four octaves.
In addition to his work with Judas Priest he has been involved with several side projects including Fight 2wo and Halford. He is credited as the first openly gay heavy metal musician having come out in 1998.