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Judas Priest Frontman Rob Halford Likes Sleep Token: 'They're Very Difficult to Pin Down. That's What I Find Intriguing'

'They're a really curious band in what they're putting out in terms of all of these different textures,' the British metal icon said.

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Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford praised Sleep Token during a recent interview.

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Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford has his eye on Sleep Token. He shared his thoughts on the U.K.'s biggest new metal band during an interview with the Minneapolis radio station 93X.

"There's a lot of importance being put in the direction of this band called Sleep Token," the singer said during the chat transcribed by Blabbermouth.

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'They're a really curious band in what they're putting out in terms of all of these different textures,' the British metal icon said.

"They're a really curious band in what they're putting out in terms of all of these different textures. They're very difficult to pin down. That's what I find intriguing as a musician listening to their music.

"It's going to a lot of different places, and I think that there isn't any other band out there right now that's able to do that. Because most bands have a specific sound and direction and idea that they project. And then you kind of fine-tune into that. But you can't really nail them down, if that's the expression."

Halford also had a big prediction for the band's vocalist Vessel.

"One day The Metal God and Vessel will take a selfie together; I predict that," he said. "So, there's something cool."

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The "Breaking the Law" singer added that Sleep Token is no flash in the pan.

"Of course, the guys have been around for a few years; they're not, like, suddenly here they are," Halford said. "They've worked hard to get to this place of recognition."

That resolve has been paying off for the band recently. They were just signed to the major label RCA Records, whose roster also includes major names like P!nk, the Foo Fighters and Alex G.

"Welcome to the new era," Sleep Token said in a social media post.

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'They're a really curious band in what they're putting out in terms of all of these different textures,' the British metal icon said.

Sleep Token had previously been signed to the Finnish label Spinefarm Records, which released their May 2023 studio album Take Me Back to Eden. The record made it to No. 3 on the albums chart in the U.K.

But the band also hit a rough patch recently. Last month, fans were thrown into a tailspin after Sleep Token wiped its Instagram account. Some theorized that the band was breaking up after one member's identity was reportedly leaked online.

Shortly thereafter, the group quashed the rumors by announcing its upcoming Teeth of God tour.

The trek across North America and the U.K. will begin in April after Sleep Token wraps up a brief series of Australian tour dates. They'll also appear at the Sick New World Festival in Las Vegas on April 27.

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Sleep Token will embark on its Teeth of God tour in April.

Check out a full list of the upcoming tour dates below:

April 10 – Melbourne, Australia @ Cain Arena

April 12 – Sydney, Australia @ Qudos Arena

April 14 – Sydney, Australia @ Qudos Arena

April 17 – Adelaide, Australia @ Entertainment Ctr

April 18 – Melbourne, Australia @ Rod Laver

April 20 – Brisbane, Australia @ Riverstage

April 27 - Las Vegas, Nev. @ Sick New World

April 30 - Phoenix, Ariz. @ AZ Financial Theatre

May 1 - Albuquerque, N.M. @ Revel

May 3 - Austin, Texas @ H.E.B. Center

May 4 - Dallas, Texas @ Toyota Music Factory

May 6 - Tampa, Fla. @ Yeungling Center

May 7 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Coca-Cola Roxy

May 8 - Asheville, N.C. @ Asheville Arena

May 10 - St. Louis, Mo. @ The Factory

May 12 - Denver, Colo. @ Red Rocks Amp.

May 14 - Des Moines, Iowa @ Vibrant Music Hall

May 15-16 - Chicago, Ill. @ Salt Shed

May 18 - Columbus, Ohio @ Sonic Temple

May 19 - Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Petersen Events Ctr

May 20 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ The Met

May 22 - New York, N.Y. @ Radio City

May 24 - Boston, Mass. @ MGM Music Hall

May 25 - Montreal, Quebec @ Place Bell

May 27-28 Toronto, Ontario @ Massey Hall

Nov. 25 – Glasgow, Scotland @ OVO Hydro

Nov. 26 – Manchester, England @ Co-Op Live

Nov. 28 – Birmingham, England @ Utilita Arena

Nov. 29 – London, England @ The O2

Nov. 30 – Cardiff, Wales @ Motorpoint Arena

Dec. 2 – Leeds, England @ First Direct Arena

Dec. 3 – London, England @ The O2

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