Emperor’s Ihsahn On Possible Collaboration With Judas Priest’s Rob Halford & Behemoth’s Nergal: “I Think That Would Be Amazing”

Rob Halford (Judas Priest) previously said he wanted to work on a black metal project with Ihsahn (Emperor) and Nergal (Behemoth). Now, during an interview with Kaaos TV, Ihsahn discussed that further and said he thinks it “would be amazing.”

Ihsahn said the following:

“I actually talked with Rob about this project… He approached me… that’s quite a long time ago. I think I met him the first time in 2001 or something. But, of course, as he said in so many interviews as well, the situation with him being back in PRIEST since that time, and my schedule, doing both bands [EMPEROR and the solo project], it’s one of those things. But at some point, that would be great. When the god of metal calls, that’s not something you want to miss.”

He continued:

“Then [Rob] met Nergal from BEHEMOTH as well, and he [discussed a possible collaboration with him as well]… Because he’s a big fan of black metal — Rob — so at some point, he just wants to do something, as I said, tip his toe in the water with that kind of expression. So if time allows and fate will make it happen, and, for example, me, Nergal and Rob would come together — Nergal from BEHEMOTH is also someone that I have great respect for, a great artist — I think that would be amazing.”

He also added:

“It’s not something that you just would throw together, because I think those kinds of collaborations where it’s just putting names [on an album don’t work],” he explained. “You need to do it proper. And I think all of us, the way I know them, I think that’s their mindset [as well], where [we all think] it would have to be done properly. I think we would be very much on the same page on that.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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