After hearing the news that Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe was finally released from a Czech prison, metal titan and legendary Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford discussed the situation in an exclusive interview with Loudwire.

“I don’t think anybody has the full story, only Randy does, and I’m sure he’ll be bombarded by press soon to talk about what exactly happened,” Halford said. “My heart was with him, just like everyone else. It’s very hard to be in a jail, especially in a foreign country. He was in there for over a month, right? It’s very difficult. I’m just happy he’s out now.”

As far as the future of Lamb of God is concerned, Halford sees no reason not to be excited. “I can’t wait to hear him channel this into the music. Man, that next Lamb of God record is going to be like a nuclear bomb, because he’s going to be venting,” he explained. “He needs to get this out of his system. Here’s my suggestion, my two pence, to Randy: Go home, see all your loved ones and your family, do all the hugging and kissing and crying, and then get on the f—ing road and just explode. Vent. Vent it all out. I know that as musicians that’s what we do. I have a feeling that the next Lamb of God album is going to be colossal from an emotional point of view.”

Lamb of God announced on Aug. 3 that they will in fact hit the road for a fall tour as early as Oct. 26. Details, including dates and cities, will be released soon.

Stay tuned for our entire interview with Halford as he opens up about the 30th anniversary of ‘Screaming for Vengeance,’ what fans can expect from the next Priest album and his personal thoughts on the current state of metal.

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