< Famed Judas Priest singer and gay fashion icon Rob Halford has been recently vocal about starting a black metal supergroup. A longtime fan of the genre, Halford has named Ihsahn of Emperor and Nergal of Behmoth as potential collaborators, with the latter jumping at the opportunity to use his cartoon-black-metal brand to pocket even more mainstream metal dollars. Unfortunately for Halford and anyone dumb enough to be duped into thinking something like this will be good, Nergal will not have much to offer in terms of a black metal supergroup as he has not played black metal since 1994's Sventevith despite masquerading around in corpse paint whenever it’s time to roll out the red carpet.
Nothing good will come from a Halford supergroup as we already got to hear Ihsahn do falsettos over black metal on IX Equilibrium and every single black metal supergroup has massively sucked. Remember how quickly the first Twilight album tanked the credibility and career prospects of Wrest, Imperial, Malefic, and Azentrious? Does anyone remember Abbath’s short lived “I” project at all or their mediocre sub-par Immortal styled album? Can you imagine how legendary Thorns would have been if Snorre/Blackthorn had died in prison instead of making a terrible full length with Satyr and Aldrahn?
There is no quicker way to spot a false than seeing someone getting excited over this or taking the idea of any “black metal super group” seriously. If you do encounter a said individual: deny entry, and ensure that they are burned and died.