Actually, Halford's non-Metal phase was more around '97-'98.
Frankly, when he finally came out at that time, I was shocked at how many people didn't already know he was gay. I mean, really? The little leather caps and outfits didn't give it away the 15 or so years prior to that? Apparently none of these people ever saw the Police Academy movies. The Blue Oyster bar was full of Rob Halfords
And another thing, I always hated when people would ask me if I liked Sepultra. Sepultra sounds like an undead chicken to me. It's Sepultura. Is it really THAT hard to pronounce you inbred fuck? That only annoyed me back when that band some signifigance. Now however, I just think of them as Sepultupac, purveyors of crappy forgettable tunes? Who still buys their albums? Those last two were just beyond awful. A concept album based on a Clockwork Orange isn't a bad idea, but Sepultura is not the band to do it, or any other concept albums for that matter, so please stop.
That first sentence was directed at Scott, and the rest were just some random thoughts that popped in my head.
More bitching forthcoming...