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Origin Birmingham, England
Genres Industrial metal
Years active1996–1998
Labels Nothing
Members Rob Halford
Bob Marlette
John 5
Ray Riendeau
Sid Riggs
James Woolley

Two (stylized 2wo with a turned 2) was an English/American industrial metal band, formed by former Judas Priest lead singer Rob Halford after the break-up of his previous band Fight.


Halford and guitarist John 5 formed the band in 1996 under the name Gimp and would record an album's worth of demos. While attending Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Halford met Trent Reznor and presented him a copy of the material, which in return, Reznor stepped in as producer and released it under his Nothing Records label. Upon discovering that another band was using the Gimp name, the group was redubbed 2wo. In March 1998, the album Voyeurs was released. It sold poorly and was not well received. After a headlining tour, 2wo disbanded and John 5 would join Marilyn Manson. Halford initially began demos for a follow-up album, but eventually called the band quits and would use the material for his next band Halford. [1]


Studio albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
  • Released: 1998
  • Label: Nothing Records
  • Formats: CD, CS
  • US: 47,000+ [3]


Year Title US Main. Rock
1998 " I Am a Pig" 22 Voyeurs
"Deep in the Ground" [5]


Halford hired porn director Chi Chi Larue to direct the video for the first single, "I Am a Pig". [6] This video featured grainy S&M scenes of the band and various porn stars, including a few brief glimpses of Janine Lindemulder, in a sex dungeon. It also incorporates some of the album's artwork into the concept. It was not widely shown because of its content, but was not banned.


  1. ^ "Two (2)". Discogs.
  2. ^ "Two – Chart history". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Metal/Hard Rock Album Sales In The Us As Reported By Sound Scan". 30 April 2002.
  4. ^ "Two – Chart history". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Two (2) – Deep In The Ground". Discogs. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  6. ^ MTV News Staff (3 February 1998). "Ex-Priest Frontman Halford Turns To Gay Porn Director For New Video".

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