KK’s Priest, the band featuring former Judas Priest guitarist KK Downing and former vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens, has unleashed the title track of its debut album, “Sermons of the Sinner.”
“The song and title track ‘Sermons of the Sinner’ epitomizes the whole album in one just song,” Downing said. “It is all-encompassing with its tribute to the history of our beloved genre of music, while updating the details for today’s audience. In the song and video we not only extend our humble gratitude to loyal fans of classic rock and metal but also present a subtle warning about the future of the genre. We are very hopeful that the song and album ‘Sermons of the Sinner’ will inspire young and older musicians alike to pick up their instruments and keep alive the rock music that so many of us have become a part of, and that has become such a part of us.“
“Sermons of the Sinner” follows the debut track “Hellfire Thunderbolt.”
The album “Sermons of the Sinner” will be released on Aug. 20, 2021, via Explorer1 Music Group/EX1 Records. Fans can to pre-order it in various configurations, including an exclusive limited edition autographed metal vinyl (silver disc) with bonus CD album, via the band’s online store at https://found.ee/KKsPriest. The album also can be pre-saved via all global digital streaming partners.
Downing was a member of Judas Priest from 1970 to 2011, when he left the band. Owens fronted Priest, following vocalist Rob Halford’s departure, from 1996 to 2003 and recorded two studio albums and two live albums. He was forced out of the band when Halford returned in 2003.
Downing and Owens are joined by Tony Newton (Voodoo Six) on bass, A.J. Mills (Hostile) on guitar and Sean Elg (DeathRiders/Cage) on drums. Original drummer Les Binks, who was a member of Judas Priest from 1977 to 1979, sustained a wrist injury and will make special guest live appearances when the band tours.
“Sermons of the Sinner” track listing:
2. HELLFIRE THUNDERBOLT
3. SERMONS OF THE SINNER
4. SACERDOTE Y DIABLO
5. RAISE YOUR FISTS
6. BROTHERS OF THE ROAD
7. METAL THROUGH AND THROUGH
8. WILD AND FREE
9. HAIL FOR THE PRIEST
10. RETURN OF THE SENTINEL