KK’s PRIEST, the band comprised of renowned former Judas Priest guitarist, K.K. Downing and former vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens, along with bandmates Tony Newton, AJ Mills and Sean Elg is pleased to release their highly-anticipated debut album, Sermons of the Sinner. The album comes out via Explorer1 Music Group/EX1 Records this Friday, October 1, 2021.
Alongside the album release comes the epic 9-minute video for the single “Return of the Sentinel.” With references to the sci fi greats, the lyric video looks like a combination of the best elements of each of them. “The ‘Return of the Sentinel’ song and video defines the whole sound and image of the evolution of true and classic metal… Metal that is such an important part of all of us that have been on this wonderful journey together,” explains Downing.
The album and band has been received with open arms by the Metal community. To say the reaction to the record has been great is to understate…
KK’s PRIEST has unleashed an album with a modern sound that hearkens back to what fans have always loved about K.K. Downing and his music and which still sounds fresh including the high-speed album opener “Hellfire Thunderbolt,” the title track “Sermons of the Sinner,” and “Wild And Free” which revel in the passion and excess that metal fans embrace. The guitar interplay is intense and inspiring, and the band is firing on all cylinders. Sermons of the Sinner is a musical statement that K.K. Downing‘s heavy metal ride is far from over after his extended hiatus. “The whole concept is the fact that I continue proudly to be who I am and what I am and do what I do,” declares KK. “It’s been nearly 10 years. I’m back making music.”