The 71-year-old guitarist K.K. Downing, a true heavy metal legend and one of the founders of the great band Judas Priest, composer and author of a huge number of its songs, left the band in 2011. After not being invited to participate in the band’s 50th anniversary tour, Kenneth decided to form his own band called KK’s Priest. Inviting former Judas Priest vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens, Cage drummer Sean Elg, guitarist A.J. Mills from Hostile and bassist Tony Newton from Voodoo Six, the debut album Sermons of the Sinner was written and fully recorded in just four months. Obviously, the atmosphere of the album is familiar to all Priest fans. It is not surprising, it would be silly to expect the man who founded the band and was one of its leaders and composer for about four decades to change his style and approach to music writing overnight. Also, the atmosphere of the Judas Priest spirit throughout the album is complemented by Ripper’s familiar voice. In addition, Downing revealed that he dug up riffs he wrote back in the ’80s.
And then recently it became known that a sequel would be coming out soon. Here’s what Downing said:
It’s imminent, for sure. Everything’s gonna be sticky-taped and glued together, and we’ll fire it out very soon. It’s more than well on the way; we’re in the mixing process.
It’s great. I can’t wait. It’s so frustrating. You just want it out now. But it will happen. So I’m looking forward to that.
In general, we are waiting for the new album.