“The return of the Sentinel”



“Prepare to get your ass kicked because this is true metal, loud and proud.”  -New Noise Mag

(New York, NY – September 30) – KK’s PRIEST, the band comprised of renowned former Judas Priest guitarist, KK 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…

“Does this sound like classic Priest? Yup… But is it still original? It absolutely is. And that’s really why this record hits the mark so well. It’s so familiar, yet fresh at the exact same time.  KK and friends really hit the sweet spot here.”  – Metal Insider

Fans are able to order the debut album in various configurations including an exclusive limited edition autographed Metal Vinyl (Silver Disc) with bonus CD Album, via the band’s online store HERE.  The album can be heard on all global digital streaming partners.

“I have absolutely no doubts that if you enjoyed the tracks which were already released, you will absolutely love the entire record.  No matter what, we definitely have another pure Heavy Metal record in our collection.”  – Metal Pilgrim

KK’s Priest has unleashed an album with a modern sound that hearkens back to what fans have always loved about KK 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 KK 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.”

“Sermons of the Sinner features Downing’s blistering guitar work in plentiful supply, with no shortage of thunderous palm-muted riffs and scorching, wah-drenched leads across its thrash-infused classic metal arrangement.” – Guitar World

Recently, we did a video interview with KK Downing, which you can watch below: