Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing’s new band KK’S PRIEST has released the official music video for the high-energy anthem “Sons Of The Sentinel”
Downing says about “Sons Of The Sentinel”: “Following the epic ‘Return Of The Sentinel’, it was inevitable that this sequel would evolve. The history of these intergalactic mercenaries has to justifiably continue as long as there is metal in our veins.
“It was with great sorrow that our first great father, and warlord, met his demise upon his return, but the powers of those that would be have initiated an even more powerful force to be the protectors of the entire universe. Though — heed the warning — you must always beware to never stand in their way because they are a force that are like no other and have never been seen before! They are the ‘Sons Of The Sentinel’.”
Extracted from KK’S PRIEST’s second album, “The Sinner Rides Again,” the track “Sons Of The Sentinel” was released in September through the Austrian label Napalm Records.
In collaboration with Downing in KK’S PRIEST are the former JUDAS PRIEST vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens, guitarist A.J. Mills (HOSTILE), bassist Tony Newton (VOODOO SIX), and drummer Sean Elg (DEATHRIDERS, CAGE).
The artwork for “The Sinner Rides Again” was crafted by the skilled artist Andy Pilkington.
K.K. established KK’S PRIEST after JUDAS PRIEST rejected his proposition to rejoin the band for their 50th-anniversary tour. This decision followed notable stage appearances, first alongside former MANOWAR guitarist Ross The Boss in the summer of 2019, and later with a unique lineup featuring former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson and former JUDAS PRIEST drummer Les Binks.
Making its debut in October 2021 through Explorer1 Music Group/EX1 Records, KK’S PRIEST presented its inaugural album, “Sermons Of The Sinner.” Downing invested four months in the writing and recording process, incorporating not only new ideas but also resurrecting archived riffs from the 1980s.
Downing‘s departure from PRIEST in 2011 stemmed from allegations of band conflicts, inadequate management, and a perceived decline in performance quality. He was replaced by current six-stringer Richie Faulkner.