Jimmy Kay and Alan Dixon recently spoke to Tim Ripper Owens (KK’s Priest, Judas Priest) about his KK’s Priest upcoming tour and new studio album as well as his new E.P. Return to Death Row, which was produced by Jamey Jasta (HATEBREED) and Nick Bellmore (JASTA, DEE SNIDER), released on Dec 9, 2022.
When asked about his new E.P. Return to Death Row
“Jamey Jasta did those Dee Snider records and I said those are fantastic, those Dee Snider records were so good. I love Dee, I loved Twisted Sister in the 80’s. So I did his podcast (Jamey Jasta) probably to promote the KK’s Priest record and he said ok 25 year of Jugulator is coming up and he started sending me ideas. This record is great and it came together so fast like vocally I just sang these songs and flew through it. It’s heavy but it’s still melodic. I think with this E.P. we wanted to come out of the gate pretty brutal.”
When asked about the next studio album of 10 songs
“I am excited to work on the next ten songs. Those guys are writing songs now ( Jamey Jasta, Nick Bellmore Drum, Charlie Bellmore Guitars) I know for a fact they have songs written already. “
When asked if he finished his vocals for the new KK’s Priest studio album
“I just finished the last one (vocal) a couple of days ago. I’m sure I will have to go back and re-do a few things, maybe add some parts to them…”
When asked what stage they are at completing the new KK’s Priest album
“It’s really close now. It’s in the mixing process I think, producing and moving some stuff around. I actually really like it. It’s next level from the last one (Sermons of the Sinner). I think the last one was the perfect record. This next one though I think it’s that and beyond. I think vocally, it’s a little heavier, it’s got tons of highs still but it’s got edgier vocals. It’s got some melodic beautiful vocals but it’s just edgier I think. I enjoyed doing this one a lot.”
When asked about the touring plans for KK’s Priest
“Next year is going to be pretty swamped cause KK’s Priest is now finally going to put this record out and tour. The plan is just to tour non stop for a year or two. The plan is to hit the road, I don’t think (KK downing) wants to do just festivals. Hopefully it all comes together.”
Return to Death Row E.P.
Chris Taylor Bass
Nick Bellmore Drums Dee Snider
Charlie Bellmore Guitars
Tim “Ripper” Owens Vocals
KK’S PRIEST’s debut album, “Sermons Of The Sinner”, was released in October 2021 via Explorer1 Music Group/EX1 Records.