Monthly Archives September 2019

K.K. Downing to play a show of Judas Priest classics with Ripper Owens, Les Binks and David Ellefson!

K.K. Downing will join his former Judas Priest band mates Les Binks and Tim “Ripper” Owens to perform a full-length set of Judas Priest classics with Megadeth- bassist David Ellefson on 3.11.2019 at Steel Mill in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. The one-off show at K.K.’s Steel Mill will feature a full band set from Ellefson’s “Sleeping Giants” band, followed by the Priest set with Downing, Binks and Owens. Former Iron Maiden -vocalist Blaze Bayley will be the evening’s opening support act. Additionally, the Steel Mill will also host a special pre-show VIP event whereby attendees will be treated to a “More
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The 40th Anniversary of “Unleashed In The East”

Judas Priest’s “Unleashed In The East” was originally released back in September 1979, exactly 40 years ago. It marked an end to an era both for Priest and for heavy metal. The punk reign had all but ended while NWOBHM was just about to begin. “Unleashed In The East” showed the way to a revolution, it was punk in all attitude, the songs on it were 1970’s in style but delivered in the sharp as steel sound of heavy metal thunder. Read Steel Mill’s article on the album with K.K.’s comments included: http://kkdowning.net/steelmill/Other%20Special%20Reports/unleashed-in-the-east/
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