Wednesday, 7/10/2024
at 8:00 PM


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METAL GODS IN PRATTELN

Every metalhead knows K.K. Downing. For four decades, he was the guitarist and songwriter for the British genre legends Judas Priest. Since 2020, he has been on the road with his new formation KK’s Priest. Together with former Judas Priest colleague Tim “Ripper” Owens, he celebrates plenty of old-school Priest and the strongest tracks from the two KK’s Priest albums in high-energy live shows. In the opening act for this Z7 Summer Nights Indoor show, former Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson presents his hard-hitting all-star project Dieth.

From 1970 to 2011, K.K. Downing was a guitarist in Judas Priest and, together with his brilliant partner Glenn Tipton, wrote some of the British metal legend's biggest hits. After leaving Priest, the future of this genre-defining musician was uncertain for a long time. However, after a hiatus of nearly ten years, he picked up his famous Flying V again and proved that he is still one of the best songwriters in classic heavy metal. With Tim “Ripper” Owens, who replaced singer Rob Halford in Judas Priest from 1997 to 2003, he founded KK’s Priest in 2020. Just a year later, the band caught attention with the acclaimed debut album "Sermons of the Sinner," which landed in the top 20 of the album charts in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the USA, the UK, and other countries. 2023 saw the release of their second album, "The Sinner Rides Again," featuring nine metal anthems written and produced by K.K., combining the unique abilities of the band members, who never merely copy riffs from the great 80s, but have created a timeless and modern yet classic heavy metal manifesto. On stage, K.K. Downing, "Ripper" Owens, A.J. Mills (guitar), Tony Newton (bass), and Sean Elg (drums), deliver a perfect mix of boosted metal nostalgia and top current sounds with their interpretations of Priest classics and the strongest songs of the new formation.

Doors open: 19:00

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