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Ex-Judas Priest Guitarist KK Downing gives his opinion on Iron Maiden

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Ex-Judas Priest Guitarist KK Downing gives his opinion on Iron Maiden

Ex-Judas Priest guitarist KK Downing (Now in KK’s Priest band) gave his opinion on Iron Maiden during an interview with “Talk Toomey”. The musician talked about The New Wave of The British Heavy Metal that also had bands like Saxon.


Ex-Judas Priest Guitarist KK Downing gives his opinion on Iron Maiden:

“I would have to say I appreciate the mighty IRON MAIDEN because, obviously, being British — Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Saxon, whatever. And when you think about it, there’s really not enough — there should have been a lot more coming through on the back of those bands. So maybe that time will come.”

“You always hear about the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, which apparently Iron Maiden, Saxon and Def Leppard were, but we don’t have the ‘New New’ wave. We had the one wave… We may have been the first, let’s say; the second, those guys; but where is the third [wave]?”

“But, yeah, congratulations to those guys for being ginormous, and, obviously, I have total respect. I must commend those guys for their work ethic. Boy, they just go round and round the world. Where do they get their energy from?”

New KK’s Priest song

Ex-Judas Priest legendary guitarist KK Downing formed a new band called KK’s Priest with singer Tim “Ripper” Owens (Also Ex-Judas Priest) and released the title track of the their upcoming album “Sermons Of The Sinner”, they had previously released the single “Hellfire Thunderbolt”. The band also has guitarist A.J. Mills , bassist Tony Newton and drummer Sean Elg.

KK’s Priest “Sermons Of The Sinner” tracklist:

  • 01. Incarnation
  • 02. Hellfire Thunderbolt
  • 03. Sermons Of The Sinner
  • 04. Sacerdote Y Diablo
  • 05. Raise Your Fists
  • 06. Brothers Of The Road
  • 07. Metal Through And Through
  • 08. Wild And Free
  • 09. Hail For The Priest
  • 10. Return Of The Sentinel

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