K.K. Downing “I Slowed Down Because People Weren’t Keeping Up”

K.K. Downing “I Slowed Down Because People Weren’t Keeping Up”

During a recent appearance on the Cobras & Fire Podcast, former Judas Priest guitar player K.K. Downing was asked what he thought of Ian Hill’s recent comments that Richie Faulkner (K.K.’s replacement) has added new energy to the band “I’m not totally happy about what’s being said. Ian seems to be making it seem as if none of the  fans are missing K.K. and Richie’s brought a new energy to the band.  I’m going Ian,…

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Report From Judas Priest Firepower Listening Session – Lots of Variety!

Report From Judas Priest Firepower Listening Session – Lots of Variety!

Friend of Decibel Geek and host of the Talking Metal podcast, Mark Strigl recently attended a listening session for the upcoming Judas Priest album. Firepower is due to be released in March of 2018 and features the current lineup of Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, Ian Hill, Richie Faulkner, and Scott Travis. Co-produced by Tom Allom and Andy Sneap, Firepower will be released on Epic Records. Read Mark’s report below:              …

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Judas Priest – Battle Cry (Live CD Review)

Judas Priest – Battle Cry (Live CD Review)

You all know the story. Judas Priest announces their Epitaph World Tour in 2011 – 2012 would be their last. Right before the tour started, K.K. Downing left the band. 31-year-old Richie Faulkner replaced him and seemed to inject new life into the band. They went on to release a new CD, Redeemer of Souls and even toured to supported it. Not only did they tour, but they played 130 shows in 33 countries! This…

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