Metal With The Mikes

The Mikes of WDHA’s Metal with the Mikes are giving you the chance to win a pair of tickets to see KK’s Priest at the Palladium Times Square on Friday, September, 13th!

KK’s Priest is an English band formed by KK Downing, co-founder of British heavy metal band Judas Priest. Downing, who left the band in 2011 due to creative differences, decided that he couldn’t stop making music. Instead of performing Judas Priest songs on his own, he decided to form a new group and create new music. That’s when KK’s Priest was formed.

KK’s Priest was formed in early 2020 and members include Tony Newton, A.J. Mills, and ex-Judas Priest bandmates Tim “Ripper” Owens and Les Binks. Their debut album Sermons of the Sinnner was released in October of 2021 after a months-long delay, but the music didn’t disappoint. The band brought the high-octane energy and screaming vocals that Judas Priest fans love and dialed it up.

The group has already released a second album, The Sinner Rides Again, in 2023 to massive success. Songs featured on both albums include “Hellfire Thunderbolt” and “Raise Your Fists.” Fans of both Judas Priest and KK’s Priest cite that the band has plenty of nods to JP which lends a sense of thoughtful progression from one band to the other. Metal heads all over can appreciate what this group is doing with their music.

Performing since he was a teenager, KK Downing explains that he will always be making new music in an effort to avoid playing Judas Priest songs at his shows. Although he was part of the band for many decades, Downing wishes to remain separate from his old group and instead move forward with KK’s Priest. It’s safe to say that you can’t keep a heavy metal legend down, especially not KK Downing.

KK’s Priest has recently been touring in Europe and the United Kingdom and will be performing in the United States in the coming year.

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Check out Mike Anthony’s review of the new Atreyu album “The Beautiful Dark of Life” HERE!

Contest Rules

From 11:00pm on 5/31/24 to 11:59pm on 6/30/24, enter for a chance to win during this online contest. Five random entrants will win a pair of tickets to KK's Priest valued at $40.50 each (plus fees), courtesy of the Baker Concerts. Must be at least 18 years old and legal residents of the United States. Unless otherwise specified, listeners are eligible to win in station’s contests; a prize valued under $600 only once every seven (7) days and a prize valued at $600 or more, only once every thirty (30) days. Only one winner per household (whether related or not) is permitted in any contest. Otherwise, WDHA's General Contest Rules apply and are available by clicking HERE.

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