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KK’s Priest’s Latest Single “Reap The Whirlwind” is Old School Heavy Metal by the Numbers


The song title may sound like something you’d say before ripping a hellacious fart, but KK’s Priest‘s latest single “Reap The Whirlwind” is a classic heavy metal track through and through. Which is honestly to be expected, given K.K. Downing‘s style for the last few decades.

Unlike their previous single “One More Shot At Glory,” which really felt like a cynical take on a classic Judas Priest song, “Reap The Whirlwind” sounds familiar, yet new. It’s something original that could help propel the band’s upcoming sophomore album The Sinner Rides Again into its release this September.

Speaking about the single, Downing said the track was based on a sort of mantra he’s carried with him since he was a youth. Given he’s now 71 years old, that’s a long time.

“’If you sow the wind, you will reap the whirlwind’ – this is a common phrase that has been familiar with me from a very young age. Obviously it’s very meaningful – it’s a warning that if you mistreat people, or really whatever you do in life, you need to be very careful, because whatever sufferance you inflict on anyone, it could come back to haunt you, and your suffering could be even more severe. Everyone knowingly or unknowingly has made the mistake of thinking they can get away with small misdemeanors to suit their selfish pursuits, but if justice is to be served, you will reap exactly what you sow. That is the message of this song.”

The Sinner Rides Again will be released on September 29 via Napalm Records, but you can preorder your copy today. You can also check out their handful of scheduled live dates, as well as details about the album, down below.

The Sinner Rides Again track listing:
1. Sons Of The Sentinel
2. Strike Of The Viper
3. Reap The Whirlwind
4. One More Shot At Glory
5. Hymn 66
6. The Sinner Rides Again
7. Keeper Of The Graves
8. Pledge Your Souls
9. Wash Away Your Sins

KK’s Priest Take “One More Shot At Glory” with The Sinner Rides Again Album Announcement

KK’S PRIEST live one-offs:
July 6, 2023 – Wolverhampton, UK @ KK’s Steel Mill
July 9, 2023 – Knislinge, SE @ Time to Rock Festival
August 9, 2023 – Villena, SP @ Leyendas Del Rock Festival
August 12, 2023 – Kortrijk, BE @ Alcatraz Festival
December 2, 2023 – Mexico City, MX @ Life After Death Horror Fest
March 2-7, 2024 – Monsters of Rock Cruise

KK’S PRIEST w/ Paul Di’Anno & Burning Witches across the UK in October:
October 7, 2023 – Birmingham @ O2 Institute
October 8, 2023 – Glasgow @ SWG3
October 10, 2023 – Nottingham @ Rock City
October 11, 2023 – Manchester @ O2 Ritz
October 12, 2023 – London @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

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