July 28 — KK’s Priest unveiled the latest single from its forthcoming album, The Sinner Rides Again, and the song’s video this week.
The band debuted its new single, ‘Reap The Whirlwind‘ and its companion video Friday. the premiere came only weeks after the band debuted the album’s lead single, ‘One More Shot at Glory‘ and the song’s companion video. As with the album’s lead single, this latest composition is full on power metal that highlights the band members’ decades of talent. The comparisons to the works from Judas Priest is once again on full display here.
Founding member and guitarist KK Downing talked about the song’s lyrical theme during a recent interview.
“’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,” Downing said. “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 video for the new single is a simple presentation featuring the band in front of a video wall on a sound stage as it performs its new single. At points throughout the video Downing and front man Tim “Ripper” Owens stand atop a mountain as storms brew around them. The band’s new single plays over the overall visualization.
The Sinner Rides Again is scheduled for release Sept. 29 through Napalm Records and will release on a variety of platforms all noted below along with the album’s track listing.
The Sinner Rides Again will be available in the following formats:
-1CD Digipak Edition
-1LP Gatefold in Black
-Wooden Box Edition (incl. Digipak, Flag, Logo Wristband, Artprint, Patch) – Napalm Mail Order only, limited to 500
-1LP Gatefold in Marbled Orange and Black – Napalm International (excl. North America) Mail Order only, limited to 300
-1LP Gatefold in Transparent Orange – Napalm North American Mail Order only, limited to 300
-1LP Gatefold in Orange, Blue and Black Inkspot – Napalm Mail Order only, limited to 500
-Cassette Tape Edition in Red with White Print – Napalm Mail Order only, limited to 200
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
In other news, the band is in the midst of a series of live dates in support of its new album. The band’s current schedule is noted below:
KK’S PRIEST live one-offs:
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
More information on KK’s Priest’s new album, single, video and tour is available along with all of the band’s latest news at: