UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL
With singer Tim `Ripper' Owens
2019 is an important year for metal singer Tim `Ripper’ Owens. The frontman, who kick-started his career with a bang as the new lead singer of the NWOBHM legend Judas Priest [1996-2003], followed by a spotlight in Iced Earth [2003-2007] and many other appearances over the years, has recently released 3 studio albums. Under the banner The Three Tremors, Ripper takes a full 80s heavy metal spin on the debut `The Three Tremors’, together with singers Sean `The Hell Destroyer’ Peck [Cage, Denner/Shermann] and Harry `The Tyrant’ Conklin [Jag Panzer], while with Spirits Of Fire he hits the vibe of Savatage and Judas Priest, together with guitarist Chris Caffery [Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra], bass player Steve DiGiorgio [Death, Testament a.o] and drummer Mark Zonder [Fates Warning, Chroma Key]. With A New Revenge, Ripper shows his more melodic, hard rock side with the solid back up of his band mates, drummer James Kottak [former Scorpions], bass player Rudy Sarzo [Whitesnake, Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot] and guitarist Keri Kelli [Alice Cooper, Slash, Vince Neil a.o.]. Besides these projects, Ripper is part of Dio Disciples and he keeps himself busy as a solo artist. Time for an up close and personal with a man who lives and breathes metal.