Tim "Ripper" Owens (KK's Priest, ex-Judas Priest, etc.) will release a new solo EP under the name Ripper later this year, and you can check out the debut single "Embattled" above. If you're looking for a straightforward metal tune with plenty of Ripper high screams thrown in there, then you're really going to dig this project.
The EP was written and recorded with Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) and Nick Bellmore (Jasta, Dee Snider), and will include frequent Jasta collaborators Nick Bellmore (Dee Snider, ex-Toxic Holocaust), Charlie Bellmore (Dee Snider, ex-Toxic Holocaust), and Chris Beaudette (Jasta, Enteirro).
"Ripper has been one of my favorite voices in metal since Jugulator arrived 25 years ago," said Jasta. "His power, range, and work ethic inspire me daily and I cannot wait for the world to hear the crushing new metal tracks we are creating!"
Pre-orders are available here.