Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens talks Metal Gods Australian Tour, meeting Dio, KK’s Priest and vocal range

Judas Priest and DIO are arguably the seminal Godfathers of Heavy Metal.

For the first time in Australia, two former members of these bands will come together to form Metal Gods, in what will be the ultimate ode to Judas Priest and DIO.

Metal Gods will feature singer Ripper Owens – famed vocalist for Judas Priest after the departure of Rob Halford in 1992 – and Drummer, Simon Wright, who was a member of AC/DC between 1983 and 1989 before leaving the group to join Ronnie James Dio’s band.

The Everblack Podcast caught up with Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens to talk about the upcoming Metal Gods Tour with Simon Wright and the diversity of the set list, his experience opening for Dio and meeting him, KK’s Priest, Jugulator’s 25th anniversary and more.

Watch / listen to the interview here :


Metal Gods Australian Tour 2022

Friday, October 14, 2022: Mansfield Tavern – BRISBANE, QLD Special guests: Bon But Not Forgotten & Motorized

Saturday, October 15, 2022: Bridgeway Live – ADELAIDE, SA

Sunday, October 16, 2022: The Corner Hotel – MELBOURNE, VIC

Friday, October 21, 2022: Manning Bar – SYDNEY, NSW

Saturday, October 22, 2022: Badlands – PERTH, WA

Special guests: Livewire

Tickets are on sale Monday, April 11, 2022 – 9am local time from www.oztix.com.au.