In January 2020, Downing signed with Explorer1 Music Group, which would pair him with veteran manager Andy Gould, and announced that he would work on brand-new music. The following month, it was announced that Downing had formed a new band, KK’s Priest, with bassist Tony Newton, guitarist A.J. Mills, and former Judas Priest members Tim “Ripper” Owens and Les Binks on vocals and drums, respectively. The band’s debut album Sermons of the Sinner was originally scheduled to be released on 20 August 2021, but was postponed until 1 October. A music video for the album’s lead single, “Hellfire Thunderbolt”, was released on 12 May 2021. Unfortunately, Binks did not appear on the album as a result of a wrist injury. Cage drummer Sean Elg was his replacement. However, it was confirmed that Binks would occasionally perform live with KK’s Priest.
When speaking to KNAC in June 2021 about Sermons of the Sinner, Downing said that he was already at work on material for the next album, which would be more of a collaboration effort than the first album.
|Sermons of the Sinner||Full-length||2021|
|Les Binks||Drums (2019-2021)|
|See also: Les Binks’ Priesthood, ex-Judas Priest, ex-Tytan, ex-Fancy, ex-MegaPriest, ex-The Shortlist|