Originally posted by travis83
I watched the arsnal of Megadeth after and i loved it awesome speical features and kick ass videos right from 85-05 . The peeformance at gigantour was fucking awesome too. One of my favorite versions of Peace Sells!!
Some Ripper Owens News:
February 1, 2006
BEYOND FEAR on Tour with ANTHRAX!!!!!
Great news.... BEYOND FEAR are the special guest on the european ANTHRAX (Reunion)-Tour in April. This is "Metal Thrashing Mad" at it's best! Click here for dates...
January 24, 2006
BEYOND FEAR CD Release Date!
Beyond Fear, former Judas Priest and current Iced Earth vocalist, Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens’ new band, are scheduled to release their self-titled debut album on Steamhammer/SPV on May 5, 2006 in Germany, May 8,2006 in Europe and May 9, 2006 in the USA. “I always knew that I would bring out an album featuring my own compositions one day,” Owens explains. “But I didn’t feel like a solo recording, I’d much rather perform my songs with a permanent band. That’s how Beyond Fear came about.”
The debut was recorded at the legendary Morrisound Studios in Tampa, Florida, under the direction of producer Jim Morris - a definite quality feature when it comes to the album’s sound and dynamics. Beyond Fear consist of Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens (vocals), John Comprix (rhythm & lead guitar), Dwane Bihary (rhythm guitar), Dennis Hayes (bass) and Eric Elkins (drums). The album consists of fourteen haunting metal numbers, which, according to Owens, “show unmistakably where my musical roots lie: in the classic heavy metal of the Eighties. However, I’ve transported that traditional metal style into the present, lending it its own touch.”
Tim "Ripper" Owens composed seven of the fourteen tracks on "Beyond Fear" on his own, the remaining seven were penned by Tim "Ripper" Owens together with guitarist John Comprix . “This is the best album I’ve ever recorded,” enthuses Owens, promising an extensive European tour starting summer 2006. And there seems to be no doubt in his mind about a continuation of his extremely successful collaboration with Iced Earth mastermind, Jon Schaffer: “I will definitely sing on the next Iced Earth album!”
Festival shows and club gigs beginning summer 2006
BEYOND FEAR - "Beyond Fear"
09. Mai 2006 (US)
Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens is without doubt among the most important metal vocalists of the past ten years. When he succeeded Rob Halford, joining Judas Priest in May 1996, the press rubbed their eyes, surprised as well as impressed: Owens had previously been a fairly unknown quantity to international music journalists, but recorded his first Priest album, Jugulator, with more aplomb than even insiders had expected.
Following successful tours with the British metal legends, the strong studio recording, Demolition (2001), and the live recordings, Meltdown - 98 Live (199 and Live In London (2003), Halford’s return put an end to Owens’ stint with Judas Priest. More or less immediately, he was enlisted by Jon Schaffer to team up with Iced Earth and sang on The Glorious Burdon in spring 2004. Yet there was never any doubt in Owens’ mind that he wanted to release an album featuring his own material as soon as possible.
He is now about to carry out his ambitious plan with Beyond Fear, the debut by his same-named new band, due to be released on Steamhammer/SPV on May 8, 2006 (Germany: May 5, North America: May 9). “I didn’t feel like a solo recording, I’d much rather perform my songs with a permanent band. That’s how Beyond Fear came about.”
Ripper Owens composed seven of the fourteen tracks on Beyond Fear, the remaining seven were penned together with guitarist John Comprix and complement Owens material perfectly.
“There’s a whole number of tracks that I’m really proud of,” comments Owens, referring to songs such as ‘Save Me,’ ‘Coming At You’ and ‘My Last Words’ in particular, which he wrote himself on guitar. “I may not be a wonderful guitarist,” he confesses, “but I’m capable of working out my musical ideas on the guitar to such an extent that people like them".
In terms of lyrics, Owens has succeeded in landing an instant classic in ‘Dreams Come True,’ describing himself and his life so far. ‘Scream Machine’, on the other hand, is a title that continues the Priest tradition of martial metal lyrics.
“It’s about a metal machine, a metal monster, and shows where my influences come from. This number is in the style of albums such as Painkiller and would in my opinion also have suited Jugulator. It was the last track I composed for Beyond Fear.” Remains ‘And … You Will Die’, which, according to Owens, “reflects the stylistic direction of the album more than any other song. There are high vocals, but also passages sung in deep voices, plus haunting guitars with an unmistakeable metal orientation.”
The debut was recorded at the legendary Morrisound studios in Tampa, Florida, under the direction of producer Jim Morris - a definite quality feature when it comes to the album’s sound and dynamics, particularly as Morris understood and translated the compositional concept perfectly. “I’ve matured, especially in terms of my songwriting,” Owens analyses the past decade. “I compose songs that the fans understand and that they can shake their hair to."
Ripper also has a band befoe Priest that kicked serious ass called "Winter's Bane" they released an album called "Heart Of A Killer" which is a concept album about a judge with a bad heart who sentances a murderer to death, then recieves the murderer's "heart" in a transplant. The riffs and sound is amazing and it has been re-released as a dual disc which includes a LIVE show of the album and some unreleased tracks.