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Three Tremors feat. Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens of Judas Priest rock Stage West in Scranton on Nov. 11

Three Tremors feat. Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens of Judas Priest rock Stage West in Scranton on Nov. 11
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From a press release:

The Three Tremors, a heavy metal supergroup featuring vocalists Tim “Ripper” Owens (Judas Priest, KK’s Priest), Harry “The Tyrant” Conklin (Jag Panzer, Satan’s Host), and Sean “The Hell Destroyer” Peck (Cage, Death Dealer, Warrior, Denner / Shermann), have announced a new album as well as a U.S. tour that will take them to Stage West in Scranton on Thursday, Nov. 11.

Doors at Stage West (301 N. Main Ave., Scranton) open at 7 p.m., and the all ages show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $15 in advance or $20 the day of the show, are on sale now via Prekindle.

Coming off the successful release of their self-titled debut album, several North American and European tours, the release of “The Solo Versions” of the first album, and festival performances, the Three Tremors shot out of a heavy metal cannon at a frantic pace when the shutdown forced them to cut short their North American tour in the middle of their run in early 2020.

However, they wasted no time and got to work on another new album. Now their sophomore effort, “Guardians of the Void,” is ready for blast off and will hit the streets worldwide this Friday, Nov. 5. 12 songs can be found on this wicked rocker of an album, and once again, they cover all the bases of heavy metal.

The first two singles, “Bone Breaker” and “Crucifier,” are available now. Tim Owens called the latter “one of my favorite tracks on the record.”

“When the band wrote this song, I knew we had a special track on our hands. It has a super haunting vibe, and I love the chorus how it hits. I am sure my fellow metalheads will dig it like I do,” Sean Peck said.

Harry Conklin chimed in: “This was one I insisted we add to the live set. I can’t wait to sing this with the band.”

As with all releases on Steel Cartel Records, only the songs that receive video releases will be on streaming platforms, so the physical medium and the fans that support and collect them are the band’s focus and priority. And speaking of the physical product, the band once again hired Marc Sasso – best known for his work with Marvel, WWE, Rob Halford, Dio, Cage, and many others – to create the cover artwork – a haunting, other-worldly painting that captures the mysterious essence of the title perfectly.

Owens described how the recording process went down.

“We had just started our second North American tour promoting ‘The Solo Versions’ when everything started to shut down. It was a shame because we had some really good momentum and the shows were selling well, including a few that were sold out in advance. When we realized that we could be sitting home for a while, we all started putting these new songs together and recording them.”

“I had moved to Greece during this whole time and the guys started sending me song after song at a furious pace,” Conklin continued.

“The songs were kickass and I found it easier and more natural to collaborate and add my ideas and nuances. We have toured and done so many shows together now that the comfort level was there, and they came together really quick. The end result is amazing.”

“Everyone in the band has a lot of other projects going on, so it was good we could all pull together and make this follow up album,” Peck added.

“Now Sean [Elg] our drummer is also in KK’s Priest, so we are stoked that we could not only put out another record, but also get a tour in before everyone gets busy. We have spent so much time together – we are like a heavy metal street gang and have a blast performing these songs and going on the road. With these new songs available from the ‘Guardians of the Void’ album, our setlist will be supremely vicious!”

Owens is a Grammy Award-nominated hard rock vocalist who first gained attention as the lead singer of Judas Priest (1996-2003) and then Iced Earth and Yngwie Malmsteen. The 2001 film “Rockstar” starring Mark Wahlberg and Jennifer Aniston was loosely based on his time in Judas Priest.

He currently tours the world as a solo artist and performs as the lead singer for the band Charred Walls of the Damned with Richard Christy from “The Howard Stern Show.” He also sings with Dio Disciples, which is a band celebrating the music of Ronnie James Dio with Ronnie’s bandmates and friends.

In addition, Owens started a supergroup called Project Rock with James Kottak (Scorpions), Keri Kelli (Alice Cooper, Slashes Snackpit, John Waite) Rudy Sarzo (Whitesnake, Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne, Dio), and Teddy Zig Zag (Guns N’ Roses, Carol King). He is managed by Wendy Dio and Niji Management.

Conklin has been a recording artist since 1984 with Jag Panzer, then Titan Force and Satan’s Host. A four-octave range and strong sense of melody has enriched his bands through the years, and he has been an influence to many up-and-coming artists in that time.

He is a lyricist as well as a voice contributing harmonies and vocal arrangements to his work, such as choirs to enhance each performance. Conklin has toured the world and left his mark as a strong force in the metal recording industry.

Hailing from San Diego, California, Peck has been a valiant warrior in metal’s underground battlefield. Having fronted the band Cage since 1992, their classic heavy metal style garnered many accolades and awards.

Peck’s versatile style and tone has helped him carve out his place among today’s best metal vocalists. His influences are worn on his sleeve for all to see, but his creative mind and songwriting talents also make him a vocal monster.

In 2013, he joined with some other well-known musicians to form Death Dealer, which provided him with yet another vehicle to showcase his incredible range and power. He is a staunch proponent for all things metal and the unique brotherhood and sense of community that is created by it.