Original JUDAS PRIEST Frontman To be Joined By Guitarist MIKE DE JAGER On Upcoming Tour

April 3, 2006

Original JUDAS PRIEST frontman Al Atkins has announced that he will be joined by South African guitarist Mike De Jager (DANTE FOX) on his upcoming tour. Mike is a "very old friend" of Al's who will appear alongside Chris Johnson (guitar) and Pete "MZ" Emms (bass). Check out a band photo at this location.

As previously reported, Atkins recently released a new promotional DVD. Produced by Mpeguk Ltd, the set (released on DVD-R) includes music videos of three selected tracks off his new CD, "Demon Deceiver - The Sin Sessions": the title track, "Demon Deceiver", "Cradle to the Grave" and the JUDAS PRIEST classic "Victim of Changes". The musicians include Johnson, Emms, de Jager, BUDGIE guitarist Simon Lees, and drummers Mick Hales and Adrian Badlands. The videos include footage shot during the recording of the tracks at MAGNUM's Madhat Studios, JB's Live Music Venue and during Al's tour of the U.S. Check out sample clips at www.mpeguk.com.

Al has recorded "Victim of Changes" three times on different albums over the last 15 years since he turned solo. "This time it's a much shorter and faster version than before. It's fucking awesome," Atkins said. Also appearing on the album is a song called "Drown", which is said to be a duet between Al and Kansas-based vocalist/guitarist Johnny Lokke.

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