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AJ was just 14 when he saw his first ever concert at a Judas Priest show in Birmingham England in 2001 with Tim "Ripper" Owens on vocals, since then he has aspired to be a guitarist. Years later AJ met KK Downing who went on to produce AJ's band HOSTILE's  two albums and wrote a song for them. The band went on to support internationally bands such as Megadeth, Manowar, Machine Head to name a few.


AJ is from KK's home town and the birthplace of the original Priest, which helps continue the legacy.



K.K. Downing is a founding member of legendary British heavy metal institution Judas Priest. During their 40+ years of existence they have created several timeless metal anthems, from “Victim Of Changes” and “Hell Bent For Leather” to “Breaking The Law” and “Painkiller.” By 2015 Priest have sold over 50 million records worldwide. And they are still going strong, touring all around the globe injecting their British Steel to thousands of loyal fans. Downing with Priest’s other guitarist Glenn Tipton have set the standards for heavy metal guitar playing. Their distinctive guitar sound have become a trademark in the field with K.K.’s more wild bluesy style perfectly complementing Tipton’s melodic output. Their classic twin leads and grinding riffs are one of the most played pieces in today’s young guitarists rehearsal rooms.

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KK DOWNING Judas Priest founding member