Taking his nickname from the Judas Priest classic “The Ripper,” Tim “Ripper” Owens spent the early years of his career fronting the Judas Priest tribute band British Steel. Things changed rapidly in 1996 when Owens shocked the rock world, replacing the legendary Rob Halford as lead singer. During his tenure in Priest, Ripper recorded two studio albums, two live albums, and a DVD release, along with penning the track “What’s My Name?” which ended up a bonus track on the Demolition album. After Halford reunited with Judas Priest in 2003, Owens career in metal would continue as he landed gigs fronting bands Iced Earth, Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force, and Dio Disciples.

His newest project is a unique one for Ripper. This time out he has paired with two other vocalists, Harry “The Tyrant” Conklin and Sean “The Hell Destroyer” Peck , to form The Three Tremors. Their self-titled debut album has recently dropped with twelve original songs with all three singers featured on every track. Having three different vocalists all with unique styles provides an opportunity to take things in new directions. The Three Tremors is hitting the road to promote the new record with the first show taking place on Valentine’s Day and a show in Niagara Falls on March 5th. BackstageAxxess had the chance to chat with Ripper and find out all the latest on The Three Tremors and everything else he has in the works. Please join us for a conversation with one of metal’s best, Tim “Ripper” Owens.



We would like to thank Chip Ruggieri from Chipster PR for setting up the interview with Tim “Ripper” Owens. For more information purchasing tickets to the show in Niagara Falls on March 5, 2019, please click here: Tickets. If its info on The Three Tremors you’re looking for, please go to: The Three Tremors. For more information on Ripper Owens, please click here: Ripper Owens.

About The Author Kris Engelhart

I am a small business owner, freelance writer, and part-time piano instructor in Charlotte, NC. My musical career started at the age of five when I was forced into taking piano lessons. I played flute in the school band and added the guitar as a young teen. There is nothing I would rather do than be at a live show. My first concert was Shaun Cassidy at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo in 1978. My top five live shows ever are: 1. Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band – Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY 1984- They played for 3 ½ hours and it was awesome. 2. Carolina Rebellion- Metrolina Expo Grounds, Charlotte, NC, May, 2011 – The first ever Carolina Rebellion featured over 15 bands with Avenged Sevenfold headlining. Non-stop music for over 12 hours. 3. Chevelle- Food Lion Speed Street, Charlotte, NC, May, 2008 - The first time I ever saw Chevelle live and I was hooked! 4. Skillet with Red- Bojangle’s Coliseum, Charlotte, NC, April, 2010 – Skillet is one of my favorite bands and they totally kick it live. 5. 106.5 The End’s Weenie Roast #9- Verizon Wireless Amiptheater, Charlotte, NC , October, 2003- Featured Staind, Shinedown, Three Days Grace.