TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Interviewed By 'The Metal Show': Audio Available

A brand-new interview with former JUDAS PRIEST and current ICED EARTH singer Tim "Ripper" Owens, conducted by 92.3 Xtreme Radio's "The Metal Show" Sunday night (May 1) prior to Owens' "secret" appearance with his BEYOND FEAR side-project at Cleveland's Hi-Fi Club, has been posted online at MySpace.com.

Owens is joined in BEYOND FEAR by guitarist John Comprix (13 FACES, SPAWN) and drummer Eric Elkins (ALL YOU FEAR). Elkins hooked up with the singer shortly after Owens' original choice, ICED EARTH/HALFORD's Bobby Jarzombek, was forced to withdraw from the project because he has "too many coals in the fire," according to Owens. Songtitles set to appear on the group's upcoming debut album include "I Don't Need This", "And You Will Die", "It Is Me", "Telling Lies" and "The Faith". A tentative late 2005/early 2006 release through an as-yet-undetermined label is expected.

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