Rena Sands, wife of DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci and former guitarist in the all-female heavy metal band MEANSTREAK, has joined JUDAS PRIESTESS, New York City’s sensational all-girl tribute to metal masters JUDAS PRIEST.
Rena and John live in St. James, New York and have three children together — twins Samantha and Renato, and Kiarra.
Formed in 2009, JUDAS PRIESTESS has a worldwide reputation with acclamation from press and fans alike. With favorable notice from members of JUDAS PRIEST themselves, notably Rob Halford, K.K. Downing, and JUDAS PRIEST original founder Al Atkins, these women have successfully demolished anyone’s preconceived idea of what a “tribute” band is, and especially an all-female tribute. They have carved a very special and distinct place for themselves in the over-saturated world of rock and roll with their original interpretations of the classic metal repertoire of that influential and legendary band. The stellar performances by the ladies of JUDAS PRIESTESS always wow the crowd with both blistering talent and the unmistakable hard-rockin’ look that defines who they are.