The rock world is buzzing with proof that good and evil can in fact work together in the form of original JUDAS PRIEST singer Al Atkins and Christian guitarist Paul May. Together these extreme opposites combine creating a powerful new CD called “Serpent’s Kiss”, now available on Gonzo Multimedia. The 10-track album is the product of two of the Midlands finest architects of rock and metal coming together to create something that is unique and totally exhilarating!
There are enough doses of melody and metal madness to entice all fans of the genre, and while it is solid, honest working class heavy metal, it also has its roots in contemporary metal with some fine axe-work and killer choruses. The cover art for “Serpent’s Kiss” is also unique as it was created by world famous fantasy artist Rodney Matthews.
“Working with Paul May on the ‘Serpent’s Kiss’ album was a fantastic journey,” says Al. “From the opening song, ‘The Shallowing’, to the last song, ‘Theatre of Fools’, it was an honor to have been asked by the brilliant guitarist Paul May to put this project together… Without a doubt, this is one of the best albums I have appeared on since my early days with JUDAS PRIEST and that says something, having written and recorded several of my own works.”
“This album was meant to be,” explains Paul. “When Al agreed to do the vocals, it inspired me to write specific tracks tailored for his voice. Not only did Al deliver in abundance, he did so with world class! It’s what I’d call a ‘classic hard rock/metal’ album; that covers a wealth of subject matters and life experiences. It’s all rock ‘n’ roll! And a real triumph to me in so many ways. I just feel blessed! To, again, be involved with such a great vocalist and friend and end up with such a cracking album is a gift indeed — rock on!”
“Serpents Kiss” track listing:
01. The Shallowing
02. Traitors Hand
03. Dream Maker
04. Can You Hear Me?
08. Betta Than Twisted
09. Cold Gin (KISS cover)
10. Theatre of Fools
Check out audio samples in the YouTube clip below.
For more information, visit www.atkinsmayproject.com.