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29th September 2011


KK Downing produced Hostile were formed in 2006 by AJ who was brought up in a grave yard house in the heart of the Black Country, the birth place of Heavy Metal.

The line-up consists of vocalist Jay, the guitar duet of AJ and Matt, Alex Hill (son of Ian Hill, Judas Priest) on bass duties and Gunga on the drums.

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Having become regulars on the UK live circuit, playing renown venues such as The Wolverhampton Civic and gaining support to big acts such as SoulFly and Morbid Angel, Hostile managed to gain the attention of Metal God and founding member of the mighty Judas Priest, KK Downing, who caught the band live at his local venue.

Impressed by the potential of the band, KK not only agreed to produce the band's debut album but to also write a song for the band titled 'Addiction' which is very unique as this is the first time KK has written a song outside Judas Priest.

As a taste of things to come, Hostile then hooked up with top London booking agent Rod Macsween of I.T.B who went on to book the band for the Download Festival at the historical Donington Park venue, gaining excellent reviews such as KERRANG! kkkk review and also packing out the Gibson stage tent to which they went down a storm. The band then went on to support the newly reunited brothers Max and Igor Cavalera in their new band Cavalera Conspiracy at the sold out London Astoria, gaining stunning reviews and again going down a storm with the London crowd.

Hostile then re-grouped with KK Downing and headed down to The Old Smithy studios where Judas Priest recorded 'Angel Of Retribution' (2003) and their latest masterpiece 'Nostradamus' (2008) to start work on Hostile's debut album which was also to be engineered by Richard Wood who had worked with Judas Priest on their latest work 'Nostradamus'.

Writing the album and working with KK has been an invaluable experience for Hostile and they certainly can now understand why KK says Metal is in his veins, Hostile are also proud to say that they too hail from the cherished birthplace of Heavy Metal. "We live and breathe Heavy Metal!" Says AJ.

Now with their debut album 'Eve Of Destruction' complete, Hostile hope to aspire to be the most important band from Birmingham/Black Country since their mighty predecessors Judas Priest and Black Sabbath themselves.


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