Killington Pit (Evanescence, Alice Cooper) Share Cover of Judas Priest Classic “Riding On the Wind”

Killington Pit are preparing to release their first original material, and play their first live shows, amongst their stream of cover songs. The latest of these is their rendition of Judas Priest classic, “Riding On the Wind,” from 1982’s Screaming For Vengeance album, complete with video. The members connected during the pandemic, began recording together, and a core band formed with Terry LeRoi, Will Hunt, Troy McLawhorn and Chuck Garric. “Riding On the Wind” follows the band’s initial two singles; Accept’s “Balls To The Wall,” and Rainbow’s “Kill the King,” the latter featuring Stef Burns (Alice Cooper/Huey Lewis & The News) and Jeff Blando (Slaughter/Lynchmob/Vince Neil). Check out the new video below, and read more from the band.

Will Hunt says, ““Riding on the Wind” was always my favorite Priest tune, before Scott Travis, of course. I definitely tried to approach it in a way I thought Scott would play it to give it some modern energy. The fellas and I had a lotta fun with this one!

Troy McLawhorn comments,“Glenn and KK were my teachers when I was learning to play the guitar. Not literally, but I listened to Priest constantly when I was a kid and spent a lot of hours trying to figure out how to play their songs on the guitar. Judas Priest is one of my all-time favorite bands! It was a lot of fun and a challenge to try to recreate the guitar parts for our rendition of ‘Riding on the Wind’. Again, I stuck pretty closely to the original because I respect and honor what they wrote and recorded, and I wanted to do it justice. I’m not trying to re-invent the song. I just wanted to feel the joy of playing it!

Chuck Garric adds, “Ian Hill of Judas Priest is a Bass icon! Thats what you get from a Metal God.

Terry LeRoi says, “Screaming For Vengeance is one of my all time favorite records. It’s been a huge inspiration for me over the years. ‘Riding On The Wind’ is the stand out track for me. Rob Halford’s voice is nothing short of amazing on this song and his midrange tones are ear shattering. His singing style and his willingness to pushing vocal limits is unparalleled and has always been my reference point. When Killington Pit started exploring possible songs to cover…this one was at the top of our list. It’s been such an honor to play with Will, Chuck and Troy and a privilege and great joy to pay tribute to Judas Priest!

LeRoi adds, “Over the coming months we will be releasing our full length covers album with accompanying videos. 2024 will see us playing select shows worldwide and releasing original Killington Pit music. We’re looking forward to sharing this with all of the fans!

Killington Pit is:
Terry LeRoi – Vocals
Will Hunt – Drums
Troy McLawhorn – Guitar
Chuck Garric – Bass