Jimi's History with King James
King James (band)
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Genres: Heavy metal
Years active: 1993–1997, 2011 to present
Associated acts: Stryper, Sindizzy, Whitecross, Sacred Fire, Viktor
King James is a metal/rock supergroup formed in 1993 by guitarist Rex Carroll (Whitecross). He joined former Sacred Fire frontman, Jimi Bennett to form the band. Some time later, they recruited Tim Gaines and Robert Sweet, both of Stryper, and released their first album in 1994. The band supported the album with a tour without Gaines, who declined to join after the recording. Sweet toured with the band into 1996, but did not participate in their second release. Carroll and Bennett remained together and released a second album, The Fall, in 1997.
There was talk of another King James release, but Whitecross regrouped, and Jimi joined former Petra drummer Louie Weaver to form Viktor. Both groups have released new CDs as of 2006. The band reformed with Benny Ramos and Michael Feighan, both of Whitecross, in 2011 with a new album scheduled for release in 2012.
Rex Carroll (vocals, guitars)
Jimi Bennett (lead vocals)
Tim Gaines (vocals, bass)
Robert Sweet (vocals, drums)
1993: 3-song demo
1994: King James (Star Song / EMI)
1997: The Fall (Viva Europe)
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