King James (band)

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King James
Carroll and Bennett performing in 2013.
Carroll and Bennett performing in 2013.
Background information
GenresHeavy metal
Years active1993–1997, 2012–present
MembersRex Carroll
Jimi Bennett
Benny Ramos
Michael Feighan
Past membersTim Gaines
Robert Sweet
Jimi Bennett performing in Elements of Rock in Switzerland 2013.

King James is a heavy metal supergroup formed in 1993 with guitarist Rex Carroll (Whitecross) and frontman Jimi Bennett (Sacred Fire). Some time later, they recruited Tim Gaines and Robert Sweet 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.[1] Carroll and Bennett remained together and released a second album, The Fall, in 1997.

At that time 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. After fulfilling those obligations, the band regrouped and released MaXimus in June 2013.


Former members[edit]


  • 1993: Three-song demo
  • 1994: King James (Star Song / EMI)
  • 1997: The Fall (Viva Europe)
  • 2013: MaXimus (Madison Line Records)


  1. ^ Christensen, Brett (March–April 1997). "STRYPER: Can't Stop The Rock?". HM Magazine (64). ISSN 1066-6923. Archived from the original on September 18, 2000. Retrieved 2007-04-30.

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