Tag Archives: King’s X

Live Gig Review: Inside the Groove Machine with King’s X at the Gramercy Theatre on 7/28/22

Posted by on August 1, 2022

  While charging through a gnarly month at work, I counted the days to see King’s X at the Gramercy Theatre. To make a day out of my day off from work first was indulging in a beast of an Eastsider burger at my favorite East Village eatery, Paul’s Da Burger Joint, and a little […]

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Concert Calendar (7/27-7/31) | Rising Summer. King’s X, Rob Zombie, & more

Posted by on July 25, 2022

    Seriously. July’s abundance of parties and concerts was awesome. Still, in the wake of you planning on attending even more hot shows as the mercury continues to rise well into the month of August, you should definitely give much-due respect to the venue staff. With that said, Incantation, Rage Against the Machine, and […]

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King’s X cancel European Tour due to an “unforeseen medical issue” with guitarist Ty Tabor

Posted by on July 8, 2022

  King’s X have been forced to cancel their European fall tour due to an “unforeseen medical issue” with guitarist Ty Tabor.   The group issued the following statement on Instagram: “It is with great regret that we must announce that we will be forced to cancel our upcoming engagements in Europe this Fall, due […]

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18 awesome album updates – 1/27/22

Posted by on January 27, 2022

  2021 ended with an incredible amount of new albums. Now, with just a few weeks into 2022, here are ## album updates recently announced.  01) Carpenter Brut announce new album Leather Terror:     French synthwave artist Carpenter Brut has announced his return with the new album, Leather Terror, out April 1st via Universal. […]

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King’s X to begin recording new album

Posted by on March 4, 2019

A new King’s X album is coming closer and closer to fruition. The band announced on Sunday that they will be heading into the studio in mid-April to begin recording their 13th studio album, expected for release sometime in late 2019.

The band already has a lot of material written for the album. In an interview with SiriusXM’s ‘Trunk Nation,’ drummer Jerry Gaskill mentioned that the band was still in the writing process, while bassist/vocalist Doug Pinnick said that he already has “about 30 songs” written.

Word of a new album started in late 2018 when the band signed to Australian label Golden Robot Records. According to a press release (reported on by Premier Guitar), Pinnick said

“I’m really excited to release the next King’s X album with Mark, Derek and the crew at Golden Robot! May the groove be with us all.”

Added Gaskill:

“It’s been a while since we’ve made a record. During that time, I’ve been thinking, when and if we make a new record, I want it to be the best we can do. I want to believe in it. I want to make it great, whatever it takes. I don’t want to just make another King’s X record. I think and hope that we are in that place. I think and hope its time and I feel good about the team we’ll be working with at Golden Robot Records. I’m going do my best. Let’s do this thing.”

It’s been more than a decade since King’s X released new music. The band’s last album, XV, was released in 2008.

Over the last few years, the band hasn’t been too worried about getting new music out that quickly. Back in 2016, Pinnick told The Sacramento Bee that because they already have a robust catalog, it wasn’t a high priority.

“We have a lot of songs to choose from [for performances], and that’s probably why we done a recording in so long. In a way, we’ve kind of pulled all the tricks out of our bag.”

Health issues also sidetracked the band. Between 2012 and 2014 Gaskill suffered two heart attacks, which led to an emergency double bypass surgery. In 2013, Pinnick had two operations for a hernia that had the potential to become life-threatening.

Despite the lack of new music, the band hasn’t been completely stagnant. In February, they released a biography titled King’s X: The Oral History, which shines a light on the band’s career and personal lives through interviews with the trio, as well as friends, collaborators and famous fans. It also gives the stories behind every one of the band’s songs and the making of all of their albums.

King’s X will be playing three east coast shows in June. This includes dates at Sayreville, NJ’s Starland Ballroom on June 28, Wappingers Falls, NY’s Hudson Valley Regional Airport on June 29 and Manhattan, NY’s Grammercy Theatre on June 30.

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Monsters Of Rock Cruise sets its sights on Jamaica for 2019

Posted by on April 19, 2018

If you’re a fan of ’80s and ’90s hair metal, you’ll be psyched to know that the 9th annual Monster Of Rock Cruise, has announced it’s lineup and dates –  February 24 – March 1, 2019. Departing out of Miami, Florida, this five-day/five-night cruise, dubbed “Band Overboard,” will embark on Royal Caribbean’s newly remodeled Mariner […]

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The Galactic Cowboys return from outer space

Posted by on August 30, 2017

The 1990’s weren’t exactly a great time for metal. If you were a fan of grunge, you were in heaven (which at the time was the Pacific Northwest). And if you loved industrial and nu-metal – this was your decade. Unfortunately, if you were into things like thrash, prog and more extreme genres, you were grasping […]

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New & Noteworthy: January 20th

Posted by on January 20, 2017

New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases being released. This week features new music from Firewind, AFI, and Aversions Crown, as well as a bunch of King’s X vinyl re-releases and more. If you want to check out last week’s releases or see […]

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Bands discuss major label dealings vs. releasing music independently

Posted by on August 29, 2016

It’s no secret that many record labels have had a reputation for giving their artists the ol’ screwjob when it comes to fair compensation. This practice has seemingly been happening for as long as there’s been a music business. A now-legendary rant by former Victory Records executive Ramsey Dean against the label’s president Tony Brummel, now almost […]

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Dave Grohl, members of Pantera, Metallica cover Slayer, Motorhead at Dimebash 2016

Posted by on January 25, 2016

It’s been a few years since we heard about the Dimebash event, where many renowned musicians from various rock and metal bands get together to play Pantera songs in honor of the late Dimebag Darrel Abbott. The event came back this year and there’s footage of the show where you can see members of Pantera, […]

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