"Burn The Serum", the new album from the Southern California rock trio KYNG, can be streamed in its entirety using the SoundCloud widget below. Due on April 15 through Razor & Tie, the CD was produced by Andrew Alekel (FOO FIGHTERS, NO DOUBT, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, CLUTCH) and James A. Rota (FIREBALL MINISTRY) and was recorded at Grandmaster Recorders Ltd. and Sword & Shield in Hollywood, California, as well as at Studio 606 in Northridge, California. Pre-orders are available now at iTunes and the merch pre-order is here.
On the band's second full-length album and first for Razor & Tie, KYNG harks back to the essence of heavy rock 'n' roll, forging thunderous percussion to lightning hot riffs driven by a divine vocal howl. At the same time, they keep their eyes wide open towards the future.
The Los Angeles outfit may only boast three members — Eddie Veliz (vocals/guitar), Pepe Clarke (drums), and Tony Castaneda (bass/backup vocals) — but their collective roar could easily tip the Southern California Richter Scale.
Formed in 2008, KYNG broke out of the City of Angels in 2011 with the group's independent debut, "Trampled Sun". The album landed shining critical acclaim for its "California heavy" sound merging the metallic meanderings of SOUNDGARDEN and QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE with the timeless scope of BLACK SABBATH and LED ZEPPELIN. They hit the road with everybody from THE SWORD and CLUTCH to TRIVIUM and MEGADETH — even being picked to play at METALLICA's first-ever Orion Music + More festival.
KYNG has announced tour dates with co-headliner KILL DEVIL HILL and support act CROBOT. The trek kicks off April 28 in Atlanta, Georgia. The band is currently on the road with LACUNA COIL and support acts EVE TO ADAM and NOTHING MORE.
KYNG tour dates:
With LACUNA COIL, EVE TO ADAM, NOTHING MORE
Apr 11 - Pensacola, FL - Vinyl Music Hall
Apr 12 - Orlando, FL - Earthday Birthday *
Apr 14- Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
Apr 16 - Flint, MI - The Machine Shop
Apr 17 - Libertyville, IL - Austin's
Apr 18 - Spring Lake Park, MN - POV's
Apr 19 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre
Apr 21 - Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater
Apr 22 - Syracuse, NY - Westcott Theater
Apr 23 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live!
Apr 26 - Ft. Meyers, FL - Fort Rock *
Apr 27 - Jacksonville, FL - Welcome To Rockville *
With KILL DEVIL HILL, CROBOT
Apr 28 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
Apr 29 - Wilmington, NC - Ziggys By The Sea
May 02 - Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live *
May 03 - Concord, NC - Carolina Rebellion *
May 04 - Huntington, WV - V Club
May 06 - New York, NY - Marlin Room @ Webster Hall
May 07 - West Springfield, VA - Empire
May 08 - Asbury Park, NJ - The Saint
May 09 - Syracuse, NY - The Chance
May 10 - Bangor, ME - Rise Above This Fest
May 11 - Worcester, MA - Upstairs @ The Palladium
May 13 - Louisville, KY - Diamond Pub & Billiards
May 15 - Flint, MI - The Machine Shop
May 16 - Columbus, OH - Rock On The Range *
May 17 - Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom
May 20 - Joliet - Mojoes
May 21 - St. Louis, MO - The Firebird
May 23 - Pyor, OK - Rocklahoma *
May 24 - San Antonio, TX - River City Rockfest *
Photo credit: Stephanie Cabral