Alternative metal favorites King’s X will be releasing their first new music in 14 years on September 2, via InsideOut Music/Sony Music worldwide.
Vocalist/bassist Doug "Dug" Pinnick, along with guitarist Ty Tabor and drummer Jerry Gaskill, have just competed the as-of-yet untitled album, and Pinnick says, "I feel like it's been forever since we put out a new album, and I'm ready for the world to hear our latest offering. Hopefully there's a little bit of everything that you love about King’s X—three sides of one is the best way to describe it. The groove is with us.”
Describing some of the album’s tracks, Pinnick says "Every song is completely different than the other…. We took every song and tried to do like The Beatles 'White' album (The Beatles) and just sit down with a song and go, 'Let's give it what it needs.' So, I think that it sounds like King’s X, but hopefully everyone will feel that we took another step forward. The whole point is just to try to push forward [while] still looking back. There's a lot of things on this record that are reminiscent of like King’s X totally, but then there's this new like King’s X, I think.
With so much time and change, it’s easy to forget there was once a time when King’s X was being hailed as "the next U2," that’s how certain the industry was of their success. While their albums have always been critically well-received, that approval has not morphed into mainstream recognition, sadly. Still, they are a genuine act with unbelievable talent, and it is good to hear that new King’s X music is on the horizon.
Here you can watch the video for King’s X’s most successful single, “Black Flag,” from their 1992 self-titled album.