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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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Metal Allegiance song lineup, release date announced

Posted by on June 16, 2015

We knew last month that the all-star Metal Allegiance was expanding from a one-off jam on a boat or on land to a full-fledged album. Today, the album release date and track lineup has been released and wow, it’s a doozy. Dropping September 18 on Nuclear Blast, the scope of artists involved and the collaborations […]

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New & Noteworthy, 3/11: Daybreak

Posted by on March 11, 2014

Leaving a longtime record label and starting over with a new one is never easy, but it’s become commonplace in the modern record industry, so artists need to be prepared. Today, our list is topped by a band experiencing such a change right now, along with a new supergroup and some underground releases. Check it […]

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Happy birthday to King’s X drummer Jerry Gaskill

Posted by on December 27, 2013

Today is King’s X drummer Jerry Gaskill’s 56th birthday. 2012 was a tough year for him. First, he suffered a heart attack and was hospitalized for a month. Thankfully he was able to make a recovery. Midway through the year, it was announced that the band would tour again. However, his troubles weren’t over yet. […]

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Mike Portnoy Launching “Progressive Nation At Sea” Cruise

Posted by on July 30, 2013

Over a year ago, Mike Portnoy told us that he’d love to re-launch the Progressive Nation Tour when the timing was right. Well not only did he finally found the time, but also found a way to re-launch the prog-tastic tour as a cruise festival. Teaming up with InsideOut Music, former Dream Theater keyboardist Derek […]

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