Kyng bassist Tony Castaneda has been involved in a car accident that will force the band to withdraw from the Clutch tour, which was scheduled to start in March. Castaneda broke his clavicle in the accident, which will keep him sidelined for several months and require therapy. Here’s the band’s Facebook page statement:
Due to an unfortunate auto accident involving bass player Tony Castaneda, KYNG has to pull off their scheduled tour with Clutch, Orange Goblin and Lionize. The tour, scheduled to begin on Friday March 8th would’ve taken them coast to coast through April 20th will still move forward.
This unforeseen accident sets back the band’s plans for recording their Sophomore follow up to Trampled Sun with with producer Jim Rota (Fireball Ministry, Sound City), and Andrew Alekel in LA this spring.
Though Castenada’s injury puts the band’s scheduled touring plans on hiatus, they will continue working on their new album with a planned release for summer 2013.
It’s unfortunate that Kyng will miss touring with Clutch and Orange Goblin, as their uptempo stoner rock fits in perfectly with those two bands. Scorpion Child will replace Kyng on the tour. If there’s any silver lining, it’s that Kyng will be able to concentrate on writing their sophomore album.