Posts Tagged ‘Blind Until We Burn’

Tommy Sciro, left, and Joey Simpson of Kissing Candice

Tommy Sciro, left, and Joey Simpson of Kissing Candice

Molding an array of styles on its Victory Records debut album, Blind Until We Burn, Kissing Candice spent the summer promoting it by playing the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival’s Victory Records Stage. This year’s installment of the festival has been mired in controversy, started by festival co-founder Kevin Lyman and further stoked by Kerry King of Slayer, the festival’s headliner. Victory Records artists didn’t take too kindly to King calling the Victory Stage a “piece of shit record stage,” and as you may already have seen, Jungle Rot, Sister Sin and Kissing Candice all responded to King right here on Live Metal (Read here). Here is the interview we conducted with Kissing Candice in which the comments originated, along with the band discussing its diverse music style and fan base. (more…)

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2015 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

KIssing Candice

KIssing Candice

American horror merchants Kissing Candice have delivered the unsettling video for “Put ‘Em Up,” the latest single from its new album Blind Until We Burn, available everywhere now.

“We set out to create an organically eerie and abrasive atmosphere for this video,” said guitarist Walt Dicristina. “Along with much of the album as a whole, ‘Put ‘Em Up’ is meant to inspire one to stand up for themselves and what they believe in … leaving their fears and insecurities at the wayside.” (more…)

Kissing Candice

Kissing Candice

When a metal band dons masks onstage, the comparisons to Slipknot and Mushroomhead are inevitable. Not only do the members of Kissing Candice not hide from those common comments, they embrace them. They aim to be the next in the line of masked metal bands, and beyond that, the next act in the genre to headline stadiums and festivals. Though the band already has released two EPs, Murder (2012) and Conjured (2013), the quest for world domination will go to a new level June 30, when Victory Records releases its full-length debut, Blind Until We Burn, and later this summer, when it performs on its label’s stage at the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. When the Kissing Candice’s tour supporting Twiztid came to Rams Head Live in Baltimore, Maryland, Live Metal’s Greg Maki sat down backstage with vocalist Joey Simpson, guitarist/vocalist Tommy Sciro, bassist Mike Grippo and guitarist Walter Dicristina, who devoured a literal stack of pizzas during the interview, to discuss the band’s origins, the new album, Mayhem and more. (more…)