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David Gunn of KING 810

Flint, Michigan’s KING 810 hase announced details of a new series of limited engagement live events for their album, La Petite Mort or a Conversation with God, which will see the band offering a boundary-pushing live experience in intimate settings.  The tour is slated to kick off June 9 at Columbus, Ohiuo’s Park Street and will see KING 810 joined by special guest Gost on select dates.

Fans are in store for a unique performance each night, with KING 810 engaging audiences in its intensely personal and often contentious world.  Each evening, the band will be joined by a special guest performer, with each venue evoking the dark themes of La Petite Mort or a Conversation with GodTickets for all dates will go on sale at 10 a.m. local time Friday, April 14. For more information visit, www.KING810.com. (more…)

Anthrax, from left: Charlie Benante, Frank Bello, Scott Ian, Joey Belladonna, Jon Donais

By Greg Maki
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On the business side, it might be harder for a band to exist now than it ever has been. But in the world of hard rock and metal, that hasn’t stopped countless acts from releasing album after album of quality material. Anyone who says there’s no good music today hasn’t looked past the FM dial. The previous year was one of the strongest in recent memory, highlighted by a number of veteran acts releasing albums that stand up to the best of their impressive back catalogues and newer bands still carving out names for themselves. Here are my favorites of 2016. (more…)

KING 810

KING 810

Flint, Michigan’s KING 810 has announced details of a series of limited engagement live events for its new album, La Petite Mort or a Conversation with God, which will see the band offering a boundary-pushing live experience in intimate settings. Presented in 360degree sound, the immersive events are slated for Dec. 15 at the Agora Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio; Dec. 17 at Saint Andrew’s Hall in Detroit, Michigan; and Dec. 18 at Thalia Hall in Chicago, Illinois, with more dates to be announced in the coming weeks.

Fans are in store for a unique performance each night, with KING 810 engaging audiences in its intensely personal and often contentious world. The evenings are set to feature accompaniments from various performance artists, string players and more, with each location undergoing formative transformations to stimulate the senses and evoke the dark and potent themes of La Petite Mort or a Conversation with God. In contrast to the aforementioned live events, the show slated for Dec. 16 at Big Shots in Valparaiso, Indiana, is promised to be a night of outright chaos, with KING 810 bringing to town its trademark performance for an up-close-and-personal all-out war. (more…)

David Gunn of KING 810

David Gunn of KING 810

KING 810 has launched “Revisiting Our History of Violence,” an interactive application that enables users to explore a selection of events and acts of violence throughout global history. The application, which uses both Google Maps and Spotify, takes users to the location of each event, detailing its circumstances with images and commentary from KING 810 frontman David Gunn.

To explore the “Revisiting Our History of Violence” application, visit king810.com/historyofviolence.

Gunn alsohas launched the “F*CK THE VOTE” initiative as detailed in KING 810’s most recent episode of its YouTube series, KING TV. The episode, “F*ck The Vote: Clinton vs Trump,” details Gunn’s stance on the upcoming election and the electoral system as a whole. Fans can expect more of this sentiment heading into November. (more…)

Roadrunner Records group KING 810 has released a second track from its forthcoming album, La Petite Mort or a Conversation with God. The video for “Alpha & Omega” was conceptualized and directed by KING 810 frontman David Gunn and filmed in an abandoned church in Detroit, Michigan. Watch it video below.

La Petite Mort or a Conversation with God, KING 810’s follow-up to its 2014 debut LP, Memoirs of a Murderer, is set to arrive on Sept. 16.  The album is available for pre-order in physical bundles via www.KING810.com and digitally at all DSPs. All digital pre-orders will receive instant downloads of the album’s first single, “I Ain’t Goin Back Again,” and “Alpha & Omega.”
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KING 810

KING 810

KING 810 has announced details of its new album, La Petite Mort or a Conversation with GodThe Flint, Michigan-based band’s follow-up to its debut LP, Memoirs of a Murderer (review), will arrive on Sept. 16. The album art and track listing are below.

La Petite Mort or a Conversation with God is available now for pre-order in physical bundles via www.KING810.com and digitally at all DSPs. All digital pre-orders will receive an instant download of the album’s  first single, “I Ain’t Goin Back Again,” which debuted earlier this week on BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter. Today, KING 810 has revealed the official music video for “I Ain’t Goin Back Again,” directed by frontman David Gunn. (more…)

KING 810

KING 810

Roadrunner Records group KING 810 has released an official music video for “Carve My Name,” taken from its debut LP Memoirs of a Murderer. The video, which is streaming now on KING 810’s official YouTube Channel, is a collection of artwork and photographs from the band’s dedicated fan base known as “The Family.” The clip serves as a photo book to look back on as both the band and the community that surrounds them grow over the years. (more…)

KING 810 has released a new track titled “Crow’s Feet,” which is featured on Not Safe to Drink: Music for Flint Water Crisis Relief, a charity compilation available for pre-order today at http://notsafetodrink.bandcamp.com/. The compilation, set for release on Feb. 20, takes aim at the current water crisis in KING 810’s hometown of Flint, Michigan, and features more than 50 artists from the worlds of punk, rock, alternative and metal. (See contributing artists below.). All proceeds will be donated to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint’s Flint Child Health & Development Fund.

Listen to “Crow’s Feet” below.

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David Gunn of KING 810, performing live on Nov. 19, 2014, at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Maryland.

David Gunn of KING 810, performing live on Nov. 19, 2014, at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Maryland.

KING 810 has released a new track titled “We Gotta Help Ourselves,” which takes aim at the current water crisis in its hometown of Flint, Michigan. The band also has partnered with local Flint outlet Savage Village to create a unique T-shirt design to be sold in support of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint’s Flint Child Health & Development Fund. One hundred percent of the proceeds from T-shirt sales will go directly to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. To buy a shirt in support, visit http://savagevillage.bigcartel.com/product/king-810-we-gotta-help-ourselves-t-shirt. (more…)

David Gunn of KING 810

David Gunn of KING 810

Roadrunner Records’ group KING 810 has debuted the official music video for “devil don’t cry.” The new video celebrates the release of KING 810’s new limited,  hand numbered 10” vinyl titled that place where pain lives…. . (more…)

David Gunn of KING 810

David Gunn of KING 810

KING 810 has announced details of a new North American tour that will see the Flint, Michigan, band supporting Kansas City rapper Tech N9ne on his “Special Effects” spring headline tour. The tour is set to get underway April 8 and continue through June 3, with additional support from Chris Webby, Krizz Kaliko, MURS and ZUSE. A complete tour itinerary will be announced soon. For more details and ticket information, visit www.KING810.com.

“We’ve always done whatever the fuck we wanted to do,” said frontman David Gunn. “And when you come across a cat that does whatever the fuck he wants to do, as well, it’s relieving. So when Tech N9ne asked us to support him on his upcoming U.S. tour, in true KING fashion, we said ‘les go.’” (more…)

From left: Eddie Veliz of Kyng, David Gunn of KING 810 and Rob Halford of Judas Priest.

From left: Eddie Veliz of Kyng, David Gunn of KING 810 and Rob Halford of Judas Priest.

By Greg Maki

Time to look back on another year that was in hard rock and metal. I don’t expect everyone—especially not a lot of very vocal online metal fans—to agree with what you’re about to read, but isn’t that part of what makes this sort of thing so much fun? I veer toward the hard rock side of metal, mostly staying away from the more extreme varieties (I’m sure my brother, Jeff, will cover some of that on his list), and I’m not claiming these are the best albums of 2014, end of discussion. No, these are simply the releases I enjoyed the most and have found myself going back to over and over this year. And oh yeah, rock is not dead. (more…)