Kyng, from left: Tony Castaneda, Eddie Veliz and Pepe Clarke. Publicity photos by Stephanie Cabral.
Behind one of the best releases of the early part of 2014, Burn the Serum, Kyng (guitarist/vocalist Eddie Veliz, bassist Tony Castaneda and drummer Pepe Clarke) is making major waves in the world of hard rock/metal. Its riff-heavy music combines the best of Black Sabbath, Soundgarden and Queens of the Stone Age, and falls perfectly in line with Live Metal’s “Keeping Real Music Alive” slogan. They’ve made of fans of not only their peers but legends, such as James Hetfield and Dave Mustaine. But at the end of the day, they’re just three dudes, traveling the country without a crew or even a driver, and playing the music that is their passion. On the last night of a tour supporting Lacuna Coil, Castaneda sat down pre-show with Live Metal’s Greg Maki at Rams Head Live in Baltimore, Md., to discuss the new album and more. (more…)