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Kings Destroy

Formed: 2010
From: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Kings Destroy Posts Full Album Online

Today, Big Apple-based stoner rock/doom rock goliaths Kings Destroy officially unveil a self-titled new long player via War Crime Recordings.

Captured and mixed by Sanford Parker (Twilight, Voivod, Eyehategod, Yob etc.) at Studio G and mastered by Collin Jordan (Eyehategod, Indian, Wovenhand, Voivod etc.) at The Boiler Room, Kings Destroy sears with seven, soul-infused, lead-footed rock hymns. In celebration of its release, check out the full album below.

"In an age where music is created in the box and listened to from the cloud we present our self-titled third album as tangible a thing as we could make it," says Kings Destroy vocalist Steve Murphy thoughtfully. "We recorded this live. Five musicians standing in a room together playing through amps that have tubes in them, on drums that were not aided by any magical electronics, through microphones and a voice that was not altered in any way. Does it have flaws because of it? Fuck yes. The flaws represent us, both strengths and weaknesses. Nothing a bottle of Bourbon or two couldn't smooth over. This album is a straight up representation of the Kings Destroy personality. Equally as likely to scoff at the present, make fun of the past and long for the future taking on any and all obstacles in our path." More...

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Kings Destroy Posts New Track

"Every band has 'that' song on an album," relays Kings Destroy vocalist Steve Murphy of "Mythomania," the latest single to come off the band's soon-to-be-unleashed, self-titled full-length.

"It's the song that you poured your heart and soul into for months. The song where the vocal line simmers in your skull refusing to reveal itself until you are completely frustrated by it. The song where the drums are not obvious or continually being perfected until the last minute. 'Mythomania' is that song on this album. Conservatively, we spent six months working this song out. It was constantly being revised," he continues.

"We had multiple discussions about scrapping it. It was a war within a war of creation. This is not a song that was borne out of a few beers and bong hits. It's a song that reaches from the soul. The lyrics are a metaphor for the growing gap between the haves and have nots in the world. The transition from quiet to aggressive is one of the best on the album as a whole and it's also a reflection of the band's singular personality. Mellow to chaos, life hurtling towards death, external peace masking internal gnarling anger. Challenge yourself, take the 'Mythomania' ride. The voice cracking at the end is both the voice of total victory and agonizing defeat. Can you hear it?"

Give the song a listen in the SoundCloud player below, courtesy of a stream hosted by The Obelisk. More...

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Kings Destroy Posts "Mr. O"

New York City's stoner/doom rock dealers from Kings Destroy have revealed another new hymn from their impending self-titled, full-length set for release via War Crime Recordings this May. Check out "Mr. O" in the player provided below, courtesy of MetalSucks.net.

The follow-up to last year's "A Time Of Hunting" long player was produced and mixed by Sanford Parker (Twilight, Voivod, Eyehategod, Yob etc.) at Studio G in Brooklyn, New York and mastered by Collin Jordan (Eyehategod, Indian, Wovenhand, Voivod etc.) at The Boiler Room in Chicago, Illinois. The previously released track "W2" can also be heard at this location. More...

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Kings Destroy Streaming "W2"

Today the Brooklyn stoner rock/doom collective Kings Destroy is pleased to unveil, "W2," the first single from the group's forthcoming new, self-titled full-length.

Elaborates guitarist Chris Skowronski: "'W2' is a song about how the institutions and interests that control our country -- the government, corporations, the media -- have used fear, misdirection, and outright lies to keep us in a perpetual state of fear. In turn, this fear allows them to exploit us and keep us from doing anything to change the status quo. In the song, a man approaches an oracle and asks to be told about a time when man was more honest, noble, and stood for something real. The oracle doesn't answer the searcher's question, but rather 'turns his gaze and stares into the void,' suggesting that there is no hope to change the current trajectory.

"The tone then shifts and features a paraphrase of a quote from the Irish labor activist James Larkin: 'The great appear great, on our knees. Get up and stand up. Let us rise.' [Vocalist] Steve [Murphy] actually added this line, and it brings a bit of hope to the proceedings. Larkin spoke frequently about the oppressed needing to stand up for themselves against their oppressors. However, the line that follows proclaims, 'modern man victorious/suffocation glorious,' which is about as unhopeful as it gets. I guess I was feeling pretty pessimistic that day. I think it's cool that the song includes both of those sentiments, as even on our darkest days, we need to feel that we can do something to change what we don't like about our country or our world.

"The title is short for Whittler II. 'The Whittler' is a song from our first album that touches on some similar themes, and the character of the Whittler is the oracle in this song."

Listen in to "W2" below, courtesy of Noisey.Vice.com. "Kings Destroy" will be released on May 5th via War Crime Recordings. More...

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Kings Destroy Details Self-Titled New Album

Brooklyn stoner rock/doom unit Kings Destroy will unleash a brand new studio offering on May 5th. The self-titled monster, and follow-up to last year's critically-lauded "A Time Of Hunting," was produced and mixed by Sanford Parker (Twilight, Voivod, Eyehategod, Yob etc.) at Studio G in Brooklyn, mastered by Collin Jordan (Eyehategod, Indian, Wovenhand, Voivod etc.) at The Boiler Room in Chicago and delivers seven, lead-footed doom rock hymns.

With the third album in four years, Kings Destroy leave its hardcore-born stamp on noise rock and doom. After sharing stages with Pentagram, Winter, Saint Vitus, Church of Misery, Yob, Pallbearer, Vista Chino, Orange Goblin, Trouble, Acid King, Corrosion Of Conformity and so many others, the five-piece stand tall with their defining statement. Championed Yob guitarist/vocalist Mike Scheidt, "It's a great album. Heavy, yes. Doom? Yes, with a dose of the best of the '90s. I'm a fan of the '90s," he further elaborates, "so that is meant as a compliment.

"But what is best about Kings Destroy is that they write good songs. Helmet meets early Queens Of The Stone Age meets Kyuss/Unida, roughly. [Steve] Murphy's vocals are strong and really steps up what is already killer. Great production, tones, performances." Adds Pentagram's Bobby Liebling, "Kings Destroy is some heavy shit. I can feel the emotion. I can tell Murphy has got some serious pain; he's singing from his balls."

The track listing for "Kings Destroy" is:

1. Smokey Robinson
2. Mr. O
3. W2
4. Mythomania
5. Embers
6. Green Diamonds
7. Time for War More...

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Kings Destroy Posts New Track

New York doom act Kings Destroy is streaming an advance track, "Casse Tete," from its upcoming release "A Time For Hunting." That new release from the band will be issued on May 14th via War Crime Recordings. Stream the new single below.

Kings Destroy takes its name from the 70's Bronx graffiti crew and features guitarists Carl Porcaro and Chris Skowronski from NYC hardcore act Killing Time. Kings Destroy has also posted a small series of concert dates, which follows.

Kings Destroy on tour:

Jun. 07 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus (Record Release Show w/ Clamfight, Windhand, Belus)
Jun. 20 Chicago, IL – Reggies (w/ the Swan King and Yakuza)
Jun. 21 Milwaukee, WI – Days of the Doomed Fest
June 22 Columbus, OH – Cafe Bourbon St (w/ Tank Destroyer)


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Kings Destroy Reveals New Album Tracklisting

New York doom metal act Kings Destroy has revealed the tracklisting for its debut full-length album. The album, titled "And the Rest Will Surely Parish," was produced by Sanford Parker (Zoroaster, The Gates of Slumber) at Water Music Recorders in Hoboken, New Jersey.

The track listing for Kings Destroy "And the Rest Will Surely Parish" is as follows:
1. The Mounty
2. Dusty Mummy
3. The Whittler
4. Planet XXY
5. Medusa
6. Stung
7. Two Tons
8. Old Yeller

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Kings Destroy Posts "Old Yeller" Video

Brooklyn’s stoner/doom rock group kings Destroy has launched the band's first music video for the song "Old Yeller," which can be viewed below. “Old Yeller” comes from the band’s self-released debut 7-inch EP.

"’Old Yeller’ was a collaboration between a filmmaker friend of ours named Dave Danesh, and Morgan Nichols,” explains vocalist Steve Murphy. “The idea surrounding it is pretty self-explanatory and goes hand-in-hand with the lyrics. The song is about how the media has been bought off by the US government, and therefore lost its way in terms of protecting our democracy as the fourth check and balance. So grab a nice cold PBR and hail the demise of our glorious nation.”

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Kings Destroy Streaming New Songs Online

Kings Destroy, Brooklyn’s up-and-coming doom/stoner rock outfit, released their debut 7-inch EP on Tuesday. The self-titled EP was recorded by Mike Moebius at Moonlight Mile studios in Hoboken, NJ. The tracks “Old Yeller” and "Medusa" are currently available for streaming on the band’s official MySpace page.

Kings Destroy played their EP release show Wednesday night at the Cake Shop in Manhattan, donating proceeds to the members of the band Torche, who were robbed while on tour in Chicago earlier this month. The band is still accepting donations for Torche, via Paypal to the email address: TLCforTorche@gmail.com.

The band will head into the Water Music recording studio in Hoboken, NJ this June, to record their debut full-length record with producer Sanford Parker (Yob, Pelican, Nachtmystium). The full-length is expected to be released this fall.

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