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Celebrating its tenth year as a band in 2015, Northern Virginia-based King Giant has completed a thundering third LP, "Black Ocean Waves," which is set for release this Spring.
Today the band unveils full album details alongside a video trailer of the recording process at Magpie Cage Studios with J. Robbins.
"Black Ocean Waves" features forty-five minutes of bold, ominous, organic, and accessible material recorded in July 2014 at Magpie Cage Studios in Baltimore, Maryland and engineered by Jawbox architect, J. Robbins (Clutch, The Sword, Wino) who later mixed the album. Robbins also performed Hammond organ on the track, "Blood Of The Lamb," and background vocals on "Trail Of Thorns."
Due out in June, the track listing is as follows:
1. Mal De Mer
2. The One That God Forgot To Save
3. Requiem For A Drunkard
4. Red Skies
5. Trail Of Thorns
6. Blood Of The Lamb
7. The Gentleman Carny
8. There Were Bells More...
Due to an injury to one of the band members, Virginia doom rockers King Giant have been unable to tour in support of their sophomore LP "Dismal Hollow" this year.
While regretfully the band cannot take the new album's anthems to the highways of America at the present time, in lieu of touring, King Giant has opted to begin constructing new material for an upcoming third full-length release. Talks have also started between the band and Kevin Barker, who produced and directed several of the group's previous videos, to begin work on another upcoming visual narrative based on an anthem from "Dismal Hollow." Further details will be unveiled in the weeks ahead.
King Giant's thunderous Dismal Hollow can still be streamed in its entirety via The Obelisk.
Released in January -- a split release between King Giant’s band-operated imprint Graveyard Hill Records and The Path Less Traveled Records -- "Dismal Hollow" was recorded at Inner Ear Studio (Minor Threat, Fugazi, Avail, Jawbox, Dave Grohl). "Dismal Hollow" flows with nearly fifty minutes of King Giant's homage-laden southern doom metal portrayed at its finest yet. The album is out now on digipak CD, deluxe digital download and 180-gram gatefold LP available in swamp green with bone swirl, and bone with gold haze color schemes.
King Giant's new LP, "Dismal Hollow," is officially available today, now available for purchase worldwide via deluxe digital download, on digipak CD, and on 180-gram gatefold LP, the latter available in swamp green with bone swirl, and bone with gold haze color schemes.
The album (reviewed here) was recorded at Inner Ear Studio (Minor Threat, Fugazi, Avail, Jawbox, Dave Grohl) and flows with nearly fifty minutes of King Giant’s homage-laden southern doom metal portrayed at its finest yet.
In support of the "Dismal Hollow" unveiling, The Obelisk is celebrating the day with a full stream of the entire album now. Fans can also sign up to win a King Giant prize pack, including a signed "Dismal Hollow" LP, a Marshall KT66 power tube USB drive from Power Tunes (the brainchild of Will Sprague of The Crimson Electric) loaded with "Southern Darkness" and "Dismal Hollow," and more. Check it all out right here.
Appalachian doom/rock outfit King Giant has unveil the first single from the band's sophomore LP, "Dismal Hollow," via a video for the album's opening track "Appomattox."
"Appomattox" is the third video produced and directed by Kevin James Barker for King Giant, in conjunction with Mono/Poly Creative, and was partially funded through massive support from the band's fans via a Kickstarter campaign earlier this year. Filmed on location in historic Waterford, Virginia during the Summer and Fall of 2011, the cinematic "Appomattox" video rolls in at nearly eight minutes in length, and portrays a high-action, backwoods zombie attack storyline. The brutal horror theme led us to seek the support of respected horror professionals at Rue Morgue Magazine for the worldwide premiere of the video.
Check out "Appomattox" via the player below or at Rue Morgue's website here. King Giant also has the following upcoming record release show:
1/21/2012 Jaxx - Springfield, VA w/ Auroboros, The Crimson Electric, Borracho More...
Taking the dark tales of Appalachian folk forefathers to contemporary Southern doom territory, Northern Virgina-based quintet King Giant has wrapped up the final details on the band's sophomore full-length release, "Dismal Hollow," and is preparing to self-release it just after the kickoff of the new year. A press release from the band's publicist reads as follows:
"Brooding even darker and more sinister homage to their rock and metal forefathers than their heralded self-released 2009 debut album, Southern Darkness, this new album sets a new par for KING GIANT, further developing their hard but harmonized style, as always chock full of well-written hooks and deep grooving thunder. Recorded at Inner Ear Studio (Minor Threat, Fugazi, Avail, Jawbox, Dave Grohl), and inherently boasting full-on Americana both musically and conceptually, the eight tracks harnessed on Dismal Hollow are easily King Giant’s most well-written and monstrous anthems captured to date."
"Dismal Hollow" will be available worldwide on January 31st, 2012 -- a split release between King Giant’s band-operated imprint Graveyard Hill Records and The Path Less Traveled Records, part of the MRI Group, with distribution by RED, Code 7 and Plastichead -- and will be available in CD, LP, and digital download formats. The cover artwork is available below, and the track listing is as follows:
2. Tale Of Mathias
3. A Steward's Prayer
4. Pistols And Penance
5. 6 O'Clock Swill
6. The Fog
7. Road To Eleusis
8. O' Drifter
A video for the album’s opening track, "Appomattox," will debut in December 2011, along with more tunes from "Dismal Hollow," as well as new live dates and much more from King Giant throughout 2012. More...
Southern doom rockers King Giant are preparing to hit the stage as direct support for the almighty Pentagram's Summer tour kick-off show, tonight at Springfield, Virginia's Jaxx Nightclub. The band has also confirmed an upcoming show opening for Karma To Burn in Washington DC in September, and continue to lock down regional gigs as the band wraps up its upcoming sophomore full-length, "Dismal Hollow." The show details are as follows:
8/12/2011 Jaxx Nightclub - Springfield, VA w/ Pentagram, One Slack Mind
9/21/2011 Rock and Roll Hotel - Washington DC w/ Karma To Burn
The follow-up to King Giant's 2009 self-released debut album, "Southern Darkness," the upcoming "Dismal Hollow" is being finalized now, and will be released sometime in early 2012. The band has just finished mastering the tracks, and is currently wrapping up pre-production on the first video for "Appomattox," which is set to be filmed in a house built in the 1700s in early September.
Stay tuned for more updates on the video and the upcoming full-length as they are completed over the coming weeks, as well as more King Giant live actions as they are confirmed.
Northern Virginia based doom rock outfit King Giant is currently in the final mixing and mastering stages for the band's upcoming sophomore full-length, "Dismal Hollow," currently being slated for release by Autumn 2011.
In March of this year, the five members of King Giant entered Inner Ear Studios (Minor Threat, Fugazi, Avail, Jawbox, etc.) to take their thunderous doom-bred Southern rock to the next level on their sophomore full-length. The band has just released a trailer built around the creation of the new album, which can be viewed below.
King Giant has also recently signed with 313 Artist Management -- home of Hour Of 13, Pristina, Cortez, When The Deadbolt Breaks and more -- so expect to hear more widespread news and live action from the band in the coming months as more live ventures are booked and the album nears completion.
Southern doom/groove metal act King Giant has recently completed and released its second music video from the band's debut full-length "Southern Darkness." The video was shot for the track "Solace." You can view the new music video below:
Southern doomsters KING GIANT have recently completed and released the first video from their debut full-length "Southern Darkness." Filmed on a mountaintop in West Virginia this past Spring, the video was shot and produced by Kevin Barkerand Doublekick Productions and was built around the storyline to their song "13 To 1," essentially about a lynching after a card game gone awry. Check it out below:
Northern Virginia/Washington DC area quintet King Giant is currently streaming three tracks online from the band's self-released debut album "Southern Darkness." The tracks "Solace," "Hollow," and "Shindig" can be heard now at the band's MySpace page. The upcoming King Giant tour dates are as follows:
7/17/2010 Red&Black - Washington, DC
7/31/2010 9:30 Club - Washington, DC
8/13/2010 Mackey's - Manassas, VA
8/23/2010 DC 9 - Washington, DC
8/26/2010 Maxwells - Hoboken, NJ