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Archive for: May 2011
Rising US hard rock quartet, Zeroking have released their new Ep, A Taste Of Self Destruction through Vanity Music Group. The five tracks on offer, “Girls Of California”, “Stone Cold Bitch”, “She Said”, “Black Friday” and “Kings Of Self Destruction” are all pulled from the band’s sophomore release, ‘Kings Of Self Destruction’, which drops on 27 September 2011.
“After the release of our digital single, we wanted to make those songs available at our shows as well,” frontman, Andy Haught says. “So, we decided to package those along with three other songs from the ‘Kings …’ record that are staples in our live set. The next logical decision was to make all 5 songs available online as either single tracks or as a very affordable digital Ep. We feel this is a great way to get these songs out quickly to our fans while we are shoring up the release details for “KOSD” and help spread our name and music more to build both our fanbase and the anticipation for the full length CD.”
Formed in Huntington, West Virginia in early 2005, the band has shared the stage with artists such as Anthrax, Twisted Sister, Bobaflex, Jackyl, Dope, Black Stone Cherry, Airbourne and many more, becoming the “go to” band for regional promoters needing a secure draw and an act that can step into the ring with anyone. The band has gone on to play events such as Rocklahoma, X Fest,103.1 The Bear’s ‘Party Like A Rockstar’ Festival, and Bearfest, amongst a host of other high profile events.
In the summer of 2009 Zeroking entered Smash Hit Studios in Huntington, WV., to begin tracking the ‘Kings Of Self Destruction’ album with producer and engineer Steve Riley. Comprised of 13 tracks, the session produced a tour de force of hard rock and metal. From anthemic rockers, to songs chock full of heavy metallic riffage, the album contains more than enough to satiate fans of new school, old school, and everything in between. As if all that wasn’t enough, the session produced a couple of melodic, captivating ballads, showcasing yet another strong dimension of the band.
Phoenix based sleaze rockers the Crash Street Kids have released the first single from their upcoming album, ‘Sweet Creatures,’ entitled “Bang Bang (You’re Beautiful)” b/w “Transatlantic Suicide” and “Do You Still Believe In Rock and Roll (Live).”
Weaned on equal parts David Bowie, T. Rex, Mott The Hoople and Queen, the quartet blends their influences with modern day elements to create an equal musical balance.
Having released four albums in just as many years, the band has built a strong worldwide following and critical acclaim both at home an abroad. “We’re completely into the old school model of one album a year,” says frontman and main songwriter, Ryan McKay. “Hell, our fourth release was a double live album, following the precedent set by KISS and Cheap Trick.”
Crash Street Kids new full length album, Sweet Creatures will be released in early Autumn 2011 through Vanity Music Group.
“Bang. Bang (You’re Beautiful)” can be purchased here