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King’s X @ Stage 48

King’s X is back in action with a gig at Stage 48. This should be a great one. Appearing also will be Riffhanger, Tempt plus DJ Alex Kayne

*** This show will start early so make note of it.

Win A Ticket For King’s X @ Stage 48 On 6/27/2015

Poster - Kings X at Stage 48 - 2015

The Details: I have said this before and I shall do so once again, King’s X are road warriors and one of the best sounding bands that I have ever had the pleasure of seeing in concert and I have to say that they have not disappointed their fans yet in terms of great gigs and solid recordings. Those of you who have similar experiences are likely nodding your heads along to the statement and yet despite this there are far too many people that have not a single idea about what this band holds in their musical grasp. 2015 finds them still pushing forward with the musical charge after some adversity and it wasn’t too long ago that the seminal “Gretchen Goes To Nebraska” hit the quarter century mark. (click the text for our toast to this musical milestone). With that being said, I am once again super excited to say that thanks to the folks from CEG Presents, some lucky PiercingMetal fans will be hitting the show for free when they hit the beautiful Stage 48 club on the West Side. Read more on how you get in on this. According to the poster the band will be joined by DJ Alex Kayne and the band Riffhanger as support.
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Win A Ticket To King’s X @ Stage 48 On 8/8/2014

Poster - Kings X at Stage 48 - 2014

The Details: King’s X are road warriors and one of the best sounding bands that I have ever had the pleasure of seeing in concert and I have to say that they have not disappointed their fans yet in terms of great gigs and solid recordings. Those of you who have similar experiences are likely nodding your heads along to the statement and yet despite this there are far too many people that have not a single idea about what this band holds in their musical grasp. 2014 finds them still pushing forward with the musical charge, and very recently the band celebrated the 25th anniversary of their much lauded release “Gretchen Goes To Nebraska” (click the text for our toast to this musical milestone). That said, I am once again super excited to say that thanks to the folks from CEG Presents, some lucky PiercingMetal fans will be hitting the show for free when they hit the beautiful Stage 48 club. Read more on how you get in on this.
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King’s X’s “Gretchen Goes To Nebraska” @ 25 Years (1989-2014)

Artist: King’s X
Title: “Gretchen Goes To Nebraska” @ 25 Years
Label: Megaforce Records
Release Date: 6/27/1989
Genre: Progressive Hard Rock

Thanks to a friend of mine who is nothing less than a diehard about the musical body of work that comes from the band King’s X I was reminded that today is the 25th anniversary of their second album “Gretchen Goes To Nebraska”. With that being the case I wanted to take a moment to congratulate the band on their seminal second release (it’s long been lauded as one of their very best releases in the catalog and that is not a bad honor with ones sophomore effort). It was released on Megaforce Records where the band recorded three albums in total (Out Of The Silent Planet, Gretchen Goes To Nebraska and Faith Hope Love). They are now a part of InsideOut Music which I think is the perfect place for them based on the kind of music that they play but I digress. Now one of the things that I most remember about his album was how the video for “Over My Head” was in a constant rotation on MTV. They used to have a killer Saturday evening program that showcased tunes like this and then of course I remember it being on at other various times. For me as a music fan I was getting into this and the debut around the same time and I feel that I like both albums equally as opposed to one more than the other. Still this does withstand the tests of time and one of the coolest aspects of this anniversary celebration is the fact that King’s X still actively tours with all three of its original members. Yep, Dug Pinnick, Ty Tabor and Jerry Gaskill still regularly do gigs for their most ardent fans and can always be found at their merchandise table after a gig to talk to fans and pose for pictures. They deserve any praise that you wish to heap upon them my music loving friends and since this posting comes shortly before some national touring dates; do check your local listings so you can get a ticket to see them in concert. I can pretty much guarantee that you will leave very, very satisfied and I am speaking from experience and as one who never managed to see the band during their earliest time but have been on point several times since becoming a music scribe in 2005. They deliver.
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Win Tix To See King’s X In NYC On 5/5/2013

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The Details: King’s X is one of the best sounding bands that I have ever had the pleasure of seeing in concert or listening to on recordings over the last couple of decades that I have followed them. Those of you who have similar experiences are likely nodding your heads along to the statement and yet despite this there are far too many people that have not a single idea about what this band holds in their musical grasp. With this being the case, I am excited to announce that thanks to the folks at Stage 48, some PiercingMetal fans will be hitting the show for free. Now THAT is a Cinco De Mayo of Mighty Proportions. Read more on how you get in on this.
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