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King’s X @ Sony Hall

King’s X will bring their sound to life for their regional fans with their debut show at the brand-new Sony Hall.

Toasting 30 Years Of King’s X “Out Of The Silent Planet” (1988-2018)

Greetings friends it’s time to once again scroll back through the sands of time and pull out another classic album and celebrate its anniversary. Today we are raising a glass of whatever you like to drink the most and saying “Congratulations” to the band King’s X on the thirtieth anniversary of their debut album “Out Of The Silent Planet”. The album was released on this day thirty years ago on the Megaforce Records label and while it is a solid piece of musical work, there were far too many of us who missed out on it until much later. I say it like this because in 1988, the Hard Rock and Metal scene was getting ready for a dramatic almost seismic shift as the Grunge Movement from the Seattle side of the fence was getting ready to take a full hold of the music buying public. Back then I was listening to the reasonably new sound of Power Metal with bands like Helloween and the like and while I would catch King’s X on video playing networks such as MTV and their “Headbanger’s Ball” the bands sound eluded me. Sure, I liked a few tracks and the clips that accompanied them but was I dedicating myself to the body of work. No I wasn’t and it would take a few more albums for me to consider myself an acolyte of some kind.

That being said, many of my friends who found what I was listening to as “too much mayhem” for their liking, they became devoted followers of what King’s X was bringing to the musical table and would see them whenever they came to town. It would be many years later that I finally would catch them and one of the first things that I remembered about them that impressed me was that it was still the original three members of Dug Pinnick (bass and vocals), Ty Tabor (guitar and vocals) and Jerry Gaskill (drums and vocals). There are not many bands out there anywhere who can claim that the original founding lineup is still 100% in place. The second and probably the most important thing that I would notice when I would catch them was just how good they sounded and how close it was to the recordings that I had heard over the years.
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King’s X @ City Winery

King’s X will perform at The Winery for the very first time. You don’t want to miss seeing this band in this setting.

King’s X @ Stage 48

King’s X returns to NYC and Stage 48 with a show that will bring you lots of melodic tunes. Don’t miss out on this legendary act.

Win A Ticket To Kings X @ Stage 48 On 11/19/2016

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The Details: I’m going to be repeating myself yet again when I say that the guys in King’s X are road warriors and one of the best sounding bands that I have ever had the pleasure of seeing in concert. It’s a fact that they’ve never 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. 2016 finds them still pushing forward with the musical charge with 37 years under their belts. 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 perform at Stage 48 club on the West Side. This will mark my fourth contest for the band at this very venue and push PiercingMetal contest tickets past the 1500 mark. How cool is that? The rules on how to participate are below. Local openers will support.

When and Where: Saturday, November 19th at Stage 48 (650 West 48th Street). 5:30-10pm show
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