Kyng: New Album, Tour w/ Clutch


Kyng are preparing themselves for their third album release in the coming months. The band, reside out of Los Angeles, California and are signed to Razor and Tie Records. They are relatively famous in the United States for their prior release which include the albums Trampled Sun (2011) and Burn the Serum (2014).

The band consists of Tony Castaneda (bass, back up vocals), Pepe Clarke (drums) and Eddie Veliz (lead vocals). Kyng’s sound will conjure memories of a fully functioning Black Sabbath before Ozzy Osbourne devoured more drugs that his body was willing to take. Listen to the lead track “Burn the Serum” from their last album as proof of the previous statement.

On September 12, the band will head out on tour with the mighty Clutch for a 35-date tour that will span three months. Apart from the usual haunts the tour will also include festival appearances at Revolution Rock Festival in New London, Connecticut, Monster Energy Allegiance Festival in Chester, Philadelphia and Houston Open Air Festival, Texas.

Clutch and Kyng will be joined by Black Sabbath tribute band Zakk Sabbath the brainchild of former lead guitarist Zakk Wylde. It’s a wonderfully constructed ensemble of rock bands that have certainly carved out a sizeable following for themselves over the years. Though, after not releasing an album since 2015’s ‘Physic Warfare’ this is more a tour to fill the void of inactivity in the recording studio for the always-active Clutch.

While there are many notable dates on the tour, there is one that stands out for the Kyng disciples out there. The Brooklyn Bowl at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip will showcase an intimate show from Kyng in the midst of their tour with Clutch. This one-off show will be played in front of 600 highly charged rock fans.

With the dynamics of Las Vegas changing dramatically over the last decade, music venues like the Brooklyn Bowl and The Joint inside the Hard Rock have become staples on the Strip. While the casino operators in the state are building huge complexes like the recently finished T-Mobile Arena, the hope is that these quaint venues will stand the test of time.

The significant changes in the landscape are down to the emergence of digital operators who now command a huge slice of the pie in terms of gaming revenues. Once upon a time the Las Vegas economy would depend heavily on its vast gaming floors filled with table games and noisy bingo halls. But that day has come to an end, due to digital providers showcasing the latest in 90-ball themed games often modeled on popular television shows and to a certain extent iconic musicians that have transcended time. Now, however with technology at the forefront of everything we do, it has given the smaller venues the opportunity to seize on offering bite-sized entertainment that appeals to the hardcore music fans out there.

Either way, it is of paramount importance that venues like the Brooklyn Bowl stays open, as they help promote new music as well as seasoned musicians like Kyng. And it’s a big step up from a dive bar like the Brooklyn Bowl to the MGM Grand or T-Mobile Arena. Where would bands start out at if they didn’t have venues like this to hone their craft? The Brooklyn Bowl has seen rock heavyweights like Guns N’ Roses play there when they were just starting out, and the hope is, there will be many more fledgling bands earning their stripes on the Bowl’s stage in years to come.

For more information on the shows at the Brooklyn Bowl, visit their official website here.

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