King’s X has entered Blacksound Studio in Pasadena, California to begin recording a new album. This will be the bands first new recording since the release of ‘XV’ back in 2008. The album will be released later this year via Australia’s independent record label Golden Robot Records. Renowned producer Michael Parnin, recognized for his work with Rage Against The Machine, Missy Elliot, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Barbara Streisand, will be at the helm of the new project.
Commenting on how it feels to be returning to the studio after 10 years, frontman Doug Pinnick says: “Good question! I haven’t thought about it much. Been super busy. But got a ton of tunes to submit. I never know what to expect. I’m always surprised when it’s done and can see it as a whole picture. And we’re making a record after how long?! I’ve been waiting for this to happen for a very long time, and I’m totally looking forward to it.”
Drummer Jerry Gaskill adds: “It’s been a while since we’ve made a record together. I go back and forth between excitement and fear. But when it gets right down to it, I think excitement wins. I look forward to sharing all of our ideas together and seeing what comes of it all. If nothing else, it will be the next King’s X record.”
Guitarist Ty Tabor says: “I’m excited to see where we are at these days. We’re all bringing ideas in.”
Michael Parnin adds, “A great story in the making… As a huge fan of the band from the beginning, I am unbelievably excited to work on the next long-awaited chapter.”
Derek Shulman, executive chairman of worldwide expansion for Golden Robot Records, adds: “I am delighted to finally be able to work with one of the most respected, creative rock bands of the past 30-plus years. King’s X is not only a superb rock band with an ardent fan base, but are also a ‘musician musicians’ band. Golden Robot Records is determined to finally help King’s X receive the worldwide recognition it fully deserves.”
Featuring vocalist and bassist Doug Pinnick, guitarist Ty Tabor, and drummer Jerry Gaskill. The band has never changed their line-up, a rarity, and a true testament to the band. King’s X released their debut record, ‘Out Of The Silent Planet,’ in 1988. Since then the band continued to release albums and tour with such acts as AC/DC, Scorpions, Type-O Negative and Pearl Jam while gathering a die-hard and loyal fan base.
The wait is just about over, watch for Golden Robot Records to release the brand new King’s X album later this year.