The legendary King’s X - dUg Pinnick, Ty Tabor and Jerry Gaskill - return with Three Sides Of One, the band’s first new music in 14 years.
Three Sides Of One is King’s X first new music in 14 years and finds them teaming up with producer Michael Parnin (Rage Against The Machine, Mark Lanegan) to record at his Blacksound Studio in California.
dUg comments: "I feel like it's been forever since we put out a new album, and I'm ready for the world to hear our latest offering, hopefully there's a little bit of everything that you love about King’s X, three sides of one is the best way to describe it. The groove is with us!"
The opener and first single “Let It Rain” kickstarts this chapter. Clean guitar echoes over a steady beat before a deluge of distortion submerses the chorus’s plea, “So let it rain.” “I wanted to write a heavy song about the world as I see it,” dUg states. “It was like a prayer to the unknown god to do something. It seems like everything is a mess, and we’ve got no solutions. I was trying to agree with everyone and join the program.”
A bluesy lick swings like a wrecking ball into a swaggering groove on “Give It Up,” which culminates on a manic gang chant. “After I turned 71, death was on my mind every day,” dUg confesses. “Chris Cornell killed himself, and I was thinking of that. Lyrically, it’s about not giving up until you naturally die. I want to ride it out until it’s over. I’m laughing about how I haven’t gotten a will yet, but I should have one. Musically, I wanted it to be really simple, so you can dance to it.”
Three Sides Of One is available as a limited deluxe gatefold 180g marble vinyl 2LP + CD including an exclusive hand-numbered print & poster, as well as a CD Digipak, standard gatefold 180g 2LP + CD, and through streaming outlets.